Bachelor of Technology Partnership: Combined Degree/Diploma Program

Degree, Ontario College Advanced Diploma and Business Management Certificate
Four years or more
Earn a university degree, a college advanced diploma, a certificate in business management, and twelve months of work experience in four and a half years.


The McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership (B.Tech.) offers a four and a half year post-secondary program that is uniquely designed to combine classroom study, labs, and workplace training. Graduates receive a degree from McMaster University as well as an advanced diploma and business management certificate from Mohawk College. Students take core technical and management courses in addition to 12 months of paid co-op work experience. Alongside their
co-op terms, students experience a curriculum that is industry driven, relevant, and balanced between practice and theory, readying them for the workplace or for further study at the graduate level in Masters or PhD programs.

Program Highlights

  • Choose your stream
  • Management courses help you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective project leaders, supervisors and managers within changing professional environments.
  • Mandatory 12 months of paid co-op work experience.
  • Approximately 25% of the curriculum is devoted to courses in business and management.
  • Benefit from small class sizes that average 40-60 students.

What you'll learn

  • Automation Engineering Technology
    • Develop analytical and design skills and gain specialized knowledge in sensors, instruments, actuators, industrial networks, process control, SCADA, programming, robotics, and the integration of plant floor data with business systems.
  • Automotive & Vehicle Engineering Technology
    • Construction, operation, design, and manufacturing of modern vehicles.
    • Current and future automotive propulsion technologies, advanced combustion systems, hybrid powertrains, and alternative fuel vehicles.
  • Biotechnology
    • Genetic engineering, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, analytical instrumentation, and bio processing.
    • Latest research in immunology, virology, genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics.


  • McMaster University, McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC), and Mohawk Fennell Campus

Program Length

4 and a half academic years, co-op included

Thinking about coming to Mohawk?

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  • Get help completing your application
  • Learn more about what Mohawk has to offer

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For September 2019 admission, we require 6 grade 12 U/M courses including:

  • English (ENG4U)
  • Calculus (MCV4U)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • Physics (SPH4U)

The admission range for September 2019 is expected to be 78 to 82%.

Not a Canadian high school student? Email btech [at] for details on international or transfer student admission requirements.

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

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • State-of-the-art software used to identify, formulate, analyze, and solve problems.
  • Spend 700+ hours in the lab applying engineering theory.
  • Co-op work terms provide meaningful work experience and opportunities to make career connections.



Where you can go next

Your future career options

Opportunities for grads

  • The B.Tech. program is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM), which recognizes B.Tech. as a leader in business and management education.
  • B.Tech. graduates are able to achieve a more direct path to a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) licence.

    • Over 60 B.Tech. graduates have obtained their P.Eng. status. Typically, B.Tech. graduates must:

      1. Write a number of examinations as specified by Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).

      2. Write an engineering and ethics examination.

      3. Fulfill a Capstone Report requirement.

      4. Complete four years of engineering work experience, typically under a professional engineer.

Course Overview & Descriptions

For information about the program of studies, visit the MyBTechDegree website.

Additional Information


Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 21644
Website: Learning in 3D (opens new window)

Learn more:

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

Student Success Advisors

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Sep 2019