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. Aug. 11, 2022New professor explores community disaster impacts

    After a disaster strikes, the ability of individuals to recover is shaped by the many inter-connected systems that make up a community.

    Exploring this complex problem is the goal of Rodrigo Costa, who recently joined the Department of Systems Design Engineering (SYDE) as an assistant professor.

  2. Aug. 10, 2022Students take top prize in international Google contest

    A team of first-year Waterloo Engineering students topped more than 800 other entries from around the world in a Google competition to develop solutions to help end poverty, ensure prosperity and protect the planet.

    Aditi Sandhu, Het Patel, Jinal Rajawat and Mehak Dhaliwal, classmates in the systems design engineering program, won $3,000 each – plus mentorship opportunities and other prizes – as one of three winning teams in the Google Developers 2022 Solution Challenge.

  3. Aug. 9, 2022Prof honoured by technical university in Germany

    A professor at Waterloo Engineering was recently honoured by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany in front of an audience of almost 2,000 people

    Kaan Erkorkmaz, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, was one of 11 top international researchers recognized as TUM Ambassadors on stage during an annual summer concert.

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