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. Feb. 7, 2023Electrical and computer engineering MASc student, Chuan Tian (Ben) Zhang, wins third place in the 2023 GRADflix competition

    On January 31, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs hosted its fifth annual GRADflix Showcase, a hybrid red-carpet event featuring the 25 best 60-second videos produced by graduate students to describe their research. Of those 25, only 4 winning videos were selected that best communicated research being carried out by UWaterloo grad students.

  2. Feb. 1, 2023ECE professor, Mahla Poudineh, awarded Graham Seed funding to develop health-care solutions

    This fall, the University of Waterloo’s Health Initiatives team launched the Graham Seed Fund (GSF) and invited researchers to submit their proposals for innovative health-care solutions. The GSF strengthens the University’s health system partnerships by providing resources for collaborating directly with a full range of health providers and clinicians.

  3. Jan. 16, 2023Alumni-led startup DarwinAI secures $8.1M in funding

    An innovative Industry 4.0 company, founded by four Waterloo Engineering alumni, has raised $8.1 million to enhance its capabilities in printed circuit board defect detection.

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  1. Feb. 10, 2023Guest Lecture: Edge Illumination and Beam Tracking for laboratory-based X-ray phase contrast imaging


    The basic principles and experimental set-ups for Edge Illumination and Beam Tracking X-ray phase-contrast imaging (XPCI) are introduced, along with examples on key applications where phase-based imaging complements and advances the more conventional attenuation-based X-ray imaging. X-ray dark-field techniques are also discussed with an emphasis on the most recent developments on tomography and directional imaging.

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