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. Mar. 20, 2023Prof turns greenhouse gas into cosmetics ingredient

    A new professor at Waterloo Engineering is using biology to produce a green ingredient that is in demand in the cosmetics and personal care industry.

    Dr. Christian Euler, a chemical engineering professor, is co-founder of a company that makes the first bio-based glycolic acid from carbon dioxide using a fermentation process. Traditionally,  glycolic acid is made from a byproduct of refining oil.

  2. Mar. 17, 2023Five alumni make Maclean’s list of ‘changemakers’

    Five graduates of Waterloo Engineering are featured on an annual list published by Macleans magazine of the top 100 people shaping Canada.

    The Maclean’s Power list for 2023 includes the brains behind a local robotics startup, as well as alumni in the fields of architecture, artificial intelligence (AI) and healthcare.

  3. Mar. 15, 2023Alum startup uses saltwater to boost battery tech

    Born and raised in Calgary, Keith Cleland (MASc ‘22, chemical engineering) initially thought he would end up working in the oil industry. Interested in working for a sustainable future instead, Cleland spent his undergraduate degree researching a battery that would use a cheap and available resource — saltwater— to store renewable energy. 

    Cleland continued developing his technology as part of his master’s degree at Waterloo Engineering where he met Ellsworth Bell (MASc ‘21, chemical engineering), a classmate working in the same lab. Together, they founded Aqua-Cell Energy Inc. with plans to commercialize a saltwater battery. 

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  1. Mar. 22, 2023Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) Information Session
    MBET students in the classroom.

    Join us for a one-hour online information session to learn more about the MBET program and the unique Waterloo innovation ecosystem, hear alumni success stories, get tips for the admissions process, and ask your questions.

    The MBET program is a graduate entrepreneurship master's program that combines interdisciplinary courses with practical experiences in venture creation and commercialization. In MBET, students learn inside and outside the classroom. Networking, practical experience, and hands-on learning with like-minded people in the Waterloo entrepreneurship community complement the core Master's-level courses inside the classroom.

  2. Mar. 23, 2023Praxes of Care: Landscape Stories
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    In Honour of Andrew Levitt, celebrating the legacy of a Professor Emeritus dedicated to teaching on care, and with care.

    Please join us for Landscape Stories, the lecture will be held from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in the Main Lecture Hall at the Waterloo School of Architecture.

    The lecture will be feature panelists Jennifer Wemigwans, OISE, University of Toronto, Jane Wolff, Daniels, Univeristy of Toronto and moderator: Andrew Judge, Algoma University

    This is the fifth in a series of five lectures on the topic of maintenance.

    Praxes of Care asks, “what is an architecture of care?” Over four terms–Fall 2021 to Winter 2023–a series of conversations will bring together two or more architects, designers, researchers, artists, activists, and care workers to discuss care processes according to the themes of Attention, Action, Communication, and Maintenance. The series is curated by faculty, staff, and representatives of student groups: Treaty Lands Global Stories, Bridge, and the Sustainability Collective. Recent calls for change have shifted the discipline toward the underlying social and ecological processes enabled by the production of architecture. By listening to and learning about care practices from interdisciplinary perspectives, we can begin to reshape the discipline of architecture into a form of care.

  3. Mar. 24, 2023TronCon 2023
    Group photo of mechatronics students and alumni celebrating capstone

    After a two-year break, TronCon is back!

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