Current graduate students

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Graduate courses 

Graduate students may choose from courses within the 500, 600, and 700 series. Consult your degree requirements when choosing courses.

Grad Student Events 

Complete the form to publicly announce upcoming seminars, PhD comprehensive exams, and PhD defenses.

Graduate Student Association (GSA-UW)

The GSA-UW is seeking a new councillor to represent graduate students in the Department of Systems Design Engineering. 


Convocation is the culmination of years of your hard work, passion and commitment. Get more information about the convocation process.

Department graduate office contacts

When contacting members of the SYDE Graduate Studies Office, please use your Waterloo e-mail address if you are a current student at the University of Waterloo.

We request that you include your name as shown on Quest and your 8-digit student identification number so we can access your records and promptly address your questions.  

Anna Cunningham
Academic Services Coordinator - PhD
Contact for: PhD programs, GRS and award payments for all programs

Shannel Noseworthy
Academic Services Coordinator - MASc and MEng
Contact for: Master's programs and TA administration

Nasser Lashgarian Azad
Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies

General inquiries