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.

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A Waterloo Engineering team from the Vision and Image Processing (VIP) Lab is working with the Inuit-driven Arctic Eider Society (AES) to use deep learning to detect hazardous ice areas.  

Led by Neil Brubacher (BASc ‘21 and MASc ‘24, systems design engineering), the team partnered with AES to add data about ice conditions to an app used by locals in Nunavut.  

Kitchener-based biotech startup Ceragen has secured US$2 million in seed funding to expand operations and develop its technology in additional countries.  

Waterloo Engineering alum Matthew Rose (BASc '21, mechanical and mechatronics engineering) and Danielle Rose co-founded the company in 2021. The startup employs microbiology to aid food production and advance sustainable agriculture and food security. 

Dr. Jennifer Howcroft received the Ron Britton Engineering Education Vanguard Award at the 2024 Conference of the Canadian Engineering Education Association – Association Canadienne de l’éducation en génie (CEEA-ACÉG).

The award is given annually to a person who, early in their career, has committed to the development of engineering education in Canada through practice and research, and contributed to the field in a way that demonstrates their commitment to innovation, change and improvement in engineering education.