Program Information

School: McMaster University
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Mechanical Engineering
Description: The undergraduate Mechanical Engineering programme provides an opportunity for students with an aptitude for the physical sciences and mathematics to fully develop their capabilites and apply them to the engineering programme. The total time from admission to Engineering to graduation with a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering is four years and five years for the combined B.Eng. Management degree or the B.Eng. Society degree. Graduates of the programme have provided valuable feedback to the programme, which helps to maintain the relevance of the undergraduate curriculum to current engineering applications. The following list is a summary of the programmes offered by the department: Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Management, and Mechanical Engineering and Society.

Graduates of Mechanical Engineering will be educated engineers with a strong background in mathematics, basic sciences, and engineering science. The engineer will also be educated in the principles of design with the inclusion of the economic dimension as recognition that in engineering the final solution to every engineering problem has to include the cost factor. It is also important that the engineer be educated to recognize that the benefits must be weighted for social use and social values. The Department of Mechanical Engineering recognizes the need for an engineer who possesses social awareness and responsibilty with courses aimed at giving the students an understanding of the relationship between technology and society.

URL: Mechanical Engineering and Society at McMaster University
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $40,009

Cost per year is based on 34 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Scholarships: 1
Careers: Mechanical Engineers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 86 to 90

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 

Applicants are required to have at least six Grade 12 U/M level courses, including: ENG4U, MCV4U, SCH4U, and SPH4U. Note: Students are expected to have completed Advanced Functions (MHF4U).

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86