University of Waterloo - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of Waterloo
Mailing Address: 200 University Avenue West
City: Waterloo
State: ON
Postal Code: N2L 3G1
Country: Canada
Phone 519-888-4567
Fax:
Website: http://www.uwaterloo.ca

Head of Institution

Feridun Hamdullahpur
President
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Phone: 519-888-4567
president@uwaterloo.ca

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Phillipe Bezaire
Associate Director, Admissions
Engineering Admissions Office
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Phone: 519-888-4894
admissions@engmail.uwaterloo.ca

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Waterloo
This city's population (approx.): 133,700
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 32,467
Total Graduate enrollment: 5,465
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Liberal arts, Natural sciences, Pharmacy, Mathematics, Environment, Applied Health Sciences

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

NOTE: admission requirement information is expressed in terms of Ontario Secondary School courses. If you're applying from outside of Ontario, from another post-secondary institution, or as a mature student, visit uwaterloo.ca/find-out-more/.

Must graduate with an OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) or equivalent before beginning studies at the University of Waterloo.

Minimum of 6 Grade 12 U or M courses or the equivalent, including all required courses as specified for each program.

Overall average of 80% or equivalent in best 6 grade 12 U or M courses (or equivalent) including the required courses required for consideration for admission. Higher averages are required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. A minimum grade of 70% in the required courses.

Repeated courses may not be considered.

If your first language is not English, you may be required to complete additional testing or provide additional documentation. For details, see uwaterloo.ca/find-out-more/admissions/english-language-requirements/.

Recommendations

- Admission Information Form (AIF) required.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Pearl Sullivan
Dean, Faculty of Engineering (on leave 2015/16)
Faculty of Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Phone: 519-888-4567
pearls@uwaterloo.ca

Wayne Parker
Acting Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Dean of Engineering Office
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Phone: 519-888-4567
engdean@uwaterloo.ca

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:BASc and BSE
Master's:M.Eng., MASc with thesis, MMSc, MBET
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Chemical Engineering Both Eric Croiset Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both Jeff West Civil Engineering
Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Graduate Mark Weber Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Vincent Gaudet Electrical/Computer Engineering
Management Sciences Both Samir Elhedhli Engineering Management
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Both Jan Huissoon Mechanical Engineering
Systems Design Engineering Both Paul Fieguth Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Building Engineering Group Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL John Straube
Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ) Mechanical Engineering INDEPT Norman Zhou
Centre for Advanced Photovoltaic Devices and Systems Electrical Engineering INCOLL Siva Sivoththaman
Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) Civil Engineering INDEPT Mark Knight
Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) Biomedical Engineering INUNIV Catherine Burns
Centre for Control of Emerging Contaminants (CCEC) Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL Wayne Parker
Centre for Integrated RF Engineering Electrical Engineering INCOLL Raafat Mansour
Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Ali Safavi-Naeini
Centre for Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence (CPAMI) Electrical Engineering INDEPT Fakhri Karray
Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT Susan Tighe
Centre for Wireless Communications Electrical Engineering INCOLL Sherman Shen
Conflict Analysis Group Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Keith Hipel
Control Systems Group Electrical Engineering INDEPT Chris Nielsen
Environmental Modelling and Analysis Group Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT James Craig
Fire Research Group Mechanical Engineering INUNIV Beth Weckman
Giga to Nanoelectronics Lab Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL William Wong
Hyper Connectivity Lab Electrical Engineering INDEPT Amir Khandani
Institute for Computer Research Computer Engineering INUNIV Vic DiCiccio
Institute for Innovation Research Engineering Management INUNIV Paul Guild
Institute for Polymer Research Chemical Engineering INUNIV Alex Penlidis
Medical Instrument Analysis and Machine Intelligence Group (MIAMI) Electrical Engineering INCOLL Magdy Salama
Multimedia Communications Lab Electrical Engineering INDEPT En-Hui Yang
Power and Energy Systems Group Electrical Engineering INDEPT Shesha Jayaram
RF Microwave and Photonics Group Electrical Engineering INDEPT Ali Safavi-Naeini
Software Engineering Group Computer Engineering INCOLL Ladan Tahvildari
Transportation Systems Research Group Civil/Environmental Engineering INUNIV Liping Fu
Uncertainty Management Laboratory Engineering Management INCOLL Frank Safayeni
Usability and Interactive Technology Lab Other Engineering Disciplines INDEPT Carolyn MacGregor
Vision and Image Processing Group Other Engineering Disciplines INDEPT David Clausi
VLSI Group Electrical Engineering INDEPT David Nairn
Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WATCar) Mechanical Engineering INUNIV Duane Cronin
Waterloo Formal Methods Electrical Engineering INUNIV Mark Aagaard
Waterloo Hydrology Lab Civil/Environmental Engineering INDEPT Eric Soulis
Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Holger Kleinke
Waterloo Institute Sustainable Energy Civil/Environmental Engineering INUNIV Jatin Nathwani
Waterloo Management of Integrated Manufacturing Systems Research Group Engineering Management INCOLL James Bookbinder

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Nanotechnology Engineering (BASc) Other Engineering Disciplines
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (BASc) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (BASc) Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Geological Engineering (BASc) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (BASc) Civil Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (BASc) Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Software Engineering (BSE) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (BASc) Computer Engineering
Management Sciences Management Engineering (BASc) Engineering Management
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Mechatronics Engineering (BASc) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Mechanical Engineering (BASc) Mechanical Engineering
Systems Design Engineering Biomedical Engineering (BASc) Biomedical Engineering
Systems Design Engineering Systems Design Engineering (BASc) Other Engineering Disciplines

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (MEng) Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (MASc) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (MASc) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (MEng) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) Other Engineering Disciplines
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering (MASc) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering (MEng) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Management Sciences Management Sciences (MASc) Engineering Management
Management Sciences Management Sciences (MMSc) Engineering Management
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Mechanical Engineering (MASc) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Mechanical Engineering (MEng) Mechanical Engineering
Systems Design Engineering Systems Design Engineering (MASc) Other Engineering Disciplines
Systems Design Engineering Systems Design Engineering (MEng) Other Engineering Disciplines

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (PhD) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (PhD) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Management Sciences Management Sciences (PhD) Engineering Management
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Mechanical Engineering (PhD) Mechanical Engineering
Systems Design Engineering Systems Design Engineering (PhD) Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Chemical Engineering
  1. Green Reaction Engineering
  2. Interfacial Phenomena, Colloids and Porous Media
  3. Polymer Science and Engineering
  4. Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering
  5. Process Systems Engineering
  6. Nanotechnology
  7. Separation Processes
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Structural Engineering and Building Science
  2. Water Resources
  3. Environmental Engineering
  4. Geotechnical Engineering
  5. Infrastructure Construction and Management
  6. Transportation Engineering
Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology
  1. Entrepreneurship Education
  2. Performance Management Systems
  3. Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation
  4. Marketing and Business Planning
  5. Technology Commercialization
  6. Strategic Planning and Strategy Execution
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Energy Systems and Systems and Control
  2. Antennas, Microwaves, and Wave Optics
  3. Communication and Information Systems
  4. Computer and Software Engineering
  5. Silicon Devices and Integrated Circuits
  6. Circuits and Systems including Computer-Aided Design
Management Sciences
  1. Operations research
  2. Data Analytics & Data Science
  3. Management of Technology & Innovation
  4. Supply Chain Management & Logistics
  5. Healthcare Operations
  6. Human Computer Interaction.
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
  1. Mechatronics, Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  2. Solid Body Mechanics and Mechanical Design
  3. Automotive Engineering, Manufacturing and Machine Tools
  4. Wind and Thermal Energy, Green Energy and Fuel Cells
  5. Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Fire Engineering
  6. Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology
  7. Metal forming, Crashworthiness, Fatigue and Fracture
  8. Biomechanics, Biosensors and Lab-on-a-Chip
Systems Design Engineering
  1. Societal and Environmental Systems
  2. Modelling, Simulation, & Systems Theory
  3. Vision, Image & Signal Processing
  4. Human Factors & Ergonomics
  5. Machine Learning & Intelligence
  6. Optimization & Decision Making
  7. Biomedical Engineering
  8. Mechatronic & Physical Systems

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • ACM
  • Engineering Student Council
  • Formula SAE
  • Graduate Student Organization
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Mini-Baja Club
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Women in Science and Engineering

Local Groups

  • Aerial Robotics Group
  • Alternative Fuels Team
  • Autonomous Sailboat Team
  • Canadian Soc. of Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Association (CE2GA)
  • Clean Snowmobile
  • Concrete Canoe
  • Concrete Toboggan
  • EcoCAR
  • Engineering Student Newspaper (Iron Warrior)
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Engineers for Hope
  • Engineers in Medicine
  • International Genetically Engineered Machine Team
  • Nanorobotics Group
  • Robotics Team
  • Rocketry Team
  • SAE Formula Hybrid
  • Solar Race Car (Midnight Sun)
  • Steel Bridge Team
  • UW Electric Motorsports
  • UWDNA (Design Nanoscale Assembly)
  • Waterloo Institute of Industrial Engineers Chapter
  • Waterloo Submarine Racing Team
  • Waterloop

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • African Students' Association
  • Chinese Student Association
  • Engineering Student Council
  • Jewish Students Association
  • Korean Student Association
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Society for Women in Engineering
  • Vietnamese Students Association

Local Groups

  • Aboriginal Students' Association
  • Afghan Students Association
  • Association of Caribbean Students
  • Filipino Association
  • Greek Council
  • Hong Kong Students' Association
  • Indian Connection
  • Ismaili Student Association
  • Pakistani Students' Association
  • Sikh Students' Association
  • Singaporean & Malaysian Students' Association

Other Student Support Programs

Orientation
Orientation activities are organized for first-year undergraduates by Engineering student leaders and advisors in collaboration with University student leaders, advisors and staff. Graduate orientation activities and international orientation activities are organized by the Student Success Office, respective graduate and international support offices and faculties.

Student Success Office
The Student Success Office plans and promotes events, programs, and resources to help all students in their transitions from high school to university and maintain academic success.

Diversity
The mission of the Federation of Students Diversity Education Team is to contribute to the creation of an inclusive campus community by coordinating activities and building resources in order to build knowledge and appreciation for diversity among undergraduate students of the University of Waterloo. The Feds Diversity Education Team envisions an inclusive Waterloo community where diversity is celebrated and all members feel safe, welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.

Counselling
The Engineering Undergraduate Office and First Year Office provide academic and personal counselling services to undergraduate students. These offices also provide links to tutors for students and offer various workshops to assist students in all aspects of the transition to university life. The University Counselling Services Office serves all undergraduate and graduate students.

