Reseach Centres

A key focus for McMaster is the education and training of the next generation of automotive engineers. McMaster’s Faculty of Engineering offers several programs with a strong automotive focus.

General Motors of Canada Centre for Engineering Design

Providing engineers with advanced training in leadership and management, product design and innovation, and technical studies is the focus of the General Motors of Canada Centre for Engineering Design (GMCCED). As a key centre in the Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice, GMCCED provides opportunities for graduate study in process systems design and operation, sustainable infrastructure and product design.

McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Partnership

McMaster University and Mohawk College have partnered to offer a unique series of Bachelor of Technology programs in response to changing industry needs for trained personnel who can effectively bridge the shop floor with the executive suite. Program streams are designed to meet the needs of working technologists and internationally trained professionals looking to upgrade their qualifications, and high-school graduates who want to earn both a university degree and college diploma in a hands-on learning environment. Programs combine technical and management courses with labs and co-op experience. Auto-related programs include: Automotive and Vehicle Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, and Process Automation Technology.

Dofasco Centre for Engineering and Public Policy

The Dofasco Centre for Engineering and Public Policy (DCEPP) is helping future generations of engineers and applied scientists to learn about the regulatory and social issues that are shaping the direction of sustainable development, they are addressing public and societal concerns in diverse areas such as water, energy and transportation.

McMaster PACE Lab

McMaster University is one of only 53 universities worldwide to be a member of Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education more commonly known as PACE. Since 1999, PACE has linked General Motors (GM), Autodesk, HP, Siemens PLM Software, and Oracle to support strategically selected academic institutions worldwide and develop the automotive product lifecylce management team of the future.  PACE gives engineering and technology students a global edge as they prepare for careers in the international world of automotive design and engineering/