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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.

  1. May 16, 2018WATonomous wins awards in autonomous car contest

    University of Waterloo students drove away from the first part of a competition to develop a self-driving car with four awards and a fourth place overall finish.

    Competing in the three-year AutoDrive Challenge held April 30 to May 5 in Arizona, the WATonomous student team won first in the Social Responsibility Presentation, second in both the Concept Design Report and Mapping Challenge events and third in Technical Reports contest. 

  2. May 2, 2018Professor Slim Boumaiza is honoured at Rideau Hall for wireless work

  3. Apr. 11, 2018ECE student wins 1st place in 2018 IEEE Student Poster Competition

    ECE MASc student, Jesse Schmidt, has won 1st place in the 2018 IEEE Student Poster Competition (SPC) for his poster entitled "Bioimpedance Sensor Array in CMOS Technology." 

    IEEE SPC is an annual competition where undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to present and share their research with other students and researchers. This year's competition was held March 29th at the University of Guelph; the competition was co-sponsored by IEEE Canada (Kitchener-Waterloo Section) and the University of Guelph's IEEE Student Branch. 

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  1. June 21 to 22, 2018Resource Recovery Partnership Conference 2018

    The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association are pleased to offer complimentary academic registration to faculty and students for this 2-day event.

    This conference is intended to bring together international experts, policy makers, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to explore how the advancements in resource recovery technologies and the pursuit of a sustainable economy are changing the way we interact with our world.

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