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Mechatronics Option is NOT available to Mechatronics students.

Students within the Mechatronics program, as with all Engineering programs, are permitted to take an Engineering approved option. In all cases earning an option will require a number of courses in addition to core, complementary studies electives (CSE) and technical electives (TE). Extra courses may need to be taken during an academic, or work-term. CSE's can be moved to other terms or taken during a work-term to open time slots to accommodate option requirements. The student must ensure the number of courses taken per term does not fall below the program approved limit. i.e. six courses must be taken in 2A . A maximum of six courses are allowed per term. Core courses can NOT be moved to alternate terms. All course changes need to be discussed with and approved by either Professor Melek or Carla Daniels.

All options have been reviewed and based on available information only five options are compatible with the Mechatronics program. This may change as the course schedules for upper-year Mechatronics are time-tabled.

Students interested in adding an option to their Mechatronics academic plan are encouraged to see Carla Daniels, E5 3108, as soon as possible. Students may need to plan the integration of an option into their studies as early as the 2A term.

  • Biomechanics: Study solutions to health-care problems, birth defect prevention, medical imaging, prosthesis design, and ergonomics.
  • Computer Engineering: Study all aspects of the computer - digital hardware to software programming.
  • Entrepreneurship: Pursue an innovative pathway in engineering, and enrich your studies with courses in venture creation and corporate entrepreneurship.
  • Environmental Engineering: Study pollution control, waste disposal, and health and sanitation.
  • International Studies in Engineering: Enrich your undergraduate studies with study and/or work abroad.
  • Life Sciences: Understand the structure and function of biological systems (choice of four sub-options)s:
    • Molecular & Cell Biology
    • Environmental/Ecological Science
    • Biophysical Science
    • Biochemical Science
  • Management Sciences: Solve management problems using social sciences and mathematical models. 
  • Mathematics: Gain a broad background in either pure or applied mathematics.
  • Mechatronics: Design and develop “thinking” machines and devices.
  • Physical Sciences: Understand the basic physical sciences that lay behind many engineering applications: (choice of three sub-options):
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Software Engineering: Learn about the design, implementation, and maintenance of large-scale software systems. Offered jointly by the Faculties of Engineering and Mathematics.
  • Statistics: Gain a broad background in applied statistics, including multiple regression, quality control, experimental design, and applied probability.
  • Water Resources: Study water-supply management, waste treatment, and flood-control systems.

For more on Options and Electives, visit the Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar