Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Waterloo. We are a vibrant, friendly and energetic group of students, staff, and faculty dedicated to education and research in an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment.

Our department is home to more than 2000 talented undergraduate students enrolled in our world-renowned co-operative education program. Here, our students have the opportunity to explore careers, gain experience and earn money. We also offer undergraduate programs in software, mechatronics, nanotechnology, and biomedical engineering, in collaboration with other departments on campus.

Our department is also home to more than 750 innovative and highly dedicated graduate students with inquisitive minds seeking to advance the state of the art, and develop expertise in their fields of research. We offer highly-regarded and unique Master of Engineering Co-op and regular Master of Engineering programs (with various specializations), a research-based Master of Applied Science program, and a Doctor of Philosophy program, all designed to prepare our students for careers in academic, government, or corporate environments.

Kankar Bhattacharya

We are one of the largest ECE departments in North America, with a faculty complement of more than 94 talented faculty members who cover a range of 14 recognized research areas, spanning from communications, control, power and energy, electronic devices, nanotechnology, quantum information, antennas, microwaves and wave optics, biomedical, artificial intelligence & robotics, computer hardware, software, to silicon devices and integrated circuits. Of our world-class faculty, 21 are Fellows of the IEEE, 11 are Fellows of Canadian Academy of Engineering, and 5 are Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.

Our department is home to world-class research labs, such as the High Voltage Engineering Lab, Giga-to-Nano (G2N) Centre, Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems, and Centre for Integrated RF Engineering, among others. Our state-of-the-art facilities are designed to promote engagement between our faculty and our students.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our department. It would be a pleasure if you visited us here at Waterloo, or joined our department as a student, staff or faculty member in the future!

Welcome to ECE@Waterloo!

Professor and Chair
Kankar Bhattacharya