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. Jan. 21, 2021Third year MME students innovate to combat Covid-19

    In Fall 2020, to mitigate the boredom and restrictions of quarantine, social distancing and working from home, third year MME students in ME380 (Mechanical) or MTE380 (Mechatronics) Engineering Design Workshop were asked to identify and solve a need related to a specific challenge created or amplified as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Jan. 14, 2021Alumni education company Prodigy secures $159M investment

    An online-based education company co-founded by two Waterloo Mechatronics Engineering alumni announced this week that they have secured a 150 million dollar investment from US private-equity giant TPG Growth. 

    Prodigy Education is one of the fastest growing e-learning services in North American with upwards of 90 million monthly users. It was launched initially by Rohan Mahimker and Alex Peters, two mechatronics engineering students here at Waterloo.

  3. Jan. 8, 2021MME department mourns the passing of second-year mechatronics student

    It is of great sadness to announce the passing of Aidan Walker, a second-year mechatronics engineering student who passed away on January 2, 2021 due to a brain aneurysm. 

    Aidan was an outgoing 19 year-old young man with a bright future. He was a competitive swimmer where he competed at the national level. He was also a top student graduating highschool with the highest honours.

    He passed away peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital surrounded by family.

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  1. Jan. 25, 2021Gender Differences in Waterloo Graduate Engineering Student Experiences
    Man and woman working on lab equipment

    Calling all University of Waterloo graduate students, graduate alumni, administrators, and faculty in engineering! You are invited to a workshop discussing the Gender Differences in Waterloo Graduate Engineering Student Experience, on January 25, 2021, from 1-4:30pm (ET). All genders are encouraged to participate.

  2. Jan. 28, 2021Remembering Aidan Walker – Memorial Event

    Please join us as we honour the memory of Aidan Walker, a beloved 2A MTE student who passed away on January 2, 2021.

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