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 team of five Indigenous students from Waterloo Engineering participated in the First Nations Launch, an annual high-power rocket competition sponsored by NASA’s Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium (WSGC), designed to provide a unique aerospace learning experience.  

It was the team’s first time taking part in the competition which involved designing, building and launching a high-powered model rocket carrying cargo to an apogee of 2000 feet. 

Two Waterloo Engineering graduates from the class of 2024 have made The Logic's Top Prospects list of emerging leaders in the innovation economy.   

Helen Charlotte Engelhardt (BASc ‘24, nanotechnology) and Zoey Zhang (BASc ‘24, biomedical engineering) were named in the publication as rising stars for their work solving challenges and championing initiatives that advance inclusion in engineering. 

Dr. James Bookdbinder was the recipient of the 2024 Award of Merit from the Canadian Operational Research Society.

The Award of Merit is presented annually to a current or past member of CORS in recognition of significant contributions to the profession of operational research.