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. Apr. 15, 2021Grad student helps unmask COVID-19 experiences

    It was on long walks around her Kitchener neighbourhood last year that Brenda Reid came up with the idea of a community-quilt project for people to share virus stories.

    The Waterloo architecture master’s candidate, who was researching the topic of care in architecture for her thesis when the pandemic struck in March 2020, created the From Behind the Mask initiative for people living in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.

  2. Apr. 12, 2021Researchers focus on limiting destructive bubbles

    Researchers led by engineers at the University of Waterloo have answered key questions to help prevent damage and improve the safety of hydraulic systems used for pipelines, water turbines and other applications.

    The work investigates a phenomenon known as cavitation, or the formation and collapse of destructive gas-filled bubbles resulting from rapid pressure changes in liquids.

    Cavitation is behind a well-known party trick that involves shattering the bottom of a liquid-filled bottle by striking its open top with the palm of your hand.

  3. Apr. 12, 2021Industrial partnership offers real-world design experience

    Waterloo Engineering has partnered with Inductive Automation, Brock Solutions and Opto 22 to create a small-scale automation project for students to gain hands-on knowledge of real-world equipment and tools.

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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. Apr. 20, 2021GEDIx: A 30-minute Exchange - The Network Effect with Nuclear Innovation Institute, CEO-P2P and GEDI
    GEDIx: A 30-minute Exchange - The Network Effect with Nuclear Innovation Institute, CEO-P2P and GEDI

    A phenomenon by which the value of goods and/or services is increased by the number of people or participants involved. This is known as "The Network Effect". When properly utilized, this effect can lead to accelerating progress and commercial success.

  3. Apr. 21, 2021WIN Member Seminar Series: XiaoYu Wu
    Mixed conducting oxides for sustainable energy conversion and chemical production a WIN seminar by professor XiaoYu Wu

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is happy to welcome Professor XiaoYu Wu to the WIN family! Professor Wu will deliver a seminar in order to introduce himself and his research to our community. Please join WIN in giving him a warm welcome.

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