Management Engineering

Smooth moves: get a degree in making processes flow better

Cut waiting times for surgery. Streamline supply chains. Fine-tune airline routes. In Canada’s first and only Management Engineering program, you’ll learn to analyze how organizations operate and apply engineering skills to increase their efficiency.

Over the course of your degree, you’ll develop expertise in data analytics, information systems, operations and supply chain management, and organizational behaviour. You'll also have the opportunity to gain paid work experience through co-op.

By graduation, you’ll have the know-how to design and manage complex systems, optimizing the flow of energy, materials, people, and information. And you’ll find no shortage of companies looking for your skills: in software, finance, supply chain management, health care, manufacturing, and more.

Build an awesome résumé

Between two years of co-op experience and a fourth-year design project, your résumé will boast strong technical, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving skills.

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Grab your passport and take advantage of Canada’s biggest engineering exchange program, with 81 opportunities in 30 countries.


Why Waterloo Management Engineering?

Students and faculty share details on the management engineering undergraduate program at the University of Waterloo; including curriculum, job prospects, co-op opportunities and more.

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breifcaseGain two years of experience in the co-op program
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Management Engineering admission requirements

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including

  • Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Calculus and Vectors (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Chemistry (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Physics (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • English (ENG4U) (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

Admission averages: Individual selection from the mid- to high 80s

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First-year courses

September to December

January to April


Sample upper-year courses

MSCI 343 – Human-Computer Interaction
MSCI 311 – Organizational Design and Technology
MSCI 332 – Deterministic Optimization Models and Methods
MSCI 333 – Simulation Analysis and Design


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Hannah used co-op work terms to explore different jobs and discover the best fit for a career. Hannah says the favourite part of the co-op experience was the incredible range of jobs, including one in New York City.

Co-op = relevant paid work experience

By alternating school terms and paid co-op work terms throughout your degree, you can explore new career areas and types of employers as your career interests evolve.

Sample co-op job titles

  • Business analyst
  • Data scientist
  • In-field data collection analyst
  • Supply chain logistics
  • Business systems analyst
  • Product management associate
  • SQL application developer
  • Technical business analyst

Sample co-op employers

  • Canadian Tire Corporation
  • Microsoft
  • Freshii
  • Oculys Health Solutions
  • Blueprint Software Systems
  • Grand & Toy
  • Manulife Financial

What can you do with a degree in management engineering?

Graduates often pursue careers in software development, big data analysis, and industrial engineering. They commonly work for research centres, technology companies, and more.

Recent graduates

  • Senior Manager, Digital Strategy – RBC Wealth Management
  • Software Developer, Lead – Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • Technology Solutions Professional – Microsoft Canada 
  • Supply Chain Analyst – Weston Bakeries
  • Technical Consultant – Bentley Canada 
  • Growth Hacker – Gumstix 
  • Investment Research Analyst – Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

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