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Management Engineering at Waterloo

Making the best use of resources and meeting customer expectations are at the top of every company’s priorities.

In Canada’s first and only Management Engineering program, you’ll use industrial and software engineering principles, advanced analytics, information science, and human factors to improve decision making and increase efficiency.

You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to design, implement, and manage a wide variety of complex management systems upon which organizations depend. Our confident grads are in demand, working in and consulting for a wide variety of industries, including software, finance, supply chain, health care, and manufacturing.

About Management Engineering

breifcaseGain 2 years of experience in the co-op program

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grad capEarn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree


#1Engineering school in Canada (US News & World Report 2016)

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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 mid-80s to 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
MSCI 261 - Engineering Economics
MATH 118 - Calculus 2 
PHYS 125 - Physics
MSCI 121 - Computer Programming
MSCI 131 – Work Design and Facilities Planning


After first year


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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, Inc.

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