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. Sep. 28, 2022Waterloo robotics startup Avidbots secures US $70M

    A leading robotics company, developed in partnership with the RoboHub at Waterloo Engineering by two alumni, has raised US $70 million to fuel its growth.

  2. Sep. 27, 2022Research fellow turning pollution into green energy

    Dr. Edris Madadian was an environmentalist before he became an engineer, a passion he now wears on his sleeve as a postdoctoral researcher.

    His research focuses on contamination from pharmaceutical and personal care products that go down our drains or are flushed down toilets and become sewage sludge, a by-product of wastewater treatment. The disposal of COVID-19 personal protective equipment adds to the issue on a global scale.

  3. Sep. 25, 2022Founding dean Wright honoured at special event

    The University of Waterloo celebrated the life and legacy of Douglas Tyndall Wright, the founding dean of Waterloo Engineering, with a special event on Sept. 23.

    Wright, who served as the first dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 1958 to 1966 and as Waterloo’s third president and vice-chancellor from 1981 to 1993, passed away on May 21, 2020.

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  1. June 10 to Dec. 1, 2022U4U initiative
    University for Ukraine Logo

    One out of every two Ukrainian families have been broken apart.

  2. Sep. 29 to Oct. 1, 2022Alumni Black and Gold Day
    Alumni collage cheering at football game

    Grab your Waterloo gear and get ready to celebrate at Alumni Black and Gold Day this fall! Meet us on campus Saturday, October 1 for a variety of in-person activities and events, including the Warriors Men's Football game against the UofT Varsity Blues.

    Plus, for the first time, Alumni Black and Gold Day starts early with learning and social events starting on Thursday, September 29.

  3. Oct. 5 to 8, 2022Waterloo Architecture Alumni Reunion | ROME
    Image of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

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