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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Dr. Tizazu Mekonnen has won the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division Early Career Instigator Award sponsored by NOVA Chemicals for his significant contributions to polymer engineering and sustainability.

His research focuses on sustainable materials, including compostable plastics and eco-friendly nanomaterials.

Kitchener-based software company Vidyard has announced that it secured $21 million in August 2023 to fuel the development of its product and artificial intelligence (AI) ambitions. The funding was led by Export Development Canada (EDC).

Co-founded in 2011 by Waterloo Engineering alumni Michael Litt (BASc ’11, systems design engineering) and Devon Galloway (BASc ’10, systems design engineering), Vidyard creates software to host and analyze video performance. Its new AI capabilities include an AI Avatars feature on its Messages platform.