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 new University of Waterloo spinoff company aims to improve people’s eye health with a novel device that can take the eye’s temperature.  

ThermOcular AI, started by Waterloo Engineering alum Dr. Ehsan Zare Bidaki (PhD ’22, vision science and system design engineering) and Dr. Paul Murphy, a professor at the School of Optometry & Vision Science, has developed a patented thermal imaging system that measures the temperature of the cornea to screen for dry eye and potentially other ocular diseases. 

The University of Waterloo’s Engineering Outreach team recently hosted 26 self-identifying Black high school students at its inaugural STEMpowered Conference on campus. 

The weekend-long event immersed the students from grades nine to 12 in the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to foster their interest in pursuing a future in these fields. An action-packed schedule of tours, talks and workshops kept the participants engaged from start to finish.