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. July 21, 2021WATonomous places second in the SAE AutoDrive Challenge

    WATonomous rounds out the final year of the challenge with a second place win, culminating four years of hard work.

  2. June 24, 2021Electrical and computer engineering Professor, Fakhri Karray, and students, receive the 2021 IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Best Land Transportation Paper Award

    Congratulations to electrical and computer engineering professor, Fakhri Karray, and his students, former PhD student, Arief Kowesdwiady, and former postdoctoral fellow, Ridha Soua, for being named recipients of the prestigious 2021 IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Best Land Transportation Paper Award for their article: "Improving Traffic Flow Prediction with Weather Information in Connected Cars: A Deep Learning Approach." 

  3. June 17, 2021From childhood toys to the NASA jet propulsion lab

    Top doctoral graduate Tejinder Singh is still driven by curiosity and a pure passion for learning

    Tejinder Singh has come a long way since he was a boy who loved taking his electronic toys apart and seeing if he could put them back together again.

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  1. Feb. 22 to July 29, 2021The Praxis Ideation Challenge
    the praxis ideation challenge for spinal cord injury innovations register by april 5

    The Faculties of Engineering and Health and the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology are partnering with the Praxis Spinal Cord Institute in The Praxis Ideation Challenge.

  2. July 16 to Aug. 5, 2021GreenHouse Fall Program Opportunities

    Innovation, coaching & networking opportunities at GreenHouse Social Impact Incubator for FYDP Capstone teams interested in working on challenges with organizations and individuals with a problem or venture in mind! Apply to GreenHouse’s Social Innovators in Training & Workplace Innovation Programs by August 5th.

  3. July 29, 2021SFF Debate Competition - Spring 2021

    The spring Stanford Fleming Foundation (SFF) Debate competition will be held on Thursday, July 29th starting at 5:30 p.m. (E.T.).  The competition will be held online using MS Teams.  All engineering students are eligible to participate. Engineering students are invited to register in teams of two.  A team can consist of students from two different engineering disciplines if desired.  No previous debating experience is necessary.

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