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.

Future Undergraduate Students

Learn more about Undergraduate Studies in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. Find out about our programs and how to apply

Future Graduate Students

The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering offers programs leading to a variety of graduate degrees. Learn more about our admission requirements


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.



  1. Sep. 16, 2022MME student finding her place in STEM
    Elin Liu

    As the only female in her secondary school computer science class, Elin Liu felt the pressure of representing women in STEM. A scholarship provided by donors Yves and Cynthia Bled gave her a boost of confidence. Now, she wants to help other female engineering students find their place in STEM.

  2. Sep. 9, 2022Incoming Mechatronics student is winner in Shulich semi-finals for $250K video prize

    One of the newest Schulich Leaders at Waterloo Engineering is already making a splash in science communications.

    Jonathan Zhou, a first-year mechatronics engineering student, was recently selected as one of 30 semi-finalists for the 2022 Breakthrough Junior Challenge, sponsored by Khan Academy. The semi-finalists were selected out of a pool of more than 1,000 applicants.

  3. Sep. 8, 2022MME Prof's Spinoff wins backing from major packaging company

    A startup company founded by a Waterloo Engineering professor and two of his graduate students has won US $250,000 to expand and commercialize green technology for the packaging industry.

    Nfinite Nanotechnology was launched on Earth Day in 2021 by Kevin Musselman, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, and Chee Hau Teoh (MASc ’20) and Jhi Yong Loke (MASc ’21), who earned master’s degrees while developing the technology in his lab.

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  1. Oct. 6, 2022Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium - Virtual Grad Studies Fair
    Engineering Graduate Studies Fair

    The Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium (CGEC) brings together six of Canada’s top universities to address the urgent need for qualified engineers who can solve today’s most complex technical, social and environmental challenges. A unique and progressive recruitment initiative, the Consortium is hosting a free virtual fair, to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the value of a graduate engineering degree and explore your options.

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