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Courses

Candidates will be required to complete satisfactorily the equivalent of at least three full courses, plus full-time students must successfully complete SEP 771.

The curriculum has five main components:

1. Leadership and Management Capabilities courses that will enable M.Eng. Design graduates to deal with complex situations in the work environment, to lead teams, and to manage projects.

2. Interdisciplinary engineering courses in product design, project management, and risk management.

3. Core technical courses that provide expert knowledge in targeted technical areas.

4. Elective courses that allow students to acquire broader expertise in the technical areas which are at the centre of their studies.

5. An industrially oriented project that solves complex problems requiring synthesis of knowledge from several disciplines and presenting the students with an opportunity to develop the solution in an industrial environment.

Process and Production Systems

Master of Engineering Design program in the field of Process and Production Systems provides advanced competencies for engineers and supervisors typically working in:

  • Process Design
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Plant Operations
  • Process Industry Oriented RD
  • Control Systems and Software

 

The following course requirements need to be fulfilled by the candidate:

Leadership and Management

Candidates are required to take the following:

  • SEP 771 / W Booth School of Engineering Practice Practitioner's Forum (Full-students only)
  • SEP 772 / Innovation Studio
  • SEP 773 / Leadership for Innovation

 

Interdisciplinary Engineering

It is recommended that the candidates take the equivalent of one half course selected from the following courses:

  • SEP 730 / Reliability and Risk Management
  • SEP 733 / Project Management
  • SEP 760 / Design Thinking

 

Core Technical Courses

Candidates are required to take two half courses.

Process Design, Process Control, or Plant Operations

Recommended courses for candidates focusing on Process Design, Process Control, or Plant Operations include:

  • SEP 751 / Process Design and Control for Operability
  • SEP 752 / Process Modeling and Optimization
  • SEP 6C03 / Statistics for Engineers
  • SEP 754 / Process Design and Integration for Minimal Environmental Impact
  • CHEM ENG 752 / Optimization of Chemical Processes
  • CHEM ENG 765 / Multivariate Statistical Methods for Process Analysis and Monitoring

 

Control Systems Engineering

Recommended courses (two or more half courses) for students with a background or interest in Control Systems Engineering are:

  • CAS *6CD3 / Distributed Computer Systems
  • CAS*6EB3 / Database Management System Design
  • CAS 704 / Embedded, Real-Time Software Systems
  • CAS 703 / Software Design
  • CHEM ENG 6E03 / Digital Computer Process Control
  • ECE*726/ Local Area Networks in Manufacturing Environment
  • ECE 732 / Non-linear Control Systems
  • ECE 771 / Algorithms for Parameter and State Estimation
  • ECE 772 / Neural Networks and Learning Machines

 

Elective Technical Courses

Candidates are required to take two half courses which should be selected from graduate courses offered by departments within the Faculty of Engineering. Candidates are required to have their elective course selection approved by the Director of the program.

Product Design

Innovation and creative system, solutions, or product design are emphasized through problem solving via interdisciplinary teams in a design studio environment, while learning about the use of materials in product design and design for manufacturing are led by the faculty who are also members of McMaster's advanced centres (including Centre for Automotive Materials, Manufacturing Research Institute, Institute for Polymer Production Technology and the Centre for Advanced Polymer Processing and Design). The interdisciplinary nature of the program enables its participants to work on a variety of designs, such as industrial machinery, consumer products, automotive, etc.

The following course requirements need to be fulfilled by the candidates:

Leadership and Management

Candidates are required to take the following:

  • SEP 771 / W Booth School of Engineering Practice Practitioner's Forum (full-time students only)
  • SEP 772 / Innovation Studio
  • SEP 773 / Leadership for Innovation

 

Core Technical Courses

Candidates are required to take two design half courses:

  • SEP 760 / Design Thinking
  • SEP 761 / Human-Centred Design

 

Elective Technical Courses

Candidates are required to take three half courses which should be selected from graduate courses offered by departments within the Faculty of Engineering. Candidates are required to have their elective course selection approved by the Director of the program.

Sustainable Community Infrastructure

Candidates in this field of study cover various aspects of the design of sustainable communities, including:

  • Public realm spaces (parks, sidewalks, recreation facilities)
  • Storm water management
  • Housing and energy efficient buildings
  • Development of local business
  • Sustainable transportation systems
  • Sustainable energy generation

The following course requirements need to be fulfilled by the candidates:

Leadership and Management

Candidates are required to take:

  • SEP 771 / W Booth School of Engineering Practice Practitioner's Forum (full-time students only)
  • SEP 772 / Innovation Studio
  • SEP 773 / Leadership for Innovation

 

Interdisciplinary Engineering

Recommended courses include:

  • SEP 730 / Reliability and Risk Management
  • SEP 733 / Project Management
  • SEP 760 / Design Thinking

 

Core Technical Courses

Candidates are required to take four half-technical courses, which should be selected from graduate courses offered by departments within the Faculty of Engineering. Suggested courses in sustainable energy systems and manufacturing are:

  • SEP 6I03 / Sustainable Manufacturing Processes
  • SEP 705 / Green Engineering, Sustainability and Public Policy
  • SEP 746 / Design of Sustainable Community Infrastructure
  • SEP 747 / Energy Efficient Buildings
  • SEP 748 / Development of Sustainable Communities

 

Electives

Candidates are required to have their elective course selection approved by the Director of the program.