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 7, 2021Electrical and computer engineering MASC student, Colton Pankhurst, awarded 2021 IEEE PES Outstanding Student Scholarship

    Electrical and computer engineering’s Colton Pankhurst, has been selected to receive the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Outstanding Student Scholarship for 2021! Recipients of the award are chosen based on their significant academic achievements, contributions to meeting community and humanitarian needs, and leadership in advancing student engagement within PES.

  2. May 6, 2021Weihua Zhuang wins the 2021 IEEE Canada R.A. Fessenden Award

    Congratulations to electrical and computer engineering professor, Weihua Zhuang, winner of the 2021 IEEE Canada R.A. Fessenden Award. 

  3. Apr. 27, 2021Mohammed Nassar receives Waterloo Undergraduate Association (WUSA) Teaching Award

    The Waterloo Undergraduate Association (WUSA) announced today, the winners of the 2019 and 2020 WUSA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. WUSA’s Teaching Award is a yearly award that celebrates professors who have displayed quality teaching, shown commitment to student success, and looked beyond the classroom. This is also the only award presented by the University of Waterloo Senate selected entirely by undergraduate students.

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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. May 20, 2021Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar Series: Professor Vijay Ganesh

     Title: On the unreasonable effectiveness of SAT solvers

    Over the last two decades, software engineering (broadly construed to include testing, analysis, synthesis, verification, and security) has witnessed a silent revolution in the form of Boolean SAT and SMT solvers.

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