Industrial Engineering

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Industrial engineers improve the way people interact with technologies and systems. They help organizations run safely, efficiently and profitably.

Our Industrial Engineering program is the finest of its kind in Canada. Professors bring their research into the classroom, which allows you to take part in groundbreaking work that has practical implications.

You will begin by learning industrial engineering basics: statistics, operations research and human-centred systems design. In your upper years, you’ll take courses in engineering psychology and human performance, scheduling and healthcare systems. After second year, you can choose to take courses in the following areas: Human Factors; Operations Research; and Information Engineering. In your fourth year, you’ll tackle a year-long, hands-on project aimed at solving a client’s real-world problem. Through your courses, you’ll develop strong problem-solving skills and become proficient at leading teams.

After you graduate, your ability to see the ‘big picture’ can be used to streamline an operating room, distribute products worldwide, improve customer relations online, or analyze trades on the stock market. Industrial engineering is closely tied to business, and many of our grads go on to MBA programs, become management consultants, or pursue careers in hospital administration.

First Year Courses

  • Calculus I and II
  • Dynamics
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Engineering Strategies & Practice I and II
  • Fundamentals of Computer Programming
  • Introduction to Materials Science
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mechanics
  • Seminar: Intro to Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
  • Seminar: Orientation to Engineering

Industrial (Systems) Engineering Resources