Welcome to Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo

We are one of the largest combined departments of civil, environmental, geological and architectural engineering in Canada and our community of innovative, engaged students, staff and faculty is more than 1,000 strong.

There’s a lot we’re proud of here, and whether you’re a future or current undergraduate student, interested in graduate studies or just curious about our department, we invite you to explore our programs, research and other information on this site to find out more.

  1. May 18, 2021New tool helps organizations prioritize building repairs

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed a tool to help governments and other organizations with limited budgets spend money on building repairs more wisely.

    The new tool uses artificial intelligence (AI) and text mining techniques to analyze written inspection reports and determine which work is most urgently needed.

  2. May 11, 2021Alumnus elected to lead Ontario engineering society
    Mark Frayne

    An alumnus of Waterloo Engineering is the new president and chair of a provincial association that brings engineers together for the benefit of the profession and society as a whole.

    Mark Frayne (BASc ’87, geological engineering) brings 30 years of experience in the mining industry and numerous volunteer roles in Sudbury to his leadership post with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). To continue reading this story click here.

  3. Apr. 27, 2021University of Waterloo’s Warrior Home Team competed at the 2020 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Build Challenge

    University of Waterloo’s Warrior Home Team competed at the 2020 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Build Challenge during the week of April 15 -18, 2021, and had an outstanding performance with a total of six awards:

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