What is Management Engineering?
Waterloo's innovative Management Engineering program provides undergraduate students with an engineering education required to understand, design, implement, and manage complex management systems upon which organizations depend.
Management Engineers develop optimal solutions for today`s business leaders, using mathematical analysis and engineering processes to reduce risk and maximize productivity.
This is the first program of its kind in Canada. The focus is on analyzing the big picture of how organizations operate, and then applying engineering skills to increase overall efficiency. By graduation, students have gained a strong background in data analytics, information systems, operations research, and organizational behaviour that can take them just about anywhere from manufacturing to health care, social media, finance and more. The opportunities are endless.
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What do Management Engineering students learn about?
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 database systems, operations planning and applications of software.
Cap it all off with 2 years of work experience and a fourth-year design project and students end up with a resume that boasts teamwork, leadership, problem solving and interpersonal skills - a great start for a career in any industry!
What do Management Engineers do?
Management Engineers combine the use of analytical methods, information systems and behavioural science to study, analyze and lead projects in a diverse range of organizations.
With the dominant emergence and speed of developing computer technologies, information systems, data collection and analysis, any industry today needs the management engineers of tomorrow.
In the growing globalization of manufacturing and the increasing complexity of supply chain networks, the content of the program provides much sought after knowledge/skills today, and it will grow in relevance in the years ahead.
Steve Radewych Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Americas Operations Celestica
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