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. May 9, 2022Technical Committee Co-Chairing Yue Hu Winning the RAS Most Active Technical Committee Award
    Hu Yue Smiling

    Yue Hu, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering and one of the co-chairs of the Technical Committee on Model-Based Optimization for Robotics, which has been recently announced as a recipient

  2. May 9, 2022Carolyn Ren's Microfluidics Lab helps build Robotic Sleeve for Lymphedema Treatment
    lymphedema sleeve (left) and its components (right)

    Novel Microfluidics-Enabled Soft Robotic Sleeve Enables Lymphedema Treatment.

    Breast cancer survivors commonly suffer from lymphedema due to a high risk of lymph node damage or removal during surgical procedures.

  3. Apr. 22, 2022Carolyn Hansson awarded Robert E. Philleo Award
    Carolyn Hansson

    Congratulations to Carolyn Hansson, who has been awarded the Robert E. Philleo Award by the ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council.

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