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 nearly 1600 undergraduates, 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. Nov. 21, 2018Atlas Medical wins two pitch competitions, granted award fundingatlas medical team

    Atlas Medical: Daniel Zhou, Jake Fisher, Colin Cooke, Michael Jonas

  2. Sep. 11, 2018Carolyn Ren named member of Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholarsrsc-banner

    Four University of Waterloo engineering professors are named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

    Waterloo’s Feridun Hamdullahpur, Zhou Wang, Carolyn Ren and Alexander Wong are joining this prestigious national organization. The RSC recognizes remarkable contributions in the arts, humanities, and sciences, as well as Canadian public life.

  3. Sep. 7, 2018Mechatronics students' project captures national Dyson awardMechatronics students' project captures national Dyson award

    A blog post, written by a visually impaired person about the challenges she faced trying to use the office’s new touch screen coffee maker, was the inspiration behind a recent Waterloo Engineering Capstone Design project. WatVision took home top honours in the national leg at this year’s James Dyson Award for its clever, yet simple engineering principles.

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  1. Feb. 27, 2019Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition3MT Banner

  2. Mar. 1 to 3, 2019Canadian Engineering Competition 2019Students competing

    Students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to watch the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) 2019 competition events. Various competitions in design, consulting, presentation and debate will take place throughout E7 from Friday, March 1 until Sunday, March 3.

  3. Mar. 15, 2019Mechatronics Engineering Capstone Design SymposiumMechatronics Engineering Capstone Design Symposium

    Discover dozens of innovations from final year student research teams at Mechatronics Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium. Students will display research projects involving everything from an autonomous suturing device to a smoothie-making robot.

    For more information on all the research projects that will be presented, please see the 2019 Mechatronics Engineering Capstone Design Projects page.

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