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. Mar. 17, 2020Ontario government awards $780K to ECE researchers for infrastructure

    Researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) will receive $780,000 from the provincial government to further research innovation in Ontario. The Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure (ORF-RI) awards advance research programs by supporting infrastructure needs such as equipment and modern facilities. The announcement is part of a larger investment by the Province of Ontario aimed at advancing Ontario’s competitive edge.

  2. Feb. 28, 2020Quantum researchers able to split one photon into three

    Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo report the first occurrence of directly splitting one photon into three.

  3. Feb. 26, 2020Better breast cancer screening

    Inexpensive new technology promises benefits including more frequent tests, earlier detection and enormous health-care savings

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed new, inexpensive technology that could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation.

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