What is L.E.A.P.?

L.E.A.P. introduces high school students to areas of engineering, science and technology through hands on experiments and projects. We are dedicated to the development of creativity, innovation, and excellence while encouraging critical thinking, personal growth, and a passion for learning.

Why L.E.A.P.?

  • The Learning Enrichment Advancement Program provides students with an inclusive University experience. Students attend L.E.A.P. each year from all over the world, making McMaster their home away from home!

    • Engage with like-minded indviduals who share a passion for engineering and science
    • Get a head start on exploring your options for a university degree or career
    • Perform innovative and hands-on projects that go beyond what any textbook could offer
    • Complement your current academic studies with this unique engineering and science experience

Why McMaster University?

McMaster ranked among top universities for graduate employability 
Times Higher Education's Global Employability University Ranking surveyed thousands of international recruiters and managing directors across 20 countries and ranked the top 150 post-secondary institutions. The survey ranked McMaster fifth in Canada and 86th in the world. Only six Canadian universities were ranked among the top 150.


This program provides an exciting learning experience in a University environment with access to the Faculty of Engineering's cutting edge equipment, labs and facilities. There are seven different streams that run for two weeks at a time. From Engineering Physics to Codemakers+, there is something for everyone!

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Outreach for Girls - Changing lives, one girl at a time! Yes SHE Can!

The Faculty of Engineering in conjunction with L.E.A.P. and the Women in Engineering Society have undertaken a series of initiatives to encourage young women to explore and participate in fun, informative and engaging activities to inspire, support and learn. We encourage them to consider the wide-ranging and impactful opportunities within the engineering profession.

Scholarships for Girls, Outreach for Girls Conference, Go ENG Girl, Go CODE Girl