The Master of Engineering in Systems and Technology is a 24-month program for full time students with an accelerated path to complete the program in 12 months of study. Part time students will normally be expected to complete the program in 3 years, one term (40 months). The program attracts t highly motivated students seeking advanced training in area of cyber-physical systems. Students design their own program of studies by selecting (with approval of their academic advisor) courses of interest to them in one of the following streams: (i) Automation and Smart Systems, (ii) Automotive, and (iii) Digital Manufacturing. Application for admission to the program are made through the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology. The program accepts full-time and part-time students.
In addition to the general requirements for entry into a graduate program in Engineering, students must hold a degree in Engineering, Technology, Sciences, or Software with at least a B average (equivalent to a McMaster 8.0/12 GPA) in the penultimate and final years.
Delivery of the program includes a strong emphasis on project‐based experience within the Manufacturing Industry, which is obtained through an industry‐based project during the coursework portion of the program. Requirements for these are outlined below. Due to the strong practical orientation of the project components of the program, successful completion requires that students have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants will be required to complete an online interview.
Students completing the Program on a course-only basis will be required to complete 10 courses from the approved list of courses. Course selection must be done in consultation with the program lead.
Students completing the Program through course and project work will be required to complete eight courses from the approved list of courses, plus successful completion of the project. Course and project selection must be done in consultation with the program lead.
McMaster students may receive advanced standing for up to two courses (note that a maximum of two 600-level courses can count towards a SEPT graduate program) with the approval of the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.