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 organisations depend.
Management engineers use industrial engineering principles, math, and computer programming to optimise and improve processes in any organisation. By graduation, students have gained a strong background in data analytics, information systems, operations and supply chain management, and organisational behaviour that can take them just about anywhere, from software to finance, supply chain, logistics, health care, and more.
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!
Interested in enhancing your engineering degree with Management Sciences principles?
Learn how to manage and design complex systems without completing a bachelor's degree. With Management Sciences (MSCI) Option, you have the opportunity of incorporating Management Science elements in your engineering degree program.
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Management Engineering student, Jordan Grant, helps us celebrate our undergraduate program's 10th anniversary