University of Waterloo

Systems Design Engineering

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Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Engineering
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study:Systems Engineering
Description:Are you interested in a broad range of areas that don't fit into a traditional area of engineering? Then consider Systems Design Engineering, our most flexible Engineering program. You'll learn to apply engineering principles to wherever humans interact with technology - environmental systems, robotics, and computer and interface design. The methods and approaches you'll learn are applicable to the design of almost any product, tool, task, or system. The "Systems" in the name reflects the fact that we take a "big picture" approach to problem solving. You'll learn to look at a system as a whole before attempting to solve the problem. See how one change will affect another element of the system.

Explore and apply design principles in the Systems Design Workshop, get involved with projects such as the Midnight Sun solar car, and work on design projects of your own choosing in your upper years. To complement your required Engineering courses, you can choose from 200 elective courses. Try out different career areas and graduate with 2 years of work experience through co-op work terms. You'll alternate 4-month school terms with paid co-op work terms and earn money to help pay for your education.
URL:Systems Design Engineering at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $17,446
International: $42,272

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*84

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 75]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 04, 2017

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