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What can I do with an Industrial Engineering degree? Jobs & Career Paths - Concordia University

What can I do with my degree in Industrial Engineering?

About the program

Concordia University’s Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering offers a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering which is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. It also offers a coop program. At the graduate level, the Department offers both Masters and PhD programs. 

There is a wide diversity of job opportunities in the field not only in manufacturing sectors but also in the service industries. Moreover, industrial engineers work for many types of businesses and organizations. Working in Quebec normally requires registration with l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, the professional corporation. Check with Engineers Canada for requirements in other provinces.

For the latest information on this program, visit the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering.

Skills developed

Environmental engineers need mathematical, science and computer skills and should be good team players, problem solvers, communicators and negotiators. In addition, students will find the following skills, interests, values and other characteristics valuable for succeeding in the field.

  • Enterprising
  • Knowledge of equipment selection
  • Knowledge of technology design
  • Mathematical and science ability
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Production and processing knowledge

  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Accuracy
  • Active learning
  • Adaptability
  • Attention to details
  • Authority
  • Autonomy
  • Curiosity
  • Decision-making
  • Diplomacy
  • Efficiency
  • Ethics
  • Good judgment
  • Inquisitive
  • Investigative
  • Leadership
  • Organizational skills
  • Patience
  • Persistence
  • Persuasion
  • Problem identification and solving
  • Realistic
  • Responsibility
  • Strong computer skills
  • Time management skills
  • Troubleshooting

  • Creativity and inventiveness
  • Oral communication
  • Oral comprehension
  • Negotiation
  • Written comprehension

Potential work settings

Industrial engineers work in all types of businesses and manufacturing settings. Major sectors in which they work include commercial aviation, hospitals, banking, government, social service, transportation, accounting, consulting and construction. 

  • Aircraft manufacturers
  • Amusement parks
  • Automobile manufacturers
  • Banks
  • Commercial aviation
  • Communication firms
  • Computer manufacturers
  • Construction
  • Consulting firms
  • Government agencies
  • Healthcare institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance companies
  • Management consulting firms
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Railroads
  • Service industries
  • Space agencies
  • Transportation companies
  • Universities

Career possibilities

The following job titles are representative of the types of entry-level positions for which Concordia University students are qualified upon graduation. Industrial engineers often work in areas related to planning the operations process, the layout of new facilities, logistics, supply chain management and quality control. Many move readily into management positions. The titles below are not meant to be exhaustive but are representative of fields in which industrial engineers pursue careers. For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Analyste en simulation Arena
  • Application Engineer
  • Business Process Analyst
  • Consultant – Supply Chain
  • Continuous Improvement Engineer
  • Engineering Analyst
  • Gestionnaire de production
  • Health, Safety and Environment Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Ingénieur de procédés
  • Junior Maintenance Engineer
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Maintenance Analyst
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Materials Planner
  • Process Engineer
  • Process Engineering Analyst
  • Product Systems Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Coordinator
  • Quality Assurance Inspector
  • Quality Manager
  • Superviseur de production
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Engineer
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Time Study Engineer
  • Validation Engineer

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Improvement Manager
  • Business Process Design Manager
  • City Auditor
  • Consultant
  • Cost Estimator
  • Director of Manufacturing
  • Director of Patient Financial Services
  • Distribution Design Project Engineer
  • Ergonomist
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Facility Safety Engineer
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Human Systems Integration Engineer
  • Improvement Advisor
  • Integrator
  • Manager, Corporate Quality Assurance
  • Management Analyst
  • Management Engineer
  • Management Trainee
  • Operations Analyst
  • Operations Researcher
  • Organizational Developer
  • Planner
  • Plant Engineer
  • Power Plant Manager
  • Process Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Production Scheduler
  • Productivity Engineer
  • Professor of Industrial Engineering
  • Project Manager
  • Project Consultant/Project Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Senior Recruiter
  • Service Manager
  • Spaceport Technology Development
  • Manager
  • Supply Quality Improvement Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Vice President of Supply Chain

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.

To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking and professional associations

Making wise career decisions requires exploring your field. A multitude of Internet sites and other resources will help you do this to the best of your ability. Professional association sites, in particular, are very useful for their career descriptions and job hunting tips. Moreover, these authoritative sites frequently provide links to Internet sites which announce job openings and list potential employers.

Here are a few recommended sites:

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