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. May 20, 2022Completing the arc: Varma family donates $1 million for professorship six decades after Waterloo gamble paid off
    By Brian Caldwell
    Faculty of Engineering

    Six decades after travelling halfway around the world to take a chance on a new university in Canada, a proud alumnus is helping it grow in a way he would never have imagined possible.

    Nityan and Varma was the proverbial immigrant with eight dollars in his pocket when he left his native India in the early 1960s to do a master’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Waterloo.

  2. May 10, 2022Fixing the Internet: Alumni startup Tailscale Inc. achieves unicorn status with simpler alternative to VPN systems

    By Brian Caldwell, Faculty of Engineering

    A growing startup company that was co-founded by two Waterloo Engineering graduates is in unicorn territory after securing US $100 million in new funding.

  3. May 6, 2022Electrical and computer engineering professor, Claudio Canizares, honoured for supervision of grad students

    A longtime professor at Waterloo Engineering has been honoured after supervising well over 150 graduate students.

    Claudio Cañizares, a professor of electrical and computer engineering since 1993, is one of three campus-wide winners of the Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision.

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  1. May 25, 2022Distinguished lecture: 6G: The Next AI-Empowered and Hyper-Connected World

    Title: 6G: The Next AI-Empowered and Hyper-Connected World

    Speaker: Dr. Khaled B. Letaief, IEEE Fellow, New Bright Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor, HKUST, Hong Kong, Member, United States National Academy of Engineering, and President, IEEE Communications Society (2018-19)

  2. June 24, 2022ECE distinguished lecture/IEEE seminar: Multifunctional materials for emerging technologies
    Federico Rosei

    Title:  Multifunctional materials for emerging technologies

    Date: June 24, 2022

    Time: 10:00am

    Location: in person, EIT 3142

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