Program Information

School: McMaster University
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Biotechnology
Description: The Bachelor of Technology program uniquely provides courses in advanced technology and management studies, all designed to build a skill set that is in demand by today’s innovation-based organizations.

Study genetic engineering, cell biology, molecular and microbiology, analytical instrumentation, and bio processing. Learn about immunology, virology, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. Develop the skills that will allow you to pursue a career in pharmaceuticals, food production, analytical and testing services, as well as policy and regulation. Employment opportunities include positions as lab and production technologists, quality assurance and application specialists, drug and biotech sales and marketing representatives, bioinformatics specialists, and research and development associates.

URL: Biotechnology (BTech) at McMaster University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $15,201

Cost per year is based on 15 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 77 to 80

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  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.

Test Scores:

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

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