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. July 28, 2021Campus study of COVID-19 is looking for participants

    A research project co-led by Marc Aucoin, a chemical engineering professor at Waterloo Engineering, is recruiting participants to help understand how our bodies build immunity to COVID-19.

    Aucoin and co-lead Brian Dixon, a professor of biology, are working to understand the nature of immune responses in all members of the campus community, regardless of vaccination status.

  2. July 28, 2021Why leading the way in ethical AI is crucial

    An opinion piece in The Globe and Mail takes a look at the role Waterloo Region and the country needs to play in ethical artificial intelligence (AI).  

    Mary Wells, the University of Waterloo's dean of engineering, and Mark Giesbrecht, the University of Waterloo's dean of math, and Chris Albinson, Communitech's chief executive officer and president, discuss the opportunity to lead the world "in creating and commercializing applied, ethical artificial intelligence, which will be critical to meeting the other big, gnarly, global challenges bearing down on us." 

  3. July 26, 2021Mary Wells remembers long-time staff member Sue Gooding

    The following message was sent by Mary Wells, dean of engineering, to engineering staff and faculty.

    Dear Colleagues,

    It is with great sadness, that I am writing to let you know of the passing of Sue Gooding, a long-serving staff member. Sue served our University and Faculty with unmatched dedication for an incredible 44 years. Sue died on Saturday July 24th, 2021 after a courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

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  1. July 16 to Aug. 5, 2021GreenHouse Fall Program Opportunities

    Innovation, coaching & networking opportunities at GreenHouse Social Impact Incubator for FYDP Capstone teams interested in working on challenges with organizations and individuals with a problem or venture in mind! Apply to GreenHouse’s Social Innovators in Training & Workplace Innovation Programs by August 5th.

  2. Aug. 16 to 20, 20212021 World Fuel Cell Conference
    WFCC World Fuel Cell Conference Virtual Event August 16-20

  3. June 4, 2022Waterloo Engineering Class Reunion 2022
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    The Waterloo Engineering alumni class reunion in 2022 is taking place on June 4, 2022 at Alumni Weekend. The engineering Classes of 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017 are invited to campus to celebrate this milestone in their engineering career.

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