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. Dec. 3, 2021Can robots help level the playing field for children with disabilities?

    A new basketball-playing robot called MyJay is part of a vision for a future in which social robots are accessible to children in public schools and libraries.

    By Beth Gallagher University Relations

  2. Nov. 18, 2021Engineering mourns the death of Adjunct Professor Nagula Sangary

    Nagula Sangary, a researcher with the Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS) and an adjunct associate professor in electrical and computer engineering, died on Monday, November 15.

    Sangary was involved in the forming of CIARS and was well known for bringing his broad industry experience to his research and student mentorship.

  3. Nov. 17, 2021Pushing the potential of ultrasound

    Engineering prof Alfred Yu wins Steacie fellowship to pursue high-risk, high-reward research

    By Brian Caldwell

    Faculty of Engineering

    For now, Alfred Yu is focused on two distinct lines of research as he works to develop the next generation of ultrasound technology – one involving diagnosis and the other involving therapy.

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  1. Nov. 17, 2021 to Jan. @13, 2022Undergraduate Admissions Webinar Series: Admissions tips & tricks

    Future undergraduate engineering students are invited to join us for an admissions-focused webinar that will focus on the admissions process and cover topics like how to apply, tips for your Admissions Information Form (AIF), and more!

    Our panellists will include our Director/Associate Director of Admissions as well as current students who successfully went through the process themselves.

  2. Dec. 8, 2021Degraded Reference Image Quality Assessment

    Candidate: Xinyu Guo
    Title: Degraded Reference Image Quality Assessment
    Date: December 8, 2021
    Time: 12:00
    Place: MS Teams
    Supervisor(s): Wang, Zhou

    Images/videos are playing a more and more important role in the 21st century.

  3. Dec. 9, 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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