Jan 18, 2020  
Undergraduate Calendar 2015-2016 
    
Undergraduate Calendar 2015-2016 [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) Program


 

Engineering Technology Building (ETB), Room 121, ext. 20195

http://mybtechdegree.ca

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

A.D. Murray/B.Eng. (Queen’s), M.B.A., (Wilfrid Laurier), P.Eng., C.H.R.P.

Four-Year Degree Programs

PROGRAM CHAIR, AUTOMOTIVE AND VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

D. Centea/B.Eng. (Brasov), M.Phil. (Bradford, England), PhD (McMaster)

PROGRAM CHAIR, BIOTECHNOLOGY

F. Alani/B.Sc.(Mosul),M.Sc.,Ph.D.(Strathclyde)

PROGRAM CHAIR, MANAGEMENT STREAM

A. MacKenzie/B.Sc. Hon. (Toronto), Dipl. HRM (Conestoga), MBA (Phoenix), CHRP, GPHR

PROGRAM CHAIR, PROCESS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY

K. Apostolou/Dipl.Eng.(Thessaloniki), Ph.D. (Minnesota)

Degree Completion Programs

PROGRAM CHAIR, CIVIL ENGINEERING INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY

M. Justason/B.Eng.Mgmt., M.Eng. (McMaster), MBA (Western), P.Eng.

PROGRAM CHAIR, SOFTWARD ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

J. Fortuna/B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D. (McMaster)

PROGRAM CHAIR, ENERGY ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES

N. Al-Mutawaly/B.Sc. (Mosul), M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster), P.Eng., I.R.C.C.

PROGRAM CHAIR, MANAGEMENT STREAM

M. Piczak/B.Com., M.B.A. (McMaster)

PROGRAM CHAIR, MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

E. Ng/B.Eng. (Hons), Ph.D. (Birmingham)

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR

L. Bolan/M.A.

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR (FOUR-YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMS)

J.Hamilton/B.A. (Hons)

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR (DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAMS)

G. Ferracuti

 

The Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) programs provide a degree-level technological education that is distinct from that offered in Bachelor of Engineering programs. These programs are more oriented to applications in specific technologies, with less emphasis on broader mathematical and scientific foundations than a corresponding engineering program. Graduates will have considerably more breadth and depth in their area of technology than graduates of college technology diploma programs. For degree completion programs, a second objective is to provide a path for college diploma graduates to gain an education leading to a university degree. The programs are being offered in two specific configurations:

  • Four-year programs with direct entry from secondary school leading to a Bachelor of Technology Degree from McMaster and both a Advanced Diploma in Technology and a Business Management Certificate from Mohawk College.  The Four-Year Degree Programs are:  
    • Automotive and Vehicle Technology
    • Biotechnology
    • Process Automation Technology
  • Degree-completion programs for graduates of an Advanced Diploma in a Technology program leading to a Bachelor of Technology degree from McMaster. The Degree Completion Programs are:
    • Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology
    • Software Engineering Technology
    • Energy Engineering Technologies
    • Manufacturing Engineering Technology  

Breadth of Learning

B.Tech. graduates will be functioning in an evolving world in which they will play an important role as “evolvers” or change agents. This means that their education cannot just be narrowly focused on technical and management topics but must also enable them to develop important complementary skills, including written and oral communication skills; as well as understanding the relationship between technology and society. The Four-year B.Tech. program has three courses which are designed to develop those unique skills and broaden understanding of the complexities of technological-societal interrelationships.

Management Studies

The Degree Completion Program includes a seven-course management studies component, and the Four-Year program has a 10 course management studies component designed to develop management skills in a technology context. These courses (e.g. financial systems, entrepreneurship, project management and technology strategy) provide graduates with necessary skills for the development of their professional careers and provide employers with highly skilled graduates possessing a blend of technological and managerial capabilities required by business in order to strengthen competitiveness.

Co-operative Education

The successful completion of Co-op work terms is a mandatory component of all B.Tech. degree programs; co-op work terms provide explicit experiential learning which is related to the technologically-oriented careers for which students are being prepared. Testing and enhancing their skills through a co-operative education experience is important in enabling graduates to function effectively in an industrial environment. All Co-op work terms must be completed prior to the start of the final academic term. The co-op component is managed by Engineering Co-op and Career Services.

Four-Year B.Tech. Programs

Academic Regulations for Four-Year B.Tech. Programs

Student Academic Responsibility

You are responsible for adhering to the statement on student academic responsibility found in the General Academic Regulations   of this calendar.

