Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering 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. June 3, 2020Electrical engineering undergraduate student awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

    Aneesh Sridhar, undergraduate student in electrical engineering, has been awarded a prestigious 2020 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his potential contributions to the field.

  2. June 2, 2020Celebrating the 2019 Outstanding Performance Award recipients

    The 2019 Outstanding Performance Award recipients have been named.

    “I am very pleased to announce the award recipients for 2019, and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them for their outstanding contributions to the University of Waterloo,” writes Vice-President, Academic & Provost Jim Rush.

  3. May 19, 2020University of Waterloo and TiVO announce new research partnership

    Published in KitchenerToday.com

    CA|May 18

    TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO), the company that brings entertainment together, today announces an innovative partnership with the University of Waterloo that will begin with a project investigating methods to enhance the user quality-of-experience for 360º omnidirectional video on head mounted devices.

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  1. May 11 to June 30, 2020EngSoc ELECTIONS

    Do you want to be involved in the future of the society? Run to be a member of the next B-Society Executive team! Nominate yourself.

    President (May 11-13)

    Represents Engineering students to faculty and university and guide the vision of the Engineering Society

    VP Academic (May 15-22)  

    Provides academic, co-op and mental health supports and advocates on student issues

    VP Finance (May 22-25)

    Oversee the society operations, budgets and spaces (Novelties, POETS, RidgidWare)

  2. May 11 to June 20, 2020EngSoc Patch Design Contest
    Patch Design Contest

    Welcome to S20 Patch Design Contest! Here you can submit designs for patches that you want to see sold in Novelties. Submissions will be voted on and the winning design will be produced and sold in future terms!

    • Submissions: May 11 - June 80
    • Voting: June 10 - June 20

  3. May 15 to Aug. 14, 2020EngSoc Scavenger Hunt
    EngSoc Scavenger Hunt

    EngSoc Scavenger Hunt is a term long event where students find items or participate in events to collect points. It's a chance for people to get involved in the Engineering community and school-wide events. Just like the name would suggest, we are sending you on a gigantic scavenger hunt! Check out the list of items and instructions.

    TOP PRIZE: PURPLE HARD HAT

    There are only 5 purple hard hats available! Prize will go to:

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