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. Dec. 7, 2022Researchers make a splash with new urinal design

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering followed their curiosity and called on nature for inspiration for a new urinal design that has attracted internatinal attention by solving the messy problem of splash-back.

    The long, sleek design all but eliminates splatter on floors and shoes by ensuring the angle at which a urine stream hits the urinal wall doesn’t exceed about 30 degrees, a measurement determined via physical experiments and computer modelling.

  2. Dec. 6, 2022Co-op insights fuel student's entrepreneurial pursuit

    A fourth-year student at Waterloo Engineering has teamed up with a family doctor to improve the process of referring patients to specialists.

    Dhvani Patel, who is studing software engineering, is pursuing a startup company called RelayMD after first developing an interest in entrepreneurship when he was still in middle school and gaining valuable insights during his co-op placements.

  3. Dec. 7, 2022Alumni make the Forbes 30 under 30 lists

    At least four Waterloo Engineering alumni have made the impressive Forbes 30 Under 30 lists for 2023.

    Sefunmi Osinaike, 27, Matthew Rose, 24, Jacqueline Hutchings, 25, and Kayli Dale, 25, are among 600 young leaders in North America who have been recognized for their bold entrepreneurial achievements in 20 categories.

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  1. Nov. 24 to Dec. 11, 202216 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence
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    Promotion of 16 Days of Activism against gender based violence.

  2. Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 202216 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in Engineering
    16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in Engineering

  3. Dec. 12, 2022Praxes of Care: To Life—L’Chaim: From Tambacounda (Senegal) to Babyn Yar (Ukraine)
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    In Honour of Andrew Levitt, celebrating the legacy of a Professor Emeritus dedicated to teaching on care, and with care.

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