The University of Waterloo houses a vareity of labs and facilities to encourage and support our students innovative ideas. Listed below are the general facilities the faculty of engineering offers to all students to use and explore. At the bottom of the page are links to department facilities and labs on respective department websites.
The Engineering Coffee and Donut shops are the cheapest place on or off campus for all your snacking and lunch desires. They provide hot lunches, soups, sandwiches, drinks, snacks, pastries, and desserts. Staffed and maintained by engineering students and the Engineering Society, C&Ds are the best pitstops for long study sessions.
There are two C&Ds found on the University of Waterloo's campus. One is found in the foyer of Carl A. Pollock Hall (CPH), the other is found on the first floor of Engineering 7 (E7)
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The Conrad School is a leader in entrepreneurship education and delivers a multitude of undergraduate, graduate, and outreach programs that enable students to launch and lead the development of new ideas in both startup and corporate contexts. Whether it’s a Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology degree, or Enterprise Co-op, which allows students to pursue an entrepreneurial co-op option as they start their own business, or a Minor in Entrepreneurship, the Conrad School helps students kick start their entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial aspirations.
Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business is found on the second floor of Engineering 7.
The Engineering IDEAS Clinic is a way for students to work with their peers to solve big complex engineering problems. They are able to use this space to understand the bigger picture and relate course content to real life situations. This can be anything from introductory one-day dissection avcitivies to open-ended, project-based short courses.
The clinic is located on the first and second floors of Engineering 7 (E7) in studios 1427/1437 and 2409. Instructions and contacts for booking.
The Pitch and Event Space gives students a professional venue to craft startup pitches, then present them to venture capitalists and investors. Every year more than 100 events ranging from Capstone Design Symposiums to alumni relations to Hack the North, the event space is "the place" for these happenings. The E7 Event and Pitch Spaces are for Faculty of Engineering Events and can be booked by our Faculty, Staff and Students vis the Events Manager. Groups from outside the faculty will be considered on a case by case basis and approved by the Events Manager.
The Pitch and Event Space is found on the second floor of Engineering 7 (E7).
Engineering 7 Quiet Study Space
Found on the first floor of Engineering 7 (E7), the quiet study spaces are for studying and quiet collaboration filled with natural daylight.
The Engineering student shop is the faculty's primary student machine shop that supoorts course projects, student design temas, entrepreneurship, and graduate students. Specialty services include laser cutting, 3D printing, and electronics fabrication. Additionally, a wood, project, and paint shop.
The student shops for design and manufacturing is found in Engineering 5 (E5).
The Engineering Machine Shop provides machining and fabricating services for the University community, specifically the Faculty of Engineering. A fully equpied facility and employ four machinists and two welder/fabricators. Students are not permitted to use the equpitment in this shop.
The main machine shop is located in Engineering 3 (E3) in studio 2121.
Waterloo Engineering Outreach engages young people in the world of science and engineering by igniting their natural curiosity and cultivating a commitment to lifelong learning, discovery, and invention. We do this by having current university students, already passionate about engineering and science, offer hands-on activities that demonstrate theories and principles to elementary and high school youth. Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) camps, workshops, leadership courses, events and initiatives, along with supporting female engineering students through Women in Engineering programs, are some of Outreach’s community focus.
The Engineering Outreach classrooms are found on the first floor of Engineering 7 (E7). For general inquires email email@example.com
The Engineering Society is a student body composed of engineering students to voice opinions and improvements to Faculty chairs, commitees etc. The first year enginering office offers academic support and guidance on topics such as modifying your course load, exam issues, study skills, illness and circumstances and much more.
The EngSoc offiice is found in Carl A. Poolock Hall (CPH), also known as Engineering 2 (E2) office 1327.
Interactive Donor Wall and From the Mud
Waterloo Engineering celebrates our vibrant community of supporters, past and present. The Donor Wall, found on the first floor of Engineering 7, is our way of recognizing and thanking the individuals and organizations who have generously contributed to all our fundraising efforts including the current Educating the Engineer of the Future campaign. As the founding faculty of the University of Waterloo, our history reaches back to 1957, when what is today a vibrant campus, was once a muddy farmer’s field. We honour our unique beginnings through a series of historical photographs.
