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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. May 24, 2018Nanotech powers an 'impossible' silicon breakthrough

    Researchers using powerful supercomputers have found a way to generate microwaves with inexpensive silicon, a breakthrough that could dramatically cut costs and improve devices such as sensors in self-driving vehicles.

    “Until now, this was considered impossible,” said C.R. Selvakumar, a Waterloo Engineering professor who proposed the concept several years ago.

  2. May 24, 2018 FIRST founder and Ghana college president to receive honorary degrees

    Dean Kamen, the founder of FIRST, will be recognized with an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree and address the first of three Waterloo Engineering Spring Convocation ceremonies on June 16.

  3. May 22, 2018Professors win backing for ‘transformative research’

    Two researchers at Waterloo Engineering have been awarded more than $7 million in provincial funding to support their work.

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  1. June 25, 2017 to Sep. 3, 2018The Evidence Room

    An examination of the chilling role architecture played in constructing Auschwitz.

    The Evidence Room is a powerful installation which reconstructs key objects used in the forensic analysis of the architecture of Auschwitz. Historian Robert Jan van Pelt introduced the objects as evidence in a court case to demonstrate that Auschwitz was purposefully designed as a death camp.

  2. May 26, 2018Electric Vehicle Challenge

    Hosted by Waterloo Engineering, the Waterloo High School Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge encourages students to design and test their own electric car in an annual endurance competition. This year's competition will take place on May 26th, 2018 and will feature:

  3. May 26, 2018You @ Waterloo Day 2018

    You and your family are invited to attend this open house for students who have received an offer of admission to Waterloo.

    May 26, 2018
    10 am to 2 pm
     – Drop in or stay the whole time!

    Speak to professors, staff, and students about your program, take a campus tour, learn about residence, and discover many of the student services at Waterloo. 

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