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, 95 full-time faculty members and 50 support 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. Sep. 9, 2019Professor Sherman Shen receives the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) Education Foundation 2019 Award of Merit

    ECE Professor, Sherman Shen, has received the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) Education Foundation (FFCP) 2019 Award of Merit. The FCCP (Ont) Education Foundation gives out an Award of Merit annually to recognise distinguished Chinese Canadians with outstanding achievements in their own fields.

  2. July 31, 2019Professor Alfred Yu awarded $1.65M for ultrasound training

    An electrical and computer engineering professor at the University of Waterloo has been awarded $1.65 million under a federal program designed to train Canada's researchers of tomorrow.

  3. July 30, 2019Mohammed Nassar selected as this term's Engineering Society Teaching Excellence Award recipient

    In recognition of his contributions to ensure academic success for his students, ECE's Mohammed Nassar has been selected as this term’s recipient of the Engineering Society Teaching Excellence Award!

    The award recognizes an instructor who has:

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  1. Sep. 26, 2019WISE Energy Day 2019
    WISE energy day

    Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) invites you to Energy Day: a chance to meet and mingle with WISE researchers; connect the dots and get energized by talented young entrepreneurs and emerging leaders at the most innovative University in Canada; join academic, industry & government experts who have come together to share insights & new ideas for our energy future.

  2. Sep. 28, 2019Terminal Live @ Waterloo

    What is Terminal?

    Terminal is a novel games-based AI challenge for top engineering students. In Terminal, students code strategies to automate play of a tower-defense style video game and compete against other engineers. To see Terminal in action, we recommend you check out this short video from a live event at Carnegie Mellon University.

    Terminal Live @ Waterloo

  3. Oct. 3, 2019Canadian Engineering Graduate Studies Consortium
    consortium group

    Discover the value of engineering graduate studies

    If you are thinking about graduate school, this is your opportunity to connect with representatives from Canada's top engineering schools!

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