LEAP Curriculum

The LEAP 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 LEAP and also have an option to experience university life in our residence.

LEAP 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 2016

All LEAP courses are available in each session offered throughout the months of July and August.

Session 1

July 4 - July 15

Session 2

July 18 - July 29

Session 3

August 2 - August 12*

* 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 2016.

Courses Offered

Course

Type of Engineering

Grade Level

Engineering 101 Introduction to Engineering 9, 10
Science 101 Introduction to Science 9, 10
Codemakers+ (Computer Science) Introduction to Software Engineering 9, 10

Bioengineering

Biomedical, Chemical, Bioengineering 10, 11, 12
Engineering Technology Computer, Software, Robotics 10, 11, 12
Civil,Environmental, Materials & Mechanical Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Materials 10, 11, 12

Engineering Physics

Eng. Physics 10, 11, 12

 

Course Structure

LEAP 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.