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.

STUDENT WORKING AT DESK2,500+ STUDENTS
Feather icon96 FACULTY MEMBERS
$27+ research funding$27M+ RESEARCH FUNDING
GROUP50+ SUPPORT STAFF
GRADUATE11,800+ ALUMNI

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.

 

Resources

  1. Nov. 21, 2022Professor Zbig Wasilewski elevated to IEEE Fellow

    ECE Professor, Zbig Wasilewski, has been elevated to Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to molecular beam epitaxy growth technology and photonic devices.

  2. Nov. 7, 2022Electrical and computer engineering professor, Kerstin Dautenhahn, selected as one of the 35 Women in Robotics Engineering and Science (WiRES) recipients

    Electrical and computer engineering's Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn was selected as one of the 35 Women in Robotics Engineering and Science (WiRES) recipients at the 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intellige

  3. Oct. 13, 2022Getting off to a great start

    Two first-year electrical and computer engineering students begin their studies backed by $100,000 Loran scholarships

    Originally published in Waterloo News.

    Two new students with impressive leadership potential began their academic careers at the University of Waterloo this fall backed by prestigious national scholarships worth up to $100,000 over four years.

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  1. Dec. 12, 2022MASc Seminar Notice: "Online Scheduling of Operator Assistance for Multi-Robot Teams with Uncertain Robot Capabilities and Environments" by Yifan Cai

    Name: Yifan Cai

    Date: Dec 12, 2022

    Time: 1:00pm

    Location: online

    Supervisors: Stephan Smith

    Title: Online Scheduling of Operator Assistance for Multi-Robot Teams with Uncertain Robot Capabilities and Environments

  2. Jan. 24, 2023Undergraduate Admissions Webinar Series: Applying to Waterloo Engineering (Grade 11 & 12 American students)
    Five engineering students wearing coveralls.

    Waterloo Engineering invites future undergraduate students to join us for an admissions focused webinar to help understand the undergraduate application process, how to apply, how to make the most of your Admission Information Form (AIF) and online video interview!

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