Academic Resources  

Textbook Library

The MES Textbook library is a public library from which engineering students can freely borrow textbooks from. The library runs on a honour based system. Students may borrow any book from the library located in the Drain pending on the books availability. There are restrictions on the duration of the time the student is allowed to access the book for, however we trust students to return the textbooks within a reasonable amount of time so other students can also access the information as needed.

In the below link you can see a spreadsheet of all the books that we have to offer! Simply let the drain volunteer know the ID or name of the book you're interested in borrowing. If you would like to support the textbook library by donating your used course wear, donations are always accepted anytime at the MES office (JHE H201)!

Tutoring

The MES works with the McMaster Student Success Centre and TutorOcean to implement its tutoring network. Instructions can be found below on how to find a tutor for a course you need help in, or to sign up to be a tutor yourself.

MES Tutors can also choose to join the Academic Resources committee to help out with academically focused events such as the MES Midterm Help Sessions and MES Catch-up Sessions! If you have any questions you can reach out to avp.ar@macengsociety.ca for more information.

Through the MES, you are entitled to five $16 coupons per semester to subsidize the cost of your tutoring session to only $2.

  Need Tutoring?  

  1. Sign up for a TutorOcean account to learn using your McMaster email.

  2. Your credit card is required to facilitate paying for tutoring sessions. It will not be charged for any other kind of expense.

  3. Select a tutor from the list which is available, or you can search for a tutor or a subject at any time by using the search bar at the top of the screen.

  4. Through the MES, you are entitled to five $16 coupons per semester to subsidize the cost of your tutoring session to only $2. These are available by clicking on sessions, then payment methods at the top of the screen.

  5. Copy and paste your coupon code into the coupon box when paying for a session to access the discount for the session.

  6. Meet up with your tutor in person or learn through the TutorOcean online platform.

  Want To Be a Tutor?  

  1. Sign up for a TutorOcean account to teach at using your McMaster email. If you previously signed up to learn, you can follow the rest of the steps in the same way.

  2. Your credit card is required to facilitate getting paid for the sessions you teach. You can also use your account to request tutoring sessions for your own help as well.

  3. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner of your screen. From the drop down menu that comes out, click “Become a Tutor”.

  4. Follow the steps on the left hand side of the screen to add some information to your account to help students find you as a tutor.

  5. Click “Send Application” on the left hand side of the screen.

  6. You will also be required to email your transcript to the Student Success Centre (SSC) to confirm that you have at least a 10 in the courses that you are looking to tutor in.

  7. You will now be registered with the SSC as a tutor, you will receive notifications if students are looking to select you as their tutor. Coming out to events as a tutor is a great way to improve your likelihood of being selected as a tutor.

MacLab

In response to an increasing need to renew and update McMaster Engineering’s undergraduate lab facilities, the McMaster Laboratory Advancement Benefaction Endowment Fund, or macLAB Endowment Fund, was initiated by Engineering students and faculty in 1997. The constant renewal and upgrading of undergraduate laboratory facilities ensures that McMaster undergraduate Engineering students are exposed to the most recent developments in their fields of study, and that graduates of McMaster Engineering possess the skills needed in the Engineering workforce.

macLAB is a student-funded program. Each year, engineering students contribute $50 of their tuition to the fund; however, the donation to the fund is entirely voluntary. If a student feels that it isn’t in his or her best interests (or budget) to contribute to this program, they can have the value of their donation credited to their student account (i.e. there is no money transaction). Since it’s inception in 1997, the fund has grown to over $1.5 million (in principal), and disbursed over $425,000 in project funding. Any member or student of a department within the Faculty of Engineering can apply for financial aid to upgrade their undergraduate laboratory facilities, or to fund special projects benefiting their undergraduate student body. macLAB represents the hard work and foresight of a student body committed to ensuring a high quality of education both for themselves, and all future McMaster Engineering students.

Board of Directors and MacLab Chair

Any full-time undergraduate Engineering student can serve on the Board of Directors (BoD). All positions are for a one-year term including the Chair, Chair Elect, and all Departmental/Program positions. To apply, send an email to your Department Chair and your Department Club President outlining your interest in the position by October 1st. To apply for the Chair position, submit your intent to the MES President, MES VP Academic, and the Dean at least one week preceding the MES Semi Annual General Meeting in March. More Information will be posted come time to select for the position

For any questions please contact the macLab Chair at maclab@macengsociety.ca.

Test Bank

Welcome to our student run test-bank! This is an initative aimed at better preparing students for their upcoming assessments through practice questions and tests. All of the resources listed here were created by student volunteers and are only a best guess at the type of questions you are likely to see on your midterm/exam, however they are still great for practice! 

If you would like to contribute to our student test bank, please reach out to our AVP Academic Resources at avp.ar@macengsociety.ca

PREP101

The MES is partnered with Prep101 to provide you with both free and paid midterm & exam prep! They offer courses tailored to McMaster including:

  • MATH 1ZB3, 1ZC3, 2ZZ3

  • PHYSICS 1E03

  • And Many More!