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.
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
Returning Students Information 2013-2014
Engineering – Complimentary Studies Elective Courses
Engineering Permission Form.
Request for a Change to Program Stream Form