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Interested in studying with us at Waterloo?

We offer two degree programs that provide broad perspective on the engineering design of mechanical and electro-mechanical devices. Both programs include paid co-op work placements that alternate with study terms. Students graduate with valuable job experience and a degree from Canada’s largest and best engineering school for undergraduate studies.

The Mechanical Engineering program exposes students to all aspects of mechanical design (mechanics, power, control and manufacturing). Students are trained to lead large, multi-disciplinary team projects and come up with innovative solutions, like: designing a crashworthy, ultra-light vehicle; harnessing green energy from wind, wave or sun; or developing new surgical implants.

Mechatronics Engineering is the first full undergraduate program of its kind in Canada, and combines mechanical, electrical, computer and systems design engineering to design electro-mechanical systems and devices, like: ATMs, anti-lock braking systems, “smart” user interface robotics and satellite systems. The University of Waterloo Mechatronics program is highly integrated and focused. Introduced with an initial cohort of 100 students, the program has been oversubscribed since its inception. 

Our students are active and involved! There are endless opportunities to enrich your learning experience. Join one of the many student design teams; get involved in the Engineering Society or Engineers Without Borders; or connect with professors looking to expand their research team.