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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 more than 9,500 students enrolled in 2016. In 2016/17, external research funding from Canadian and international partners exceeded $64 million, a strong indication of our extensive industry partnerships and the excellence of our engineering research programs.

  1. July 27, 2017June 2017 Convocation HighlightsProfessor Chunli Bai June 2017 Convocation Waterloo Engineering

    As we celebrate our 60th Anniversary, Convocation takes on special meaning. The Convocation ceremonies provide an opportunity for those graduating, their family members, administrators, and faculty members to come together and acknowledge their impressive achievements, and to applaud the hard work and sacrifices made throughout their years at Waterloo Engineering. 

  2. July 25, 2017Researchers find wetlands destruction linked to algal bloomsWetlands

    Canada's current wetland protection efforts have overlooked how the environment naturally protects fresh-water resources from agricultural fertilizer contaminants, engineering researchers from the University of Waterloo's Water Institute have found.

  3. July 20, 2017Engineers take top pitch prizes at Velocity Fund FinalsTeam EPOCH

    Teams with ties to Waterloo Engineering took six of the eight prizes today at the Velocity Fund Finals for aspiring entrepreneurs, including three of the four $25,000 awards up for grabs.

    Held at the Student Life Centre, the pitch competition featured 10 student-run startups vying for three $5,000 prizes and 10 more seasoned companies making cases for four awards in the $25,000 category, plus $10,000 for the top hardware company.

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  1. Aug. 2, 2017WISE Public Lecture Series: Physics-based Control of Energy Systems Ranging from Smart Buildings and Power Grid to Smart Hybrid Electric Vehicles

    Mahdi Shahbakhti, Associate Professor,
    Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics,
    Michigan Tech


  2. Aug. 20 to 24, 201718th Biennial Canadian Semiconductor Science and Technology Conference

    The Conference will cover the general area of the growth, characterization, processing and application of semiconductor materials and devices, including but not restricted to fundamental problems, epitaxy, photonics and more.

  3. Sep. 11, 2017The Water Institute RBC Distinguished Lecture 2017 Quentin Grafton

    The 2017 Water Institute RBC distinguished lecturer, Quentin Grafton, will present Innovation, Incentives and Infrastructure in the Blue Economy as part of Elsevier's fourth International Water Research Conference, hosted by the Water Institute.

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