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.
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 low 90s
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September to December
January to April
- MSCI 100B - Seminar
- ENGL 192/SPCOM 192 - Communication in the Engineering Profession
- 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
- See the range of courses available in Management Sciences/Engineering.
- View all the courses required for your degree.
Sample upper-year courses
Why Waterloo Management Engineering?
Gain two years of experience in the co-op program
Apply directly to this program on your application
Earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree
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
- Oculys Health Solutions
- Blueprint Software Systems
- Grand & Toy
- Manulife Financial
Engineering school in Canada (US News & World Report 2018)
Offered by the Faculty of Engineering
Students earn $17,800 on average per co-op term
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.
- 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
For more information on potential careers, check out our page on careers in business.
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.
Add international experience
Grab your passport and take advantage of Canada’s biggest engineering exchange program, with 81 opportunities in 30 countries.