Student life in the Faculty of Engineering

Group of Engineering students wearing coveralls with patches on them

Believe us, you’ll do more than study! Waterloo Engineering has a vibrant community of students who love to work hard and play hard. Sing with an a cappella group, join a varsity team, become an Engineering ambassador – whatever your interests, you’ll be in good company.

Hear from Faculty of Engineering students

EngSoc President

An active student society.

The Waterloo Engineering Society (EngSoc) aims to promote a positive undergraduate experience. On top of providing academic, professional, and social support, EngSoc will represent your interests and opinions. Throughout your time here, you’ll also discover many EngSoc traditions: acting in theatre productions, hosting charity events, proudly wearing your coveralls, and celebrating the EngSoc mascot – The Tool! There are endless ways to get involved.

Ukranian Students in Engineering

A supportive community.

The student-led and student-supported Waterloo Engineering Endowment Foundation (WEEF) provides funding each term to enhance lab equipment, purchase computer upgrades and other academic tools, and support student design teams. The First-Year Office also hires upper-year teaching assistants who dedicate a work term to teaching first-year students. They’ll be available to help you with projects and assignments.

Women in Engineering WiE

An emphasis on diversity.

At Waterloo we are committed to improving equity, diversity, and inclusion. There are many student groups and peer support programs on campus that celebrate and advocate for diversity in all forms. This includes campus-wide initiatives like Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity, and Equity (RAISE) and the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC), as well as engineering-specific groups like the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), EngiQueers, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and Women in Engineering (WiE).


Explore a day in the life in Engineering

The student experience at Waterloo Engineering goes far beyond lectures. Get to know Liz, a third-year Mechatronics student and early bird whose personal schedule and routines are crafted to keep her productive.

Discover what first year is like in Engineering

Waterloo Environmental Engineering student, Aileen, reflects on joining clubs and getting involved on campus, the differences between high school and university, and how she knew Waterloo was the right university for her.


Two Engineering students chatting together while wearing hard hats 

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Clubs and societies

  • Waterloo Engineering Society (EngSoc)
  • Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity, and Equity (RAISE)
  • Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC)
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
  • EngiQueers
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Women in Engineering (WiE)
  • Waterloo Engineering Endowment Foundation (WEEF)
  • 25+ Student Design Teams

Learn more about the Faculty of Engineering

UWAFT design team

Challenge the status quo, collaborate, innovate, and learn to create. In the Faculty of Engineering, you might just change the world.