About Electrical and Computer Engineering

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is founded on leading engineering education and research, a world-renowned co-operative study program, and a bold history of innovation.

Waterloo Engineering is ranked among the top 50 engineering schools in the world; our ECE department is committed to sustaining that excellence in our areas of research while venturing into growing areas of opportunity. 

We attract the best and brightest students and faculty from around the globe, and our graduates are recruited worldwide by leading engineering firms, corporations, government agencies, and research-intensive universities. 

The future is what we do.


Our curriculum provides students with rigorous foundations in math and physics while exposing them to exciting applications early on in their program.


Learn from top experts in your field of specialization. You will benefit from learning and working with some of Canada's best-equipped research facilities.

Faculty and staff

Our department is home to faculty members who demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in their research, scholarship, and contributions to their field. Our faculty are consistently recognized through internal and external awards and honours.