Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is Waterloo’s largest academic department, with over 2,500 students, 86 full-time faculty members, and more than 50 supportive staff. In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs in electrical engineering and computer engineering, ECE provides academic expertise and support to Waterloo’s multidisciplinary mechatronics, nanotechnology, and software engineering programs.

Our research activities cover a wide range of fields, from high-voltage engineering and sustainable energy to breakthroughs in wireless technology that will enhance communications across our global society. Our faculty members and students are creating low-cost digital x-ray imagers to combat tuberculosis in developing countries, and building real-time embedded systems that will advance the design and reliability of consumer and industrial products.

  1. Sept. 26, 2016Professor Alfred Yu receives the IEEE Ultrasonics Early Career Investigator Award

    ECE professor, Alfred Yu, has been awarded the IEEE Ultrasonics Early Career Investigator Award for his exceptional contributions to ultrasound flow imaging and key discoveries in therapeutic ultrasound biophysics.  This award recognizes the achievements of a researcher in the area of ultrasonics and its applications, and is specific to those researchers in the early stages of their career.

    Congratulations Alfred!

  2. Sept. 20, 2016Software engineering student, Carmen Kwan, receives scholarship under Waterloo’s HeForShe IMPACT scholarship program

    Young women with a passion for computer science, physics and engineering have received $12,000 scholarships under the University of Waterloo’s HeForShe IMPACT scholarship program.

  3. Sept. 6, 2016Funding will help team develop ‘plug-and-play’ robots

    More and more robots are definitely coming to the commercial world and a Waterloo Engineering researcher hopes to speed their arrival by developing cheaper, general-purpose control systems.

    At the moment, the high cost of customized robotics applications in workplaces such as warehouses and manufacturing plants largely limits them to huge companies with plenty of money to invest.

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  1. Oct. 5, 2016Stop and Talk with President Feridun Hamdullahpur

    Come to "Stop and Talk", a chance to chat with President Feridun Hamdullahpur in the Great Hall of the Student Life Centre (SLC). There's no agenda or formal remarks, just a chance to connect and talk about how your term is going and anything else that's on your mind. 

  2. Oct. 6, 2016MASc seminar - Swapnil Kanabar


    Swapnil Kanabar


    Periodic Adaptive Control for Discrete-Time SISO Plant


    Daniel Miller and Andrew Heunis

  3. Oct. 13, 2016Information Session: Waterloo Engineering Spectrum 28 Student Venture Program

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