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. Aug. 7, 2022Research finds ankles key to learning to hoverboard

    Engineering researchers have some simple advice for people learning to ride hoverboards: it’s all in the ankles.

    An experiment using sophisticated cameras and sensors attached to first-time riders revealed that ankle movements, not knee or hip movements, are the key to catching on to the increasingly popular devices.

  2. Aug. 2, 2022Former student’s sports startup secures $10 million

    A former student at Waterloo Engineering is a co-founder of a Toronto-based startup company that recently secured $10 million in funding to help fuel its growth.

    Kevin Kim, who dropped out of the civil engineering program in his fourth year in 2011, launched Stadium Live Studios in 2020 to develop a digital playground for young sports fans.

  3. July 27, 2022Architecture students sweep national bridge contest

    Students from the Waterloo School of Architecture swept the top three spots in a national contest to design a pedestrian bridge.

    Owen Melisek and Silas Clusiau finished first in the Architectural Student Design Competition staged by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction. They were sponsored by Professor Terri Meyer Boake.

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