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. Dec. 20, 2019MASc graduate, Emanuel Santos, selected as Next-Generation Manufacturing Leader for 2019

    MME MASc graduate, Emanuel Santos, selected as one of five Next-Generation Manufacturing Leaders for 2019 for Canadian Fabricating & Welding.   A diversity of skills made Emanuel, a welding engineer, stand out and is recognized as a leader in the industry whose talents and willingness to share their knowledge, are demonstrating a commitment to growing and improving Canada’s manufacturing backbone.

  2. Dec. 18, 2019RoboHub participates in a new docuseries on YouTube, The Age of A.I.
    Human and Robot Holding Hands

    How will A.I., object recognition, affective computing and machine learning change the world?  The Age of AI, an eight part documentary series hosted by Robert Downey Jr. that Talos and other researchers from the RoboHub participated in this past year, has been released and the first four episodes began airing December 18th, 2019.  The series filmed Talos and a few of their researchers over several days on campus and is narrated by Robert Downey Jr.

  3. Dec. 9, 2019TMMC donates $2.1 million to U Waterloo to drive Additive Manufacturing research and engineering education

    Toyota Canada helps drive innovation forward with its largest single donation to a Canadian university.  They will launch a unique undergraduate engineering innovation challenge and support a variety of student, research and outreach initiatives.  In recognition of TMMC’s financial support, a wing on the third floor of the university’s Engineering 7 building which is dedicated to faculty and student research in Additive Manufacturing, will be renamed the Toyota Additive Manufacturing Wing. The funding will also enable the Toyota Engineering Innovation Challenge which will involve a ha

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  1. Jan. 30, 2020P.Eng Licensing Workshop and Meet and Greet
    P.Eng workshop poster

  2. Feb. 12, 2020MBET in-person information session
    MBET students

    If entrepreneurship is in your future, let us help you get there.

  3. Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2020Hack the Plastics
    Hack the Plastics poster

    Have you ever wanted to join a hackathon, but thought it was only for coders? Well, Hack the Plastics wants you! Hack the Plastics is a broad skilled hackathon that does not require a coding based final product and will happen from 28th Feb – 1st March, 2020 at the University of Waterloo. You will be tackling ways to fight single use plastic pollution using microbes and producing a technical solution, business plan, and pitch.

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