Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Engineering

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Graduate Schools

School of Biomedical Engineering - M.A.Sc., Ph.D.

Biomedical engineering has made enormous contributions to the advancement of health care. Yet there remains a gap between researchers trained in life sciences and those trained in engineering. This gap currently represents an impediment to progress in many health-related areas. However, it also represents opportunity for major academic, research and development achievements for those who choose to pursue this field at the highest levels.

School of Computational Engineering and Science - M.A.Sc., M.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.

The School of Computational Engineering and Science offers graduate programs leading to professional and research Master’s degrees in either Engineering or Science, depending on whether the supervisor is from the faculty of Engineering or Science. The School also offers a graduate program leading to a Ph.D. degree in Computational Engineering and Science.

Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice - M.E.E.I., M.E.P.P., M.E.D., M.T.E.I.

Created out of a demand for engineers to manage increasingly complex issues, the McMaster School of Engineering Practice and its Centres fulfill a much-needed concept in engineering education. The school recognizes the need for life-long learning opportunities for engineers and scientists by providing a unique vehicle to enhance career horizons.



Chemical Engineering - M.A.Sc., Ph.D.

The Department is one of the most distinguished and research-intensive of Canadian chemical engineering departments.  In 1999, the Canadian Society for Chemical engineering selected 20 chemical engineers to receive national awards for making the greatest contributions to the profession in Canada in the 20th century.  Four of the twenty award winners were faculty members of this department.  Our graduate alumni have careers around the globe - from academia to industry to government labs.


Civil Engineering - M.A.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.

The Department of Civil Engineering offers a broad program of graduate studies in Civil Engineering. Faculty members conduct research in areas of computational mechanics/finite element analysis, bridge engineering, building systems/building science, earthquake engineering/structural dynamics, environmental hydraulics/water resources, geomechanics, GIS applications/urban systems and sustainability, masonry/concrete/composite materials, and structural retrofit/rehabilitation, material durability/service life modelling.

Computing and Software - M.A.Sc., M.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.

The Department of Computing and Software offers a variety of Master's and Ph.D. degrees:

  • Software Engineering
    In Software Engineering we offer a Master's Degree (M.A.Sc.), a Ph.D., and a course based Master's Degree (M.Eng.)
  • Computer Science
    In Computer Science we offer a Master's Degree (M.Sc.), and a Ph.D.

Our faculty members represent a wide variety or research interests; students can find a list of topics here.


Electrical and Computer Engineering - M.A.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.

The department offers courses of study and research leading to Master's (both thesis and project and Ph.D. degrees. Approximately 160 full-time graduate students are currently enrolled. The main research areas actively pursued by members of the department are: biomedical engineering, CAD/optimization/simulation, communications, computer engineering, image processing and multimedia, microelectronics, microwaves, networks, photonics/optoelectronics, power engineering and signal processing.

Engineering Physics - M.A.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.

The Department of Engineering Physics offers programs of study leading to Master’s (MASc –thesis), M.Eng (Industrial Internship) and PhD degrees. A Department Scholarship is available to students working in a thesis program.  Engineering Physics is about understanding and advancing knowledge and technologies used in a wide range of state-of-the-art systems including optical communications, sensors for biomedical and environmental applications, lasers and LEDs, photovoltaics and nuclear power systems.

Materials Science and Engineering - M.A.Sc., Ph.D.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers Master's of Applied Science (M.A.Sc. or M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. 



Mechanical Engineering - M.A.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.

The Department currently offers one program of study leading to M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

Innovative Degrees

Master of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation - M.E.E.I.

The core focus of the Master's program in Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MEEI) is to promote the commercial success of engineering innovation in North America through the development of highly skilled entrepreneurs. MEEI provides those enrolled with the opportunity to learn necessary skills and practice methodologies to translate scientific ideas into commercially viable goods and services.


Master of Engineering and Public Policy - M.E.P.P.

The Master of Engineereing and Public Policy (MEPP) program is designed for tomorrow's science and engineering leaders who will have an enhanced understanding of the public policy process and its effects on technological, social and ecological systems.


Master of Engineering Design- M.E.D.

The goal of the program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills required to be a leader in a technically-oriented organization. The MED program significantly enhances the leadership and management skills, as well as the technical expertise, of its participants. Strong emphasis on solving engineering problems from industrial practice is accomplished via industry-originated projects. Streams include: Process and Production Systems, Product Design, and Sustainable Community Infrastructure.


Master of Engineering in Manufacturing

The program is intended for McMaster students in either the B.Eng. or B.Tech. programs and begins during the final year of that degree. Throughout the program, students will gain industrial experience and intellectual flexibility. At the end of this program, McMaster students will graduate with a B.Eng. or B.Tech. in Engineering and an M.Eng. in Manufacturing Engineering.


Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation

What makes this program unique is the combination of three key components that provide students the knowledge to successfully develop a technology business without having a background in Engineering or Science.  The core of the program is the Technology Enterprise Project, where you will learn a proven methodology for business creation, working hands-on taking an idea through all the stages of technology development, transfer, and commercialization.


Diploma Programs

Please contact the appropriate School or Department for further information in your field of interest and admission requirements.