Access to Courses

All undergraduate courses at McMaster have an enrolment capacity. The University is committed to making every effort to accommodate students in required courses so that their program of study is not extended. Unless otherwise specified, registration is on a first-come basis and in some cases priority is given to students from particular programs or Faculties. Students will be informed of their enrolment periods and are encouraged to enroll as soon as online enrolment is available to them in the Student Centre in Mosaic.

Student Communication Responsibility

It is the student’s responsibility to:

  • maintain current contact information with the University, including address, phone numbers, and emergency contact information.
  • use the university provided e-mail address or maintain a valid forwarding e-mail address.
  • regularly check the official University communications channels. Official University communications are considered received if sent by postal mail, by fax, or by e-mail to the student’s designated primary e-mail account via their @mcmaster.ca alias.
  • accept that forwarded e-mails may be lost and that e-mail is considered received if sent via the student’s @mcmaster.ca alias.

Students enrolled in a Four-Year program for the B.Tech. degree, in addition to meeting the General Academic Regulations  of the University, shall be subject to the following regulations. 

Minimum Requirements to Continue in a Program Beyond Level I

In Level II and above, the student must maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5 to continue in the B.Tech. program.

Sequence of Courses

Courses must be taken in the sequence specified in the requirements for the program as outlined in this Calendar. Students must register for all outstanding work of one level before attempting work for a higher level.

Repeated Courses

All failed courses must be repeated if they are required courses for the B.Tech. program or may be replaced if the courses are not explicitly required.

Level of Registration

A student is required to register in the lowest level for which more than six units of work are incomplete. Work of a higher level may be undertaken only with the permission of the B.Tech. Academic Advisor, Office of the Associate Dean (Academic).

Minimum Work Load

The minimum workload for students registered in Level I of the Bachelor of Technology program is 30 units. The workload for students registered above Level I will range from 30 to 36 units per year and is specified within each academic program.

Reinstatement

A student who is ineligible to continue in a Bachelor of Technology program (May not continue at university) may normally not apply for reinstatement for one full academic year. Exceptions may be made where there are extenuating circumstances that are supported by documentation.

Students seeking reinstatement must complete the Reinstatement Request Form available at the Office of the Registrar. The completed form and the fee must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by June 30. The form must be accompanied by a written explanation of the reason for the student’s previous unsatisfactory academic performance, reasons for reinstatement at this time (including documentation of what has been done to correct previous academic problems), reasons why the student would expect to succeed in the desired program if reinstated (i.e. what was the previous problem and what has been done to correct it), activities since last registered at McMaster including all academic work. Letters of reference may be submitted but are not required. Reinstatement is not guaranteed.

A student who is reinstated after being ineligible to continue at a given level must repeat all courses of that level, unless specific course exemptions are granted explicitly in the letter of reinstatement. Students who are reinstated will be placed on program probation, and calculation of their Grade Point Average will begin anew. If at any review after reinstatement the student’s Grade Point Average falls below 3.5, the student will be required to withdraw from the University for a period of at least 12 months.

Transfers from Engineering

Students in good standing in Engineering I can apply to transfer directly Level I B.Tech. Programs. (Automotive and Vehicle Technology I, Biotechnology I, Process Automation Technology I). Advanced credit will be given for Engineering I courses completed with minimum grade of C- which are equivalent to courses in the Bachelor of Technology program. Students who anticipate making such a transfer should consult with the B.Tech. Academic Advisor, Office of Associate Dean (Academic) at the earliest possible opportunity. Applications for transfer must be submitted to the Academic Advisor (Four-Year Bachelor of Technology Programs) no later than June 15.

Requirements for Advanced Mohawk Diploma

Students registered in the Four-Year Bachelor of Technology Program may elect to leave the Program upon the successful completion of Level III. Students will be awarded a Mohawk College Advanced Diploma.

Structure of the Four-Year B.Tech Program

 

 

Fall (September - December)

Winter (January - April)

Summer (May-August)

Year 1

IA (15 units from Academic Level I)

IB (15 units from Academic Level I)

 

Year 2

IIA (18 units from Academic Level II)

IIB (18 units from Academic Level II)

Co-op Work Term 1
ENGTECH 2EE0 

 

Year 3

IIIA (18 units from Academic Level III)

Co-op Work Term 2
ENGTECH 3EE0 

 

Co-op Work Term 3
ENGTECH 4EE0 

 

Year 4

IIIB (18 units from Academic Level III)

IVA (16-18 units from Academic Level IV)

 

Year 5

IVB (18 units from Academic Level IV)

   

*Co-op work-term possibilities for the summers in Years 1 and 4 should be discussed with Engineering Co-Op and Career Services.

