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.

STUDENT WORKING AT DESK2,500+ STUDENTS
Feather icon96 FACULTY MEMBERS
$27+ research funding$27M+ RESEARCH FUNDING
GROUP50+ SUPPORT STAFF
GRADUATE11,800+ ALUMNI
  1. Oct. 23, 2020A message from the Chair to our graduating students

    Dear Electrical and Computer Engineering Class of 2020,

  2. Oct. 22, 2020New partnership brings Waterloo innovations to Japanese market

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) has partnered with Japanese accelerator Landing Pad Tokyo (LPT) to bring University of Waterloo developed technologies to the Japanese market.

    “The goal of this partnership is to help Waterloo companies enter the Asian market, and to accelerate the research and development of new technologies through partnerships with Japanese businesses,” said Sushanta Mitra, Executive Director of WIN.

  3. Oct. 15, 2020A message of condolence from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    It is with great sadness the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering announces the sudden passing of Jason Arbour, a second year computer engineering student. His family states "Jason was a loving, thoughtful soul and his life ended far too soon.  We are grateful for the friendships he made at UW and the communities he was a part of.”   

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  1. Oct. 23 to 24, 2020What's Next / What Now - Women in Engineering Conference
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    This full-day conference for first and upper-year engineer students will showcase a variety of guest speakers and workshops focused on helping participants navigate through both student life and career preparation. From planning out your next four years in undergrad to learning what to expect when you enter the workforce, this conference will help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to achieve your goals with confidence.

  2. Oct. 29, 2020Hult Prize Waterloo 2021 Kick-Off
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    Get ready for Hult 2021! It’s been a unique year so far but that doesn’t stop us from bringing you the Hult Prize, a social entrepreneurship competition which challenges student teams around the globe to develop sustainable social ventures to address the world's most pressing issues—with a global grand prize of $1 million USD! Please register to join us at our Kick-Off event.

  3. Nov. 2 to 23, 2020FREE, 4-week Mental Toughness program for female-identifying students in Engineering

    Register for this FREE, 4-week Mental Toughness program (1 virtual workshop/week on Mondays 6:00-7:30 pm, starting November 2, 2020).  The program is tailored for women-identifying students, where you will learn how to cope with the stress and anxiety you face from living your life as a student, how to budget properly so that you can have financial freedom later, what skills you need to develop to become the leader you want to be (and how to develop them), and the truth behind health, nutrition and your body weight. 

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