Undergraduate Students

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Interested in studying with us at Waterloo?

The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering offers two-degree programs that provide a 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 known undergraduate engineering school.

The Mechanical Engineering program exposes students to all aspects of mechanical design, including solid mechanics and machine design, thermal sciences, fluid dynamics, materials sciences, and automation and control. Mechanical engineering graduates can work in a variety of industries such as: automotive, aerospace, energy, construction, and biomechanics.

Mechatronics Engineering is the first full undergraduate program of its kind in Canada to combine mechanical, electrical, computer and systems design engineering to design electro-mechanical systems and devices. Mechatronics engineering graduates can work in a variety of industries such as: automotive, aerospace, robotics, and precision machining.

Future Students

Virtually anything that moves, whether animate or inanimate, falls within the scope of mechanical and mechatronics engineering. This section provides information about these undergraduate programs and how to apply.

Current Students

Whether you're a first year student, or about to graduate, this section of our website provides all the important dates, schedules, forms, contact listings etc., needed for personal and academic success.

Scholarships and Awards

Many scholarships are available for students studying mechanical or mechatronics engineering to support their growth and academic journey. For a complete listing of awards for current undergraduate students, visit this page.

Specialization and Options

Students who are interested in a more formal link to other engineering fields and an enhancement to their degree may take a designated option. Visit this page for more information about available options and their requirements.

Capstone Design Projects

Capstone Design is the culmination of the undergraduate student experience, creating a blueprint for innovation in engineering design. Refer to the link below for MME Fourth Year Design Projects (FYDP).