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Professional education at the University of Waterloo



WatSPEED is here to help support your professional development and lifelong learning journey

As a busy professional, you want to extract tangible results and business value from your learning. Our programs are application-focused, delivering training on leading-edge business practices, disruptive technologies, and future-ready job skills, designed for professionals looking to stay strong and competitive in their careers. 

We’ll help you build the skills needed to keep pace with rapid technological change, and the courage to navigate future disruption, so you can stay agile in an environment of constant change. 

Programs and courses

Career Accelerator Programs

Gain the knowledge and experience needed to achieve a new job or promotion in the advanced manufacturing or secure coding fields.


Dig into data analytics, data science, machine learning, big data, artificial intelligence, and more.

Business, leadership, and project management

Discover essential programs designed to expand your skills and accelerate your career.

Health care and pharmacy

Explore award-winning courses built for pharmacists, nurses, and other health care professionals.


Gain new knowledge and insights to address the most pressing issues facing your organization.

Online skills training | In partnership with ed2go

Browse six-week online courses for professionals looking to obtain new skills or introductory knowledge on various topics.

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Browse all upcoming courses and programs.

More than 25,000 professionals have completed a WatSPEED course or program

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Top 1%
among the world's universities
Center for World University Rankings 2023
Top 25
in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems
QS World University Rankings 2023