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. Sep. 23, 2020Pain-free diabetes device developed by researchers

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed a palm-sized device to monitor glucose levels in people with diabetes using radar and artificial intelligence (AI), not painful finger pricks to draw blood.

    The new technology is safe, fast and accurate, and works by sending radio waves through the skin and into blood vessels when users place the tip of their finger on a touchpad.

  2. Sep. 22, 2020Student inventions win national honours

    One of three top spots for the national James Dyson Award goes to an entry by nanotechnology engineering students.

    Projects by students from Waterloo Engineering took both runner-up prizes in the Canadian leg of the James Dyson Award competition for student inventors.

  3. Sep. 8, 2020Schulich Leader Award winners named

    A group of high school students headed to the University of Waterloo this September have been named 2020 Schulich Leaders. 

    The prestigious award comes with an $80,000 or $100,000 scholarship made possible by businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich.  

    This year, the Schulich Leader Scholarship program supports 100 young Canadians pursing a STEM degree. 

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  1. Aug. 28 to Sep. 30, 2020Engineering IEW Home and Abroad Photo Contest
    IEW

    We are looking for your photos for International Education Week! The Associate Dean-International Office is looking for student-submitted photos that showcase global experience - pictures of food, cities, landscapes, a photo that evokes a memory and shows the perspective you'e gained through travel, study, and/or work abroad or across Canada.

  2. Oct. 7, 2020Virtual Canadian Engineering Graduate Studies Fair

    If you are thinking about graduate school, this is your opportunity to connect with representatives from Canada's top engineering schools! Learn how a graduate degree can move your career forward!

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