Industrial Engineering (BEng)

Duration
4 to 5 years
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Experiential learning
Co-op
Start term
Fall, Winter

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 Engineers Canada and you’ll graduate eligible to become a registered professional engineer.

Program structure

A Bachelor of Engineering degree takes a minimum of four years (120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.


Program options


Courses

The program in Industrial Engineering consists of the Engineering Core, the Industrial Engineering Core, and elective credits.


Course sequences


Sample projects

  • Balance a manufacturing assembly line
  • Improve flow control problems in computer networks
  • Design an ergonomic human-machine interface


Co-op program

The 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
  • Develop 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.



United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements

  • Quebec CEGEP: 24 overall, 24 math, 24 physics
    • Admission is based on applicants’ overall, math and physics CRC indicated above and completion of the following classes as part of their 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.
    • Students completing a three-year technical DEC may also be eligible for admission
      Eligible technical DECs include 241.A0 or 235.B0
      • Advanced standing may be possible
      • Overall R score of 24 and if taken, 24 in math, 24 in physics
    • Additional information for CEGEP applicants
  • High school: B- overall, B- in math, B- in physics
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 27 overall, 4 HL or SL math, 4 HL or SL physics
    • Accepted math: Applications and Interpretations HL, Analysis and Approaches SL or HL
    • Math or physics course must be HL
  • Baccalauréat français: 12 overall, 12 in math, 12 in science
  • British system of education (GCE):
    • A-levels: At least two A-level exams CD, C in math, C in physics or
    • AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
    • BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
    • Students without math or physics A-levels may be admissible based on AS-level or iGCSE/GCSE/O-Level exam results. Students should include all their exam results from iGCSE (or equivalent) onwards to support their application.
    • Additional information for British System of Education (GCE) applicants
  • University transfer (internal): 2.5 overall, 2.5 in math/physics, 1.7 in courses offered by GCS
    • At least two of the following (or equivalent): MATH 203, 204, 205
    • PHYS 204 or 205 (or equivalent)
  • University transfer (external): B- overall, B- in math, B- in physics
    • Courses in the disciplines of Calculus, Chemistry and Physics


Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

Application deadlines

We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.


Fall term

FALL TERM

March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

Winter term

WINTER

November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.


We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.


After your degree

Industrial Engineering alumni have established careers in a range of fields, including hospitals, banks, airlines, transportation and retail companies. Some have been hired by:

  • Kraft
  • Aldo Group
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
  • Canadian Space Agency
  • National Research Council
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • IBM Canada Ltd.

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