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.


  1. June 8, 2023Researchers develop smart wound dressing for burns

    A team of researchers led by Dr. Boxin Zhao, a professor in chemical engineering at the University of Waterloo, has made significant strides in developing intelligent hydrogel materials for use as a reusable wound dressing.

    Using advanced polymers, this new programmable 3D printed wound dressing could enhance the healing process for burn patients and have potential applications for drug delivery in cancer treatment as well as in the cosmetic industry.

  2. June 8, 2023Prof outlines health risks posed by wildfires

    Several wildfires in the Canadian province of Quebec have caused hazy skies and sent air quality plunging in parts of Ontario and the northeastern United States. The most harmful air pollutant worldwide is fine particular matter, with the biggest natural source of this pollutant being wildfires.

    Dr. Rebecca Saari, a professor in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Waterloo, discusses the immediate and long-term threats to our health from poor air quality currently being experienced. 

  3. June 7, 2023Industry support adds fuel to the IDEAs Clinic

    The Pearl Sullivan Engineering IDEAs Clinic recently hosted an Engineering Design Day activity for first-year mechanical engineering students that focused on gravity cars.

    With the support of Faculty members and industry partner Magna International, 26 student teams designed and built their own energy conversion systems to power their vehicles along a straight path to a location two meters from the starting position within a fixed time.

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  1. June 14, 2023Guidance for an effective application for a Master and PhD- Electrical Engineering
    electrical engineering graduate masters

    Yes. There are key steps to getting accepted for postgrad studies in the department of Electrical and Computing Engineering. Learn them all in this session to create and make an effective application and join Waterloo University.  Register here

  2. June 14, 2023Part-Time Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Information Session
    MBET students in the classroom.

    Get an overview of Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program with a focus on the part-time program experience. Join us to learn more about the MBET program and the unique Waterloo innovation ecosystem, hear alumni success stories, get tips for the admissions process and ask your questions.

  3. July 5, 2023Who are the supervisors, research groups and how to find one?
    supervisors graduate studies

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