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. Aug. 10, 2022MME Prof honoured by technical university in Germany
    Kaan accepting award

    A professor at Waterloo Engineering was recently honoured by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany in front of an audience of almost 2,000 people

    Kaan Erkorkmaz, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, was one of 11 top international researchers recognized as TUM Ambassadors on stage during an annual summer concert.

  2. Aug. 5, 2022MME Profs Win Distinguished Performance Awards

    Congratulations to Kamyar Ghavam, Jean-Pierre Hickey, and Carol Hulls, whom have received the FOE (Faculty of Engineering) Distinguished Performance Award!

  3. July 27, 2022Fully Autonomous Pizza Delivery From MME Doctoral Candidate
    LoopX's Delivery Robot

    LoopX, a Waterloo Engineering startup company, founded by a mechatronics engineering doctoral candidate, Chao Yu, has recently received a $30K funding boost when it took top prize in the 5G Transportation Challenge. It is also the recipient of funding from the Engineer of the Future Fund at Waterloo Engineering. Within the next three months, LoopsX plans to demonstrate its 5G MEC-based hybrid driving system in the David Johnson Research + Technology Park. 

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