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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In recognition of her work creating more degradable and recyclable plastics, Dr. Elisabeth Prince has been awarded the John C. Polyani Prize.

The award is presented by the Council of Ontario Universities to an individual or team whose research has led to outstanding advances in the field of natural sciences or engineering.

Seun Adetunji, a Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) student at the University of Waterloo’s Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business, is revolutionizing healthcare communication with her innovative solution, MedInclude 

Adetunji is addressing the prevalent issue of patients with medical jargon. According to some studies, around 51% of patients don’t understand medical language provided by their doctor. 

In the quest to reach zero emissions by 2050, researchers are working with industry partners to develop more efficient, durable, cost-effective fuel cells.  

Waterloo engineering professor Dr. Xianguo Li and Dr. Samaneh Shahgaldi from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), with support from Niobay Metals and Mitacs, are working to refine the technology of metallic bipolar plates to improve the potential of hydrogen in decarbonization.