Electrical Engineering

Set yourself up for an electrifying future

Students in the Electrical Engineering program at the University of Waterloo.

Behind just about every advance in information, power, and energy, you’ll find an electrical engineer. Join the ranks of those innovators with a degree from Waterloo, whose electrical engineering program is ranked in the top 75 internationally (Shanghai World University Rankings 2020).

You’ll study the fundamentals of electromagnetism, circuits, algorithms, and instrumentation. You'll also gain hands-on experience starting right in first year, thanks to paid co-op work terms and some of the best electrical engineering student labs in North America.

When you graduate, you’ll have hundreds of career paths open to you: from designing power stations and aircraft control systems to pioneering the future of microprocessors and telecommunications systems.


"2nd" icon purplein Canada for engineering (US News & World Report 2020)
breifcaseGain two years of experience in the co-op program
Money flowerStudents earn $15,700 on average per co-op term
 

Electrical Engineering admission requirements

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including

  • Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Calculus and Vectors (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Physics (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Chemistry (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • English (ENG4U) (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

Admission averages: Individual selection from the low to mid-90s

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Why Waterloo Engineering?

With its renowned co-op program and a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem, Waterloo Engineering is one of the world’s top engineering schools. You'll have access to emerging technologies, innovative professors, and world-class facilities.


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megaphone icon"I love the breadth and depth of content... everything from physics to CPU design! Going through the program as a class is awesome, it creates a tight-knit family among classmates which you can rely on for help - academically and personally."Kunal, second-year Electrical Engineering student

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Current research

Visit our Waterloo Stories website to learn about research in Electrical Engineering

Showcase your ideas

An annual design symposium gives you the opportunity to show your fourth-year project to the public — as well as potential employers and investors!