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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Albert Jiang, a recipient of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship for his research into climate change adaption, will continue his work at the University of Waterloo cross-appointed to the faculties of Engineering and Environment. 

Jiang will work alongside Dr. Kumaraswamy Ponnambalam, a professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering and Dr. Simron Singh, a research chair and professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED).

A Waterloo Engineering team from the Vision and Image Processing (VIP) Lab is working with the Inuit-driven Arctic Eider Society (AES) to use deep learning to detect hazardous ice areas.  

Led by Neil Brubacher (BASc ‘21 and MASc ‘24, systems design engineering), the team partnered with AES to add data about ice conditions to an app used by locals in Nunavut.  

Kitchener-based biotech startup Ceragen has secured US$2 million in seed funding to expand operations and develop its technology in additional countries.  

Waterloo Engineering alum Matthew Rose (BASc '21, mechanical and mechatronics engineering) and Danielle Rose co-founded the company in 2021. The startup employs microbiology to aid food production and advance sustainable agriculture and food security.