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. Apr. 19, 2021Students take second place for energy efficient house

    A student design team at the University of Waterloo capped three years of hard work this week by finishing second overall in an international competition to design and build energy efficient buildings.

    Warrior Home, which received contributions from more than 200 students to create a home for an Indigenous family on a reserve about two hours north of Waterloo Region, was one of nine teams in the virtual finale of the Solar Decathlon sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

  2. Apr. 19, 2021Alumnus company Clearco achieves unicorn status

    A financial technology company co-founded by a Waterloo Engineering alumnus has achieved unicorn status after securing a US $100-million investment.

    Andrew D’Souza, who graduated from the systems design engineering program in 2008, launched Clear Finance Technology Corp. in 2015 with his partner Michele Romanow, a panelist on the Dragons’ Den television show, and several other founders.

  3. Apr. 15, 2021Grad student helps unmask COVID-19 experiences

    It was on long walks around her Kitchener neighbourhood last year that Brenda Reid came up with the idea of a community-quilt project for people to share virus stories.

    The Waterloo architecture master’s candidate, who was researching the topic of care in architecture for her thesis when the pandemic struck in March 2020, created the From Behind the Mask initiative for people living in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.

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  1. Feb. 22 to July 29, 2021The Praxis Ideation Challenge
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    The Faculties of Engineering and Health and the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology are partnering with the Praxis Spinal Cord Institute in The Praxis Ideation Challenge.

  2. Apr. 21, 2021WIN Member Seminar Series: XiaoYu Wu
    Mixed conducting oxides for sustainable energy conversion and chemical production a WIN seminar by professor XiaoYu Wu

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is happy to welcome Professor XiaoYu Wu to the WIN family! Professor Wu will deliver a seminar in order to introduce himself and his research to our community. Please join WIN in giving him a warm welcome.

  3. Apr. 29, 2021ALUMNI SPEAKER SERIES "Everything You Wanted to Know About 5G but Were Afraid to Ask"
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    Everything You Wanted to Know About 5G but Were Afraid to Ask

    The fifth generation of technology for cellular networks, also known as 5G, is poised to change the way we connect and communicate: with other humans, with machines, and how machines communicate with each other. 

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