Women in Engineering Committee
At Waterloo Engineering, the participation of women at all levels is important to us. That's why we established the Women in Engineering Committee. This committee reaches out to young women in elementary and high school, organizes speakers and social events for students and professors, and works hard to develop a support system for women in engineering at Waterloo.

Access Ability Services
The mission of the University of Waterloo Access Ability Services is to ensure an equitable opportunity for persons with disabilities through promoting access to all programs, services and facilities in partnership with all university departments. Students, faculty, staff and campus visitors can contact the office for information, academic accommodations, and support services.

Waterloo International (part of Student Success Office)
International students form an important part of the University of Waterloo students' community, with more than 3,400 international students studying at UW each year from more than 90 countries. Waterloo International has many resources and student services in place to support the international student population. International Student Advisors can help international students meet other students, get answers to their questions, and find the resources they need to ensure their success.

Co-operative Education and Career Action
Co-operative education and career Action (CECA) administers the co-operative education system and career-related services for the University of Waterloo. This service is available to all students and alumni for career-specific counselling, and to help determine and facilitate co-op employment opportunities for current students.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Alternative Fuels Team

The University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT) is a student organization that researches, designs and implements vehicle modifications for use with alternative fuels, such as ethanol, propane and hydrogen. Team members are from a variety of academic backgrounds, including all engineering disciplines as well as other Faculties. Part of the role of UWAFT is to represent the University of Waterloo at various alternative fuels competitions around the world. UWAFT is one only two Canadian teams that will be participating in EcoCAR 3: Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition. General Motors Corporation (GM), the Department of Energy and Natural Resources Canada have developed this competition to challenge students to design and build advanced propulsion solutions, improve aerodynamics and utilize clear alternative fuels. This competition will run for three years and includes 17 teams.

Clean Snowmobile Team

The team was created to compete in the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge. The goal of the competition is to develop a cleaner, more environmentally friendly snowmobile that can easily be implemented in the real world.

Formula SAE

The UW Formula SAE team consists of over 30 undergraduate and graduate students from three Faculties, prominently Engineering. It designs, engineers, manufactures, and races an entirely new formula-styled prototype race car every year from the ground up.

Concrete Toboggan

The Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNTCR)is an annual undergraduate engineering competition focused on exposing and promoting engineering innovation and excellence at the student level. The GNCTR began in 1974, as a joint venture between the American Concrete Institute and the University of Alberta. Since its initiation, the GNCTR has challenged its participants to use creativity, skill, and innovation in the design and construction of a concrete toboggan.

Solar Race Car Team

The Midnight Sun Solar Race Team is the largest student-run project at the University of Waterloo. It involves undergraduate and graduate students from every discipline in Engineering and from other Faculties across the University of Waterloo. Every two years, it designs and builds a solar-powered car to race in the American Solar Challenge and the World Solar Challenge. Additionally, the team participates in a large number of public events with the intention of raising environmental awareness. In 2004, the team captured the Guinness World Distance Record for the longest single journey by a solar-powered car.

SAE Baja Team

The Waterloo Baja Team is a team of Waterloo Engineering Students who design, build, test and race an off-road vehicle in an annual SAE Baja competition. The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Baja competition itself is two days of events that put the team's vehicles to the test. Examples of testing/competing are acceleration, top speed, skid pull, hill climb and maneuverability events. The main event in the competition is a grueling 4 hour endurance race.

Waterloo Aerial Robotics Group

The Waterloo Aerial Robotics Group is a team of University of Waterloo students from a variety of engineering disciplines who are developing a series of fully autonomous flying robots for entry into the International Aerial Robotics Competition. The objective of this multi-year competition is to push the envelope of technology by seriously challenging students to accomplish near-impossible mission objectives. The goal is to build a fleet of air vehicles capable of flying three kilometres, identifying target buildings, entering the structures and navigating inside to obtain visual reconnaissance information. This must be done within a period of 15 minutes and without the help of any crew.

Robotics Team

The University of Waterloo Robotics Team was founded in 2003 by undergraduate students who wanted to explore their interest in robotics. The team has grown to over fifty active members, with students representing several engineering disciplines as well as other Faculties. Each term the team decides which competitions to enter, some of which have included the Autonomous Robot Racing Challenge, the Eastern Canadian Robotics Games and the International Ground Vehicle Competition. The Robotics Team also hosts the annual Mini-Sumo competition at the University of Waterloo.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Co-operative Education

Participation in Waterloo's co-operative education program is mandatory for all undergraduate students in Engineering. Under this program, students alternate between academic terms in class and co-op work terms during which they obtain between 20 months and 24 years of valuable paid work experience.

Exchange Programs

Waterloo's Faculty of Engineering has an extensive exchange program that is offered to undergraduate students.

School of Architecture

Waterloo Engineering benefits from the presence of a renowned high-quality School of Architecture housed within the Faculty of Engineering. Architecture brings to the Faculty many collaborative and synergistic research, learning, and cultural opportunities.

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Nestled in Canada’s Silicon Valley, the University of Waterloo is intensely entrepreneurial by nature, surrounded by tech sector icons and startups dedicated to innovation and developing new technologies with global impact. Waterloo’s unique inventor-owns-it IP policy, coupled with programs and support for new venture creation has produced a culture of collaboration, creativity and relentless risk-taking " cultivating some of Canada’s youngest and most successful entrepreneurs. On the global stage, Waterloo is continuously recognized as the most entrepreneurial school in Canada. Matched with international accolades for our academic programs in the engineering and tech-related fields of study, we are producing the next generation of highly skilled and innovative leaders.


Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Chemical Engineering 21 9 4 34
Civil and Environmental Engineering 17 13 5 35
Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology 1 4 1 6
Electrical and Computer Engineering 44 28 14 86
Management Sciences 6 11 6 23
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 32 16 6 54
Systems Design Engineering 12 8 6 26
Totals: 133 89 42 264

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Chemical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology 4 0 4 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 6 1 7 0.49
Management Sciences 3 0 3 0.00
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 4 1 5 0.49
Systems Design Engineering 4 0 4 0.00
Totals: 25 2 27 0.98

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 3 0 3 0.00
Management Sciences 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Systems Design Engineering 2 0 2 0.00
Totals: 9 0 9 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 19 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 2
Civil and Environmental Engineering 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2
Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 39 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 5
Management Sciences 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 27 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 5
Systems Design Engineering 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Totals: 117 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 16

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
Civil and Environmental Engineering 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 4
Management Sciences 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3
Systems Design Engineering 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
Totals: 74 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 15

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2
Management Sciences 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Systems Design Engineering 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Totals: 30 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 12

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

OSS (ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL) APPLICANTS

NOTE: this information is dependent upon a number of factors and is subject to change.

Required Courses (12U):

Advanced Functions
Calculus and Vectors
Chemistry
English (ENG4U)
Physics
And one other 12U or 12 M course

Other Documentation Required:
Admission Information Form (AIF)

Application fees (CDN$):
- Base fee is $150 for initial three program choices.
- There is a surcharge of $10 if the mailing address provided is outside of Canada.
- For each additional program choice above three, the fee per additional choice is $50.
- More information: http://www.ouac.on.ca/101/101-fees

Deadlines:
See chart at: uwaterloo.ca/find-out-more/admissions/applying-waterloo/deadlines/

Transcripts:
All marks are automatically submitted from the Ontario highschools directly to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC), and then submitted electronically to the universities.

OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) is required for enrollment.

English Language Requirements:
If the applicant's first language is not English and the applicant has not been taught in English Medium for a minimum of 4 consecutive years prior to the proposed start of study at the University of Waterloo, the applicant must complete and obtain a minimum score on one of the accepted English language tests.

More information: uwaterloo.ca/find-out-more/admissions/english-language-requirements/

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

NOTE: for Software Engineering, computer programming experience is required.

Admission Averages for September 2016, by Program:
Biomedical Engineering - individual selection from the mid 90s
Chemical Engineering - individual selection from the low 90s
Civil Engineering - individual selection from the high 80s
Computer Engineering - individual selection from the high 80s
Electrical Engineering - individual selection from the high 80s
Environmental Engineering - individual selection from the mid 80s
Geological Engineering - individual selection from the mid 80s
Management Engineering - individual selection from the mid 80s
Mechanical Engineering - individual selection from the high 80s
Mechatronics Engineering - individual selection from the low 90s
Nanotechnology Engineering - individual selection from the low 90s
Systems Design Engineering - individual selection from the high 80s
Software Engineering - individual selection from the mid 90s

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

NOTE: Competition for admission for students applying on an international study permit (visa) is intense.

Admission requirements are the same as for domestic applicants. (visa students can be OSS or NON-OSS).

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

NON-OSS APPLICANTS
(includes any student not enrolled full time in an Ontario Secondary School, including University transfer applications, mature students, out-of-province Canadian applicants, International applicants)

Course Requirements and Other Documentation:
See above.
Note that course requirements for all education systems can be found at : uwaterloo.ca/find-out-more/admissions/admission-requirements/.

Application Fees (CDN$):
- Base fee is $156 for initial three program choices.
- Supplemental fee for the University of Waterloo is required and is $85.
- There is a surcharge of $10 if the mailing address provided is outside of Canada.
- For each additional program choice above three, the fee per additional choice is $50.
- Transcript request fee is $12 (Ontario university or college transcripts only).
- More information: http://www.ouac.on.ca/105/105-fees

Deadlines:
See chart at http://uwaterloo.ca/find-out-more/admissions/applying-waterloo/deadlines

Transcripts:
Mid-term transcripts required by March 31st for consideration for Fall entry. Final transcripts required as soon as they are available in the summer to confirm admission. Non-OSS applicants are responsible for ensuring transcripts are received by the deadlines mentioned above.

OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) equivalent is required for enrollment.

English Language Requirements:
If the applicant's first language is not English, and the applicant has not been taught in English Medium for a minimum of 4 consecutive years prior to the proposed start of study at the University of Waterloo, the applicant must complete and obtain a minimum score on one of the accepted English language tests.

More information: uwaterloo.ca/find-out-more/admissions/english-language-requirements/

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer Student information

There are usually very few spaces open for admission beyond first year into most of our programs. Students need to have an academic background and technical work experience equivalent to the academic and co-op work-term experience of the class they are trying to join.

For more information visit http://uwaterloo.ca/engineering/future-undergraduate-students

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $16,675 $39,165
Room & Board: $10,334 $10,334
Books & Supplies: $2,000 $2,000
Other Expenses: $3,000 $3,000
Estimated avg. course load per term:
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Student Data Form (SDF), Family Financial Statement (FFS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Institution's Own Application Form, Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Financial Aid Form (FAF)

Additional Financial Aid Information

The University of Waterloo is committed to making sure that financial need doesn't get in the way of your success. The University of Waterloo guarantees to fund unmet need for all students as defined by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or an assistance program from another Canadian province.

