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 2021. 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.

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The University of Waterloo’s Engineering Outreach team recently hosted 26 self-identifying Black high school students at its inaugural STEMpowered Conference on campus. 

The weekend-long event immersed the students from grades nine to 12 in the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to foster their interest in pursuing a future in these fields. An action-packed schedule of tours, talks and workshops kept the participants engaged from start to finish.  

Increased interest and investment in space exploration are pushing efforts to develop the technologies needed to make the moon a viable hub of manufacturing, construction and even human life.

A research team from Waterloo Engineering's Laboratory of Emerging Energy Research (LEER) is looking into processing lunar regolith, the moon's top layer of soil and dust, into usable materials for life support, energy generation and construction.