Not Sure Which Engineering Program To Pursue? Take Waterloo’s Quiz!

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Do you plan to be an engineer? Do you know which engineering program will help you fulfill your future goals?

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo offers students fifteen undergraduate programs. These programs or “majors” are based around specific fields of engineering study and are selected by the student when they apply. However, these Waterloo Engineering programs are direct-entry, which means the student must decide on a specific area before enrollment. 

These are the University of Waterloo’s Engineering programs in alphabetical order:

  1. Architectural Engineering
  2. Architecture
  3. Biomedical Engineering
  4. Chemical Engineering
  5. Civil Engineering
  6. Computer Engineering
  7. Electrical Engineering
  8. Environmental Engineering
  9. Geological Engineering
  10. Management Engineering
  11. Mechanical Engineering
  12. Mechatronics Engineering
  13. Nanotechnology Engineering
  14. Software Engineering
  15. Systems Design Engineering

So how can you make this decision easier? By taking Waterloo’s Engineering quiz!

engineering program quiz, the university of waterloo

According to their website, this quiz was built with the assistance of students in Management Engineering. Basically, it uses data-mining techniques that help determine three Engineering programs that best suit your interests, skills, and long-term goals. After surveying Waterloo Engineering students, they were able to identify common qualities that led students to one program or another. The quiz determines which students share your interests, where they are studying, and where you might fit in as a result. 

Basically, the engineering quiz begins with the fundamentals:

waterloo question about fundamentals

Then it goes a little deeper:

waterloo question about team

Also, what’s your dream work environment like?

engineering question about work environment

And do you need to touch it with your hands?

engineering quiz about functionality

How do you work with others?

engineering program quiz question about team player

Moreover, what’s the best way you work?

engineering quiz question about work

Where is your passion?

engineering quiz question about passion

Also, what captures your interest?

engineering program quiz question about interest

Finally, what/who are you most interested to work with?

engineering program question about setting

And that’s it! Now, you land on a results page similar to the one below. These results also provide links that deeper explain each engineering program in more detail so you can better determine the best fit for you! If you’re looking for information on how to pay for your tuition at the University of Waterloo, read Top 6 Ways To Finance Your Tuition At Waterloo. Good luck, future engineers!

waterloo quiz results

Published on March 14, 2020

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