Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Course List

* indicates recommended courses (if you would like the Centre to consider a course to be recommended, please inform us).


  • *SYDE 556: Simulating Neurobiological Systems
  • *AMATH/BIO 382: Computational Modelling of Cellular Systems
  • *SYDE 252: Signals and Systems
  • *SYDE 352, AM 455/655: Control Theory
  • SYDE 372: Pattern Recognition
  • SYDE 422: Machine Intelligence
  • SYDE 575: Image Processing
  • AMATH 451: Dynamical Systems


  • *BIOL 377: Systems Neuroscience
  • *BIOL 476 - Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • BIOL 376: Cellular Neurophysiology
  • *KIN 201: Human Anatomy of the Central Nervous System
  • KIN 255: Psychomotor Behaviour
  • KIN 356: Information Processing in Human Perceptual Motor Performance
  • KIN 357: Motor Learning
  • KIN 416: Neuromuscular Integration
  • KIN 456: Cognitive Dysfunction and Motor Skill
  • BIOL 273, SCI 351: Human Physiology
  • *PSYCH 261: Physiological Psychology


  • PHIL/PSYCH 256: Cognitive Science
  • PSYCH 207: Cognitive Processes
  • *PSYCH 307: Human Neuropsychology (PSYCH 101 and 207 are prerequisites)
  • PSYCH 396: Research in Behavioural Neuroscience
  • *PSYCH420/792 - Introduction to the Methods of Computational Neuroscience
  • PHIL/PSYCH 447: Seminar in Cognitive Science

Note: AMATH = Applied Mathematics, SYDE = Systems Design Engineering, CS = Computer Science, KIN = Kinesiology, BIOL = Biology, OPTOM = Optometry, PSYCH = Psychology, PHIL = Philosophy

If you know of other courses at the University not listed here, please inform us.

Waterloo researchers among top in Canada

Chris Eliasmith writing on a whiteboardChris Eliasmith, Director of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, received the prestigious John C. Polanyi Award  and is also an inaugural member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.

How to Build a Brain

Chris Eliasmith’s team at the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience has built Spaun, the world’s largest simulation of a functioning brain. The related book is now available and for the full article Waterloo Stories.


This is a collection of coverage of work with Nengo (Neural Engineering Objects) that has appeared in the popular press recently.