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. June 4, 20212020 Outstanding Performance Award recipients named

    "I am very pleased to announce the Outstanding Performance Award recipients for 2020 and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them for their outstanding contributions to the University of Waterloo," writes James Rush, vice-president, academic & provost.

    The 2020 Outstanding Performance Award winners in electrical and computer engineering are:

  2. May 31, 2021Electrical and computer engineering alumnus, Tejinder Singh, wins Governor General’s Gold Medal

    In recognition of achieving the highest academic standing at the graduate level, former electrical and computer engineering PhD student, Tejinder Singh, has been awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal.

  3. May 27, 2021Collaboration with Japan yields new AV safety tool

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering and in Japan have developed a mathematical method to improve the safety of autonomous vehicles and other autonomous systems.

    The new tool, developed as part of a five-year collaboration, gives engineers a systematic way to determine the safety margin made necessary by uncertainties in sensors and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.

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  1. Feb. 22 to July 29, 2021The Praxis Ideation Challenge
    the praxis ideation challenge for spinal cord injury innovations register by april 5

    The Faculties of Engineering and Health and the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology are partnering with the Praxis Spinal Cord Institute in The Praxis Ideation Challenge.

  2. June 24, 2021Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar Series: Professor Na Young Kim

    Title:  Solid-State Quantum Platforms: Bloch Exciton-Polaritons and Rydberg Excitons

    The first quantum revolution in the 20th century has transformed our lifestyles remarkably with triumphant scientific discoveries, original and powerful inventions, and advanced technologies.

  3. Sep. 23, 2021Distinguished lecture - Jong-Hwan Kim, KT Endowed Chair Professor, College of Engineering, KAIST, FIEEE

    Title: Machine intelligence based on intelligence operating architecture

    Date: September 23, 2021

    Time: 10:00am

    Registration details to come.

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