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Industrial Engineering (BEng)

Duration
3 to 4 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.



Admission requirements

Minimum cut-off averages

  • Quebec CEGEP: 24 overall, 24 math, 23 phys.
  • High School: B- overall, B- math, B- phys.
  • University Transfers (internal/external): B- overall, B- math, B- phys.
  • Bacc. français: 12 overall, 12 math, 12 phys.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 27 overall, 4 math, 4 phys.  

Course requirements for admission

CEGEP students
Admission is based on applicants’ overall Math and Physics (if applicable) CRC indicated above and completion of the following classes as part of their DEC.

  • For all BEng programs:
    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 in a related field may also be eligible for admission without the specified profile provided they achieve a minimum overall CRC as indicated above and preferably a minimum of 24 in math and physics course(s) required for their CEGEP program. Students may be eligible for exemptions/transfer credits based on course equivalencies.

IB applicants
Math HL preferred but SL is acceptable. SL grade requirement may vary. Science HL or SL acceptable.

University transfers and mature students
Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements are encouraged to apply and may still be considered for admission, provided they have completed the majority of the prerequisite courses. Transfer credits may be considered on a course-by-course basis.

Prerequisites for university transfer applicants
The following courses are required in addition to the program and may be completed at another post-secondary institution prior to admission or at Concordia.

  • For all BEng programs:
    Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra, Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, General Chemistry I


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.

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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