Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering 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. May 19, 2020University of Waterloo and TiVO announce new research partnership

    Published in KitchenerToday.com

    CA|May 18

    TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO), the company that brings entertainment together, today announces an innovative partnership with the University of Waterloo that will begin with a project investigating methods to enhance the user quality-of-experience for 360º omnidirectional video on head mounted devices.

  2. May 4, 2020Engineers among hidden heroes of the pandemic; role in technological strides is vital, Mary Wells writes

    Published in the Vancouver Sun (Print Edition)·

    CA|May 02, 2020·09:05am

    Edition: Final·Section: Opinion·Page: B3

  3. Apr. 30, 2020University of Waterloo Prof: Ripple's XRP is More Environment-Friendly Than PoW Based Bitcoin

    The recent coronavirus pandemic has brought back attention towards maintaining a cordial relationship with our environment. In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the whole world has come to a standstill as roads become empty and factories shut down.

Read all news
  1. May 11 to June 30, 2020ELECTIONS

    Do you want to be involved in the future of the society? Run to be a member of the next B-Society Executive team! Nominate yourself.

    President (May 11-13)

    Represents Engineering students to faculty and university and guide the vision of the Engineering Society

    VP Academic (May 15-22)  

    Provides academic, co-op and mental health supports and advocates on student issues

    VP Finance (May 22-25)

    Oversee the society operations, budgets and spaces (Novelties, POETS, RidgidWare)

  2. May 11 to June 20, 2020Patch Design Contest

    Welcome to S20 Patch Design Contest! Here you can submit designs for patches that you want to see sold in Novelties. Submissions will be voted on and the winning design will be produced and sold in future terms!

    • Submissions: May 11 - June 80
    • Voting: June 10 - June 20
  3. May 15 to Aug. 14, 2020EngSoc Scavenger Hunt

    EngSoc Scavenger Hunt is a term long event where students find items or participate in events to collect points. It's a chance for people to get involved in the Engineering community and school-wide events. Just like the name would suggest, we are sending you on a gigantic scavenger hunt! Check out the list of items and instructions.

    TOP PRIZE: PURPLE HARD HAT

    There are only 5 purple hard hats available! Prize will go to:

All upcoming events

​News reporting

If you have an ECE news story you would like to share, please send us an email.

Social media

Follow us on Facebook AND Instagram @uwaterlooece

Administrative site

Faculty and staff can find departmental administrative information at our ECE Administrative SharePoint site.