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. July 9, 2021World Fuel Cell Conference
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    The World Fuel Cell Conference (WFCC) is happening August 16th-20th 2021. The WFCC will be a virtual event due to the current situation. The WFCC is organized by the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, CHFCA, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology and the University of Waterloo.  

  2. July 9, 202113th International Green Energy Conference
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    The International Association for Green Energy and Tianjin University are hosting the 13th International Green Energy Conference. The IGEC is happening on July 15-18th virtually. 

    The IGEC is a multi–disciplinary conference on energy systems and technologies with no/reduced environmental, economic and social impact, and provides a forum for the exchange of technical information, for the dissemination of high-quality research results, and for the debate and shaping of future directions and priorities in energy sustainability and security.

  3. June 29, 2021WATonomous team wins second place in SAE AutoDrive Challenge
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    Congratulation to the WATonomous team for achieving a second place win in the final year of the SAE AutoDrive Challenge. The team has more than 50 students at the moment and advised by Derek Rayside and William Melek. WATonomous also cooperated with research labs such as the Mechatronic Vehicle Systems Lab. The team won the following awards:

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  1. Aug. 16 to 20, 2021World Fuel Cell Conference
    banner for WFCC

    The World Fuel Cell Conference (WFCC) is happening on August 16th-20th this year. The WFCC will be a virtual event due to the current situation. The WFCC is organized by the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, CHFCA, Waterloo institute for nanotechnology and the University of Waterloo.  

  2. July 16 to Aug. 5, 2021GreenHouse Fall Program Opportunities

    Innovation, coaching & networking opportunities at GreenHouse Social Impact Incubator for FYDP Capstone teams interested in working on challenges with organizations and individuals with a problem or venture in mind! Apply to GreenHouse’s Social Innovators in Training & Workplace Innovation Programs by August 5th.

  3. July 29, 2021SFF Debate Competition - Spring 2021

    The spring Stanford Fleming Foundation (SFF) Debate competition will be held on Thursday, July 29th starting at 5:30 p.m. (E.T.).  The competition will be held online using MS Teams.  All engineering students are eligible to participate. Engineering students are invited to register in teams of two.  A team can consist of students from two different engineering disciplines if desired.  No previous debating experience is necessary.

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