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 almost 10,500 students enrolled in 2019. In 2018/19, external research funding from Canadian and international partners exceeded $96 million, a strong indication of our extensive industry partnerships and the excellence of our engineering research programs.

  1. Jan. 18, 2021Waterloo leads effort to increase academic diversity

    The University of Waterloo has joined forces with five other Ontario universities to increase academic and industry diversity by creating new fellowships for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering.

  2. Jan. 14, 2021Alumni company Prodigy secures $159M investment

    An online education company co-founded by two Waterloo Engineering alumni announced this week that it has secured $159 million in backing to fuel its expansion.

    Prodigy Education, one of the fastest-growing education technology companies in North America, was launched by Rohan Mahimker and Alex Peters, who both graduated in 2011 from the mechatronics engineering program at Waterloo.

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  3. Jan. 12, 2021Simple new voice tech could operate home appliances

    Household appliances and other devices could be operated with simple voice commands using highly efficient new artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

    Developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo and explainable AI company DarwinAI, the technology enables the creation of low-cost, low-power, self-contained speech recognition software that is tailored to specific tasks.

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  1. Jan. 21, 2021Fireside Chat: “Will Mentorship Get me a Job?”

    Waterloo Engineering students and alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive virtual Office Hour sponsored by Ten Thousand Coffees and RBC Future Launch: "Will Mentorship Get me a Job?".

  2. Jan. 22, 2021CANCELLED: Waterloo Engineering Alumni Ski Day 2021 COVID-19 Edition - Lift Ticket Offer from Osler Bluff Ski Club
    Snowy ski hill with skier

    In the time of physical distancing during a global pandemic, our annual ski day will consist of a lift ticket offer but not a full alumni event. Osler Bluff Ski Club has generously extended lift tickets to Engineering and Science alumni for one day only. 

  3. Jan. 25, 2021Gender Differences in Waterloo Graduate Engineering Student Experiences
    Man and woman working on lab equipment

    Calling all University of Waterloo graduate students, graduate alumni, administrators, and faculty in engineering! You are invited to a workshop discussing the Gender Differences in Waterloo Graduate Engineering Student Experience, on January 25, 2021, from 1-4:30pm (ET). All genders are encouraged to participate.


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