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. Sep. 17, 2021Students urged to ‘dream big’ at Hack the North

    A pair of undergraduate students at Waterloo Engineering are co-directors of the 2021 edition of Hack the North, which begins today and runs until Sunday.

    The largest hackathon in Canada, the student-run, mostly virtual event is expected to draw more than 3,000 student participants from around the world to build technology projects from scratch in just 36 hours.

  2. Sep. 16, 2021Startup takes top prize in nanomaterials pitch event

    A startup company with deep roots at Waterloo Engineering won the top prize in a pitch contest focused on the use of nanomaterials to create or improve commercial products.

    AquaSensing, which designs battery-free water leak detection systems for healthcare and industrial applications, took home $10,000, plus a spot in a virtual incubator, in the Nanomaterials Virtual Pitch Contest staged by not-for-profit NanoOntario and CMC Microsystems, a not-for-profit managing Canada’s National Design Network®.

  3. Sep. 15, 2021CEE chair receives a top industry award

    The chair of civil and environmental engineering has been honoured for his significant contributions to the construction industry.

    Carl Haas received the Construction Industry Institue's (CII) 2021 James B. Porter, Jr. Award for Technology Leadership in recognition of his work to advance innovation in the capital projects industry.

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  1. Sep. 24 to 25, 2021Alumni Black and Gold Day at Home 2021
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    Join us on September 24 and 25 for the University of Waterloo Alumni Black and Gold Day at Home!

    Grab your Waterloo gear and get ready to celebrate! We've got a full weekend of virtual musical entertainment, learning opportunities, scavenger hunt, trivia and stories from campus for alumni to enjoy from the comfort of their own home.

  2. Sep. 24, 2021Happy Hour Trivia
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    Alumni, family and friends, are you ready for some friendly competition? Join us for Happy Hour Trivia at Alumni Black and Gold Day (@home). Six Faculties, three rounds, 60 questions, nine prizes and a whole lot of fun! Are you up to the challenge?

    Round 1 at 4:15pm: Going for Gold, Sci-Math Olympics Trivia

  3. Oct. 7, 2021Canadian Graduate Studies Engineering Fair (virtual)
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    The Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium (CGEC) brings together six of Canada’s top universities to address the urgent need for qualified engineers who can solve today’s most complex technical, social and environmental challenges. A unique and progressive recruitment initiative, the Consortium is hosting a free virtual fair, to provide you an opportunity to learn more about the value of a graduate engineering degree and explore your options.

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