SYDE / BME Readiness Assessment for new SYDE and BME students starting in 1A in Fall 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Due date: Monday, September 9th 2019

The test itself will become available later in August 2019.

The SYDE/BME Readiness Assessment is a diagnostic test. The questions on the assessment cover fundamental background for the courses that students will take in their first term. It is not for credit – rather, a tool to help identify areas where students need support. The assessment can be done from a personal computer with an internet connection. 

Students can access the assessment via UWaterloo's LEARN system. To login into LEARN, students should use their email address and password (e.g., for email address, username is jsmith). Once logged in, the course name is "2019 Incoming SYDE and BME Engineering Students Community". 

Students are advised to first complete a number of included practice quizzes before completing the test.

Useful links

Grade 12 Advanced Functions and Pre-Calculus:

Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors:

Physics Basics via Physics Classroom:

Basics of Programming:

Additional math links

Paul's Online Math Notes: