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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.

Graduate Symposium 2022

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding our annual Graduate Symposium again in 2022! 


SYDE Graduate Students Association

The Systems Design Engineering Graduate Student Association (SYDE-GSA) provides services for full and part-time grad students. 


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


current graduate students

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.  

Jessica Sparry 
Graduate Administrative Coordinator
Contact for: MASc and PhD programs (including GRS and award payments)

Colleen Mechler
Graduate Studies Assistant
Contact for: MEng program

Eihab Abdel-Rahman
Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies

General inquiries

Academic requirements and resources

The sections below contain links to helpful information and processes for current and new Systems Design Engineering graduate students to follow.

Questions regarding graduate program matters should be directed to the contact noted above for your program.