Get in on the action
One thing is certain: we have serious fun here. The student experience at Waterloo Engineering goes far beyond lectures.
We have an exciting and energetic community of students who love to work hard and play even harder. You can sing with an a capella group, join a varsity team, become a leader — whatever your interests, you’ll be in good company.
The Sedra Student Design Centre is a state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot facility located in our Engineering 5 building and is home to over 30 engineering student competition teams. From solar cars, to autonomous sailboats, you name it, our students are building it. Joining a design team is also a great way to branch out and meet a variety of fellow engineers of all disciplines and ages. Just take a look at some of the things our design teams are working on.
Waterloo Formula Electric
Our team of Engineering Student Ambassadors are a great resource for future undergraduate students. Whether it's experiencing a day-in-the-life through the Ambassador Shadow Day, or getting a guided, Engineering-focused campus tour, this team will help give future engineers like you an idea of what life is like at Waterloo.
Right now, we have over 100 current students, spanning a variety of different engineering programs, that are members of our Ambassador team.
Staying active is a great way to take care of mind and body. Athletics and Recreation has something for everyone, whether you’re into team sports, yoga or strength and conditioning.
17% of all varsity athletes at Waterloo are Engineering students
It's easy to get involved in intramurals, clubs, drop-in classes, instructional programs and varsity sports.
The Waterloo Engineering Society (EngSoc)
The Waterloo Engineering Society has grown into the largest, most active student society on campus and one of the most active in all of Canada. Built on legacy and tradition, it continues to unify the students in the Faculty of Engineering and provide resources for its members to develop and succeed as undergraduate students and beyond.
Once you're part of Waterloo Engineering, EngSoc will pretty much become a part of your life here. Getting involved is easy, whether it be through participating in one or their many events, using their co-op and career services or getting further involved through student governance.
The Iron Warrior screams tradition - it's the official newspaper of Waterloo Engineering. It's run completely by The Waterloo Engineering Society and is a great way for students to provide relevant news, information, opinions, and content to their peers.
Women in Engineering (WiE)
WiE is dedicated to supporting female engineers and university students, with the goal of encouraging and empowering the next generation of women to develop an interest in STEM and careers in engineering.
Here is a great talk from alumni, and former Formula SAE Team Lead, Cassandra Cole on what it means to be a woman in engineering.