Systems Design Engineering - MEng at Waterloo

At a glance:

Application and document submission deadlines

  • 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)

Graduate specializations

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Biomedical Systems
  • Human Factors
  • Mechatronics and Physical Systems
  • Vision, Image and Signal Processing 

Study options

  • Coursework

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.
  • Two references, a minimum of one academic reference. Applicants who complete their degree five or more years before the application date may submit two professional references.
    • Note: effective fall 2021, the number of required references changed from three to two.
  • 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)

Approximate tuition, fees, and living costs

  • To determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program, visit the Graduate program tuition page on the Finance website. Once you are on the page:
    • Choose your program type: master’s & diploma programs or doctoral programs
    • Choose your residency status: Canadian/permanent resident or international
    • Choose a term (tuition amounts for future terms are posted approximately two months prior to the start of each term and incidental fees are subject to change)
    • Find your program under the appropriate faculty. Tuition amounts are listed per term, with three terms occurring over the course of a year.
  • Review the study and living costs