Canada's Largest Engineering School

Ranked among the top 50 engineering schools worldwide, Waterloo Engineering is committed to leading engineering education and research.

We are the largest engineering school in Canada, with over 10,500 students enrolled in 2021. In 2019/20, external research funding from Canadian and international partners exceeded $86.8 million, a strong indication of our extensive industry partnerships and the excellence of our engineering research programs.

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An interdisciplinary team of students from the University of Waterloo walked away with the top prize of $500 at the GOODHack24 challenge.  

Waterloo Engineering bachelor students Milind Kumar, Humza Ahmed and Hossein Molavi teamed with Waterloo Math student Amin Mojtahed to win top prize for their Planet Profit software.   

Waterloo-based company Nfinite Nanotech has raised $6.5 million USD in seed funding to scale its nanomaterial product that will help divert plastic waste from landfills.

Co-founded in 2020 by Waterloo Engineering alumni Chee Hau Teoh (MASc ’20), Jhi Yong Loke (MASc ’21) and Dr. Kevin Musselman, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, the company is developing a coating for sustainable and biodegradable food packaging.

Professor Boxin Zhao has been awarded the 2024 Ontario Professional Engineering Association (OPEA) Research and Development Engineering Medal.

The award is given to individuals who have advanced engineering knowledge and have developed useful and novel applications.