At a glance
- Available as a co-op program only
- Starts in first year so apply directly to this program on your application
- Earn a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechatronics Engineering
- Offered by the Faculty of Engineering
About the program
Mechatronics systems are used nearly everywhere in society. In Mechatronics Engineering, you'll learn to combine mechanical engineering, electronics, control engineering, and computer science to design systems such as ATMs, “smart” user interface robotics, satellite systems, anti-lock braking systems, and "fly-by-wire" control systems for commercial jets. Each of these products is essentially mechanical in nature, but could not function without electrical and computer control systems.
With 2 years of paid co-op experience, you'll get a head start on your career through the valuable skills you'll develop, the contacts you'll make, and the money you earn through your 6 co-op work terms.
- Ontario students: 6 Grade 12 U and/or M courses including
- Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- Calculus and Vectors (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- Chemistry (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- English (ENG4U) (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- Physics (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- Admission average: Individual selection from the low to mid-90s
- An Admission Information Form is required
- Not studying in Ontario? Search our admission requirements database
September to December
January to April/May to August
What other courses will you take?
- See the range of courses available in Mechatronics Engineering.
- View all the courses required for your degree.
Sample co-op positions
- Test Equipment Engineering, Aerotek Inc.
- Trading Strategist, ITG Canada Corp
- Multimedia / Graphics Embedded Software Development Engineering, QUALCOMM Inc.
- Robotics Developer, Aeryon Labs
- Research Assistant, The Robarts Research Institute
- Engineering Student Intern, Persego Inc.
- Engineering Assistant - Waterloo Clean Snowmobile Team, University of Waterloo
Co-op work/study sequences
By alternating school terms and paid co-op work terms throughout your degree, you can explore new career areas and types of employers as your career interests evolve.
Fall = September to December, Winter = January to April, Spring = May to August
There is a second work-study sequence where co-op starts in the winter of first year.
- iPhone Product Design Engineer, Apple
- Control System Software Designer, ATS Automation Tooling Systems
- Business Technology Analyst, Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Technical Program Coordinator, Facebook
- Hardware Engineer, Google
- Manager, Broadband & IP Engineering, Bell Canada
- Co-Founder, Voltera