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. Oct. 5, 2022Researchers develop CO2 tech to fight climate change

    New technology developed at Waterloo Engineering could make a significant difference in the fight against climate change by affordably converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into fuels and other valuable chemicals on an industrial scale.

    Outlined in a study published today in the journal Nature Energy, the system yields 10 times more carbon monoxide (CO) – which can be used to make ethanol, methane and other desirable substances – than existing, small-scale technologies now limited to testing in laboratories.

  2. Oct. 5, 2022Grad’s restaurant tech company Presto goes public

    One of the largest labour automation technology providers in the American hospitality industry, the brainchild of a Waterloo Engineering alumnus, is now a publicly traded company with an initial public offering of US $120 million.

    Presto Automation Inc., a restaurant technology company that provides automation solutions for large enterprise customers, was founded in 2008 by Rajat Suri (BASc ’07, chemical engineering) to address growing labor shortages in the hospitality industry.

  3. Oct. 4, 2022Architecture students build tiny home prototype

    A prototype of a tiny home that was designed and built by students at the School of Architecture at Waterloo is now on display in the civic square at Cambridge City Hall.

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have partnered with the city to explore the possibility of tiny homes being used for people experiencing homelessness in Waterloo Region. The prototype will remain on display until mid-November.

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  1. June 10 to Dec. 1, 2022U4U initiative
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    One out of every two Ukrainian families have been broken apart.

  2. Oct. 5 to 8, 2022Waterloo Architecture Alumni Reunion | ROME
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  3. Oct. 6, 2022WIN Distinguished Lecture: Peidong Yang (in-person and online)
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    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present a Distinguished Lecture by Peidong Yang, a distinguished professor in the Department of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley.

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