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 22, 2021Proposed merger would make trucking startup public

    A startup founded by second-year Waterloo Engineering students just five years ago would have a market capitalization of US $5.16 billion under a proposed merger to make it a publicly traded company.

    Embark Trucks, which is based in San Francisco, was launched by former mechatronics engineering students Alex Rodrigues and Brandon Moak to bring autonomous technology to the trucking industry.

  2. June 21, 2021New grad committed to making a difference

    Sheha Akbari graduates from Waterloo with a management engineering degree, an Apple patent in the works, experience as a refugee interpreter and translator, and a passion for helping improve the lives of disadvantaged women and youth living in Afghanistan.

    Growing up hearing about the financial, emotional and other struggles her parents, especially her mother, had while in Afghanistan, Akbari has committed herself to supporting Afghan citizens, particularly women and youth. 

  3. June 18, 2021Engineering to celebrate new grads in online convocation events

    The hard work, perseverance and accomplishments of Waterloo Engineering's 2021 graduates will be honoured in two convocation events on June 19.

    An online reception will begin at 5 p.m. to recognize the Faculty's newest alumni. It will include a slide show of photos submitted by students highlighting nostalgic moments throughout their various programs, a group opening of a special gift sent to all graduates and fun games with “awesome prizes.”

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  1. Feb. 22 to July 29, 2021The Praxis Ideation Challenge
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    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 4, 2022Waterloo Engineering Class Reunion 2022
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    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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