Waterloo Ready - Engineering 

What to expect from Waterloo Ready - Engineering

Welcome to Engineering at Waterloo! Before you start classes in September, we want to help you get up to speed and feel confident that you’ve got the skills you need to be successful in your first year. Waterloo Ready - Engineering provides the tools and resources to help you do just that. 

Math Readiness

All Engineering students have access to ALEKS PPL - an online program that will assess how well prepared you are for your upcoming math courses and provide you with an individualized preparation and learning module to work through. The program can help you to fill any gaps in your knowledge and be ready to succeed this Fall.

You are strongly encouraged to take the assessment as soon as possible. Doing so will help you to understand what gaps you may have and what you should do in the coming weeks to fill those gaps. Details on how to access ALEKS PPL have been emailed to you and can be found in your Waterloo Ready – Engineering LEARN course

Engineering Live Chats

On July 22, 2020 we hosted the Waterloo Ready - Engineering Co-op Live Chats about:

  • Job searching,
  • Employment opportunities,
  • Resume writing, and more!

The Zoom events was recorded and videos is available to watch if you missed live events:

On July 9, the Faculty of Engineering hosted Waterloo Ready – Engineering Live Chats to help answer your questions about becoming a Waterloo Engineering student. If you missed your faculty live chat, watch it below. 

If you have difficulty viewing the recording, try this alternative link.


If you have difficulty viewing the recording, try this alternative link.


If you have difficulty viewing the recording, try this alternative link.


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Engineering LEARN module and discussion boards

LEARN is the University of Waterloo's online learning management system. This is where many of your instructors will organize course materials, activities and assessments.

As part of Waterloo Ready, we've created a LEARN module to help you prepare for September. We've designed it to help you learn about resources and to build your skills for Waterloo Engineering. Check back as there'll be new content each week from the end of June to mid-August. While participating, you'll also get familiar with the platform you'll use for most of your online courses. Get a head start for September by signing in today!

Throughout the Waterloo Ready LEARN modules and discussion boards, you'll learn:

  • How to use our online systems (LEARN, Quest, Portal and more),

  • The differences between high school and university,

  • Routines and best practices for learning,

  • How to prepare for September and what to expect in the first six weeks,

  • Campus resources and supports,

  • Faculty specific hacks for success,

  • Academic preparedness, and

  • How to get involved.

Sign in to LEARN with your username@uwaterloo.ca email address and WatIAM password. You'll see Waterloo Ready - Engineering in your LEARN Courses and Communities. If you haven't set up your official uwaterloo.ca email through Office 365, you'll need to do so before accessing LEARN.

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