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 3, 2022Clearpath Robotics: from the basement to the moon

    About 13 years ago, four friends and mechatronics engineering students at the University of Waterloo – Matt Rendall (BASc ’08, MBET ’09), Ryan Gariepy (BASc ’09, MASc ’12), Pat Martinson (BASc ’09) and Bryan Webb (BASc ’09) – started building robots.

    It was an interest that grew from their involvement in the UW Robotics Team and then carried on into their final-year engineering project, which became an idea for a company.

  2. June 29, 2022Waterloo tops Canadian entries at formula-style race

    Members of a student design team worked into the wee hours of the morning on repairs to help finish as the top Canadian entry at a recent event in Michigan for formula-style, internal combustion race cars.

    UW Formula Motorsports, which is made up of 50 to 60 students at the University of Waterloo, competed in several challenges at Formula SAE Michigan along with 98 other teams from Canada, the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela and Germany.

  3. June 29, 2022Remembering the Faculty's first PhD graduate

    Carl Turkstra (PhD ’63, civil engineering) died May 22 after a distinguished career as an academic who transformed building codes followed by one as a successful business owner.  

    When Turkstra joined the Faculty’s newly launched PhD program in the late 1950s, building codes aimed to achieve absolute safety.

    Turkstra proposed a radical alternative in his doctoral research work: apply risk analysis instead.

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  1. May 7 to Aug. 7, 2022Waterloo Architecture at Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
    Art by Architecture students

    Material Syntax: 3D Printed Masonry Facade Systems

    Waterloo School of Architecture student projects that test how building facades of the future can be 3D printed with clay are on display at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo from May 7th to August 7th, 2022.

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

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

  3. July 6, 2022Round Table with WiE Leaders featuring Katherine Martinez and Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn
    Round Table with WiE Leaders featuring Katherine Martinez and Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn

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