About Electrical and Computer Engineering

girl with cell phoneThe department offers undergraduate degrees (Bachelor of Applied Science, BASc) in core areas of electrical engineering and computer engineering, and jointly runs interdisciplinary undergraduate programs in software engineering, mechatronics, nanotechnology, and biomedical engineering. Our undergraduate students are in Waterloo’s world-renowned co-operative study program, participating in up to six four-month work terms that alternate with their study terms. Our students graduate with considerable experience in the practical application of their skills, while gaining comfort and familiarity with job-seeking and interview skills critical to their careers.

At the graduate level, students have the choice of several core areas of specialization, and the opportunity to study emerging disciplines such as sustainable energy, nanotechnology, and biomedical engineering. Working closely with faculty supervisors, our 700 graduate students contribute to research in:

We offer a professional graduate program, enabling students to complete a Master of Engineering degree in electrical and computer engineering, with optional Graduate Specializations in:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Computer Networking and Security
  • Nanoelectronic Circuits and Systems
  • Nanoelectronic Devices and Materials
  • Software
  • Sustainable Energy

Professionals working in power generation and delivery may also wish to consider online study to obtain a Master of Engineering degree in electrical power engineering.