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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Nicolas Quintana (BASc ‘24, electrical and computer engineering), crossed the stage at convocation this year cheered on by his family of University of Waterloo alumni and ex-faculty.

In this Q&A, Quintana shares highlights from his student experience, and how his family’s close ties to each other and to Waterloo helped set him up for success. 


Waterloo Engineering alumni Philip Toy and Robert Van den Berg launched the Class of 1985 Mechanical Engineering Bursary in 2016 to help first-year students kick off their studies with less financial stress. 

Thanks to them and their classmates' commitment and generosity, Toy and Van den Berg created an endowed bursary that is managed by the University and supports more students each year with a higher award value.

Albert Jiang, a recipient of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship for his research into climate change adaption, will continue his work at the University of Waterloo cross-appointed to the faculties of Engineering and Environment. 

Jiang will work alongside Dr. Kumaraswamy Ponnambalam, a professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering and Dr. Simron Singh, a research chair and professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED).