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.

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.

Management Engineering 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

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First-year Management Engineering 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


breifcaseGain 2 years of experience in the co-op program

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grad capEarn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree


Co-op = relevant paid work experience

Female student in New York City with taxis in background

Hannah has used their co-op work terms to explore different areas of work to discover where their true interests lie. Hannah says that their favourite part of the co-op experience is the range of jobs they have been 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 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 Corporation
  • Freshii
  • Oculys Health Solutions
  • Blueprint Software Systems
  • Grand & Toy
  • Manulife Financial

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

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


What can you do with a degree in Management Engineering?

Waterloo 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

Possible professional designation

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.


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