The University of Waterloo undertakes regular reviews of all its academic programs, as outlined in the Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) (pdf) approved by Senate. The framework is consistent with recommendations of the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (Quality Council). The newly established Quality Assurance Office facilitates this process.
The review processes are subject to regular audit by the Quality Council.
All University of Waterloo degrees must follow the University Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Level Expectations (UDLEs), or the University Guidelines for Graduate Degree Level Expectations (GDLEs).