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.


Under the leadership of Dr. Ehsan Toyserkani, a professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada's largest metal additive manufacturing facility has opened in Kitchener. This 15,000 square foot, $25 million facility, equipped with advanced technology, aims to be a research hub for metal studies. It includes the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) lab, where University of Waterloo students can engage with cutting-edge 3D printing technologies. Dr. Toyserkani believes this facility will boost local technological innovation and address global supply chain challenges, emphasizing its position as one of the top five global leaders in academic metal additive manufacturing.

On behalf of all members of the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Laboratory, our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Katayoon Taherkhani for receiving the “2023 ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Young Professional Award”, in recognition of "her continuous and outstanding contributions to research pertaining and in support of additive manufacturing". The award was given during #iCAM2023 in Washington, DC, USA.

Special thanks to ASTM International and ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence for recognizing Katayoon's exceptional work and organizing an incredible iCAM 2023 conference that brought together over 1100 distinguished attendees.

One of theSchulich Leaders in Waterloo Community.

Evie Bouganim, a first-year mechatronics engineering student. For as long as she could remember, Evie loved solving problems, learning new things, and spending most of her free time on the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team, where she held several leadership positions. That’s why it’s no surprise that she’s found a great match with the mechatronics engineering program.   

Evie says she’s most looking forward to “being in a program that’s tailored to content I love and being surrounded by like-minded peers.”  

She has aspirations to lead the design and development of robotics and automation systems with specific application to the biotechnology industry when she graduates.  

The choice to attend Waterloo was a no-brainer for Evie after feeling “welcomed” with every EngChat match and club fair she attended on campus, but it is the university’s “prestigious engineering, co-op programs and faculty that made the decision easy,” she says.