Engineering 101/Waterloo Ready

Waterloo Ready helps you make personal connections with other students, provides insider tips, and offers many resources to successfully navigate your first year. 

On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, join us for a virtual Welcome to Engineering: Waterloo Ready Live Session that will cover:

  • Your to-do list for before school starts
  • Tips and resources for international students
  • How to prepare for your first co-op term
  • How to find balance as an Engineering student
  • Meet your Engineering community, including undergraduate advisors/staff from the First Year Office

Throughout the summer, there will also be live virtual program sessions with faculty, staff, and students from your program. The Waterloo Ready Online LEARN Course begins July 15 and Peer Mentorship Communities kick-off on July 19. Watch your email for invites and details!

Eng101 Guide

If you feel like you need some extra tips before school starts, the Engineering 101 Guide is for you (and your parents/supporters). It includes:

  • differences between university and highschool
  • how to make the most out of your classes and tutorials
  • how to prepared for co-op
  • how parents can support 

Math Preparation

The Faculty of Engineering has put into place a math preparation course known as ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL) to help prepare students for academic success.

In the past, weak mathematical abilities and missing background topics have been identified as a cause for poor academic performance. Possible missing background topics are even more relevant this year, given that many incoming students have had their final year of studies interrupted by the pandemic.

We are providing students with ALEKS PPL to assess their personal level of math preparation and enable them to easily fill in any missing background.


Orientation Week

Wondering how you'll find your way around campus, make great friends, join a team, get involved, or just get a handle on what your new world is all about?

You'll definitely want to be part of Orientation Week. It is a full week to get you oriented and connected to your new community, and open the door to tons of opportunities!

To find out more about your orientation, visit Waterloo Engineering Orientation.

During Orientation you'll have the opportunity to:

  • connect with your future classmates
  • experience the unique traditions of the University and your Faculty
  • learn the UWaterloo and community culture
  • hear more about what UWaterloo has to offer