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

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