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. Apr. 17, 2019Waterloo hackers top the standings in North America

    Hackers at the University of Waterloo topped counterparts at more than 2,000 other schools to take first-place honours in a North American league for the popular invention competitions.

    The result reflected the fact over 3,200 Waterloo students took part in more than 150 events supported by Major League Hacking (MLH) during the 2017-2018 season and finished in the top three at 30 of them.

  2. Apr. 16, 2019Professor David Wang celebrates 30 years on campus

    Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it’s what drives Professor David Wang of electrical and computer engineering who is celebrating 30 years as a professor and 35 years since arriving from Saskatchewan as a graduate student at Waterloo.

  3. Apr. 12, 2019Professor Raafat Mansour selected 2019 recipient of the IEEE Canada A.G.L. McNaughton Award

    ECE Professor, Raafat Mansour, has been selected by IEEE Canada as the 2019 recipient of the  IEEE Canada A.G.L. McNaughton Award. The Medal is awarded to an Outstanding Canadian Engineer who is recognized for exemplary contributions to the engineering profession.  Professor Mansour will receive his award in May at the IEEE Canada Awards Gala.

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  1. Apr. 30, 2019Have you disclosed your IP?

    The deadline for faculty members to disclose Intellectual Property (IP) and commercialization information using the Electronic IP Disclosure Form has been extended to April 30, 2019.

  2. Apr. 22, 2019PhD Comprehensive Examination Notice - Aram Kirakosyan

    Candidate: Aram Kirakosyan

    Topic: Control of Voltage Source Converter Based Multi Terminal DC and Hybrid AC/DC Systems

    Date: April 22, 2019

    Time: 10:00 AM

    Place: EIT 3151-3153

    Supervisor(s): El-Saadany, Ehab

    All are welcome to attend.

  3. Apr. 22, 2019ECE Graduate Student Wellness Week
    We invite all Waterloo ECE graduate students to join us every day during the week of April 22-26, 2019 from 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
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