University of Waterloo
In the heart of Waterloo Region, at the forefront of innovation, the University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities.
From quantum computing and nanotechnology to clinical psychology, engineering and health sciences research, ideas that will change the world are at the heart of who we are.
The University of Waterloo offers a wide array of Bachelor’s degree programs in the following faculties to over 35,000 students from around the globe:
- Applied Health Sciences
Located in Canada’s tech center and one of the most intelligent places to live in the world, the University of Waterloo is close to Toronto. The city plays host to over 1,000 tech companies , many of which have partnerships with the school.
Waterloo understands that practical learning goes hand in hand with the classroom, and beyond. The university is home to Canada’s first co-op learning program which now has over 6,300 employers working with the school to give students accurate views at as many careers as possible. The co-op program has helped to foster top companies and start-ups like BlackBerry, Vidyard, and Pebble.
The University of Waterloo offers over 190 doctoral and Master’s degree programs and was ranked #152 in the QS World University Rankings 2015. Postgraduate programs include:
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
The engineering and technology schools are ranked 57th in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject and alumni go on to work at companies like BlackBerry (founded by a Waterloo alum), Apple, Ernst & Young, and Google.
Waterloo graduated over 1,700 Master’s degrees in 2014 and 89% of co-op graduates go on to work in the field where they earned their degree. While graduate job placement for the university is excellent, Waterloo also prides itself in its research programs and degrees. With over $200 million in funding from both local and international partners – 31% of funding comes from industry partnerships – the school has been able to push the envelope in innovation in the STEM fields, health sciences, and the arts.