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 2020. 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. Dec. 2, 2021Engineering entrepreneurs on all-time Under 30 list

    Two former Waterloo Engineering students have made a prominent list of young luminaries from the worlds of business, sports and everything in between.

    Apoorva Mehta, the founder of Instacart, and Alex Rodrigues, co-founder of Embark Technology, appear on a Hall of Fame 30 Under 30 list published this week by Forbes magazine.

    Others on the list include LeBron James, Mark Zuckerberg, Rihanna, Malala Yousafzai, Kylie Jenner and Naomi Osaka.

  2. Dec. 2, 2021Coming out in engineering discussion

    Five panelists will discuss what it's like to identify as LGBTQ+ while at Waterloo Engineering or in industry during a Dec. 2 discussion hosted by EngiQueers.

    A Faculty chair, a data solutions and research program manager, a professional engineer with 30 years of experience in the transportation sector and two recent alumni will talk about their experiences with coming out as gay or transgender.

  3. Nov. 30, 2021Engineering teams take three Concept pitch prizes

    Three student teams featuring members from Waterloo Engineering took home $5,000 each from the recent Concept $5k pitch competition for fall 2021.

    MicroBuild Masonry, Learnlist and Hydro House were among eight finalists competing for four prizes at the virtual event, which is staged three times a year.

    MicroBuild (Adrian Simone, third-year civil engineering) is developing a sustainable, biological method to manufacture masonry units.

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  1. Nov. 17, 2021 to Jan. @13, 2022Undergraduate Admissions Webinar Series: Admissions tips & tricks

    Future undergraduate engineering students are invited to join us for an admissions webinar that will focus on the admissions process and cover topics like how to apply, tips for your Admissions Information Form (AIF), and more!

    Our panelists will include our Director of Admissions as well as current students who successfully went through the process themselves.

  2. Nov. 25 to Dec. 12, 202116 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in Engineering

    The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that runs from November 25 to December 10.

    This year, we have a variety of activities and events that you can do or attend to learn more about gender-based violence and what you can do to address it on campus and beyond.  Please join us to help make Engineering more inclusive for people of all genders.

  3. Dec. 7, 2021Engineer the Earth for a better future: Explore the Geological & Environmental Engineering programs at the University of Waterloo
    Geological and Environmental Engineering Students

    In geological engineering and environmental engineering, the world is your classroom! On Tuesday, December 7 at 7:00 PM ET, learn how students in these two programs are engineering our earth for a better future.

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