Electrical and Computer Engineering's (ECE) undergraduate curriculum empowers the engineer of the future

Electrical and computer engineers help shape the future through innovations that harness nature’s forces.  They improve systems with creative solutions that serve everyday needs of society spanning from communications to energy and technology.  Our curriculum provides students with rigorous foundations in math and physics while exposing them to exciting applications early on in their program.

Empowering “makers” Early exposure to hands-on activities
Active learningDevelop critical thinking skills
Customized curriculumSelect courses based on interest

Programs offered:

Our department offers an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in two core undergraduate programs:

Waterloo Engineering employs a “direct-entry” approach, in which students apply for specific programs. Recognizing many students know they want to study in this area, but are not familiar with the concepts to determine where their interests lay, we make it possible for students to move between programs early on in their studies.

The computer engineering and electrical engineering programs span the field in slightly different ways to provide students with core knowledge and the ability to focus on one or more target areas.

Interdisciplinary undergraduate programs offered:

Learn more about the Electrical and Computer Engineering programs from Continuing Lecturer and Engineering Director of Admissions William Bishop, PhD.