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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Researchers from the University of Waterloo and McMaster University have developed a pain-free, wearable sensor that can continuously monitor critical health indicators and send results to a smartphone or other device.

Waterloo Engineering professor Dr. Mahla Poudineh from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering worked with McMaster’s Dr. Leyla Soleymani, professor of Engineering Physics, to create the Wearable Aptalyzer.

Waterloo Engineering Outreach has been awarded a new round of NSERC PromoScience grant funding from the Government of Canada to grow its Empowering Access to STEM programming.  

The $540,000 in funding over three years allows for the continued expansion of STEM learning opportunities for Black and Indigenous youth, girls and non-binary youth, youth with disabilities and youth facing socioeconomic challenges. In 2023, Waterloo Engineering Outreach programming reached over 30,000 youth. 

As a first-year student in the Faculty of Engineering, Arden Song joined EngiQueers, a group that provides an environment of mutual support for 2SLGBTQIA+ engineering students.

Song took on a leadership role with EngiQueers, helping the organization keep going through the pandemic.