Other methods of financing your education include:
President's and Merit Scholarships which are awarded to all students entering first year with a minimum admission average of 85%. All students are also automatically considered for all Engineering Entrance Scholarships when they apply for admission, no additional application forms are required. Awards are valued from $1,000 to $20,000 for top scholarships. The scholarship decisions relating to these awards take both academic success and extra-curricular involvement into consideration. For a list of all entrance scholarships available in engineering, visit uwaterloo.ca/engineering/future-undergraduate-students/financing-your-education/

100% of students studying in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo are in the co-op system of study. Through a series of up to six, four-month work terms relating to their area of study students, on average, earn between $50,000 and $90,000 over the 4 years and 8 months they are in their program. This is an excellent way to help finance your university education.

Students are eligible to apply for other methods of funding once enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering. Details about all methods of funding including upper-year scholarships, OSAP, bursaries, jobs, and other loan programs can be found at http://safa.uwaterloo.ca/scholarships/scholarship.html

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides eligible students with various types of assistance based on financial need. This assistance is intended to supplement, not to replace, the resources of you and your family. Detailed information is available at http://osap.gov.on.ca/.

Bursaries are non-repayable, taxable grants. Bursaries are awarded based primarily on financial need, but some may also include other selection criteria such as extracurricular involvement, leadership, etc. Bursaries supplement students' primary sources of funding such as OSAP, employment income, and parental/spousal contributions.

The Centre for Career Action is a department open to all parties on campus for aid in finding part-time employment both on and off campus.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college:
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission?
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 1,619
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: n/a
Note: Application and offer data is as of Fall 2013; enrolment is Fall 2014

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Reading Range:
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range:

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Biomedical Engineering (BASc) 56 53 35 0 144 0
Chemical Engineering (BASc) 142 116 135 288 681 0
Civil Engineering (BASc) 139 116 108 263 626 0
Computer Engineering (BASc) 277 257 207 334 1075 0
Electrical Engineering (BASc) 160 125 124 239 648 0
Environmental Engineering (BASc) 66 79 39 85 269 0
Geological Engineering (BASc) 21 35 19 48 123 0
Management Engineering (BASc) 77 59 63 102 301 0
Mechanical Engineering (BASc) 235 217 188 401 1041 0
Mechatronics Engineering (BASc) 206 192 182 235 815 0
Nanotechnology Engineering (BASc) 119 98 94 176 487 0
Software Engineering (BSE) 130 119 119 257 625 0
Systems Design Engineering (BASc) 97 86 78 172 433 0
Totals: 1725 1552 1391 2600 7268 0

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (BASc)
Men 1 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
Women 4 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0
Chemical Engineering (BASc)
Men 12 0 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 75 0
Women 10 0 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 67 0
Civil Engineering (BASc)
Men 12 0 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 99 0
Women 7 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0
Computer Engineering (BASc)
Men 52 0 179 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 231 0
Women 23 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 0
Electrical Engineering (BASc)
Men 18 0 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 126 0
Women 10 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0
Environmental Engineering (BASc)
Men 3 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
Women 5 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0
Geological Engineering (BASc)
Men 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Women 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Management Engineering (BASc)
Men 2 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 0
Women 1 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 0
Mechanical Engineering (BASc)
Men 27 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 172 0
Women 8 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 0
Mechatronics Engineering (BASc)
Men 18 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 171 0
Women 3 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 0
Nanotechnology Engineering (BASc)
Men 8 0 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 86 0
Women 2 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0
Software Engineering (BSE)
Men 13 0 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 106 0
Women 7 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Systems Design Engineering (BASc)
Men 1 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 0
Women 2 0 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 0
Totals: 250 0 1475 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1725 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (BASc)
Men 1 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Women 1 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
Chemical Engineering (BASc)
Men 10 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 0
Women 15 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 0
Civil Engineering (BASc)
Men 7 0 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 72 0
Women 9 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0
Computer Engineering (BASc)
Men 59 0 163 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 222 0
Women 11 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 0
Electrical Engineering (BASc)
Men 25 0 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 0
Women 10 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Environmental Engineering (BASc)
Men 3 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
Women 16 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 0
Geological Engineering (BASc)
Men 2 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Women 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Management Engineering (BASc)
Men 2 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0
Women 3 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
Mechanical Engineering (BASc)
Men 24 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 180 0
Women 4 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 0
Mechatronics Engineering (BASc)
Men 18 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 162 0
Women 2 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
Nanotechnology Engineering (BASc)
Men 8 0 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 69 0
Women 2 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
Software Engineering (BSE)
Men 7 0 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 96 0
Women 2 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
Systems Design Engineering (BASc)
Men 1 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 0
Women 2 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
Totals: 245 0 1307 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1552 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (BASc)
Men 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Women 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
Chemical Engineering (BASc)
Men 7 0 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68 0
Women 11 0 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 67 0
Civil Engineering (BASc)
Men 9 0 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 0
Women 12 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 0
Computer Engineering (BASc)
Men 27 0 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 170 0
Women 14 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 0
Electrical Engineering (BASc)
Men 14 0 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 96 0
Women 10 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
Environmental Engineering (BASc)
Men 1 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Women 3 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Geological Engineering (BASc)
Men 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Women 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Management Engineering (BASc)
Men 6 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 0
Women 2 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
Mechanical Engineering (BASc)
Men 22 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 158 0
Women 4 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
Mechatronics Engineering (BASc)
Men 16 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 0
Women 5 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
Nanotechnology Engineering (BASc)
Men 7 0 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 0
Women 3 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
Software Engineering (BSE)
Men 9 0 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 102 0
Women 2 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
Systems Design Engineering (BASc)
Men 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0
Women 1 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
Totals: 185 0 1206 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1391 0

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Biomedical Engineering (BASc)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Note: Senior enrolment reported here includes students in their fourth and fifth years of study. Because of Waterloo's 100% co-op program, the undergraduate program lasts 4.7 years (including alternating terms between academic and co-op work terms).
Chemical Engineering (BASc)
Men 24 0 172 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 196 0
Women 21 0 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92 0
Note: Senior enrolment reported here includes students in their fourth and fifth years of study. Because of Waterloo's 100% co-op program, the undergraduate program lasts 4.7 years (including alternating terms between academic and co-op work terms).
Civil Engineering (BASc)
Men 29 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 180 0
Women 18 0 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 0
Note: Senior enrolment reported here includes students in their fourth and fifth years of study. Because of Waterloo's 100% co-op program, the undergraduate program lasts 4.7 years (including alternating terms between academic and co-op work terms).
Computer Engineering (BASc)
Men 37 0 273 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 310 0
Women 6 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Note: Senior enrolment reported here includes students in their fourth and fifth years of study. Because of Waterloo's 100% co-op program, the undergraduate program lasts 4.7 years (including alternating terms between academic and co-op work terms).
Electrical Engineering (BASc)
Men 33 0 175 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 208 0
Women 5 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
Note: Senior enrolment reported here includes students in their fourth and fifth years of study. Because of Waterloo's 100% co-op program, the undergraduate program lasts 4.7 years (including alternating terms between academic and co-op work terms).
Environmental Engineering (BASc)
Men 1 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 0
Women 3 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 0
Note: Senior enrolment reported here includes students in their fourth and fifth years of study. Because of Waterloo's 100% co-op program, the undergraduate program lasts 4.7 years (including alternating terms between academic and co-op work terms).
Geological Engineering (BASc)
Men 1 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 0
Women 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Note: Senior enrolment reported here includes students in their fourth and fifth years of study. Because of Waterloo's 100% co-op program, the undergraduate program lasts 4.7 years (including alternating terms between academic and co-op work terms).
Management Engineering (BASc)
Men 9 0 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62 0
Women 4 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0
Note: Senior enrolment reported here includes students in their fourth and fifth years of study. Because of Waterloo's 100% co-op program, the undergraduate program lasts 4.7 years (including alternating terms between academic and co-op work terms).
Mechanical Engineering (BASc)
Men 46 0 317 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 363 0
Women 7 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 0
Note: Senior enrolment reported here includes students in their fourth and fifth years of study. Because of Waterloo's 100% co-op program, the undergraduate program lasts 4.7 years (including alternating terms between academic and co-op work terms).
Mechatronics Engineering (BASc)
Men 22 0 186 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 208 0
Women 2 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
Note: Senior enrolment reported here includes students in their fourth and fifth years of study. Because of Waterloo's 100% co-op program, the undergraduate program lasts 4.7 years (including alternating terms between academic and co-op work terms).
Nanotechnology Engineering (BASc)
Men 8 0 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 135 0
Women 6 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 0
Note: Senior enrolment reported here includes students in their fourth and fifth years of study. Because of Waterloo's 100% co-op program, the undergraduate program lasts 4.7 years (including alternating terms between academic and co-op work terms).
Software Engineering (BSE)
Men 25 0 192 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 217 0
Women 6 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0
Note: Senior enrolment reported here includes students in their fourth and fifth years of study. Because of Waterloo's 100% co-op program, the undergraduate program lasts 4.7 years (including alternating terms between academic and co-op work terms).
Systems Design Engineering (BASc)
Men 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 0
Women 1 0 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 0
Note: Senior enrolment reported here includes students in their fourth and fifth years of study. Because of Waterloo's 100% co-op program, the undergraduate program lasts 4.7 years (including alternating terms between academic and co-op work terms).
Totals: 315 0 2285 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2600 0

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Biomedical Engineering (BASc) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (BASc) 24 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 132 88 44
Civil Engineering (BASc) 21 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 116 88 28
Computer Engineering (BASc) 9 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 130 120 10
Electrical Engineering (BASc) 20 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 109 8
Environmental Engineering (BASc) 3 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 19 16
Geological Engineering (BASc) 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 0
Management Engineering (BASc) 12 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57 33 24
Mechanical Engineering (BASc) 24 164 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 188 165 23
Mechatronics Engineering (BASc) 11 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 122 109 13
Nanotechnology Engineering (BASc) 5 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 71 10
Software Engineering (BSE) 10 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 78 64 14
Systems Design Engineering (BASc) 3 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70 49 21
Totals: 142 994 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1136 925 211

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Biomedical Engineering (BASc) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering (BASc) 17 7 71 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 132
Civil Engineering (BASc) 15 6 73 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 116
Computer Engineering (BASc) 9 0 111 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 130
Electrical Engineering (BASc) 17 3 92 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117
Environmental Engineering (BASc) 1 2 18 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35
Geological Engineering (BASc) 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Management Engineering (BASc) 5 7 28 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57
Mechanical Engineering (BASc) 22 2 143 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 188
Mechatronics Engineering (BASc) 9 2 100 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 122
Nanotechnology Engineering (BASc) 5 0 66 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81
Software Engineering (BSE) 8 2 56 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 78
Systems Design Engineering (BASc) 3 0 46 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70
Totals: 111 31 814 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1136

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Waterloo Engineering does not offer any formal dual degree programs. However, it is possible for arrangements to be made to complete a serial or concurrent degree with Arts. Individuals interested in such an opportunity should consult directly with the Department in which they are interested.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Biomedical Engineering (BASc) no 4.66 0.00 Day Required
Chemical Engineering (BASc) yes 4.66 0.00 Day Required
Civil Engineering (BASc) yes 4.66 0.00 Day Required
Computer Engineering (BASc) yes 4.66 0.00 Day Required
Electrical Engineering (BASc) yes 4.66 0.00 Day Required
Environmental Engineering (BASc) yes 4.66 0.00 Day Required
Geological Engineering (BASc) yes 4.66 0.00 Day Required
Management Engineering (BASc) yes 4.66 0.00 Day Required
Mechanical Engineering (BASc) yes 4.66 0.00 Day Required
Mechatronics Engineering (BASc) yes 4.66 0.00 Day Required
Nanotechnology Engineering (BASc) yes 4.66 0.00 Day Required
Software Engineering (BSE) yes 4.66 0.00 Day Required
Systems Design Engineering (BASc) yes 4.66 0.00 Day Required

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Please see https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering/future-graduate-students/programs for detailed graduate admissions information for all Engineering departments.

