Industrial Engineering

Through a combined understanding of technical engineering analytical skills and an intimate understanding of the physiological and behavioural factors of human performance, Industrial Engineering students focus on improving the interactions between people and their workplace. Industrial Engineering co-op students have the knowledge to develop creative solutions to maximize workplace productivity, ergonomics, safety and performance.

Student skills

  • Workplace design
  • Equipment layouts
  • Performance analysis
  • ISO 9000 prep & maintenance
  • Performance measurements
  • Project proposals
  • Operational efficiency databases
  • Data collection & analysis
  • Process mapping
  • Computer simulating
  • Material handling systems
  • Inventory control

Industries

  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Food processing
  • Energy
  • Construction

Past roles

  • Information Systems Specialist
  • Production Engineer
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Climatology Project Assistant
  • Estimating Assistant
  • Industrial Hygiene Intern

Past employers

  • Suncor Energy
  • Canada Bread Company
  • General Motors of Canada
  • Canada Post
  • ExxonMobil Canada
  • LED Roadway Lighting Ltd.
  • Composites Atlantic

Work term schedule

  Fall Winter Summer
3rd year Study Work term 1 Study
4th year Work term 2 Study Work term 3
5th year Study Study Graduation

Coursework

Courses completed prior to work term 1

  • Chemistry 1 & 2
  • Engineering Math 1 & 2
  • Engineering Design 1 & 2
  • Physics & Engineering Statics
  • Computer Programming
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics 2
  • Linear Algebra
  • Biology for Engineers
  • Vector Calculus
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Electric Circuits
  • Thermo-Fluid Engineering 1
  • History of Engineering 1 & 2
  • Differential Equations
  • Engineering Economics
  • 2 electives
  • Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering
  • Ergonomics & Work Design
  • Computational Methods & Algorithms for Industrial Engineering
  • Design of Information Management Systems
  • Operations Research: Linear Models

Additional courses completed prior to work term 2

  • Accounting
  • Analysis and Design of Production Systems
  • Manufacturing Processes & Materials
  • Industrial Statistics
  • Operations Research

Additional courses completed prior to work term 3

  • Simulation of Industrial Systems
  • Quality Control & Reliability
  • Facilities Design
  • Design of Inventory Systems
  • Mechanical Design

Additional courses completed prior to graduation

  • Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial Engineering Design Project
  • Systems Engineering
  • Company Operations & Management
  • Project management & Control
  • Industrial Engineering Design Project
  • 4 Technical Electives
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* Technical Elective options: Project Management, Maintenance Engineering and Management, Industrial Biomechanics, Decision Analysis, Routing and Scheduling, Service Systems, Supply Chain, Stochastic Processes and Queueing, Special Topics in IE, Transportation.

Average pay rates during co-op

Hourly $ 19.97
Weekly $ 781.00

Department

Faculty of Engineering: Industrial Engineering website.