About Management Engineering

What is Management Engineering?

The management engineering program has the following components:

i) A foundation in management, engineering, science, and mathematics

ii) Specialised courses in our theme areas:

  • Big data analytics
  • Operations management and optimisation
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Software and user experience
  • People, organisations, and technology

iii) A capstone design project 

iv) A series of professional development courses (WatPD-Engineering) 

Management Engineering: The engineering of management systems (PDF) - a discussion paper that helps explain Management Engineering.


In the first year, students develop a strong engineering foundation, taking core courses such as physics, chemistry, calculus, and linear algebra. They also take their first management engineering course, which exposes them to the fundamentals of the program.

In the upper years, students dive deeper with courses that study operations planning and optimisation, data mining and analytics, information systems design, and organisational behaviour and design.

Cap it all off with two years of work experience and a fourth-year design project and students end up with a resume that boasts strong technical skills, teamwork, leadership, problem solving, and interpersonal skills - a great start for a career in any industry!