L.E.A.P. Curriculum

The L.E.A.P. Summer Program (Grades 9 to 12) has been developed for high school students with a keen interest in tackling topics in some of the most innovative areas of engineering today. This program is offered each year in July and August at McMaster University. High school students from around the world participate in L.E.A.P. and also have an option to experience university life in our residence.

L.E.A.P. provides well-rounded and highly motivated high school students with the opportunity for advanced study in a variety of engineering, technology, business and entrepreneur disciplines and much much more…

Course Dates 2017

All L.E.A.P. courses are available in each session offered throughout the months of July and August.

Session 1

July 4 - July 14

Session 2

July 17 - July 28

Session 3

July 31 - August 11*

* Holiday Monday, August 1st (Civic Holiday)


Note: The grade restrictions are based on the grade that the student will be entering in the fall of 2017.

Courses Offered

Course

Type of Engineering

Grade Level

Engineering 101 Introduction to Engineering 9, 10, 11
Science 101 Introduction to Science 9, 10, 11

B-Tech 101

Introduction to B-Tech 9, 10, 11

Business 101

Introduction to Business 9, 10, 11
Codemakers++ (Computer Science) Introduction to Software Engineering 9, 10, 11
Computer Science and Software Development Advanced Software engineering and development 10, 11, 12

Bioengineering & Biomedical

Biomedical, Chemical, Bioengineering 10, 11, 12
Enviromental and Civil Engineering Civil & Environmental 10, 11, 12
Mechanical and Materials Mechanical & Materials 10, 11, 12

Engineering Physics

Eng. Physics 10, 11, 12

 

Course Structure

L.E.A.P. classes run from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm. The daily structure of events may vary.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Registration
8:30 am - 9:00 am
       
Opening Ceremonies
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Morning Classes
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Classes
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Classes
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Classes
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Classes
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Afternoon Classes
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Classes
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Classes
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Classes
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Classes
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Please note that students will also be participating in several mini-tours on campus as well as Industry Tours (off campus), which will be scheduled within the class day depending on availability.