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 courses and exams are offered fully online, allowing students to complete their degree remotely.

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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Program delivery

Learn about program delivery terms.


Please note: in-person, virtual, and hybrid classes vary according to the program and some programs may be in-person only. Refer to the Program Overview for more information.



  • Students are required to have a minimum cumulative average of 75% in their Advanced Diploma for the Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Power and Energy Engineering Technology and Software Engineering Technology streams, and a minimum cumulative average of 80% for the Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology stream. 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 2023. Always check McMaster University - Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) DCP for the most up-to-date requirements and policies.

  • 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

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
  • The Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) recently announced new application regulations for the P.Eng. designation coming into effect on July 1, 2023. The new rules exclude McMaster B.Tech. graduates from the application process. McMaster Engineering is working with the PEO in an attempt to maintain the previously approved pathways for our students described below. Please check back for updates. We apologize for any concerns and thank you for your patience

Educational Pathways

Select one of four program streams:


Pathways beyond Mohawk

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