Mechatronics Engineering and Society – Faculty of Engineering

Mechatronics Engineering and Society

Integrate the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering to develop smart, automated systems, with a consideration for how these technologies interact with society and influence human life.

5 years
Bachelor of Engineering & Society (Co-op Available)


Lab-based courses

Our Mechatronics program gives students a solid foundation and exposes them to a suite of innovative Mechatronics specific lab-based courses.

Hands-on experience

The hands-on experience provides students with significant advantages in today’s job market.

Admission requirements

Academic Prerequisites

This is an above level 1 specialization that requires successful completion of the Engineering 1 general first year.

Use the Future Students admissions tool for entry requirements.

Co-op and experiential learning

Experiential learning provides students with hands-on opportunities beyond the traditional lecture-style format to gain valuable experience.

The Engineering Co-op Program is an optional program which provides you with the opportunity to work in real engineering positions before you graduate. The Undergraduate Co-op Program is administered by the Engineering Co-op and Career Services Department (ECCS).

Example employers:

  • Advanced MicroDevices (AMD)
  • Microsoft
  • Bell Canada
  • Evertz Microsystems
  • IBM Canada
  • Ford Motor Company of Canada
  • Toronto Hydro Corporation
  • ArcelorMittal
  • CIBC Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada

Learn more about co-op.

McMaster Engineering has many engineering clubs, teams and societies you can join to enhance your practical knowledge and soft skills, provide support, or give you the chance to explore new activities. Clubs are an enjoyable way to enrich your student life and contribute to your social development and academic success.

  • PhaseOne (formerly HackItMAC)
  • McMaster SumoBot Club
  • MacACM
  • McMaster Solar Car Project
  • Arduino Club

Learn more about clubs, groups and teams.

Engineering programs have been enriched with interdisciplinary design courses, enabling students to work in teams on real-world problems. This practical experience builds their portfolios and hones skills vital for managing complex projects and utilizing emerging technologies. It prepares them for co-ops and future careers, fostering critical thinking, collaboration, and an understanding of societal issues.

Four project-based design courses that all students take include:

  • ENGINEER 1P13: Integrated Cornerstone Design Projects in Engineering
  • ENGINEER 2PX3: Engineering Design 2: Communications and Societal Impact
  • ENGINEER 3PX3: Engineering Design 2: Engineering Economics

Find out more

Example career paths:

  • Robotics and automation
  • Electro-mechanical design and devices
  • Embedded control systems
  • Flexible manufacturing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Renewable energy
  • Medical devices
  • Entrepreneur

Research areas:

  • Robotics
  • Intelligent control systems
  • Sensor technology
  • Autonomous systems
  • Human-machine interaction
  • AI and machine learning
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Wearable technology
  • Energy hearvesting
  • Micro/nano systems

How to apply

Understand every step, from applying, to accepting your offer and joining us on campus!

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