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Management Engineering at Waterloo

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.

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

Add international experience

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

 

About Management Engineering

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grad capEarn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree

 

#1Engineering school in Canada (US News & World Report 2018)

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Money flowerStudents earn $17,800 on average per co-op term

 

Admission requirements

  • Ontario students: 6 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 low 90s
  • An Admission Information Form is required
  • Not studying in Ontario? Search our admission requirements database

First-year courses

September to December

CHE 102 - Chemistry for Engineers
MSCI 100 - Management Engineering Concepts
MATH 115 - Linear Algebra for Engineering
MATH 116 - Calculus 1 for Engineering
PHYS 115 - Mechanics

January to April

MSCI 100B - Seminar
GENE 123 - Electrical Circuits and Instrumentation 
MSCI 261 - Engineering Economics: Financial Management for Engineers
MATH 118 - Calculus 2 for Engineering
PHYS 125 - Physics
MSCI 121 - Introduction to Computer Programming
MSCI 131 – Work Design and Facilities Planning

 

After first year

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

 

Co-op

Female student in New York City with taxis in background

Hannah has used her co-op work terms to explore different areas of work to discover where her true interests lie. She says that her favourite part of the co-op experience is the range of jobs she's able to have, including one in New York City.

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 positions

  • Solutions Developer Intern, T4G Limited
  • Engineering Student - Design Projects, RCM Technologies Inc
  • Electrical Engineering Student, Rogers Communication Inc.
  • Quality Engineering, Magna International Inc
  • Professional Services Consultant, NexJ Systems Inc
  • Business Analyst, Transportation, Canadian Tire Corporation

Careers in Management Engineering

Recent graduates

  • Area Manager, Amazon Canada
  • Transportation Designer, Associated Engineering (Ont.) Ltd.
  • Software Developer, Butterfly Energy Systems
  • Supply Chain Analyst, Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Real Estate Analyst, Deutsche Bank
  • Technical System Analyst, RBC Financial Group
  • Growth Hacker, Gumstix Inc.
  • Salesforce Consultant, Belmar Consulting Group
  • Business Analyst, Deloitte
  • Implementation Success Officer, Chalk.com Inc.

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