Future students

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How to apply

The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Applied Science (MASc), Master of Engineering (MEng), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Green Energy Specialization, Fire Safety (GDip). Our programs are open to students who satisfy our admission requirements. Learn more about our admission requirements and process here.

Funding opportunities

The Faculty of Engineering offers scholarships and fellowships for Canadian and Permanent Resident students entering Engineering graduate research programs. Almost all full-time thesis students are fully supported either from major scholarships such as NSERC and OGS, or from Research Assistantships funded by their faculty supervisors research grants. Read more about the available scholarships.

The Department also offers an Accelerated BASc-MASc degree program for current University of Waterloo undergraduate students who qualify for the program. Follow this link, if you wish to apply for the Accelerated Masters Program in the Faculty of Engineering.

Exceptional MASc applicants may be considered for Direct-entry to the PhD program from a bachelor’s program. Applicants interested in being considered for a direct-entry PhD should include a statement to that effect in their Supplementary Information Form (SIF). Applicants who will be considered for direct-entry to the PhD program will be contacted by a representative from the Department within two months of the application deadline.

Contact a Grad Supervisor

The Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department offers a full-time student to carry out research under the supervision of a Professor who is expert in the subject field. You can contact prospective supervisors at the link below.

Get your questions answered

Find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) for Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering graduate studies. For all inquiry e-mails, please allow up to 48 business hours for a response from one of our graduate administrators.

NOTE: Current and future students should provide their student number in every correspondence to ensure a timely response. 

Cecile Devaud
Professor and Associate Chair, Graduate Studies

Jian Zou
Graduate Administrator, PhD Program, Graduate Studies

Karen Schooley 
Graduate Administrator, Master's of Applied Science and Master's of Engineering Programs, Graduate Studies 

Mat Walton
Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Administrator, Graduate Studies

Tanya Yoworski
Graduate Funding Coordinator, Graduate Studies

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