Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Waterloo

Electrical and computer engineers shape the future through innovation.  They develop and improve systems that serve everyday needs of society spanning from high-voltage engineering and sustainable energy, to breakthroughs in wireless technology. Our faculty and students do everything from creating low-cost digital x-ray imagers to combat tuberculosis in developing countries, to building real-time embedded systems to advance the design and reliability of commercial products.  ECE - the future is what we do.

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Future undergraduates

Our undergraduate program provides students with rigorous foundations in math and physics while exposing them to exciting applications early on in their program.

Future graduates

Our students come from all over the globe to experience our first-rate faculty, education, and research programs. Our graduates are among the most sought after in the world.



  1. Oct. 15, 2021The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering mourns the loss of Professor Safieddin (Ali) Safavi-Naeini

    This week our department lost a professor, researcher, colleague, and above all, friend. Professor Safieddin (Ali) Safavi-Naeini passed away on Sunday, October 10th leaving behind a remarkable legacy; his passing is a major loss to all who knew him, as well as to the broader scientific community.

  2. Oct. 14, 2021Engineering alumni make US $1.75-billion sale

    Frank Baylis and Kris Shah announce huge deal for the cardiology devices business they built

    A company that is co-owned by former classmates at Waterloo Engineering has hit pay dirt with the sale of its cardiology business for US $1.75 billion.

  3. Oct. 12, 2021A message from Dean Wells: remembering Safieddin (Ali) Safavi-Naeini

    Dear Colleagues,

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  1. Oct. 13 to 27, 2021General member recruitment for Integrated Natural Sciences & Computer Sciences Club

    Do you want to be part of the beginning of something unique? Are you interested in all fields of sciences AND computer sciences? UW Integrated Natural Sciences & Computer Sciences Club is looking for general members!

  2. Oct. 18 to 22, 2021Women's Entrepreneurship Week 2021
    WEW 2021

    The Conrad School is hosting a Speaker Series to celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Week 2021 with Montclair University and other institutions around the globe. Celebrate with us!

  3. Oct. 28, 2021Coffee and Conversation with the Dean
    Purple Graphic Coffee and Conversation with Dean Mary Wells

    Beginning September 23rd, and continuing every Thursday through this term, Dean Mary Wells will be available on the 1st floor of E7, outside the C&D, from 3-5 pm for a chat and to connect.

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