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. Aug. 29, 2016ECE welcomes Schulich Leader into STEM program

    Four incoming first-year students at the University of Waterloo are recipients of Schulich Leader Scholarships, which encourage high school graduates to embrace science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in their future careers.

    Colin Daly, from Hamilton, Ontario, has received $80,000 from the scholarship program towards his education in ECE's software engineering program.

    Read the full story.

  2. Aug. 2, 2016Computer engineering alumni in running for entrepreneur honours

    At least seven Waterloo Engineering alumni are in the running for prestigious Ontario entrepreneur awards sponsored by professional services firm Ernst & Young.

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    Dave Kroetsch of Aeryon Labs is one of seven Waterloo Engineering finalists for prestigious entrepreneur award.

  3. July 22, 2016Government of Canada invests $1M into KA Imaging, a UW spinoff company

    Six Canadian innovations (including Waterloo's spin-off company KA Imaging), showing evidence of early promise for improving global health will "transition-to-scale" thanks to new support from Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada.  Read the full story.

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