Applications are accepted on-line through http://uwaterloo.ca/graduate-studies/application-admission

A $100 application fee applies.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Please see http://uwaterloo.ca/graduate-studies/international-students for detailed graduate studies admissions information for foreign students.

Admitted students must have a Study Permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to attend a Canadian University, and must enroll in the University Health Insurance Plan.

Residency Requirements

Transfer of Academic Credits

The University of Waterloo has set the maximum number of transferable credits as follows. Please note that individual Faculties and Departments may have lower maxima. Please consult your department of interest for current information.

1. for the coursework Master's: up to three of the course credits required for the degree, excluding credits awarded for the project.

2. for the thesis Master's: one-half of the course credits stipulated in an individual's program, excluding credits awarded for the thesis.

3. for the PhD: the acceptance of transfer credits from prior registration at another university will be determined in individual cases by the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) of the Faculty at the time of admission to the program.

Transfer credits must be "unused" credits, i.e., they must not have been credited towards an earlier acquired degree or other academic credential. Transfer credits shoud be specified in writing at the time of departmental recommendation for admission. A minimum of 70% (University of Waterlo converted grade) is required for transfer credit.

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $8,681 $21,251
Room & Board: $14,523 $14,523
Books & Supplies: $3,000 $3,000
Other Expenses: $6,000 $6,000
Estimated avg. course load per term:
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Institution's Own Application Form

Additional Financial Aid Information

Financial Support:
Financial support is available to graduate students in the Faculty of Engineering at Waterloo from different sources; they include: research studentship from supervisors' grants, teaching assistantships, federal and provincial government scholarships, institutional scholarships, bursaries, and loans provided by the Government of Ontario. PhD and MASc students, within the regular length of the program and based on performance, must, at minimum, be supported either by a research studentship or a scholarship. In 2015/2016, the income of a student in the masters program was $28,000+ whereas it was $37,000+ in the doctorate program.

Research Studentships:
Highly qualified thesis students, both at the MASc and PhD levels, could receive research studentships (GRS) from their supervisors. At the MASc, the value of GRS is $17,000/year, whereas the GRS at the PhD level is $22,293. The $22,293 is the minimum funding for a student in the PhD program, guaranteed for 4 years.

Teaching Assistantship:
A graduate student in the MASc or the PhD programs could be assigned one or more teaching assistantship, TA, tasks each year. Each TA task involves up to 10 hours per week for one term, and pays up to $4,800.

Fellowship Awards by Government Agencies:

Federal Tri-Council Scholarships: NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR are awarded to top domestic (Canadian and Permanent Resident) students.

NSERC: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council:
For PhD the award is PGS D worth $21,000/year.

Exceptional students are awarded Canada Graduate Scholarships: CGS M $17,500/year for MASc, and CGS D $35,000/year for PhD.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships(Vanier CGS) are available to world-class doctoral students. These scholarships require nomination and are valued at $50,000/year for three years.

SSHRC: The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council:
The main award at the master's level is CGSM=$17,500 for 12 months. For PhD, there is the SSHRC doctoral fellowship at $20,000/year. For exceptional PhD students, the award is CGSD=$35,000/year.
CIHR: Canadian Institute for Health Research:
The main awards offered by the institute are: CGSM=$17,500/year at the master's level, CGSD=$35,000/year at the PhD level.

Government of Ontario Awards: OGS and QEII-GSST:
OGS: Ontario Graduate Scholarship: $15,000/year for both MASc and PhD. Mostly for domestic students. Five university wide awards are available for international students.
QEII-GSST: The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology: $15,000/year for both MASc and PhD. Five university wide awards are available for international students.

Institutional Awards:

Top-ups for New and Continuing Graduate Students Holding Tri-Council and OGS/QEII-GSST Awards:
Waterloo continues to attract the best students by providing UW President Graduate Scholarship top-ups, $10,000/year ($5,000 scholarship from the university + $5,000 scholarship from the Department), to both incoming and continuing graduate students receiving tri-council (NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR) scholarships and to students receiving the provincial (OGS/QEII-GSST) scholarships.

International Master's and Doctoral Student Awards (IMSA / IDSA)

Master's
New full-time international students starting a thesis based master's program will receive an International Master's Student Award (IMSA) valued at $1,960 per term for 2 years (the value is approximate to one-half of the differential fee per term). Students who are receiving major external awards or sponsorship are not eligible to receive this award.

Doctoral
New full-time international students starting a PhD program will receive an International Doctoral Student Award (IDSA) valued at $3,920 per term for 4 years (the value is approximate to the full differential fee per term). Students who are receiving major external awards or sponsorship are not eligible to receive this award.

Provost's/Doctoral Entrance Award - Women:
To encourage women who wish to pursue a PhD, the University of Waterloo established effective May 1, 2005, the Provost's/Doctoral Entrance Award - Women. The value of the award is $5,000, paid over three terms, and it is available to both domestic and international female PhD students with an over 80% average in their last program.

University of Waterloo Scholarships:
These scholarships are awarded by the University in recognition of special achievements of graduate students. They are normally offered on a term by term basis, at a value of $1,000/award. These awards are over and above the income of students from other sources.

Faculty of Engineering Scholarships:
These scholarships are awarded by the Faculty of Engineering in recognition of special achievements of graduate students. They are normally offered on a term by term basis, at a value of $1,000/award. These awards are over and above the income of students from other sources.

Ontario Student Assistance Program, OSAP:
OSAP provides various types of assistance based on financial need to eligible students. Assistance is intended to supplement, not to replace, the resources of students and their families.

University of Waterloo Bursaries and Assistance:
Graduate Students Bursary:
A number of bursaries are available to full-time UW graduate students experiencing short term financial need.
- Students may apply once per term
- Deadlines are four times per year

Graduate Student Birth and Parental Leave Bursary
UW will provide an eight-month birth and parental (includes adoption) leave bursary to eligible graduate students. The birth and parental leave bursary is intended to alleviate students' financial burdens while on leave. The bursary, together with any other continuing support, is intended to maintain income at about 95% of the average level of income received by the student during the three previous academic terms, less tuition, to a maximum of $5,000 for the first term and $3,000 for the second.

Graduate Studies Office Research Travel Assistantship
Funds are available for the purpose of assisting full-time UW graduate students to attend and present their research at professional conferences.

University of Waterloo Day Care Bursary
Full-time graduate students may be eligible to receive funding to assist with day care expenses. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial need.

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college:
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission?
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 682

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET)
Men 14 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
Women 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Chemical Engineering (MASc)
Men 20 1 29 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 3
Women 8 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
Chemical Engineering (MEng)
Men 23 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
Women 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Civil Engineering (MASc)
Men 13 0 40 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 11
Women 5 0 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 3
Civil Engineering (MEng)
Men 0 0 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 6
Women 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering (MASc)
Men 60 1 43 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 103 15
Women 21 1 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 4
Electrical and Computer Engineering (MEng)
Men 48 6 11 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 46
Women 38 1 7 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 10
Management Sciences (MASc)
Men 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Women 5 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Management Sciences (MMSc)
Men 27 2 5 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 33
Women 32 4 3 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 19
Mechanical Engineering (MASc)
Men 30 0 74 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 104 15
Women 6 0 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1
Mechanical Engineering (MEng)
Men 10 0 9 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 25
Women 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Systems Design Engineering (MASc)
Men 11 0 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 5
Women 9 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2
Systems Design Engineering (MEng)
Men 13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Women 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Totals: 439 16 343 192 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 782 208

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (PhD)
Men 39 0 32 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 71 7
Women 16 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 2
Civil Engineering (PhD)
Men 45 2 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68 10
Women 15 2 12 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 7
Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
Men 143 2 52 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 195 16
Women 21 0 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 2
Management Sciences (PhD)
Men 8 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3
Women 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
Mechanical Engineering (PhD)
Men 81 2 40 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 121 10
Women 16 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 2
Systems Design Engineering (PhD)
Men 30 1 13 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 7
Women 7 0 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 2
Totals: 426 9 210 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 636 70

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) 9 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 26 8
Chemical Engineering (MASc) 20 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 24 11
Chemical Engineering (MEng) 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 17 10
Civil Engineering (MASc) 9 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 17 6
Civil Engineering (MEng) 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 7 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering (MASc) 44 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 67 58 9
Electrical and Computer Engineering (MEng) 25 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 73 55 18
Management Sciences (MASc) 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 4
Management Sciences (MMSc) 18 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 24 18
Mechanical Engineering (MASc) 12 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 41 4
Mechanical Engineering (MEng) 1 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 22 5
Systems Design Engineering (MASc) 12 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 17 3
Systems Design Engineering (MEng) 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 8 1
Totals: 184 233 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 417 318 99

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) 5 4 21 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34
Chemical Engineering (MASc) 13 7 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35
Chemical Engineering (MEng) 14 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
Civil Engineering (MASc) 7 2 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
Civil Engineering (MEng) 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Electrical and Computer Engineering (MASc) 38 6 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 67
Electrical and Computer Engineering (MEng) 16 9 39 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 73
Management Sciences (MASc) 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Management Sciences (MMSc) 6 12 18 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42
Mechanical Engineering (MASc) 9 3 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
Mechanical Engineering (MEng) 0 1 22 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
Systems Design Engineering (MASc) 11 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
Systems Design Engineering (MEng) 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Totals: 126 58 192 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 417

