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. May 31, 2023Students rank highly at national bridge competition

    A civil and environmental engineering student team achieved the University of Waterloo’s best-ever result at Canada's premier steel bridge competition.

    Waterloo’s steel bridge team received third-place national and fourth-place overall honours at the Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition in early May. Over 13 teams competed, including three international teams from Puerto Rico, Mexico and Japan.

  2. May 30, 2023Prof earns prestigious physics fellowship

    Dr. Alexander Wong, a systems design engineering professor at Waterloo, has been selected as a new Institute of Physics (IOP) fellow.

    Wong’s election as a fellow is the highest accolade the IOP presents to reflect a person’s exceptional services and contributions to physics in their chosen field. He shares this honour alongside Waterloo Nobel Laureate and physics professor Dr. Donna Strickland, who was named an honorary fellow in 2019.

  3. May 29, 2023What is 5G? Waterloo prof explains how it works

     The 5G hype cycle promotes the mobile network as the gateway technology enabling next-generation experiences, from immersive virtual reality to life-saving remote surgeries.

    Dr. Catherine Rosenberg is one of the world’s leading researchers in 5G and internet technologies and a professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo. She says that while many of these experiences are still a few years away, the global rollout of 5G networks is starting to change many of the ways we live, work and play.

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  1. June 2 to 3, 2023Waterloo Engineering Class Reunion 2023
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    The Waterloo Engineering alumni class reunion in 2023 is taking place on June 2 and 3, 2023 at Alumni Weekend. The engineering Classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018 are invited to campus to celebrate this milestone in their engineering career.

  2. June 2, 2023Special Presentation: Rock This Town *SOLD OUT*
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    Rock This Town brings to life the exciting history of rock music concerts in KW from the 1960s and 1970s. An insider’s look into the gritty reality of building the local live music scene. This 70-minute documentary features interviews with music business pros plus performances by today’s musicians. Rock stars come and go but live music is here to stay!

  3. June 7, 2023How management skills upgrade your technical skills – Online & Part time option
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    Management of Technology is key for STEM professionals who want to advance in their technical career into a management role.
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