The program information below was valid for the fall 2016 term (September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016). This is the archived version; the most up-to-date program information is available through the current Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

Fields (areas of research)

  • Applied Operations Research
  • Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Program type 
    • Master's
    • Research
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • An Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a minimum 75% standing in the last two years.
    • Background in quantitative methods (e.g., Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics).
    • All applicants must submit a "Statement of Purpose" - a one page statement addressing their academic background, area of research interest, proposed research studies.
    • Applicants who fall slightly below the minimum academic requirements may be considered for admission as transitional or probationary students.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé/Curriculum vitae
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  3
    • Type of references: 

      if the applicant has been working for several years, 1 business reference will be accepted along with 2 academic references.

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Thesis option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must demonstrate competency in the material covered by the following 3 General Requirement courses:
      • MSCI 603 Principles of Operations Research
      • MSCI 605 Organizational Theory and Behaviour
      • MSCI 607 Economic Concepts for Management
    • Competency can be established in any General Requirement course either by taking the course or by being exempted, based on previous studies of similar material. Exemption decisions are made by the instructor assigned to teach the General Requirements course in that year. The student may be required to demonstrate competency by taking an exam to qualify for an exemption.
    • In addition to the 3 General Requirement courses (MSCI 603, MSCI 605, MSCI 607), students must take at least 2 additional courses, totaling a minimum requirement of 5 courses overall (0.50 unit weight per course/2.50 units). Any student exempted from a General Requirement course must take another course, if necessary to satisfy the 5 course rule. These courses may include at most 1 500-level course approved by the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies. All other courses must be at the 600 and 700-level. Students must maintain an overall average of at least 73% at the end of each term, with no more than 2 failed courses overall.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Master's Seminar
    • The Master's Seminar is a 30 minute presentation about the student’s thesis. This is not a formal defence, but a milestone that each student is required to fulfill prior to degree completion.
  • Master’s Thesis
    • Students in the program complete a thesis which contains some elements of original work. The thesis is supervised by a faculty advisor, examined by a committee including two or more other members, and placed on display in the Faculty of Engineering Graduate Office.