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. Sep. 21, 2021New aeronautics centre a good fit with 3D printing

    With its present ability to deliver high-value, low-volume parts and components, additive manufacturing (AM) is a perfect fit for the specialized needs and demands of the aeronautics industry.

  2. Sep. 17, 2021Students urged to ‘dream big’ at Hack the North

    A pair of undergraduate students at Waterloo Engineering are co-directors of the 2021 edition of Hack the North, which begins today and runs until Sunday.

    The largest hackathon in Canada, the student-run, mostly virtual event is expected to draw more than 3,000 student participants from around the world to build technology projects from scratch in just 36 hours.

  3. Sep. 16, 2021Startup takes top prize in nanomaterials pitch event

    A startup company with deep roots at Waterloo Engineering won the top prize in a pitch contest focused on the use of nanomaterials to create or improve commercial products.

    AquaSensing, which designs battery-free water leak detection systems for healthcare and industrial applications, took home $10,000, plus a spot in a virtual incubator, in the Nanomaterials Virtual Pitch Contest staged by not-for-profit NanoOntario and CMC Microsystems, a not-for-profit managing Canada’s National Design Network®.

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  1. Sep. 13 to 26, 2021CORE (Centre for Ocular Research and Education) General Recruitment Promotion
    Recruitement poster for eye and contact lens research

    We have a lot of different studies open right now that are recruiting study participants. Our schedule is quite flexible and works well with a busy students (or employees) schedule. Register below.

  2. Sep. 24 to 25, 2021Alumni Black and Gold Day at Home 2021
    UWaterloo Alumni Black & Gold Day at Home logo

    Join us on September 24 and 25 for the University of Waterloo Alumni Black and Gold Day at Home!

    Grab your Waterloo gear and get ready to celebrate! We've got a full weekend of virtual musical entertainment, learning opportunities, scavenger hunt, trivia and stories from campus for alumni to enjoy from the comfort of their own home.

  3. Sep. 24, 2021Happy Hour Trivia
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    Alumni, family and friends, are you ready for some friendly competition? Join us for Happy Hour Trivia at Alumni Black and Gold Day (@home). Six Faculties, three rounds, 60 questions, nine prizes and a whole lot of fun! Are you up to the challenge?

    Round 1 at 4:15pm: Going for Gold, Sci-Math Olympics Trivia

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