Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is Waterloo’s largest academic department, with over 2,500 students, 93 full-time faculty members and 50 support staff. In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs in electrical engineering and computer engineering, ECE provides academic expertise and support to Waterloo’s multidisciplinary mechatronics, nanotechnology, and software engineering programs.
Our research activities cover a wide range of fields, from high-voltage engineering and sustainable energy to breakthroughs in wireless technology that will enhance communications across our global society. Our faculty members and students are creating low-cost digital x-ray imagers to combat tuberculosis in developing countries, and building real-time embedded systems that will advance the design and reliability of consumer and industrial products.
- Mar. 19, 2019
Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) performed the first demonstration of quantum-enhanced noise radar, opening the door to promising advancements in radar technology.
The researchers showed how the quantum process can outperform a classical version of the radar by a factor of 10, enabling the detection of objects that are faster, smaller, or further away – all while making the radar less detectable to targets.
- Mar. 15, 2019
Ten Waterloo researchers are receiving seed funding from the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB).
The funding will support the collaboration of multi-disciplinary research teams across Waterloo faculties and departments, with the goal of propelling scientific innovation and growth, and mentoring the next generation of researchers.
- Mar. 13, 2019
- Mar. 20, 2019
Electrical & Computer Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium features over 70 unique research projects, some of which include impactful technology to assist vision and hearing impaired persons, injured persons, and medical professionals. The incredible projects from Electrical and Computer Engineering students do not stop there, for more information, see the 2019 Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone Design Projects page.
- Mar. 20, 2019
Come watch the finalists of the 3MT faculty-based heats present their research in the 3MT university-wide final competition.
- Mar. 21, 2019
Need to start thinking about a Capstone Design project idea? Interested in solving the personal mobility problems of the future alongside General Motors?