Bachelor of Technology Partnership: Degree Completion Program

Business Management Certificate
Four years or more
Our unique “diploma to degree” program is tailor-made for college graduates wishing to upgrade their education and further their careers.


  • Our unique “diploma to degree” program is tailor-made for college graduates wishing to upgrade their education and further their careers.
  • 2.5 years or more.
  • Website: Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) DCP


McMaster University (Engineering Technology Building)

Program Highlights

  • Select one of four program streams:
  • All eligible program entrants receive two years’ worth of credit from their previously completed college advanced diploma. Students enter into Level 3 of the program.
  • All courses are offered during evenings and Saturdays at McMaster University or online.
  • Complete 24 courses, including 7 management courses, to earn your degree.
  • Prepare for upward career mobility or further education.
  • Average lecture size is only 28 students.
  • Course content and projects are developed in response to today’s industry needs.
  • Software Engineering Technology offers online courses, allowing students to complete their degree online. All exams must be written in-person at McMaster University or online.

What you'll learn

  • Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology:
    • Evaluation, inspection, repair, and rehabilitation, as well as decision making and asset management of various infrastructures from both technical and managerial points of view.
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology:
    • Manufacturing process planning and improvement, structure design and analysis, and system control and analysis from both technical and managerial points of view.
  • Power and Energy Engineering Technology:
    • Power quality, protection, control, energy management, and renewable energy technologies such as biomass, fuel-cells, geothermal, solar, and wind from both technical and managerial points of view.
  • Software Engineering Technology:
    • Design, development, and deployment of computing systems in the software products and computing infrastructure areas from both technical and managerial points of view.

Program Length

  • 24 courses
  • Full-time: 2.5 years (7 semesters)
  • Part-time: 3-4 years

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  • The Degree Completion Program will consider students who have completed an advanced three-year technology diploma in a related technology field with a minimum cumulative GPA of 75%* (3.0 on a 4.0 scale). If you have a cumulative average of between 70 and 74.9%, please thinkeng [at] (contact us) to discuss the alternate pathway that may be open to you.

    *This reflects published admission requirements as of June 2021. Always check McMaster University - Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) DCP for the most up-to-date requirements and policies.

  • Proof of English proficiency for applicants where English is not their first language must be submitted to Ontario Colleges
  • Note: You must submit transcripts for all post secondary work that you have completed (at a university or college in Canada or internationally), including education in any field completed prior to or after your advanced diploma.

How to Apply

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Course Overview & Descriptions

For information about the program of studies, visit the B.Tech. Degree Completion Program website.

Experiential Learning


All programs include eight months (two academic terms) of co-op work. Students who have already completed at least two co-op terms as part of their college diploma or who will have sufficient work experience in a related field by the time course requirements are completed can be assessed for a waiver.

Career Opportunities



Where you can go next

  • B.Tech. graduates are well-prepared for promotion to management level positions, and ideal candidates for engineering, project management, and supervisory roles that require a technical background.

Your future career options

Top Employers

  • Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology:
    • City of Hamilton
    • IMECO
    • Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
    • Stantec
    • Region of Waterloo
    • Maple Reinders Group
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology:
    • L-3 Wescam
    • Hatch Ltd.
    • US Steel Canada
    • Apple
    • Husky Injection Molding Systems
    • Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd.
  • Power and Energy Engineering Technology:
    • Toronto Hydro
    • Hydro One
    • S&C Electric
    • ArcelorMittal Dofasco
    • Bruce Power
  • Software Engineering Technology:
    • TD Canada Trust
    • Viziya
    • IBI Group
    • Pivotal Labs Toronto
    • Radtek Inc.

Opportunities for grads

  • See Future Graduate Students for graduate-level study opportunities at McMaster University; Many B.Tech. alumni have gone on to complete graduate studies
  • B.Tech. graduates are able to achieve a more direct path to a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) licence. Typically, B.Tech. graduates must:
    • Write a number of examinations as specified by Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)
    • Write an engineering and ethics examination
    • Fulfill a Capstone Report requirement
    • Complete four years of engineering work experience, typically under a professional engineer

Educational Pathways


Pathways beyond Mohawk

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Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

Contact us

Learn more:

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 27174
Website: McMaster University Website (opens new window)

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