Remarkable people achieving extraordinary things inside E7
Inside this building, we will Educate the Engineer of the Future. For 24 years straight, Maclean’s magazine has ranked the University of Waterloo as Canada’s most innovative university. Engineering 7 will provide much-needed physical space for further innovations and enrolment growth in Mechatronics Engineering and our new Biomedical Engineering program. This building, and all that is in it, will ensure our continued educational leadership while we uniquely prepare students to tackle the truly difficult problems facing our world.
Engineering 7 will allow us to meet the demands of enrolment growth – both our Mechatronics Engineering and new Biomedical Engineering programs are rapidly expanding and we are increasing our undergraduate enrolment overall by an additional 1,500 students – 80% of which will come from Ontario. By responding to the increasing demands from Ontario students for our programs, we are helping to ensure the economic and innovation future of Canada is secure.
Graduate student growth
With E7 the enrolment growth will continue beyond undergraduates to the graduate student level. With Engineering 7’s world-class facilities, we will attract top students from Canada and around the world to our graduate programs where they will be able to develop and test their ideas and undertake discovery in emerging and disruptive technologies. The construction of E7 will give us the opportunity to expand our graduate student enrolment from its current 1,900 to 2,400 students. As part of our Educating the Engineer of the Future campaign, one of our goals is to enhance graduate scholarships to ensure the best and the brightest achieve their fullest potential while at Waterloo Engineering.
Within E7, we will also strengthen our research capacities in emerging and disruptive technologies. Our campaign supports the expansion of Research Chairs in these fields.
To do all this, we need Engineering 7. It’s more than a building, E7 will be the cornerstone of the Waterloo Engineering experience.