McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering and Mohawk College’s School of Engineering Technology have partnered to establish the Bachelor of Technology I (B.Tech. I) program in response to the needs of today’s innovation-based organizations.
The four-year Bachelor of Technology program has been designed for students who learn best by doing. It provides a balance of university-level course study and practical experience by applying classroom knowledge and theory to real-life situations.
Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Bachelor of Technology degree from McMaster University and an advanced college diploma from Mohawk College in one of
- Automotive and Vehicle Technology
- Process Automation Technology.
Degree Completion Program
Planning on going to college first? Advanced Diploma grads can get two years of transfer credit towards a B.Tech. degree specializing in:
- Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology
- Computing and Information Technology
- Energy Engineering Technologies
- Manufacturing Engineering Technology
The Bachelor of Technology program offers a fresh approach to education for the dynamic world of engineering. Promoting “Learning In 3D,” we incorporate Theory, Practice and Experience in our education. Our students go beyond learning from a textbook – they learn from “hands on” experience through lectures, labs and work experience.
Industry has identified a growing need for employees who possess a wide range of competencies including critical thinking and problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills. Equipped with this blend of skills and abilities, students will be able to market themselves as well-rounded, industry-ready employees.
The B.Tech. program combines both technological and management studies so graduates are able to function in various levels – from shop floor technological situations to liaising with senior levels of management. The combination of technology and management courses, along with mandatory co-op experience, helps students learn how to make technology and management decisions in a business context.
Target Enrolment – 250 (all streams combined)
Average lecture size – 40 students
Average lab size – 20 students
OUAC Application Codes:
MAT = Automotive & Vehicle technology
MTT = Biotechnology
MPT = Process automation
Target Enrolment: 250 Students (ALL STREAMS COMBINED)
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All students are required to complete 12 months of relevant work
experience as part of the program. One four month work term is
completed after the second year of study and one eight month
term is completed in the third year of study. While support and
guidance is provided by Engineering Co-op and Career Services
to assist students with job searching, résumé writing and
interviewing skills, it is ultimately the responsibility of the student
to satisfy the co-op program requirement.
Wage rates for most co-ops are between $15 – $22/hour
The co-op work schedule is as follows:
Fall Winter Summer Year 1 BTech 1-A BTech 1-B Year 2 AVT / BIO / PAT 2 – A AVT / BIO / PAT 2 – B 4 Month Co-op Year 3 AVT / BIO / PAT 3 – A 8 Month Co-op Year 4 AVT / BIO / PAT 3 – B AVT / BIO / PAT 4 – A Year 5 AVT / BIO / PAT 4 – B
Top 5 Co-op Employers by Stream:
Automotive & Vehicle Technology Biotechnology Process Automation Technology Cami Automotive
- Engineering Technology 1CH3 – Chemistry
- Engineering Technology 1CP3 – C++ Programming
- Engineering Technology 1EL3 – Electricity and Electronics I
- Engineering Technology 1MC3 – Mathematics I
- Engineering Technology 1MT3 – Mathematics II
- Engineering Technology 1PH3 – Physics
- General Technology 1CS3 – Communication Skills I
- General Technology 1CZ3 – Communication Skills II
- WHMIS 1A00 – Introduction to Health & Safety
6 units from Course List of chosen stream (see right column):
Note: The unit value of a particular course is indicated by the last digit of the course code (e.g. 1A03 = 3 units).
Automotive and Vehicle Technology Stream
Process Automation Technology Stream
- On average, a B.Tech. schedule includes 26 hours of class time per week
- 70% lectures & tutorials (18 hours)
- 30% labs (8 hours)
- Ratio of lecture to lab time is approximately 2:1
Learn the skills and theoretical knowledge you will need to design and manufacture automotive and vehicle components, systems and cars of the future. In this stream, you will learn about the design, operation and manufacturing of advanced combustion engines, hybrid cars and alternative fuel vehicles. You will also learn about the car of the future with no engine, no gasoline, no steering wheel or exhaust.
With the theoretical foundation and lab experience, you will be ready for areas in genetic engineering and bioprocessing. The Biotechnology program includes a study of foundation courses in chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, genetic engineering, cell biology, molecular and microbiology, analytical instrumentation and bioprocessing. There are also advanced courses in areas such as immunology/virology, genomics/proteomics and bioinformatics.
Today, manufacturing and processing facilities operate at high speeds with accuracy and limited personnel, while simple and complicated devices perform automated tasks. Prepare yourself for careers in automation through this multidisciplinary program with subjects from chemical, mechanical, electrical, electronics, and computer engineering. Develop analytical and design skills and gain specialized knowledge in sensors, instruments, actuators, industrial networks, process control, SCADA, programming, robotics, and the integration of plant floor data with business systems.
|MANAGEMENT (all streams)
A portion of the course curriculum is devoted to the development of management and business skills to ensure that graduates are able to undertake and successfully carry out supervisory and management responsibilities as they advance in their technical careers. Some sample management courses include:
The management curriculum is designed to integrate and complement students’ technical education. All B.Tech graduates are awarded a ‘Business Management Certificate’ from Mohawk College. This provides our graduates with a competitive advantage as they enter the workforce. All management courses employ an active learning approach that is problem-centered and experiential. The benefits of these hands-on instructional strategies include:
Automotive and Vehicle Technology graduates could be involved in the automotive industry with research and technology applications related to:
- development of new automotive products and revision of existing ones
- collaboration in research and development
- production planning and designing new production processes
- conducting and developing test procedures
- automotive product design, manufacturing and quality improvement
Some careers our recent grads are pursuing include:
- Design Engineer (Honda)
- Junior Engineer (Team Associates)
- Management Associate (US Steel)
- MBA, McMaster University
- MASc, Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University
Biotechnology graduates will qualify for positions in government, university and industry. They will also strengthen the competitiveness of businesses in biotechnology with research and technology applications related to:
- genetic engineering
- food production
- analytical and testing services
- policies and regulations
Some careers of our recent grads are pursuing include:
- Immunochemistry Technologist (Sanofi Pasteur)
- Operations Management Trainee (Bungee)
- Master’s of Biotechnology (University of Toronto)
Process Automation Technology graduates can work for companies in various industrial processing and manufacturing sectors related to:
- primary steel
- power generation
Some careers our recent grads our pursuing include:
- Manufacturing Engineer, General Motors
- Control System Designer, Husky Molding Systems
- Continuous Improvement Leader/Six Sigma Black Belt, Mondel?z International
- Master’s of Electrical & Computer Engineering, McMaster University
The B.Tech. program is based at McMaster in the state-of-the-art Engineering Technology Building (ETB). The ETB is 125,000 square feet, Leed Gold certified facility that opened in 2009.
There are 8 teaching labs, 8 classrooms, and 4 private study rooms exclusively for B.Tech. students in the ETB.
After first year, students may travel to Mohawk’s Fennell campus for labs.
Automotive and Vehicle Technology students travel to the new McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) after first year, to utilize state of the art laboratories and classrooms. The $26 million facility officially opened in 2013 and allows our students to participate in current research in automotive and hybrid technology.