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 nearly 1600 undergraduates, 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.
Research in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at Waterloo has global impact.
  • Waterloo is Canada's largest university for automotive research 
  • The first Canadian university with a full undergraduate mechatronics engineering program
  • First in the country to offer interdisciplinary research and collaborative programs in nanotechnology engineering
  1. May 9, 2019Researchers awarded $1.9M for strategic projects
    Hamid Jahed

    Dr. Hamid Jahed, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, is one of three professors in Waterloo Engineering who have been awarded a total of almost $1.9 million in funding to collaborate with Canadian-based companies and government organizations on strategic research projects. 

  2. Apr. 26, 2019Tales of Existence, poetry by Professor Shahrzad Esmaeili
    Tales of Existence

    Professor Shahrzad Esmaeili, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, has recently published her first collection of poems in English and Persian, “Tales of Existence, A Collection of Poems”.

  3. Apr. 17, 2019Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student (AETS)
    AETS recipients
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  1. June 19, 2019Ethical AI - Separating the Fact from Fad
    Ethics wordle

    The proliferation of AI has placed increased focus on the thorny topic of ethics: to what extent are engineers responsible for—and to what extent can they encode—the ethical behavior of the AI applications they design?

  2. July 29 to Aug. 1, 2019Tsinghua-Waterloo Joint Forum on Advances in Energy and Environmental Technologies
    Collage of solar panel, canola flower, wind turbines and powerline

    The Tsinghua-Waterloo Joint Forum on Advances in Energy and Environmental Technologies will bring together leading experts in the fields of sustainable energy management, novel energy production, biofuels, pollution mitigation, fuel cells, and next-generation rechargeable energy systems.

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