Systems Design Engineering - PhD at Waterloo

At a glance:

Research areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Machine Learning and Intelligence
  • Mechatronic and Physical Systems
  • Modelling, Simulation and Systems Theory
  • Optimization and Decision Making
  • Societal and Environmental Systems
  • Vision, Image and Signal Processing

Minimum admission requirements

  • Excellent background preparation and academic achievement in prior degrees, usually a relevant (i.e. thesis-based) Master's degree with an 80% average from a recognized university.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate research problems and to execute the research required to solve problems (such as a Master of Applied Science (MASc) research thesis or published scientific/technical papers).
  • Three references, at least two from academic sources that are able to comment upon academic preparation and research ability
  • 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

  • Canadian and permanent resident students, full-time: $2,254.00 tuition and $470.90 incidental fees per term (as of fall 2019)
  • International students, full-time: $6,972.00 tuition and $682.90 incidental fees per term (as of fall 2019)
  • Study and living costs

Application deadlines

  • October 1, 2019 (for admission in May 2020)
  • February 1, 2020 (for admission in September 2020)
  • June 1, 2020 (for admission in January 2021)