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Mechatronics Engineering

Degree Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Start dates September
Length Four or five years
Program load Full-time
OUAC code DEH
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The Mechatronics Engineering program is an interdisciplinary engineering field. It integrates mechanical and electrical systems with real-time control, combining hardware with software to produce new devices such as consumer products, medical devices, high-tech automobile systems and robots.

General information

The Mechatronics Engineering program is an interdisciplinary engineering field. It integrates mechanical and electrical systems with real-time control, combining hardware with software to produce new devices such as consumer products, medical devices, high- tech automobile systems and robots.

Foundation Year

All Engineering students begin with a common foundation year, regardless of program of study. During the foundation year you will learn about the various Engineering programs available. 

Experiential Learning 

Optional internship and co-op placements provide you with the opportunity to gain meaningful hands-on experience. 

Engineering and Management 

There is a need for engineers with management skills. Complement the technical studies of your Engineering program with business and management courses by pursuing the five-year Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours) program.

Women in Engineering

A multi- year support program to help female Engineering students explore opportunities and careers, gain experience in the workforce, make a successful transition to a career in engineering and find lifelong success in a professional engineering career. View more information about our Women in Engineering program.

Learning Environment 

Students have access to new, modern buildings, libraries and innovative labs, including:

  • ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel
  • Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL)
  • Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC)
  • Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Engineering Building
  • Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) laboratories  
  • Robotics and Automation Lab 

Additional information

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science website

Admission requirements

Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), and Physics (SPH4U). In addition, a combined minimum 70 per cent average in prerequisite math and science courses is required, with no grade below 60 per cent. Applicants with credentials from outside Ontario should visit the Admissions section.

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


Last year's cut-off 80 per cent
Expected cut-off Low 80s

How to apply

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our admissions website:
Ontario secondary school applicants
Ontario secondary school graduates 
Canadian out-of-province high school applicants 
international applicants
mature applicants (over 21 and never attended post-secondary)
transfer applicants 
General Arts and Science (GAS) applicants 
home-schooled applicants

Program curriculum

Sample courses: 

  • Calculus
  • Chemistry for Engineers
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Environmental Science
  • Impact of Science and Technology on Society
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers
  • Linear Algebra for Engineers
  • Physics
  • Technical Communications

A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic CalendarCourses are subject to change without notice.

Experiential learning

The university’s proximity to some of the largest automotive and manufacturing companies in Canada provides many opportunities for work placements. Optional internship and co-op placements are available to provide you with the opportunity to gain meaningful engineering experience.

Career opportunities

  • automation engineer
  • controls engineer
  • electro-mechanical systems engineer
  • real-time systems engineer
  • robotics engineer 
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