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.
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. July 9, 2020Professor Sharzad Esmaeili retires
    Shahrzad Esmaeili retires

    Shahrzad Esmaeili, a highly regarded member of the Materials Group, retired on July 1st after many years of invaluable service to our department – Congratulations Shahrzad! Well deserved!

  2. July 3, 2020Professor is out to build a better, safer football helmet
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    A researcher in MME at Waterloo Engineering is part of a team that has been awarded US $412,000 by the National Football League (NFL) to develop a better, safer helmet.

    Duane Cronin, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, will contribute sophisticated impact testing and advanced computer modelling to optimize helmet performance and reduce the risk of head injuries.

  3. July 2, 2020MME Professor awarded inaugural class of CEEA Fellows
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    The Canadian Engineering Education Association awarded Gordon Stubley in the inaugural class of CEEA Fellows.  The designation of Fellow honours individuals who have demonstrated noteworthy service to engineering education, engineering leadership, or engineering design education through their work with CEEA-ACEG.  Congratulations Gordon from all of us in MME!

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  1. May 15 to Aug. 14, 2020EngSoc Scavenger Hunt
    EngSoc Scavenger Hunt

    EngSoc Scavenger Hunt is a term long event where students find items or participate in events to collect points. It's a chance for people to get involved in the Engineering community and school-wide events. Just like the name would suggest, we are sending you on a gigantic scavenger hunt! Check out the list of items and instructions.


    There are only 5 purple hard hats available! Prize will go to:

  2. July 14, 2020EngSoc PEO Spring Mixer
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    An insightful evening of getting to know more about the PEO: becoming a professional engineer, volunteer opportunities and PEO chapters to keep a lookout for. All future engineers, take notes!

  3. July 15, 2020EngSoc Start a Garden and How to Not Kill Your Plants
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    Did Carole Baskin murder your plant? Join us, and we will help you take care of a plant so that it can defy that husband murderer!

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