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) 0 34 34
Chemical Engineering (MASc) 35 0 35
Chemical Engineering (MEng) 0 27 27
Civil Engineering (MASc) 23 0 23
Civil Engineering (MEng) 0 9 9
Electrical and Computer Engineering (MASc) 67 0 67
Electrical and Computer Engineering (MEng) 0 73 73
Management Sciences (MASc) 6 0 6
Management Sciences (MMSc) 0 42 42
Mechanical Engineering (MASc) 45 0 45
Mechanical Engineering (MEng) 0 27 27
Systems Design Engineering (MASc) 20 0 20
Systems Design Engineering (MEng) 0 9 9
Totals: 196 221 417

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Chemical Engineering (PhD) 17 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 20 7
Civil Engineering (PhD) 7 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 21 6
Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD) 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 44 8
Management Sciences (PhD) 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 2
Mechanical Engineering (PhD) 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 15 4
Systems Design Engineering (PhD) 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 11 3
Totals: 68 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 114 30

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering (PhD) 13 4 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
Civil Engineering (PhD) 5 2 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD) 24 2 20 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52
Management Sciences (PhD) 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Mechanical Engineering (PhD) 9 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
Systems Design Engineering (PhD) 7 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
Totals: 59 9 55 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Management Sciences
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Systems Design Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Building Engineering Group
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Centre for Advanced Photovoltaic Devices and Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Centre for Control of Emerging Contaminants (CCEC)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Centre for Integrated RF Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Centre for Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence (CPAMI)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Centre for Wireless Communications
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Conflict Analysis Group
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Control Systems Group
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Environmental Modelling and Analysis Group
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Fire Research Group
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Giga to Nanoelectronics Lab
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Hyper Connectivity Lab
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Computer Research
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Innovation Research
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Polymer Research
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Medical Instrument Analysis and Machine Intelligence Group (MIAMI)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Multimedia Communications Lab
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Power and Energy Systems Group
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
RF Microwave and Photonics Group
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Software Engineering Group
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Transportation Systems Research Group
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Uncertainty Management Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Usability and Interactive Technology Lab
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Vision and Image Processing Group
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
VLSI Group
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WATCar)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Waterloo Formal Methods
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Waterloo Hydrology Lab
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Waterloo Institute Sustainable Energy
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Waterloo Management of Integrated Manufacturing Systems Research Group
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Chemical Engineering

With 33 Professors and more than 265 students in MEng, MASc and PhD programs, the department offers a wide range of academic and research opportunities. The research program of the department is organized into seven research themes including:

Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering:
Bio-filtration, molecular biology and microbial biotechnology, genetics/metabolic/protein engineering, cell imaging, bio-mimetic engineering, biosensors, protein recovery and purification, viral-based systems for production of complex biologics, food engineering.

Green Reaction Engineering:
Catalysis, catalytic distillation, hydrocarbon processing, heavy oil upgrading, bio-fuels, hydrogen production, fuel cell research (PEM and SOFC), battery research, life cycle analysis, photochemical reactor engineering, CO2 capture.

Interfacial Phenomena, Colloids and Porous Media:
Characterization of pore structures, enhanced oil recovery, soil remediation, filtration and drying, surface thermodynamics, transport and capillary phenomena in porous materials, rheology, multiphase flow, emulsions, electrochemical processes at interfaces.

Nanotechnology:
Nano-particle synthesis, nano-structured thinfilms, fundamentals of aerosol charging, nano-bio interfacial science and engineering, molecular self-assembly of nano-materials and bio-molecules, enhanced drug delivery systems, polymer nano-composites, membranes and coatings, electrochemical fabrication of nanostructures, plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition, nano-mechanics, porous ultra-low-dielectric constant materials, nano-indentation, magnetic nanoparticles for novel separation processes.

Polymer Science and Engineering:
Polymerization kinetics, mathematical modeling of polymer systems, on-line sensors, polymer reactor optimization and control, polyolefins, structure-property relationships, polymer processing, reactive extrusion, chemical modification of polymers, polymer characterization, atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and stimuli responsive polymeric systems, associative polymers for environmentally friendly coatings.

Process Systems Engineering:
Computer process control, modeling and control of nonlinear processes, inferential control, process simulation, process optimization, applied statistics, experimental design, parameter estimation, fault detection, scheduling, supply chain management, product development, soft computing.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

With 37 professors and more than 250 graduate students, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering comprehensively covers traditional and emerging research areas. Our research program is grouped into six research themes:

1. Structural Engineering and Building Science
building enclosure performance, structural stability, static and dynamic response of structures, propagation of elastic disturbances in solids, stability of elastic and inelastic continua, structural response to random excitation, analysis and design of steel, reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete structures, structural optimization, mechanisms of fatigue failure in materials, structural model mechanics, experimental stress analysis, hybrid-experimental techniques for complex stress concentration regions, rheological responses of engineering materials, fracture mechanics, optical methods in mechanics, isodyne and strain-gradient stress analysis, experimental testing of analytical models and solutions in mechanics, wall and roof performance, computational fracture mechanics, nanoscale and microscale mechanics of crystal plasticity, bayesian analysis and parameter estimation, and seismic risk analysis and design

2. Water Resources
river restoration/rehabilitation and aquatic habitat improvement, regional flood frequency analysis, land surfaces schemes for numerical weather prediction and atmospheric general circulation models, field and numerical modelling studies of urban river mechanics, analysis of drought characteristics, impact of climate change on hydrologic variables and water resource systems, and integrated atmospheric/hydrological models, and numerical and field studies of groundwater surface water interaction.

3. Environmental Engineering
remediation of soil and groundwater, health impacts of air pollution, identification, quantification and treatment options for pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupting substances, numerical modelling of contaminants in subsurface systems, air quality impacts and benefits, pathogen removal during water and wastewater treatment, odour formation and control in waste management, physico-chemical water and wastewater treatment processes, mass transport processes in porous media, modelling the impact of urbanization and agricultural practices on wetland ecosystems, carbon sequestration, advanced sludge digestion processes identification of known and emerging pathogens in watersheds, characterization of aquatic natural organic matter, fate of substances in wastewater collection and treatment, treatment process design and optimization, nutrient recovery from wastewater, and anaerobic wastewater treatment.

4. Geotechnical Engineering
theoretical research into the mechanical behaviour of particulate materials, application of geomechanics in petroleum, mining and pavement engineering, hydraulic fracturing and shale gas/oil, development experimental and numerical investigation of wave propagation in geo-materials to improve and create new non-destructive testing techniques, use of geophysical methods for geotechnical site characterization, dynamic characterization of soils at low strain levels, centrifuge modelling for clay and hydraulic barriers, condition assessment of civil infrastructure using NDT energy, geotechnics with applications in geothermal, sustainability assessment in geotechnical engineering, blast analysis in underground structures, buried infrastructure asset management, and pipeline deterioration modelling and assessment

5. Infrastructure Construction and Management
life-cycle analyses, asset assessment, automated construction project state, electronic product and process management systems for construction projects, gerontechnology for construction, behavioural economics in construction

6. Transportation Engineering
modelling integrated freeway-arterial networks, rigid and flexible pavement materials and design, pavement management systems, urban models, transit demand and management, economics of transport, highway-railway at grade crossing collision reduction, winter road maintenance, intelligent transportation systems, road and traffic condition monitoring, mode choice modelling, proactive traffic control, development and use of emerging sensor data, connected vehicle systems, safety of cyclists, incorporating sustainability in pavement engineering, and climate change impacts on pavement infrastructure

Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology

Conrad is a leading provider of innovative and industry relevant research and graduate degree programs focused on creating and growing technology-based businesses. The Centre builds on its unique position within the Faculty of Engineering to conduct research that links technology and business within the following themes: the entrepreneurial university; technology clusters; evaluation, financing and valuation of technology ventures; innovation, productivity and performance; and internationalization of technology-based ventures. Our research attracts funding from the Tri-Councils and industry partners, and is shared with scholarly audiences through publication in top journals; and industry through reports, seminars and our graduate programs.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

With around 600 graduate students and 93 faculty members, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo offers a range of academic and research options in the following core and emerging areas:

Communication and Information Systems
The Communication and Information Systems Group conducts research in the broad area of communications, signal processing, and networking to develop enabling core technologies for current and future telecommunication systems. The group's research interests span a wide range of topics: source coding, data compression and digital signal processing with applications to text, speech, image and video coding; coding, modulation, channel estimation, equalization and detection techniques for digital communications; performance modeling, analysis and design of broadband networks; traffic engineering issues including quality of service, game theory and pricing, wireless communications and networking, cryptography, network security and authentication protocols.

Computer and Software Engineering
The Computer and Software Engineering Group develops theories, algorithms, tools, and methodologies for the engineering of digital hardware, software, and computer-based systems. The research covers all phases of the life cycle of such systems, including specification, design, verification, operation, and maintenance. The universe in which the group operates ranges in scale from the digital hardware modules that form the building blocks of computers up through distributed systems containing thousands of disparate computers running heterogeneous collections of software. The research also covers advancing methodologies, analysis and applications in five major research areas: autonomous systems, machine perception and sensors, image processing and analysis, pattern analysis and recognition, and knowledge systems.

Silicon Devices and Integrated Circuits (SiDIC)
The Silicon Devices and Integrated Circuits Group is engaged in research on micro and opto-electronic devices (thin film transistors, optical and X-ray sensors, microsensors and MEMS, SiGe devices, bipolar transistors, MOSFETs); design of integrated circuits for diverse applications (RF circuits for wireless applications, low power high performance digital circuits, random access memories, analog and mixed-signal circuits for data communication, imaging arrays); chemical micro-instruments, and development of new thin film process technologies (a-Si, mc-Si, SiGe).

Circuits and Systems including Computer-Aided Design
Research areas include analog and mixed signal circuits, embedded memories, and digital circuits. The interests span from low-voltage sigma-delta modulators, bio-implantable monitoring circuits, implantable blood pressure meters to fault models for SRAM cells, SRAM design, test and reliability issues, to energy delay optimized logic gates, implementation of timing diagnostics and leakage power reduction. The VLSI group looks at thermal management, optimization of current/logic for CMOS and device physics, and circuit reliability. Application areas include flexible AM OLED displays, panoramic vision cameras, flexible solar cells and disposable electronics.

