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 almost 10,500 students enrolled in 2019. In 2018/19, external research funding from Canadian and international partners exceeded $96 million, a strong indication of our extensive industry partnerships and the excellence of our engineering research programs.

  1. Nov. 19, 2020Alumni win global award for phone camera invention

    Five former nanotechnology engineering students at the University of Waterloo have come a long way since they came together over a shared interest in optics and frustration with the poor quality of their smartphone photographs.

    Just over a year after they teamed up, their startup technology company, Scope Photonics, earned international attention with the announcement today that it is a worldwide runner-up for the 2020 James Dyson Award for student inventors.

  2. Nov. 18, 2020Two engineering companies top the Fast 50 growth list

    Companies founded by Waterloo Engineering alumni took the top two spots in an annual list of the fastest-growing technology companies in Canada.

    Heading the Technology Fast 50 list, compiled by professional services firm Deloitte, is Kitchener-based Intellijoint Surgical, which develops smart tools to enhance the accuracy of orthopedic surgery, increase hospital efficiencies and improve the lives of patients.

  3. Nov. 16, 2020Engineering student pitches invention on Dragons' Den

    One of the surest signs that Sam Dugan, 22, is a born entrepreneur might be this: he got the brainwave for his latest business venture, completely out of the blue, when he was on a date.

    Two years later, while juggling studies as a third-year mechatronics engineering student at the University of Waterloo, he has turned that idea into a startup technology company to reduce injuries at ski resorts.

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  1. Nov. 24 to 27, 2020Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) Speakers Series

    The Conrad School is hosting a Speakers' Series as part of the annual Women Entrepreneurship Week 2020 global awareness and celebration.

    Join us virtually on any of the following dates and times:

    Tuesday, November 24th, between 12:00 p.m. and 12:45 p.m.
    Thursday, November 26th, between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


    If you are considering engineering graduate studies, register to join current grad students from each of our six departments as they share stories of their experiences and academic journey as an engineering grad student.

    The panelists will also engage in an open Q&A session.

  3. Nov. 24, 2020Rise of the Robots in a Post-Pandemic World


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