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. Nov. 11, 20194A Mechatronics students attend Forbes Under 30 Scholar Summit

    Rohan Agarwal and Mustafa Shahbaz were selected out of thousands around the world to attend the Forbes Under 30 Scholar Summit.  They were nominated and selected for their achievements at the University of Waterloo, and for their internship experience gained with the assistance of Waterloo's Co-op Department.

  2. Nov. 4, 2019Yimin Wu creates "artificial leaf" that turns carbon into fuel
    Yimin profile

    Yimin Wu, whose paper achieved cover article status, 'Facet-dependent active sites of a single Cu2O particle photocatalyst for CO2 reduction to methanol', and has been published in Nature Energy this week.  The new technology was inspired by the way plants use energy from sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into food.

  3. Nov. 2, 2019Thanks to all of the student and faculty volunteers at MME’s Fall Open House

    We’d like to acknowledge and thank the student and faculty volunteers who contributed their time and energy this past Saturday.  
    The team was busy all day giving tours, presentations, and speaking with an estimated 900-1,000 people looking for information on our department programs.  Thanks to the student team leads John Hanna (ME) and Kanvar Rakhraj (MTE), and faculty volunteers (James Tung, Cliff Butcher, Allyson Giannikouris, Baris Fidan, Kamyar Ghavam). 

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  1. Nov. 18 to 21, 2019Global Entrepreneurship Week Speaker Series
    Students mingling in Conrad School

    Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Speakers Series hosted by the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business.

    The Conrad School is hosting a lunch hour Speakers' Series as part of the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019 global awareness and celebration. Please join us to network and hear 20-minute presentations covering entrepreneurship topics. Lunch will be provided.

  2. Nov. 19 to 21, 2019Engineering International Fair


    To celebrate International Education Week, the Faculty of Engineering is hosting a series of events open to all faculty, staff and students. You are welcome to sign up for one or all events that appeal to you. The goal of this fair is to celebrate the diverse cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds that exist within the Faculty.

  3. Nov. 25, 2019 AI and the Weaponization of Information with DarwinAI CEO Sheldon Fernandez
    graphic of weapon and information

    **This event is SOLD OUT! Thank you for your interest, registration is now closed.**

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