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. July 19, 2021Vanier scholar to advance energy storage system work

    Manh-Kien Tran will receive $50,000 annually for the next three years from the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to further develop his research focused on building a smart cloud-based battery management system.

    The new chemical engineering doctoral student believes advancements in energy storage systems will result in a safer, cleaner, and more energy-efficient society.

  2. July 13, 2021Remembering a 'warrior and beacon of courage'

    Mary Wells, dean of Waterloo Engineering, fondly remembers Pearl Sullivan in the spring 2021 issue of Waterloo Magazine.

    Dean of the Faculty for seven years, Sullivan died in November 2020 after a 12-year battle with cancer.

    "Under her leadership as the first woman dean of Waterloo Engineering from 2012 until 2019, the Faculty reimagined engineering education and research with revolutionary spaces including the spectacular Engineering 7 building and transformative programs that will ensure Waterloo remains a leader in engineering well into the future," writes Wells.

  3. July 13, 2021Engineering prof answers mRNA vaccine questions

    With people throughout the world now being immunized against COVID-19, many are questioning how mRNA vaccines work and what benefits they provide.

    Bill Anderson, professor emeritus in chemical engineering, responds to common queries about the vaccines and their development. 

    See Q and A with the experts: mRNA vaccine production for the full story.

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  1. Feb. 22 to July 29, 2021The Praxis Ideation Challenge
    the praxis ideation challenge for spinal cord injury innovations register by april 5

    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. July 16 to Aug. 5, 2021GreenHouse Fall Program Opportunities

    Innovation, coaching & networking opportunities at GreenHouse Social Impact Incubator for FYDP Capstone teams interested in working on challenges with organizations and individuals with a problem or venture in mind! Apply to GreenHouse’s Social Innovators in Training & Workplace Innovation Programs by August 5th.

  3. July 24 to 25, 2021Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference (CUTC)
    CUTC Panelists Shopify Harley Finkelstein, Facebook Jenn Henley, Yelp Victor Kovalev, Microsoft Amma Kwateng, GitHub Kevin Xu

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