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. June 10, 2021Student robotics team climbs to top of world rankings

    A student team at the University of Waterloo has climbed to the top of the standings in an international robotics competition.

    UWAT, which has been growing since its launch in 2018, is ranked first among 77 teams from around the world, including China, Mexico, Spain and Morocco, in the VEX U event operated by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation.

  2. June 9, 2021Fish farming tech earns alumnus a national award

    An alumnus of Waterloo Engineering who parlayed his graduate research into a startup company that is out to solve worldwide water problems has been recognized by a national innovation organization.

    Jason Deglint, a co-founder of Blue Lion Labs, is one of five winners of a Mitacs Entrepreneur Award for turning research into businesses that impact the lives of Canadians.

  3. June 8, 2021ESQ outreach program for kids wins federal funding

    An outreach program at the University of Waterloo that gets kids interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on activities has been awarded almost $325,000 in federal funding over three years.

    The money will be used by Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) to support full-time staff and a free workshop program designed to reach more girls, disadvantaged youths, Indigenous youths and youths with disabilities.

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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. June 15, 2021Office Hour with Ritcha Ranjan (BASc ’99), Director of Product Management at Google
    Ritcha Ranjan (BASc '99)

    Ritcha Ranjan (BASc 1999, Systems Design Engineering), director of product management at Google is looking forward to hosting an exclusive virtual Office Hour for fellow alumni and current Waterloo Engineering students.

  3. June 4, 2022Waterloo Engineering Class Reunion 2022
    Bus push

    The Waterloo Engineering alumni class reunion in 2022 is taking place on June 4, 2022 at Alumni Weekend. The engineering Classes of 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017 are invited to campus to celebrate this milestone in their engineering career.

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