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. Jan. 18, 2022New Chair named for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Professor Kankar Bhattacharya has been selected as the new Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

    Bhattacharya, who will take over from interim Chair Manoj Sachdev, is scheduled to begin a four-year term May 1.

  2. Jan. 13, 2022Electrical and computer engineering professor, Sherman Shen, serving as President of the IEEE Communications Society

    Sherman Shen, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently elected to serve as President of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), the world's leading organiza

  3. Dec. 20, 2021Waterloo's IEEE Electronics Packaging Society (EPS) Student Branch Chapter awarded Outstanding Student Chapter Award 2021

    Waterloo's IEEE Electronics Packaging Society (EPS) Student Branch Chapter was recently awarded the Outstanding Student Chapter Award for 2021 by the local IEEE KW Section. Formed only in 2020, it is the first IEEE EPS Student Branch Chapter in Waterloo region. In less than two years it is recognized for its active organization of events and seminars to promote the EPS charter.

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  1. Jan. 19, 2022Quantum Nano Collision Seminar Series: Professor Kevin Musselman
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  2. Jan. 20, 2022ECE Seminar Series: Electromagnetic Lego by Professor Omar Ramahi

    Title: Electromagnetic Lego

    Date: January 20, 2022

    Time: 3:00pm

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  3. Jan. 24, 2022MASc Seminar Notice - Aiden Feng

    Candidate: Aiden Feng
    Title: A Design of Electronic MedicalRecord System based on Permissioned Blockchain

    Date: January 24, 2022
    Time: 13:30
    Place: online
    Supervisor(s): Gong, Guang


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