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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The Macleans’s Power List ranks the 100 Canadians shaping the country each year.  

 The 2024 list features two Waterloo Engineering alumni who have been recognized for their outstanding and innovative work advancing the country’s leadership in education and tech.

A research team from Waterloo Engineering has developed a method for more natural communication between humans and humanoid robots 

Dr. Ewen MacDonald, a professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering and Pranav Barot (BASc ‘21, mechatronics, robotics and automation Engineering, MASc ‘23, systems design engineering), have decreased the response time of humanoid robots in conversations and improved their ability to reorient based on the source of speech. 

Waterloo Engineering professor Dr. Chris Wilson will work with researchers from SNOLAB near Sudbury, Ontario and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden to investigate the impact of radiation and cosmic rays on quantum technologies.

The collaboration is made possible by a new grant sponsored by the U.S Army Research Office.