Welcome to Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo

Part of Canada's largest engineering school, the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering department at the University of Waterloo is home to 2,400 undergraduates, 400 graduate students, faculty and staff.

Our programs are designed to produce skilled problem solvers, leaders and innovators able to create mechanical systems and electro-mechanical designs that impact industries and improve the world.

  • First Canadian university with a full undergraduate Mechatronics Engineering program.
  • First in the country to offer interdisciplinary research and collaborative programs in nanotechnology engineering.
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Research in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at Waterloo has a global impact. Waterloo is Canada's largest university for automotive research.

Department Seminars

Learn more about Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering past and current seminars and events. Information on Departmental, PhD and MASc events.

Career Opportunities

Check out our available faculty positions and consider working at the most sought-after engineering school in the country. Read more about department-specific opportunities.


Three professors at Waterloo Engineering were awarded close to $1 million in federal funding today through a program supporting small modular reactors (SMRs) research using nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment. 

The funding is part of $15 million in support announced for projects across the country through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) - Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Small Modular Reactors Research Grant. Four projects are set to receive a total of $1.3 million campus-wide.

The Capstone Design initiative embarks on a thrilling journey that propels student teams to stretch beyond their accustomed boundaries by leveraging the accumulated knowledge and honed skills from academic study and co-operative work terms. It's an exhilarating exploration where theoretical concepts meet practical applications, dynamically emphasizing the pivotal tenets of teamwork, project management, research, and development. Now let's show how we have captured the student experience, along with the involvement of alumni and industry partners.

Dr. Jeremy Wang's (PhD '23, mechanical and mechatronics engineering) ground-breaking mission to prove that planes no longer require humans in the cockpit recently earned him a prestigious national award.