Master of Engineering (MEng) in Systems Design Engineering

A Master of Engineering (MEng) degree is ideal for a recent graduate or professional seeking advanced training to enhance and strengthen a career in the field of engineering. Students in this course-based program do not have a research supervisor and are expected to be financially self-supported. Review the below MEng program information before starting your application. Full details are available on the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.

Program details

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.
    • GRE score requirement is currently being waived for all applicants**

Documents required

  • Resume
  • Supplementary information form
  • Transcript(s)
  • 2 references with at least one from an academic source. Applicants who completed their previous degree(s) five or more years before the application date may submit 2 professional references.
  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

Application deadlines

Begin your application at least two weeks prior to the deadlines below to give your referees enough time to submit references on your behalf, and to ensure you have enough time to upload the documents required.

Application submission is currently open for the following start dates:

Program start Complete your application by
Fall term - September 1 December 1
Winter term - January 1 June 1
Spring term - May 1 October 1

ALL required documents must be uploaded by the deadline date. We recommend you upload your documents within two weeks of receiving your Waterloo ID Number so we can begin reviewing your application package.

Note: Admission decisions are not made on a first-come first-served basis.