|Department/School||Systems Design Engineering|
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering|
Fall (September - December)
Winter (January - April)
Spring (May - August)
|Application and document submission deadline(s)||
February 1 (for admission in September)
June 1 (for admission in January of the following year)
October 1 (for admission in May of the following year)
|Program type||Master's, Professional|
|Length of program||16 months (full-time)|
|Registration option(s)||Full-time, Part-time|
|Research specialization(s) - A graduate specialization reflects expertise achieved by a graduate student in a sub-discipline of their primary area of study||
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Mechatronics and Physical Systems
Vision, Image and Signal Processing
What does it take to get in?
Minimum admission requirements
- An Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with at least an overall 75% standing from a recognized university.
- A Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score is required for all students whose undergraduate degree is not from Canada or the USA.
- Supplementary information form (SIF)
- The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
- If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
- Two references are required, a minimum of one academic reference. Applicants who complete their degree five or more years before the application date may submit two professional references
- Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
- TOEFL 80 (writing 22, speaking 20, reading 20, listening 18) IELTS 6.5 (writing 6.0, speaking 6.0)
How much will it cost?
- Use the student budget calculator to estimate your cost and resources
- Visit the graduate program tuition page on the Finance website to determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program
- Review the study and living costs
- Review the funding graduate school resources for graduate students
What can you expect at Waterloo?
- Review the degree requirements on the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar, including the courses that you can anticipate taking as part of completing the degree
- Check out profiles of current graduate students to learn about their experience at Waterloo
- Check out the Waterloo campus and city tours
- Review the Department of Systems Design Engineering website to see information specific to your program of interest