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. 
  • First Canadian university with a full undergraduate Mechatronics Engineering program.
  • First in the country to offer interdisciplinary research and collaborative programs in nanotechnology engineering.

Future Undergraduate Students

Learn more about Undergraduate Studies in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. Find out about our programs and how to apply

Future Graduate Students

The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering offers programs leading to a variety of graduate degrees. Learn more about our admission requirements


Research in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at Waterloo has a global impact. Waterloo is Canada's largest university for automotive research.


Department Seminars

Learn more about Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering past and current seminars and events. Information on Departmental, PhD and MASc events.

Career Opportunities

Check out our available faculty positions and consider working at the most sought-after engineering school in the country. Read more about department specific opportunities.



  1. June 3, 2021MME prof one of "most influential" in smart manufacturing
    professor Vlasea

    Congratulations to Mihaela Vlasea for her accomplishments and continued aspirations as Smart Manufacturing magazine named her one of the 20 most influential academics. Mihaela was instrumental in helping to open the doors of her metal additive manufacturing lab to companies interested in trying out the advanced technology. Her focus is on metal additive manufacturing, with a sub-focus on binder jetting and powder bed fusion. Read more on the FOE news page

  2. May 17, 2021MME research team earns 2021 Catalyst Grant 
    The logo for Network for Aging Research

    Research team consisting of Bronwyn Forrest, Paolo Dominelli and Beth Weckman were recently granted a 2021 Catalyst Grant from the Network for Aging Research. They are one of five teams who received the 2021 Catalyst Grant this Spring. The funding is given to study specific concerns related to the impact of fire gases and smoke on the ability of elderly and mobility impaired occupants to egress from burning structures.

  3. May 17, 2021MME professor awarded the Dougal Drysdale Award for Exceptional Service

    Beth Weckman, an MME professor, was recently awarded the Dougal Drysdale Award for Extraordinary Service to the International Association of Fire Safety Science in organizing the 13th IAFSS Symposium twice. Professor Weckman organized the 2020 symposium in person and this year, 2021, virtually.

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