Energy Systems and Systems and Control
Topics covered include high voltage and insulation engineering, power electronics, flexible AC transmission systems, distributed generation, operation and analysis of transmission and distribution systems, optimization and control, power quality, and electricity markets. Other topics covered are discrete event systems (control, formal synthesis, and verification), hysteretic systems (modeling, identification, and control), implicit dynamical systems (system identification, adaptive control, and feedback design), multi-dimensional systems (minimization, design, and filtering), nonlinear filtering, performance limitations in feedback control, robust control, sensor fusion, stochastic algorithms, stochastic system identification, and time-varying control (in optimal, adaptive, and robust control). Application areas include mechatronics (e.g., computer-controller machining, control of flexible manipulators, haptics, modeling and control of industrial cranes, robotic control, telerobotics, visual serving), the design of reactive, distributed computer systems (e.g., telecommunication networks), medical systems (e.g., telesurgery and automation of radiotherapy), the use of "smart" materials as control actuators, and the application of control theory to mathematical finance.

Antennas, Microwaves, and Wave Optics
Research in Antennas, Microwaves and Wave Optics is devoted to: 1) computational electromagnetics and photonics including quantum-physical interactions; 2) design methodologies and multi-level system simulation/optimization strategies; and 3) novel systems and device technologies. Current research efforts include fast computational methods, integrated antenna/radio technologies, RF/optical MEMS, intelligent radio networks, superconductive devices and circuits, nano-electromagnetics, quantum computing, novel electromagnetic media technologies, integrated photonics, and emerging applications in life sciences. Theoretical research on fundamental concepts and computational analysis usually lead to proof-of-concept prototype development and characterization in the group's state-of-the-art fabrication and test laboratories.

Emerging Areas
Our researchers are pushing the boundaries in exciting new areas such as: Quantum Computing, with interests in quantum cascading lasers and integrated quantum optoelectronics; Biomedical with interests in neuromodulation systems, lab on chip and medical image processing; Nanotechnology with interests in modeling and design, nanomaterials and nanofabrication; and Sustainable Energy, with interests in smart grid, green energy sources, storage and transportation of renewable energy, conversion technologies, and optimization and policy strategies.

Management Sciences

The Department of Management Sciences at the Faculty of Engineering provides world-class expertise in management decision making, management of technology, and information systems. We combine the technical areas of Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, and Computer Science with relevant socio-technical areas such as Management of Technology, Economics, and Organizational Theory.

With three active research areas in Applied Operations Research, Information Systems and Management of Technology, you will have the opportunity to get training and conduct research in technical areas such as Optimization, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Healthcare Operations, Energy Systems; Human"Computer Interaction, Information Retrieval, Data Science and Data Analytics as well as business areas of Innovation, Organizational Behaviour, and Economics.

Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (MME) is currently home to 62 faculty members who are actively involved in 5 research theme areas:

Mechatronics Research
Mechatronics research within our Department investigates a wide range of innovative and exciting, multidisciplinary areas of engineering. Topics range from laser fabrication and rapid prototyping to magnetic levitation, to the design and fabrication of new micro-electro-mechanical (MEMS) systems. Research activity is largely centered in the Automation and Control Group, with active collaboration across other research areas. The Canada Research Chair in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems, housed within this group, studies new mechatronics concepts related to next generation automotive safety, fuel economy, and vehicle handling systems. Robotics research spans the development of innovative robotic controls to robotic welding and polishing applications. A state of the art, 5-axis Surface Machining Lab has been established to enable researchers to investigate tool path planning, chatter and flank milling and greatly complements other machining research in areas such as machine diagnostics, modal analysis and mechanistic modelling.

Fluid Mechanics and Fire Behavior
Using the newest experimental and analytical techniques, Fluid Mechanics researchers in our department investigate a wide variety of fundamental and applied facets of fluid flow. Research ranges from measurement to modeling of micro- and nanoscale laminar flows, complex turbulent shear flows, environmental flows and reacting turbulent flows. The detailed physics of these flow processes are probed using a combination of advanced experimental techniques, optical diagnostics and computational fluid dynamics, power and energy systems, and lab-on-chip for medical and environmental measurements. Results are applied to real world issues in air pollution, fire dynamics, wind generation, aerospace, manufacturing processes, industrial and combustion processes, and power and energy systems. Advanced parallel computing capabilities and a state-of-the-art Live Fire Research Facility have recently been acquired to support our interdisciplinary activities in fluid
mechanics.

Nanotechnology and Materials Engineering
Nanotechnology and Materials Engineering forms a strong research focus within our department. In Nanotechnology, researchers investigate the assembly, manipulation and control of materials at the atomic and molecular scale to fabricate devices and systems that have novel properties and functionality for a wide range of engineering applications. Materials research is directed toward extending the properties and tailoring materials for new applications, as well as developing new
and innovative materials. The University Research Chair in Microjoining forms the core of a large research effort in advanced materials processing and joining techniques. This includes research in solidification, metal working, microjoining, welding, soldering and brazing, as well as investigations into surface treatment and laser processing, powder metallurgy and thermomechanical processing of alloys. Other significant studies centre on the development of new composite materials (including
cement and concrete), intermetallics, thin films, and materials for hydrogen storage and other energy conversion applications. Parallel research analyzes the properties of materials with emphasis on fatigue and fracture mechanisms, fatigue-creep interactions, corrosion, materials processing-structure-property relationships, and the mechanical behaviour of metals, composites and intermetallic compounds.

Solid Bodies, Mechanics, and Mechanical Design Group
Research in Solid Bodies, Mechanics and Mechanical Design revolves around the development of techniques for the design, analysis and simulation of machines, vessels and mobile structures. Applications range from the analysis of high pressure and high strain rate processes to design of nuclear components and piping, from automotive safety to biomechanics, and from mechanisms and dynamics to many avenues of computer aided design and analysis. Supported by a CRC Chair in Lightweight Materials Under Extreme Deformation: Forming and Impact, as well as an NSERC Chair in Design, fundamental and applied research is carried out in topics such as plasticity theory, tribology, kinematics, dynamics and control of flexible robot arms. Extensive laboratory testing, non-destructive inspection and simulations are used to study failure modes and devise innovative design solutions. Complementary research is aimed towards development of next generation analysis techniques in computer aided design, finite element methods, failure analysis and continuum mechanics.

Thermal Engineering
The Thermal Engineering Group conducts analytical, computational, and experimental research on a wide range of problems involving thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer and fluid flow that are of fundamental and practical importance. Much of their research is focused on energy, covering topics in combustion, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning of buildings, and development of innovative energy conversion systems. On-going strengths include studies into engines, alternative fuels, liquid atomization and sprays and heat transfer in microelectronic devices and packaging. A cluster of energy research activities are centered in the Energy Research Center which houses state-of-the-art laboratories for research in the areas of fuel cells, solar energy collection and conversion, air pollution simulation, biomass and other potential green energy sources. In addition, an emerging area of strength is in the interdisciplinary thermo-fluids area involving a Canada Research Chair who is developing Lab-on-a Chip portable diagnostic devices for detection of water contamination and infectious diseases.

Systems Design Engineering

The Department of Systems Design Engineering has thirty faculty members in its interdisciplinary complement, with faculty members have significant research activities in the institutionally prioritized research areas of the Environment, Health Information Technology, Innovation, Society and Culture, and Materials and Systems. The department has expertise in the general areas of systems modeling, Biosystems, scientific computing, and computational mathematics. In general, research areas are grouped into five main areas:

Human Systems, including human/machine interactions, table-top and surface computing, virtual reality, cognitive ergonomics, and user centered design.
Socio-Environmental Systems, particularly as related to conflict modeling / game theory, policy and planning for human systems, alternate energy systems, geographical information systems and hydrological modeling. Two faculty members are dedicated to researching the interactions between society, technology and value systems.
Physical Systems, including the modelling, design, control, and testing of physical systems, with applications to MEMS fabrication and verification, nano-technology devices, automotive mechatronics, prosthetics, biomedical systems, medical signals and image processing, flexible robots, and pianos.
Intelligent Systems, such as computer vision, image processing, machine intelligence, haptics, robotics, remote sensing, 3D vision, and pattern recognition.
Biomedical Systems, focusing on biomechanics, bio-devices / bio-instrumentation, biomaterial and bio-compatibility, and bio-sensing/imaging.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Building Engineering Group

Building science and building engineering are fields of study concerned with the technical performance of buildings, building materials, and building systems. The area is broad enough to include construction technology, material science, urban design, architecture, heat and mass transport physics, meteorology, mycology, and structural design, to name a few. The field can be seen as the specialization of infrastructure engineering applied to building systems.Design, construction, and maintenance of yet-to-be-built and existing buildings and structures represents a significant portion of the gross domestic product for countries of the developed world. In Canada, new construction accounts for almost 14% of our GDP, and buildings account for almost 65% of that. Operating costs (energy, maintenance, cleaning and repairs) are also a multi-billion dollar expenditure. Building scientists and engineers seek to improve the manner in which buildings are constructed and maintained to ensure long building life, to improve building performance through out the expected service life, and to allow demolition, reuse, and recycling.Building science and engineering are applied to the design of new buildings, the repair and maintenance of the increasing stock of existing buildings, and the development of new building materials and technologies. The issue of sustainability, pollution, energy use, and health are becoming increasingly important.

Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ)

The primary goal of CAMJ at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, is to develop new and innovative technologies for materials joining. CAMJ has cutting edge laboratory facilities and capabilities to collaborate with leading companies in the industry for research and development. CAMJ trains students on the undergraduate, Masters, PhD, and Post Doctoral levels and collaborates with students from foreign institutes of excellence to extend their research.

The projects taken up in CAMJ are from the following areas 1) Microjoining (soldering, wire bonding, laser and resistance microwelding) for medical and electronic applications 2)Laser and resistance welding for automotive applications 3)Brazing (diffusion brazing, ceramic/metal bonding, etc.)

Centre for Advanced Photovoltaic Devices and Systems

The Center for Advanced Photovoltaic Devices and Systems is an initiative jointly funded by Canada Foundation for Innovation, Ontario Innovation Trust, and ATS Spheral Solar Power for the creation of a state-of-the-art facility for Research and Development of Photovoltaic Materials, Devices, and Systems at the University of Waterloo.

Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT)

Established in 1994, the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) is a grouping of educational, municipal, industrial, business and federal representatives committed to the advancement of the knowledge, techniques, materials, methods and equipment used in trenchless technology.CATT is located at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.Geographically, the Centre is positioned to serve Canada and the northern United States. Organizationally, CATT is comprised of industry professionals who assist and guide in the development of research, educational, and technology transfer programs. CATT's research areas currently include horizontal directional drilling (HDD), high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes, automated condition assessment, materials testing of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining systems, bituminous fibre pipes, epoxy lining systems and non-destructive testing.

Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB)

The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) is a catalyst for advancing bioengineering and biotechnology research and innovation through industry collaborations and partnerships. More than 150 faculty members, from every faculty on campus, are actively engaged with the centre, working in collaboration to provide a resource of varying expertise, including new pharmaceutical delivery systems, lab testing on technologies as small as a computer chip, better and lower cost imaging systems, and software solutions for healthcare. The common thread between researchers is a dedication to understanding how technology can work in conjunction with biology and people to make a better world.
The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology is focused on partnerships. Success in this area requires strong partnerships between researchers, students, industry, healthcare and government. For this reason, the Centre welcomes members from these communities and encourages them to join the Centre and participate in our research.

Centre for Integrated RF Engineering

The Center for Integrated RF Engineering (CIRFE) was conceived through the establishment of the NSERC Industrial Research Chair on Radio Frequency (RF) Engineering in 2000 at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Waterloo. Today, the CIRFE Center has a research group consisting of 20 Ph.D and M.Sc graduate students, research engineers and postdoctoral fellows. It houses a new state-of-the-art RF test and characterization laboratory and a new clean room.The focus of the CIRFE Center's research activities is on emerging RF technologies including RF Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), miniature RFID, wireless intelligent systems, filters & multiplexers, superconductivity, novel materials, computer-aided circuit diagnosis, simulation and modeling. The uniqueness of the CIRFE Center lies in the ability to integrate various RF technologies and in its wide range of capabilities, which include research, development, modeling, design, fabrication, packaging and test. The mission of the CIRFE Center is three-fold: To be a premier source of innovation, creativity and expertise in RF engineering.
-To provide facilities, stimulating environment and necessary training for graduate students to successfully pursue a rewarding career in RF and other interdisciplinary engineering fields.
-To develop and foster collaborative research with industry encouraging cross-fertilization of ideas and promoting technology transfer.

Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems

Building on its strength as a major research centre in wireless technology, Waterloo Engineering has been awarded a $5 million infrastructure grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The money, combined with $7.5 million from private partners and from the university, will be used to equip the new Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems, CIARS.

CIARS offers researchers several key advantages. First, research will take place over a range of radio frequencies far broader than available elsewhere. Second, the test chamber will be easily adapted and able to simulate almost any environment in which next-generation wireless devices will need to operate. Third, remote accessibility through the internet will facilitate national and international collaboration. Finally, and crucially, the integration of laboratories and facilities will allow CIARS researchers to realize the huge potential gains that come from joint optimization of technologies at all layers, from the radio wave to the antennae to the appliance itself.

Intelligent, multi-antenna radio systems are widely considered the only viable path to next-generation wireless. Research and development on isolated components and fundamental work in radio engineering have proven the concepts sound. The integrated infrastructure at CIARS will take this research toward full-scale implementation of next-generation wireless networks.

Centre for Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence (CPAMI)

The research areas in PAMI are diverse and pertain to a large spectrum of the pattern analysis and machine intelligence field: Machine Learning and Pattern Discovery, Computer Vision and Modeling, Intelligent Control and Autonomous Systems, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, Applications

Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT)

CPATT's initiative involves an integrated program of field and labratory research, with the following key objectives: concentrated focus on emerging and innovative technologies; state-of-the-art research infrastructure; increase in the talent pool of HQP -Sustained partnerships. The research focus areas directed toward these objectives include structural design, construction and maintenance technology; materials and geotechnical engineering, field evaluation methods, equipment and data processing; intelligent transportation systems and safety; risk and reliability and computational methods and modelling. CPATT's mission is: to accept and meet the extraordinary technical and economic challenges and provide leadership in promoting and encouraging research and research activities in the pavement and transportation field: to facilitate inter disciplinary approaches for research areas that are not accommodated conveniently within a single department by establishing links within and outside the University; to solicit funds by sustaining membership and partnerships as well as by affiliate programs.

Centre for Wireless Communications

The Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Waterloo, created under the auspices of a donation of one million dollars from Ericsson Communications Canada over a period of five years, aims at developing a comprehensive graduate research program in wireless communications. The goal is to train highly qualified personnel (HQP) in wireless communications. As an educational unit, the CWC represents an enhancement to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. The graduate program in wireless communications builds on the relevant courses in the existing graduate studies program of the Department and the introduction of new courses in wireless communications.

Conflict Analysis Group

The overall mission of the Conflict Analysis Group is to develop and implement formal methodologies for systematically studying decision situations involving multiple participants and multiple objectives. More specifically, a variety of conflict resolution techniques have been developed for modelling and analyzing different kinds of disputes arising in the real world. For example, the graph model for conflict resolution can be employed for investigating disputes taking place in environmental management, international trade, peace keeping, labour-management negotiations, and elsewhere. By using formal procedures for better understanding a dispute and communicating with one another, parties involved in the conflict may cooperatively reach a win/win resolution which benefits everyone. The Conflict Analysis Group has also constructed game theoretic models for assessing and designing policies and procedures for ensuring compliance to environmental regulations and adherence to arms control agreements. Moreover, group members have made contributions to multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA), which constitutes a commonly occurring decision problem in which one must make an optimal selection from a set of discrete alternative solutions to a problem that is evaluated according to both quantitative and non-quantitative criteria, and to the development and application of other approaches to conflict management.

Control Systems Group

The Systems and Control Research Group is made up of members with a great diversity of expertise. The areas covered include basic research in linear optimal control, time-varying control, nonlinear control, adaptive control, robust control, theoretical properties of stochastic algorithms, computer-aided design, process control, fuzzy logic control, model identification and discrete event systems. Areas of application include robotics, power systems, computer networks, autonomous aerial vehicles, medicine, virtual reality and smart materials. More specific information on the people and the research activities within the group will be found by browsing the appropriate links below.

Environmental Modelling and Analysis Group

The Environmental Modelling and Analysis Group is a collection of researchers dedicated to improving the science and practice of simulation modelling of the natural environment. Group members have expertise in the development and application of cutting-edge environmental models. Their research is predominantly focused on understanding the aquatic environment, examining the quantity and quality of water in surface watersheds, shallow soils, aquifers, and stream networks. Specializations include groundwater flow, contaminant fate and transport, surface water hydrology, reactive chemistry, nutrient/agricultural transport, and a variety of computational and numerical modelling and assessment methods, including calibration, uncertainty analysis, statistical methods, visualization, and GIS.

Fire Research Group

The Group's mission statement is "The primary objective of the Institute for the Advancement of Fire Safety is to respond to, and meet, the broad range of undergraduate and post-graduate educational and research needs of the industrial and municipal fire communities" The Fire Research Group, University of Waterloo is seeking partners interested in becoming founding members of The Institute for the Advancement of Fire Safety (IAFS). This institute is being established to build effective partnerships amongst fire safety professionals and their organizations. Partners will seek out, and capitalize on, collaborative educational and research opportunities available in fire safety and related areas. The fundamental objective of research conducted through the IAFS will entail application of the basic principles of fire science to develop new understanding of the behaviour of full-scale fires, to study materials flammability, fire initiation and spread, methods for fire detection and suppression, and the many ancillary issues. Potential areas of focus include, but are not limited to: Research in Support of Performance-Based Building Codes The IAFS, through the UW Live Fire Research Facility, supports the full range and scale of fire performance experiments necessary for development and implementation of performance-based codes. Innovation in Equipment and Methods The IAFS will conduct third party research to assess and verify new technologies and processes in areas such as fire detection and fire suppression, and minimize the impact of fire through improved design of detectors, sensors, suppressants and building materials. Health of Firefighters Firefighter safety and effectiveness will be examined through study of the physiological and biomechanical impacts of the hostile and physically onerous fire environment. Physical testing requirements and standards have already been revised, and several longer term studies are underway.--In addition to fostering new research directions, the IAFS intends to actively engage in implementation of educational programs specifically designed for fire safety professionals. These will include specialty courses at the undergraduate level, post-graduate programs at both Masters and Doctoral levels, as well as professional development courses tailored to specific areas of interest amongst the partners or the broader fire service community.

Giga to Nanoelectronics Lab

Established in 1972 as the silicon devices and integrated circuits group (SiDIC), the Giga-to-Nano group has grown into one of the field's foremost research centres, home to major laboratory facilities. The group works to develop a complete amorphous silicon technology package for large area digital imaging. Major research thrusts include bendable electronics on plastic substrates for imaging and display applications, and flexible solar cells.

Hyper Connectivity Lab

Communications industry is moving towards a new era in which the number of network connections will far exceed the number of people using the network. This trend turns most future communication networks into “complex networks” in which almost all nodes (both relays and end-nodes) experience a high degree of connectivity. The Hyper Connectivity phenomenon can be both beneficial and disadvantageous depending on the application and topology of the network. Thus, the next generation networks require us to develop innovative communications technologies in order to meet the challenges of delivering seamless and pervasive broadband services anywhere.
At Hyper Connectivity lab, a group of researchers under supervision of Prof. Khandani carry out research in diverse areas such as MIMO systems, mesh networking, Internet modeling, and network coding.

Institute for Computer Research

ICR draws together researchers from eight academic departments within four faculties of the University of Waterloo. Most of these researchers are from the School of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. The Institute has over 100 faculty members who are either individual members or are members of one of the fourteen federated groups within ICR. Each federated group is a team of researchers working on specific areas of computer research, and is responsible for generating its own research funding from industry or government. Currently, total research funding to members and groups in ICR is in excess of $9M per annum.

Institute for Innovation Research

The IIR facilitates and coordinates interdisciplinary research that advances understanding of entrepreneurship in technology-based enterprises. VALUES--commitment to high quality research that advances theory and contributes to management practice or policy development within a community that promotes the research and personal development of graduate students and faculty. IIR is committed to multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research by making research findings and their implications available in formats that target the needs of different audiences, including research needs of partners within the University and local community.

Institute for Polymer Research

Technological initiatives from IPR have been instrumental in the development of better polymers for wire and cable applications, polymer modifications to make heat- and oil-resistant rubber, new polymer alloys and blends, systems for recycling polyolefin containers, the computer design of extrusion screws and dies and computer modelling and control of polymerization processes. The Institute carries out applied and fundamental research in areas that are of vital interest to the plastics, coatings, adhesives and elastomers industries. This includes work in such diverse fields as molecular weight characterization, thermal characterization, emulsion polymerization, polymer processing, polymerization kinetics, copolymerization, reactive extrusion, polymer-based catalysts, polymer photochemistry and development of new monomers and polymers.

Medical Instrument Analysis and Machine Intelligence Group (MIAMI)

The Medical Instrument Analysis and Machine Intelligence (MIAMI) Research Group in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo was established in 2002. The group aims to advance the application of cutting-edge technology to the biomedical fields, especially medical imaging.The group helps clinicians by developing intelligent image processing and decision making algorithms that provides quick and reliable assistance.

