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.
Our undergraduate program provides students with rigorous foundations in math and physics while exposing them to exciting applications early on in their program.
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.
- May 20, 2022By Brian Caldwell Faculty of Engineering
Six decades after travelling halfway around the world to take a chance on a new university in Canada, a proud alumnus is helping it grow in a way he would never have imagined possible.
Nityan and Varma was the proverbial immigrant with eight dollars in his pocket when he left his native India in the early 1960s to do a master’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Waterloo.
- May 10, 2022
A growing startup company that was co-founded by two Waterloo Engineering graduates is in unicorn territory after securing US $100 million in new funding.
- May 6, 2022
A longtime professor at Waterloo Engineering has been honoured after supervising well over 150 graduate students.
Claudio Cañizares, a professor of electrical and computer engineering since 1993, is one of three campus-wide winners of the Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision.
- May 25, 2022
Title: 6G: The Next AI-Empowered and Hyper-Connected World
Speaker: Dr. Khaled B. Letaief, IEEE Fellow, New Bright Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor, HKUST, Hong Kong, Member, United States National Academy of Engineering, and President, IEEE Communications Society (2018-19)
- June 24, 2022
Title: Multifunctional materials for emerging technologies
Date: June 24, 2022
Location: in person, EIT 3142