Curriculum

Both the Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management degree (MEng-SCM) and the Master of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management degree (MASc-SCM) are intensive, ten-month residential programs requiring 90 units of graduate subjects. The curriculum has a strong focus on technical and analytical skills, leadership and communication skills, and includes opportunities to engage deeply with top global companies through industry-sponsored research projects, speaker series, and facility tours.

For the MASc-SCM, students complete at least 81 units of required and elective subjects as well as a 9-unit capstone research project. For the MEng-SCM degree, students complete at least 78 units of required and elective subjects as well as a 12-unit research thesis. The subject requirements for this program are described below.

Note: Degree requirements are different for the blended program option. See  SCMb curriculum details 

SCMr Curriculum

ORIENTATION (AUGUST 16-31)

Required Subjects
Subject Number Title Units
SC0x Supply Chain Analytics
6.000.1x Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python
SCM.250 Analytical Methods for Supply Chain Management 6
SCM.280 Supply Chain Communications Workshop 1

FALL

Required Subjects
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.259 Written Communications for Supply Chain Management 3
SCM.260 *Logistics Systems 12
SCM.264 *Databases and Data Analysis for Supply Chain Management 6
Research Project (choose one of the following)
SCM.800 Capstone Project 3
SCM.THG Graduate Thesis 3

IAP

Required Subjects
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.262 Leading Global Teams 3
SCM.254 Applied Programming and Data Analysis in Python  3

SPRING

Required Subjects
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.263 Advanced Writing Workshop for SCM 3
SCM.281 Supply Chain Public Speaking Workshop 1
SCM.295 Supply Chain Study Trek 1
MASc Requirements
SCM.256
or 6.883
Data Science and Machine Learning for Supply Chain Management
Modeling with Machine Learning: From Algorithms to Applications

12

SCM.800 Capstone Project 6
MEng Requirements
6.883 Modeling with Machine Learning: From Algorithms to Applications 12
SCM.THG Graduate Thesis 9

Financial Choices

(choose one of the following)
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.251 *Supply Chain Financial Analysis 9
15.011 Economic Analysis for Business Decisions 9
15.401 Managerial Finance 9
15.521 Accounting Information for Decision Makers 6
15.535 Business Analysis Using Financial Statements 9

Notes

*With the approval of the instructor, students may substitute SCM.260, SCM.264, and/or SCM.251 with the corresponding subject below plus additional electives.
SCM.271 Logistics Systems Topics 3
SCM.274 Databases and Data Analysis for Supply Chain Management Topics 3
SCM.253 Case Studies in Supply Chain Financial Analysis 3

Required Elective Categories

  • SCM Electives – must take at least 6 units (listed below)            
  • Analysis Electives – must take at least 6 units (listed below)        
  • Management Electives – must take at least 6 units (listed below)
  • Additional Electives - must take 3 additional units (for MASc degree ONLY)
Subject Number Title Units
SCM Electives
SCM.261[J] Case Studies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management 9
SCM.266 Freight Transportation 6
SCM.283 Humanitarian Logistics
SCM.284 Humanitarian Logistics Project 12
SCM.290 Sustainable Supply Chain Management 6
SCM.291[J] Procurement 6
SCM.293[J] Urban Last-Mile Logistic 6
SCM.294 Digital Supply Chain Transformation 6
Analysis Electives  
SCM.293[J] Urban Last-Mile Logistics 6
1.200[J] Transportation System Analysis: Performance & Optimization 12
15.071 The Analytics Edge 12
15.093[J] Optimization Methods 12
15.774 The Analytics of Operations Management 12
15.871 Introduction to System Dynamics  6
15.872 System Dynamics II 6
15.873 System Dynamics for Business and Policy 9
IDS.145[J] Data Mining: Finding the Models and Predictions that Create Value 6
IDS.147[J] Statistical Learning and Data Mining 12
IDS.305 Business and Operations Analytics 6
IDS.330 Real Options for Product & System Design 6
IDS.333 Risk and Decision Analysis 6
IDS.338[J] Multidisciplinary Design Optimization 12
Management Electives
SCM.261[J] Case Studies in Supply Chain Management 9
SCM.290 Sustainable Supply Chain Management 6
SCM.291[J] Procurement 6
15.025 Game Theory for Strategic Advantage 9
15.386 Leading in Ambiguity: Steering Through Strategic Inflection Points 6
15.390 New Enterprises 12
15.769 Operations Strategy 9
15.762[J] Supply Chain Planning 6
115.763[J] Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chain Design 6
15.768 Management of Services: Concepts, Design, and Delivery 9
15.769 Operations Strategy 9
15.784 Operations Laboratory 9
15.900 Competitive Strategy 9
15.904 Strategy and the CEO 6