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.



The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a dynamic and innovative hub of cutting-edge advancements in technology and engineering. Faculty members lead pioneering research in areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence, communications, embedded systems, and renewable energy, addressing real-world challenges and driving technological breakthroughs.

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Thursday, December 7, 2023 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Coffee and Conversation with the Dean

Beginning March 3rd, and continuing every Thursday through this term, Dean Mary Wells will be available on the 1st floor of E7, outside the C&D, from 3:30-4:30 pm to chat and connect.

Open to all current Faculty of Engineering students, faculty and staff, drop by for a casual conversation with Dean Wells, live and in-person.

When: Every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 PM
Where: Engineering 7, 1st floor, tables outside the C&D
No registration required, just drop by and pull up a chair. Masks and vaccines are required.