Program Overview

The first three years of the Mechanical and Mechatronics engineering programs consist primarily of fundamental "core" courses that must be taken by all students. Non-technical or "complementary studies" elective courses (CSEs), which you choose, are distributed throughout the program to give academic breadth, however, elective courses are not included every term. For mechanical engineering students, the final year is composed almost entirely of technical electives (TEs) which permit the student to specialize. However, in the Mechatronics final year, five technical electives (TE) are scheduled. These five courses must be chosen from a list of approved courses, and this enables the student to focus on a particular Mechatronics area of interest.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechatronics Engineering

First-Year | Second-and-Third-Year | Fourth-Year

First-Year Courses

The first year of the mechatronics engineering program is run primarily by the first year engineering office in E2-1778. Courses in first year concentrate on basic mathematics, physics, computation and engineering materials. The course MTE100: Mechatronics Engineering is focused on fundamental knowledge and skills essential for academic and professional development in mechatronics engineering.


Course and Title

1A (Fall)

CHE 102 Chemistry for Engineers


MTE 121 Digital Computation


MATH 115 Linear Algebra for Engineering


MATH 116 Calculus 1 for Engineering


MTE 100 Mechatronics Engineering

1B (S/W)   

MATH 118 Calculus 2 For Engineering


MTE 111 Structure and Properties of Materials


MTE 119 Statics


MTE 120 Circuits


MTE 140 Algorithms and Data Structures

Second-Year & Third-Year Courses

Second and third-year courses go more deeply into Mechatronics Engineering and include topics such as electromechanical devices, kinematics and dynamics of machines, computer interfacing, real-time operating systems, electromechanical machine design, and control systems.

Term Course and Title
2A (Winter) MTE 200A Seminar
  MTE 201 Experimental Measurement and Statistical Analysis
  MTE 202 Ordinary Differential Equations
  MTE 219 Mechanics of Deformable Solids
  MTE 262 Introduction to Microprocessors and Digital Logic
  SYDE 182 Physics 2 (Dynamics)
  CSE - Complementary Studies Elective
2B (Fall) MTE 200B Seminar
  MTE 203 Advanced Calculus
  MTE 204 Numerical Methods
  MTE 220 Sensors and Instrumentation
  MTE 241 Introduction to Computer Structures and Real-Time Systems
  SYDE 252 Linear Systems and Signals
  WKRPT 200 Work-term Report
3A (Spring) MTE 309 Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  MTE 325 Microprocessor Systems and Interfacing for Mechatronics Engineering
  ME 321 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines
  MTE 300A Seminar
  MTE 320 Actuators and Power Electronics
  SYDE 351 Systems Models 1
  WKRPT 300 Work-term Report
3B (Winter) ME 351 Fluid Mechanics 1
  MTE 300B Seminar
  MTE 322 Electromechanical Machine Design
  MTE 360 Automatic Control Systems
  MTE 380 Mechatronics Engineering Design Workshop
  MSCI 261 Engineering Economics: Financial Management for Engineers
  CSE - Complementary Studies Elective

Fourth-Year Courses

In the final year, students typically choose a set of five high-level technical elective courses from Mechanical, Electrical, and Systems Design Engineering. Students will also have to complete the capstone design project (MTE481 and MTE482). Two additional CSEs, and ECE 484: Digital Control Applications.