Engineering Physics teaches the application of modern physics
concepts towards the engineering of new technological advances.
Our faculty and students are involved in pushing the envelope of
new technologies. Our design tools are the concepts of electrons,
photons and neutrons – the tiny quantum mechanical objects
of modern physics. These are the tools being used to develop today’s
and tomorrow’s advanced technologies in fields as diverse
- Nano-system engineering
- Nuclear engineering
- Sustainable energy systems
- Semiconductor devices
Level I is common to all engineering programs, and Level II is
common to all Engineering Physics students. In Levels III and IV
students have the option of specializing in one of three streams:
or students may elect to remain in an Interdisciplinary
Program that covers aspects of all three specialized streams.
Students work in our state-of-the-art facilities either as part
of a laboratory, a senior project, as an intern, or as a summer
researcher hired by the department. We are partners with alumni
in high technology companies that provide input on curriculum development
and career opportunities.
Engineering Physics graduates are valued for their broad scientific
background. Engineering Physics is dominant in many fields such
as micro- and optoelectronics, nuclear power generation, telecommunications,
and those that continue to grow in importance such as photonics,
nanosystem engineering, and sustainable energy systems.
A management option allows you to combine the strength of the
four-year McMaster engineering degree with the core requirements
of our commerce degree in just five years.
A society option lets you experience engineering in the context
of social relevance, social responsibility, and broad-based societal
issues in only five years.
A co-op option allows you to apply your learning in real-world
internships in industry or on faculty-led teams through paid employment.