Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science - Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering
Why study industrial engineering?
Use your knowledge of human behaviour, equipment, information and modes of communication to develop processes that work. Industrial engineers are experts in optimization who apply mathematics, engineering and psychological principles to improve productivity, safety and quality. A knack for project management can lead to a career in many different economic sectors.
In the Engineering Design and Manufacturing and Computer Integrated Manufacturing labs, you’ll get practical experience with the tools and equipment you may use in the field. Through labs, lectures and projects, you’ll also:
- Study the fundamentals of manufacturing and industrial systems
- Identify trouble spots and develop solutions to improve productivity, quality and safety
- Consider human factors when designing manufacturing processes and systems
- Apply these disciplines to “human systems”, such as government, hospitals, banks and other service sector organizations
Our program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board and you’ll graduate eligible to become a registered professional engineer.
- Cegep Students including Three-Year Technical DEC:
- CHEM-101 or 202-NYA;
- MATH-103 or 201-NYA and 203 or 201-NYB and 105 or 201-NYC
- PHYS-101 or 203-NYA and 201 or 203-NYB
- Non-Cegep Students:
- Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra, Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, General Chemistry I
Particular attention is paid to grades in mathematics, sciences and courses applicable to the intended program of study. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will be reviewed holistically.
- Students will be required to take and complete all prerequisite program requirements during their first year of study.
- Any missing prerequisites will be added onto the program at Concordia.
- Applicants from a three-year technical DEC may be eligible for transfer credits based on course equivalencies.
- Minimum of 65% for exemptions for Math and Physics. Students with grades of less than 65% in prerequisite courses will be asked to repeat those courses in addition to the program.
Minimum Cut-off Averages
(Minimum Cut-Off Averages: Should be used as indicators. Data may change depending on the quality of the application pool )
- Cegep: Overall CRC 24.00
- Canadian/U.S. High Schools & International Secondary Schools: 80% or B- equivalent
- External Transfers: Minimum 2.5 GPA (Transfer credits may be considered on a course-by-course basis or by challenge exams.)
- International Bacc. (IB): A minimum total of 27 points and completion of mathematics and sciences at the Higher Level
- Bacc. Français: Overall 11/20 – Completion of Série S (Sciences)
Make sure you also meet Concordia's minimum admission requirements.
- Balance a manufacturing assembly line
- Improve flow control problems in computer networks
- Design an ergonomic human-machine interface
Applying to the Engineering co-op program gives you the chance to complete paid work terms that last 12 to 16 weeks. As a co-op student, you will work for engineering firms where you may:
- Evaluate the ergonomics of a work station
- Developing performance indicators
- Design a plant layout to accommodate a specific production line
- Evaluate and identify the best path for internal material flow
In your final year as a co-op student, you will be capable of performing your tasks in a way that most firms expect from their qualified engineers.
Read more about our co-op programs
Industrial engineering alumni have established careers in a range of fields, including hospitals, banks, airlines, transportation and retail companies. Some have been hired by:
- Canadian Space Agency
- De Havilland Canada
- British Aerospace Systems