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.


  1. Nov. 28, 2022Dean Mary Wells on the need for women engineers

    I was a recent engineering student graduate from McGill University when 14 women, twelve of whom were engineering students, were murdered at École Polytechnique de Montréal in an antifeminist mass shooting on December 6, 1989.

    The engineering field has made progress in the last 33 years but there is still more to be done. While there is not much written on the subject yet, I do believe the entry – and sustained increase – of women into the engineering profession has changed the trajectory of the field forever and for the better.

  2. Nov. 25, 2022Engineering students stand out at Velocity $5k finals

    Students from Waterloo Engineering impressed the audience and judges with their business pitches at this week’s Velocity $5k event for aspiring entrepreneurs held at the Student Life Centre.

    Eight teams made three-minute presentations and four were declared the winners, with each winning team taking home $5,000. Three of the four winning teams featured engineering students.

  3. Nov. 23, 2022Researchers awarded $4.2M for climate-change work

    Two projects led by Waterloo Engineering researchers were awarded almost $4.2 million in funding today through a federal program created to tackle climate change by achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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  1. June 10 to Dec. 1, 2022U4U initiative
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    One out of every two Ukrainian families have been broken apart.

  2. Nov. 24 to Dec. 11, 202216 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence
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    Promotion of 16 Days of Activism against gender based violence.

  3. Nov. 28, 2022Waterloo.AI & Communitech, Industry Day Fall 2022: Data - The Fuel for AI
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    Waterloo.AI and Communitech invite you to join us on Nov 28th, 2022 for this hybrid event on campus at UW Fed Hall or connect virtually through Zoom.

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