 

Degree Completion B.Tech. Programs

Academic Regulations for Degree Completion B.Tech. Programs

Student Academic Responsibility

You are responsible for adhering to the statement on student academic responsibility found in the General Academic Regulations of this calendar.

Student Communication Responsibility

It is the student’s responsibility to:

  • maintain current contact information with the University, including address, phone numbers, and emergency contact information.
  • use the university provided e-mail address or maintain a valid forwarding e-mail address.
  • regularly check the official University communications channels. Official University communications are considered received if sent by postal mail, by fax, or by e-mail to the student’s designated primary e-mail account via their @mcmaster.ca alias.
  • accept that forwarded e-mails may be lost and that e-mail is considered received if sent via the student’s @mcmaster.ca alias.

Students enrolled in a degree-completion program for the B.Tech. degree, in addition to meeting the General Academic Regulations of the University, shall be subject to the following regulations.

Advanced Standing

The Bachelor of Technology degree is a 4-year degree program. A minimum of 72 units of work must be completed at McMaster University in order to obtain a Bachelor of Technology degree.

Sequence of Courses

Students in the degree completion program may register in any courses in the program for which they have achieved the specified prerequisite requirements.

Repeated Courses

All failed courses must be repeated if they are required courses for the B.Tech. program or may be replaced if the courses are not explicitly required.

Level of Registration

A student is required to register in the lowest level for which more than six units of work is incomplete.

Work Load

Courses in the degree completion program are only offered on evenings (Monday through Friday) and on Saturdays. Students may elect to register in the program full-time or part-time. Students in these programs are considered to be full-time if registered for 9 units or more in an academic term. Students working full-time should not attempt more than two or three courses per academic term. Part-time students have up to seven years to complete the program in its entirety. The minimum number of units that may be taken in one academic term is three units (one course).

Reinstatement

A student who is ineligible to continue in a Bachelor of Technology program (May not continue at university) may normally not apply for reinstatement for one full academic year. Exceptions may be made where there are extenuating circumstances that are supported by documentation.

Students seeking reinstatement must complete the Reinstatement Request Form available at the Office of the Registrar. The completed form and the fee must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by June 30. The form must be accompanied by a written explanation of the reason for the student’s previous unsatisfactory academic performance, reasons for reinstatement at this time (including documentation of what has been done to correct previous academic problems), reasons why the student would expect to succeed in the desired program if reinstated (i.e. what was the previous problem and what has been done to correct it), activities since last registered at McMaster including all academic work. Letters of reference may be submitted but are not required. Reinstatement is not guaranteed.

A student who is reinstated after being ineligible to continue at a given level must repeat all courses of that level, unless specific course exemptions are granted explicitly in the letter of reinstatement. Students who are reinstated will be placed on program probation, and calculation of their Grade Point Average will begin anew. If at any review after reinstatement the student’s Grade Point Average falls below 3.5, the student will be required to withdraw from the University for a period of at least 12 months.

Admission to Degree Completion Programs

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a Bachelor of Technology degree completion program is successful completion of an advanced technology diploma from an Ontario college with a Grade Point Average of 75%.

The degree completion programs will accept students with diplomas in a related technology program. Applicants with educational background equivalent to those completing Ontario college diplomas (i.e. overseas technology diploma or degree graduates) are encouraged to apply; such applications will be considered on an individual basis. All applicants to the B.Tech. Degree Completion program are required to complete and submit an on-line supplementary form (in lieu of a resume) as part of the application/admission process: http://www.mybtechdegree.ca/supplementaryform.html.

Note

Co-op Education: Students in the degree completion Bachelor of Technology programs who initially registered in a program in September 2006 or later will be required to complete eight months of co-op experience prior to the start of their final academic term. The eight months of co-op experience may be acquired through a combination of two four-month experience terms. These co-op work terms will be waived for diploma graduates whose programs are operated on a co-op basis (which would be the case for Mohawk College diploma graduates) and for diploma graduates who have achieved significant work experience in a related field through the completion of a Prior Learning Assessment conducted by the Engineering Co-op & Career Services Office.

As well as completing the academic requirements as specified in this Calendar, students in co-op must also complete the following courses prior to graduation:

ENGTECH 1ET0  must be completed at least one academic term prior to the term in which the first co-op placement is taken.

Programs

    Bachelor of Technology