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. Mar. 4, 2021Self-driving shuttle bus coming to campus Ring Road

    A self-driving shuttle bus - the first at any academic institution in Canada - could be operating on the Ring Road at the University of Waterloo by the time students return to campus for in-person classes as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

  2. Mar. 3, 2021Waterloo climbs world list of best engineering schools

    Waterloo Engineering continued its steady climb up the top 50 in global university rankings released this week by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) for 2021.

    The faculty was rated 38th in the world in the category of engineering and technology - up from 41st last year, 46th in 2019 and 70th in 2018 - in an analysis of 1,440 universities based on academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations and research impact.

  3. Mar. 3, 2021Researchers win backing for water, battery projects

    Two researchers at Waterloo Engineering are co-leaders of projects announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week as the recipients of more than $5.6 million in infrastructure funding from the federal government.

    Monica Emelko, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Zhongwei Chen, a chemical engineering professor, head up two of 102 research projects nationwide awarded more than $518 million through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

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  1. Mar. 16, 2021Enabling disruptions: The next generation of additive manufacturing
    Research Talks by the University of Waterloo

    Join Research Talks, a panel discussion examining the future of additive manufacturing featuring:

  2. Mar. 22, 2021World Water Day 2021
    UN World Water Day March 22. Why is water important to you? Learn more at

    Join the Water Institute for an interactive event exploring what water means to different people, its true value, and how we can better protect this vital resource together.

  3. Mar. 23, 2021Office Hour: "How to Negotiate and Choose the Right Job Offer" with Brian Liou, Co-Founder of Ralph

    Waterloo Engineering students and alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive virtual Office Hour with Brian Liou, Co-Founder of Ralph, who will discuss "How to Negotiate and Choose the Right Job Offer".

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