Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering 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
  1. Sep. 8, 2020Schulich Leader Award winners named

    A group of high school students headed to the University of Waterloo this September have been named 2020 Schulich Leaders. 

    The prestigious award comes with an $80,000 or $100,000 scholarship made possible by businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich.  

    This year, the Schulich Leader Scholarship program supports 100 young Canadians pursing a STEM degree. 

  2. Aug. 13, 2020AI expert weighs in on Canada's new tracing app

    A Waterloo electrical and computer engineering professor provides feedback on the federal government’s COVID-19 app in a question-and-answer article released today.

  3. Aug. 4, 2020Four alumni firms win government support to expand

    Four local companies with roots at Waterloo Engineering will receive a total of more than $10 million in federal funding to help grow and expand around the world.

    Intellijoint Surgical, SSIMWAVE, KA Imaging and TeTechS are among eight Waterloo Region companies in all named for backing in an announcement by Mélanie Joly, the minister of economic development.

    The money comes as no-interest, repayable loans from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, or FedDev Ontario.

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  1. Aug. 28 to Sep. 22, 2020Engineering IEW Home and Abroad Photo Contest
    IEW

    We are looking for your photos for International Education Week! The Associate Dean-International Office is looking for student-submitted photos that showcase global experience - pictures of food, cities, landscapes, a photo that evokes a memory and shows the perspective you'e gained through travel, study, and/or work abroad or across Canada.

  2. Sep. 26, 2020Waterloo Engineering Class Reunion 2020
    Bus push

    The Waterloo Engineering alumni class reunion in 2020 is taking place on September 26, 2020 online.

  3. Sep. 26, 2020Economic Outlook: In the Shadows of the Pandemic
    COVID

    See the legendary Professor Larry Smith deliver one of his famous addresses in this lecture about the COVID-19 crisis from an economic perspective. All are welcome to register and attend this virtual webinar.

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