Program Overview

Materials Engineering Fellowships

Looking for guaranteed summer employment?  Apply for one of five fellowships available for students entering the Level 2 Materials Engineering program.

Summer 2017 – Work in a materials engineering lab

Summer 2018 – Work in an aerospace company

Summer 2019 – Work at an automotive company

Applicant requirements:  Must be currently enrolled in Engineering Level 1 and planning to enter the Materials Engineering program.  Must have a minimum GPA of 10.0.

How to apply: Email a statement of interest and transcript to materials@mcmaster.ca by April 6, 2017.

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Students may choose a four year B.Eng programme in Materials Engineering, a five year programme in Materials Engineering and Management, or a five year programme in Materials Engineering & Society.

Materials Engineering

The McMaster Materials Engineering Programmes are designed to permit studies over a broad base of fundamental topics, with the opportunity to specialize in specific materials systems in the upper years of the programme.

The Materials Engineering programmes are accredited with the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, permitting subsequent admission to “P.Eng.” status following graduation and the completion of other requirements of the profession.

Materials Engineering requires a total of FOUR years to complete. The Materials Engineering and Management, and the Materials Engineering & Society programmes require five years of study.

The materials engineering content of each of the programmes is identical. In each case there is a common core which emphasizes basic physical chemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics, materials structure and materials processing fundamentals. Major emphasis is placed on the relationship of materials properties to processing and to their engineering function for proper materials selection in engineering design. Specialization is achieved by taking appropriate elective courses permitting specialization in one or a combination of:

  • electronic materials
  • metals and alloys
  • polymers

Materials Science and Engineering Course Breakdown

Note: Courses may change terms from one year to the next.

Year Two:

Term 1 – Fall Session Lecture Lab Tutorial Weight
Thermodynamics of Materials MATLS 2B03 3 units
Measurements and Communications MATLS 2H04 4 units
Crystalline Structure of Materials MATLS 2X03 3 units
Electronic Properties of Materials MATLS 2Q04 4 units
Engineering Mathematics III MATH 2Z03 3 units
Engineering Mechanics ‘A’ ENGINEER 2P04 4 units
Term 2 – Winter Session  Lecture Lab Tutorial Weight
Solution Thermodynamics MATLS 2D03 3 units
Measurements and Communications MATLS 2H04 4 units
Engineering Mathemativs IV MATH 2ZZ3 3 units
Electrical Circuits and Power ENGINEER 2MM3 3 units
Fluid Mechanics CHEMENG 2O04 4 units
Complementary Elective 3 units

Year Three:

Term 1 – Fall Session Lecture Lab Tutorial Weight
Thermodynamics of Multicomponent Systems MATLS 3C04 4 units
Statistical Methods for Materials Engineering MATLS 3J03 3 units
Mechanical Behaviour of Materials MATLS 3M03 3 units
Phase Transformations MATLS 3T04 4 units
Technical Elective 3-4 units
Term 2 – Winter Session  Lecture Lab Tutorial Weight
Materials Production MATLS 3B03 3 units
Mass Transfer MATLS 3E04 4 units
High-Temperature Materials Production MATLS 3F03 3 units
Engineering Economics ENGINEER 2B03 3 units
Heat Transfer CHEMENG 3A04 4 units
Technical Elective 3-4 units

Year Four:

Term 1 – Fall Session Lecture Lab Tutorial Weight
Sustainable Manufacturing Processes MATLS 4I03 3 units
Materials Manufacturing MATLS 4L04 4 units
Industrial Projects MATLS 4Z06 6 units
Materials Selection in Design and Manufacturing ENGINEER 4T04 4 units
Technical Elective 3-4 units
Technical Elective 3-4 units
Term 2 – Winter Session  Lecture Lab Tutorial Weight
Materials Manufacturing MATLS 4L04 4 units
Industrial Projects MATLS 4Z06 6 units
Materials Fabrication ENGINEER 4J03 3 units
Sustainability and Ethics in Engineering ENGINEER 4A03 3 units
Technical Elective 3-4 units
Complementary Elective 3 units