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Industrial Engineering (PhD)

Doctorate (PhD)

Program overview

Concordia's new PhD program in Industrial Engineering is one of only two such programs currently offered in Quebec. It is a thesis-based degree that looks at various areas of research, including transportation systems, supply chain management, stochastic optimization, quality control, revenue management and lean systems design. The program combines theoretical and research frameworks, through which you will gain the knowledge and research experience necessary for the design and operation of innovative systems. You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and established research centres in a department that promotes interdisciplinary research. Completion of a doctoral thesis in a field of your choice is required. With an international reputation and world-class programs, our department is at the forefront of research and graduate training in Canada.

Program details

Admission Requirements

Admission on a full-time basis

  • Master’s degree or equivalent with high standing in engineering or computer science, or in a cognate discipline.
  • Holders of a bachelor’s degree will, in general, be considered for admission to a master’s program only. After completion of a minimum of one term of full-time study in the Master's degree, they may, upon application, be recommended by the Department and approved by the GCS Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies for admission to a PhD program.

Admission on a part-time basis

  • Master’s degree with high standing in engineering, computer science or a cognate discipline.

Proficiency in English

Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

(90 credits)

Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD)


credits of coursework chosen from the list of Engineering Courses and Computer Science and Software Engineering Courses.



  ENCS 8501 Comprehensive Examination (0.00)
  ENCS 8511 Doctoral Research Proposal (6.00)
  ENCS 8011 PhD Seminar (2.00)


credits chosen from one of the following Research and Thesis courses:

  ENGR 8911 Doctoral Research and Thesis (70.00)
  COMP 8901 Doctoral Research and Thesis (70.00)
  SOEN 8901 Doctoral Research and Thesis (70.00)

Please apply online. Read the how-to guide for application procedures. 

1. Submit your application and pay a $100 CAD application fee. A student ID number will be issued

2. You can upload your documents online. You can also upload your documents by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account

3. A completed file that is ready to be assessed will include:

4. An admission offer will not be issued until a supervisor match has been made. Students are encouraged to review the list of faculty members' field of interests and directly contact those with whom you would like to work.  

For initial assessment purposes, scanned and uploaded copies of documents are accepted.  To finalize a file, once admitted, Concordia University will require official documents.

Industrial Engineering
Canadian / International /
Permanent Resident
PhD June 1 Oct. 1 Feb. 1

Sample classes

  • Theory of Operations Research
  • Graph Theory with System Applications
  • Lean Enterprise
  • Advanced Quality Control

Consult the graduate calendar for a complete list of current courses.

Course descriptions
View Engineering Courses & descriptions

Faculty research in industrial engineering include:

  • Operations research
  • Lean Engineering
  • Simulation of systems/Virtual Prototyping
  • Flexible and Cellular Manufacturing Systems
  • Logistics/Network Optimization
  • Product design

Graduate students from the Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering Department are invited to apply for Teaching Assistant positions. A minimal mark of A- in the course they are requesting to teach is needed. The priority level when assigning the graduate applicants is: Ph.D., M.A.Sc., and then M.Eng. Priority is to be given to students with good language abilities.

Learn more about Teaching Assistantships

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