Multimedia Communications Lab

At MultiCom, we conduct cutting-edge research in the areas of information theory, data compression, digital watermarking and beyond. Our work focuses on solving the challenges in building next-generation multimedia systems and applications over the current and future networks.

Power and Energy Systems Group

The Power & Energy Systems Group at the University of Waterloo is one of the largest research groups in power engineering in North America, with a very reputed faculty base and available research support The Group is engaged in the latest state-of-the-art research activities in several areas of power engineering such as power electronics, high voltage engineering, power quality and distributions systems, power systems operation and control, and electricity market deregulation. The Group is also very active in providing power engineering courses at the under-graduate, graduate and doctoral level, and also external courses.

RF Microwave and Photonics Group

The RF/Microwave & Photonics Group's research activities in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo are mainly focused on different areas of RF, Microwave, Electromagnetic, Antenna, and Photonics including:Computational methods for electromagnetics and photonics Planar Multilayer circuits and packages, coupled cavity structures, planar and conformal antennas,Photonic components and systems, Wireless communication systems, Emerging technologies. The RF, Microwave and Photonics Group, with four (4) professors and approximately thirty (30) graduate students and post doctoral fellows is supported by federal and provincial centers of excellence such as: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT), Communication Information Technology Ontario (CITO), Material and Manufacturing Ontario (MMO) and major industries such as: Nortel Networks, Ericsson Canada, Com Dev, Bell Mobility, RIM, and WINEGARD.

Software Engineering Group

Software engineering is a systematic and disciplined approach to developing software. It applies both computer science and engineering principles and practices to the creation, operation, and maintenance of software systems. At the University of Waterloo, Software Engineering is an independent, interdisciplinary program supported by both the Faculty of Mathematics (primarily School of Computer Science) and the Faculty of Engineering (primarily Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering). The Software Engineering Group (SWEN) conducts research in all areas of Software Engineering and has research facilities in the University's Davis Centre.

Transportation Systems Research Group

The Transportation Systems Research Group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering specializes in the planning, design, operation, and management of transportation systems. Particular emphasis is placed on the following areas: traffic engineering; traffic simulation modelling; public transit operations; transit planning; risk and safety; pavement design and management; evaluation and optimization of winter road maintenance activities; active transportation modes.

The group consists of 5 full time faculty members and approximately 35 graduate students. Research activities are supported by a large number of public and private sector organizations.

Uncertainty Management Laboratory

Uncertainty Management is an ambitious research project that has been set up in collaboration with the Bell University Labs. The researchers in the group investigate a variety of problems such as the process of new product introduction, group dynamics, knowledge encoding, and knowledge transfer. Effective organization is a function of how an organization deals with these types of uncertain task situations, and the conditions under which individuals and groups make decisions and solve problems. Understanding some of these conditions is the primary goal of the Uncertainty Management Research Group. The research approach is to simultaneously carry out theoretical and practical research. The philosophy is best captured in Kurt Lewin's famous quote "there is nothing so practical as a good theory". The development of a good theory requires both the rigor of basic research and observations from organizational work situations.

Usability and Interactive Technology Lab

The Use-IT lab has been in existence since the Fall of 1996 and moved into its new home (EC4) in 2016. The primary focus of research in the lab is on performance and usability issues concerned with interactive technology and virtual environments. However, there have been other human factors-related projects that have been associated with the Use-IT lab.

Vision and Image Processing Group

The Vision and Image Processing Laboratory is dedicated to understanding visual processes and finding solutions for the outstanding problems in image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, and machine learning. With four faculty members and over twenty graduate students at any given time, the VIP lab carries on a wide variety of research projects, with particular emphases on medical imaging, remote sensing, and industrial collaborations.

VLSI Group

The VLSI Group conducts research in the areas of structured hierarchical design, simulation and modelling methodology for digital, analog, and mixed analog/digital VLSI circuits and systems. The group is also investigating VLSI computer architectures and their applications.

Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WATCar)

The University of Waterloo's Automotive Research Strategy is primarily focused on identifying key existing areas of research activity, representing major expertise and capacity in those respective fields, as well as on the establishment of the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research. The Centre coordinates and promotes automotive research at the University, as well as acts as a common interface for strategic interation with OEMs and Tier 1 Automotive Vendors. WatCAR's focus is to leverage the existing research foundation, and to support major breakthroughs and innovations to the automotive sector. A detailed brochure capturing all aspects of UW automotive-related research is available, titled "Driving Force".The University of Waterloo's automotive expertise extends to:-Manufacturing-Mechatronics-Alternative Fuels-Environment-Human Factors/Ergonomics-Design

Waterloo Formal Methods

WATFORM is a joint research group of the School of Computer Science and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. We study formal methods and their applications for discrete event control systems, hardware designs at varying levels of abstraction, and software engineering.

Waterloo Hydrology Lab

In the Hydrology lab we focus on the application of meso-scale hydrological models to various river basins around the world. Both of the hydrological models used, WATFLOOD and WATFLOW, were developed at the lab and are currently being used by research groups and government agencies internationally. Most of the projects carried out by the lab are done in partnership with different divisions of Environment Canada while funding coming from various government agencies including Environment Canada, NSERC, and CFCAS. The Hydrology Lab is also in charge of the operation of the University of Waterloo Weather Station. The station has been in operation since February of 1998 and has all the equipment of a Class A Environment Canada synoptic weather station. The website associated with the station provides current weather conditions updated every 15 minutes as well as free access to an archive containing all data ever recorded at the station. The website is very popular recording over 2000 visits every day while data from the station are often quoted by the local media.

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

Established in 2008, the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) membership spans 9 departments with 30 existing faculty, 21 new nanotechnology appointments, 42 graduate nanotechnology Fellowships, a state-of-the-art, $160M Quantum-Nano-Centre and Canada's largest co-operative nanotechnology engineering undergraduate program. Research themes include Nano-Materials for Energy and the Environment, Nano-Biosystems and Nanomedicine, Quantum-Nano Photonics, Micro-Nano fluidics, Nano-Electronics, Thin Films, OLEDS and Fabrication.

Waterloo Institute Sustainable Energy

The goal of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) is to develop energy systems and policies that enhance social, economic, and environmental performance for long term sustainability. The mission is to conduct original research and provide solutions for timely implementation by business, government and industry. A strong energy sector is essential for a vibrant and competitive economy. WISE is at the forefront of innovative research to generate options for the existing energy production and delivery system, and promote energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

Waterloo is unique in its research excellence across a broad range of strategic areas critical to enhancing sustainable energy use. We advance solar and wind energy; bioenergy; fuel cells; battery technologies and storage; clean diesel for green auto
power trains; greenhouse gas mitigation; integration of distributed generation systems; planning and reliability studies of the power system infrastructure; and policy research to support conservation, energy efficiency and demand management. More than 50 experts from the faculties of Engineering, Environmental Studies and Science are involved in multi-disciplinary studies to advance work in these areas. WISE is proud of the many accomplishments that have established it as a North American leader in sustainable energy research.

Waterloo Management of Integrated Manufacturing Systems Research Group

The WATMIMS Research Group was formed to promote and coordinate applied projects involving industry and academic researchers in the areas of logistics and manufacturing. It is housed in the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo, which enables its members to draw on the expertise of colleagues to provide fully-integrated solutions to modern logistics and manufacturing problems.A main focus of the group is to conduct applied research in conjunction with industry partners. This includes the development and application of tools and techniques for use in the management of integrated manufacturing and logistics systems, and the creation of new knowledge about the design, implementation, operation, and control of these systems. Included here are the important interfaces with purchasing, transportation, product/process design, inventory management and human resources.

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering
  • Air & Noise Pollution
  • Antennas & Signal Propagation
  • Applied Probability & Statistics & Queuing Theory
  • Automotive Engineering, Manufacturing & Components Testing
  • Biomaterials, Biophysics, Bioremediation & Biochemical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering & Biomechanics
  • Catalysis, Photocatalysis & Catalytic oxidation
  • Combustion & Reactive Systems
  • Communications Systems, Networks and Information Theory
  • Community Planning, Transportation & Public Infrastructure
  • Composites, Ceramics & Innovative Materials
  • Computer Vision, Architecture & Design
  • Concrete & Steel Materials & Structures
  • Construction Engineering & Management
  • Continuum & Solid Mechanics
  • Data Communications & Digital Signal Processing
  • Design & Manufacturing
  • Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
  • Dynamics, Vibrations & Control Systems
  • Electromagnetics, Compatibility & Interference Analysis
  • Electronic Circuits, Devices, Materials & Components
  • Energy Conversion, Fuels and Distribution Systems
  • Energy Technology & Alternative Sources: Wind, Solar, Nuclear & Geothermal
  • Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering, Geology, Geophysics & Geochemistry
  • Ergonomics, Human Factors Analysis & Cybernetics
  • Fire Safety and Prevention
  • Fluid Mechanics, Dynamics & Turbulence
  • Food Processing, Packaging, Preservation & Storage
  • Groundwater Development, Modelling & Protection
  • Hydrology, Hydraulics & Surface Water Processes
  • Image & Video Signal Processing
  • Information Technology & Systems Design
  • Instrumentation, Measurements and Diagnostic Systems
  • Learning & Interface Theories
  • Management Sciences, Operations Research, Network Analysis & Innovation
  • Manufacturing Processes and Welding
  • Materials Processing, Fabrication, Testing & Analysis
  • Mathematical & Stochastic Modelling, Simulation, Optimization & Control
  • Mechanical & Physical Systems Instrumentation & Analysis
  • Metallurgy: Metals & Alloys
  • Microelectronics & Integrated Circuits
  • Microelectronics, Micro- & Millimeterwave Devices, Circuits & Technology
  • Nanotechnology: Fabrication, Instrumentation & Testing
  • Oil & Gas Recovery & Processing
  • Pattern Analysis & Verification; Machine & Artificial Intelligence
  • Photonic Devices & Networks
  • Polymers & Coatings, Properties & Analysis
  • Power Electronics, High Voltage and Power Systems
  • Process Systems & Reactor Design & Control
  • Rheology and Tribology
  • Risk Analysis and Modelling
  • Robotics Control, Automation & Flexible Systems
  • Semiconductor Fabrication, Testing & Packaging
  • Sensory Systems-Auditory
  • Software Development and Engineering
  • Solid, Hazardous & Agricultural Waste Management
  • Structural Engineering, Materials & Analysis
  • Survey Engineering & Remote Sensing
  • Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer & Transport Processes
  • Water Resources Management
  • Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment
  • Wireless Communications Systems

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Waterloo Engineering offers a formal dual degree program with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). As well it is possible for arrangements to be made to complete a joint degree with another department or program. Individuals interested in such an opportunity should consult directly with the department they are interested in.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Chemical Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Management Sciences
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Systems Design Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 0 0 0 0 0