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Why engineering?



We have two of the most active student societies in Canada: the Waterloo Engineering Society and the Waterloo Architecture Student Association.


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88.5% of Waterloo Engineering graduates are employed within 6 months after graduation (OUGS Survey, 2023).


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With over 900 startups to date linking back to Waterloo Engineering, and a liberal intellectual property (IP) policy.



Offering international exchange opportunities to 25 different countries with over 1,400 students on co-op outside of Canada each year.

Recognized internationally for co-op

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100% undergraduate student participation in co-op giving you skills to start early on a successful career path.

Home to 15 undergraduate programs

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Waterloo Engineering offers a large range of professional undergraduate engineering programs, as well as a world-renowned School of Architecture. All of our programs are direct-entry.

Canada's largest and best


We're home to about 8,800 exceptional undergraduate students and ranked among the top 40 engineering schools worldwide. 

Our students...

  • are bright, active, involved leaders. 
  • have swept away all other North American engineering schools in a contest to build a greener SUV.
  • made the Guinness Book of World Records for distance raced by a solar car.
  • built award-winning flying robots and concrete toboggans.
  • start their own businesses - while they're still students.
  • pitched theme park ideas to Disney.
  • have been named the best co-op students in the region, the province and the nation.
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What is Engineering?

Engineers are involved with every aspect of today's world. You might build a sustainable building, improve a transit system, reorganize a corporation or design robots for dangerous jobs.  Some of our students move on to law or medicine, or a business career.  Some take postgraduate degrees to become professors, senior researchers or consultants. 

Ask yourself, what do I touch that’s not engineered? Engineering develops and delivers consumer goods -- builds networks of highways, air and rail travel, and the internet – mass produces antibiotics, creates artificial heart valves, builds lasers – offers wonders like imaging technology and conveniences like microwave ovens and compact disks.  In short, engineering makes modern life possible. 

William A. Wulf 
Former President of the National Academy of Engineering

Why Waterloo Engineering?

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Faculty of Engineering explained

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