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.

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Future undergraduates

Our undergraduate program provides students with rigorous foundations in math and physics while exposing them to exciting applications early on in their program.

Future graduates

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.



  1. June 24, 2022Electrical and computer engineering PhD student, Sheida Gohardehi, wins TEXPO 2022 Award for Microsystems Innovation by Women

    Congratulations to electrical and computer engineering PhD student, She

  2. June 20, 2022Electrical and computer engineering professor, Claudio Canizares, receives 2022 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Prize Paper Award

    Electrical and computer engineering professor, Claudio Canizares is the recipient of the 2022 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Prize Paper Award for a paper he co-authored entitled "Definition and Classification of Power System Stability Revisited & Extended."

  3. June 15, 2022Celebrating Waterloo's graduating PhD students

    Waterloo recognizes six PhD students for earning the highest academic status within their faculty and their innovative research

    By Angelica Marie Sanchez. This article was originally published on Waterloo News.

    For graduating PhD students, completing their dissertation defence is a significant milestone and convocation is an exciting time to celebrate their accomplishments with friends and family.

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  1. June 29, 2022 Entrepreneurial Ph.D. Fellowship Information Session
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    The University of Waterloo is awarding Entrepreneurial Ph.D. Fellowships to support outstanding, business-minded Waterloo doctoral students who are interested in commercializing their research.

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