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.
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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.



Three professors at Waterloo Engineering were awarded close to $1 million in federal funding today through a program supporting small modular reactors (SMRs) research using nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment. 

The funding is part of $15 million in support announced for projects across the country through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) - Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Small Modular Reactors Research Grant. Four projects are set to receive a total of $1.3 million campus-wide.

Dr. Jeremy Wang's (PhD '23, mechanical and mechatronics engineering) ground-breaking mission to prove that planes no longer require humans in the cockpit recently earned him a prestigious national award.  

On March 18th and 25th, MME's 4th-year Capstone Design Symposium events were held in-person and showcased our latest and greatest in terms of talent and innovation. This year, there were over 100+ senior teams showcasing their projects and competing for a selection of awards from best product design, web design, prototype, innovation, presentation quality, among others. Below are the results of this year's award winners. 

Congratulations to the winners and to everyone that participated in the event!