Multimedia Lab Classroom
The Multimedia Classroom is a sophisticated state-of-the-art facility designed to provide a "user-friendly" teaching and learning atmosphere. It is equipped with 120 Waterloo Nexus workstations in theatre style seating and specialized multimedia equipment. The CPH Multimedia Classroom is equipped with both hard wired and wireless connections for your laptop. Please note that hard wired connections are limited to the first four rows of the centre portion of the classroom where wireless connections exist for the entire room. For connection information, please read Notebook Connection. Find the latest software list here and multimedia lab schedule here.
The classroom is located on the main floor of the Carl A. Pollock Hall, (CPH) between the Engineering Society Office and POETS. There is NO FOOD, DRINK or SPEAKERS allowed in the CPH Multimedia Classroom. Instructions and contacts for booking.
The RoboHub is the a state-of-the-art research hub for all things robotics. Home to a unique fleet of humanoid, aerial, ground, and magnetically levitated (maglev) robots enables ground-breaking research on multi-robot teams. The research team is made up of experts in mechatronics, microrobotics, autonomous robotics, multi-agent networks, magnectic leviation, nonlinear control systems, artificial intelligence, and human-robot interaction.
The RoboHub is found on the first and second floor of Engineering 7 (E7), room 1339. For general inquires about the RoboHub, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The sensor bridge connects Engineering 7 to Engineering 5 and provides our students with a unique hands-on learning experience by demonstrating engineering principles. The bridge is eqipped with instrumental sensors, or load cells, which measure the forces generated on them. The sensors enable our students to compare modeling design assumptions with what happens in the real world. Meanwhile, accelerometers measure vibration and strain gauges measure the stress in the beams of the bridge.
The sensor bridge is found on the fifth floor of Engineering 7.
The School of Architecture at Waterloo is a leader in design education and research. It offers a fully cooperative professional program, and has been rated the greenest architecture curriculum in Canada. It is also the only Canadian school of architecture to have a permanent international facility, which has operated since 1979 in Rome, Italy. The school attracts top students from across Canada and around the world.
The School of Architecutre is found on Melville Street South in Cambridge.
The Sedra student design centre consists of over 20,000 square feet of space dedicated to design teams and student profjects. With more than two dozen design teams, all student-led and many of which represent Waterloo internationally. It is the largest facility of its type in North America.
The Sedra student design centre is found in Engineeirng 5 (E5), adjacent to the Engineering student shops.
Found on the upper of Engineering 7 (E7), the undergradaute garages gives students plenty of space to work collaboratively or alone on their projects. There are 13 student garages in total for electrical and computer engineering students to plan, create, and test spanning the fourth and fifth floors of E7 each 130. sq. ft.
On the sixth floor of E7 are the touch down spaces and student garages. The Baylis garage is a 1,100 sq. ft. space that will see a mix of undergraduate and graduate students ideate, create, and test projects and allow for collaboration on a larger scale.
The WEEF lab is a state-of-the-art facility that provides both a sophisticated teaching environment and an electronics measurements laboratory. The room seats 140 students, each with their own Waterloo Nexus computer workstation. The room also contains 70 electronics lab work benches, each situated between two computer workstations and shared by two students. Two smaller rooms at the back of the lab are used for student instruction and projects. Please check with a Student Services Advisor in E2 1772 to sign out keys for these rooms. All rooms are equipped with advanced multimedia equipment. Instructions and contacts for booking.
Department-Specific Labs and Facilities
If you would like to book one of the labs for the teaching of a particular class, please refer to the Lab bookings page.
If you have any further questions about booking one of the labs, please contact:
Natalie Brown, Scheduling & First Year Assistant
If you have any questions about the lab in general, please come visit us in the Engineering Undergraduate Office (E2 1772) on the first floor of the E2.