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. Feb. 18, 2021Ontario government to invest $2.5 million in contact tracing technology to combat COVID-19
    wearable device

    The Ontario government recently announced a $2.5 million investment into Facedrive Inc. to support the development and deployment of the contact tracing system TraceSCAN.

    The purpose of this project is to develop an artificial intelligence alert system for COVID-19 based on contact tracing and health monitoring using Bluetooth-enabled wearable technology and mobile app. The University of Waterloo has partnered with Facedrive Inc. to conduct research/development in areas such as AI-based models to better predict outbreak patterns of COVID-19 and any subsequent pandemics. 

  2. Feb. 18, 2021New research on face masks explores droplet dynamics to understand COVID-19 transmission

    MME Professor and Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology,Sushanta K. Mitra and Kiran Raj Melayil, a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Micro Nano-Scale Transport Lab, are working toward a better understanding of droplet dynamics on face masks to gain insight into the transmission mechanics of COVID-19. Their research is a promising step toward safer and more effective face mask designs for the public.

  3. Feb. 4, 2021MME PhD candidate wins provincial pitch competition
    AMS pitch invention

    Run Ze Gao, PhD candidate and CEO of Air Microfluidics Systems (AMS) Inc. recently won the 2021 Falcon's Fortune Pitch run by Ontario-based venture firm, FACIT.

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  1. Feb. 27, 2021Hack the North Organizer Open House
    join our organizing team appications are now open hackthenorth.com/join

    Join the Hack the North Organizer Open House to meet current organizers and Hack the North alumni to learn about their experiences organizing Canada's biggest hackathon!

  2. Mar. 4, 2021Future Applicants Webinar and Q&A
    engineering 5 building

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