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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  33147Enrollment

Certificate (Technology)

 6 months
 15 Credits
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study


Program Description

  • McMaster University offers a Certificate degree in Technology for a duration of 6 months.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This program consists of 15 units comprising five courses in the corresponding Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Students must select the five required courses in their discipline.
  • The McMaster University Technology Certificate is offered in four disciplines:
    • Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology 
    • Power and Energy Engineering Technology 
    • Manufacturing Engineering Technology 
    • Software Engineering Technology 
  • Classes are offered one day per week, Monday to Friday for three hours (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm) and Saturday (9:00 am  - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm).
  • University provides the flexibility to complete the program in 2 years (6 terms). Students who are working while studying should not take more than 2 or 3 courses per academic term.
  • The certificate programs are designed to meet these needs by utilizing Bachelor of Technology courses, which are being offered evenings and on Saturdays.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 36,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Certificate
Duration6 months
Total Credits15
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Sep 27)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Urlhttps://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/sept/programs/degree-options/btech/certificate-technology

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

Students who wish to enter the program must have at least one of the following requirements:

  • a recognized degree in technology, science, or engineering.
  • an advanced diploma from an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology.
  • equivalent qualifications as assessed by the certificate/diploma admissions committee.
  • In recent years, the admission average cut-off for this program has been 70%.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Students must have 5 subjects of Class XII including all mandatory prerequisites for the selected program.
  • The student's average is calculated on Grade XII Predicted grades.
  • Students are eligible to apply if they have the following documents: Class X board results, Class XI transcript, and Class XII predicted grades.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Academic or Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.


Application Deadline

Fall
Sep 27


Scores Required

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

60 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food (on-campus)$ 9,195
Housing (off-campus)$ 4,860

Ranking

Round University Ranking 2020

Ranked #202/ 750

Engineering [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a Study Visa to study in Canada.
  • If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and is valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canad and to get the SIN, students will need to bring a passport and study visa.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Valid Passport
    • Official Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

Students need a work-Study visa to work in Canada. Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in 4 situations:

  • on-campus employment
  • co-ops employment
  • working off-campus
  • post-graduation work visa

The McMaster Work Program gives students opportunities to work on campus during the fall/winter terms and over the summer.

  • First-year international students are not eligible for the fall/winter work program but can apply for the summer after their first year and every year beyond.
  • International students with a valid study visa are eligible to participate in McMaster’s work programs.
  • Students can work Part-time at a maximum of 10 hours per week in the fall and winter terms.
  • Students can work Full-time of 35 hours per week and part-time over the summer.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Software Developers
  • Information Technology Consultant
  • Computer Forensic Analyst
  • Information Technology Business Analyst
  • Computer Network Architect


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