Mechatronics engineering

Campus: St. John's Faculty: Engineering and Applied Science
Degree: Bachelor of engineering Practical experience: up to two years of real engineering work experience
Length: Five years (Engineering One + four years in mechatronics engineering major)
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Mechatronics engineering is an interdisciplinary program combining electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering fundamentals.  

Mechatronics engineers work in diverse fields that include automation and control of mechanical systems.  This includes, but is not limited to, advanced manufacturing systems, robotics, autonomous driving, navigation, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), intelligent systems, remote diagnostic and telesurgery, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV), machine vision, advanced sensing and instrumentation and communications.

Mechatronics engineering at Memorial

Memorial’s mechatronics engineering program is unique in that it is a co-operative education program; and students will acquire up to two full years of industry experience prior to graduation.  

As a mechatronics engineering graduate, you will ready to contribute to the growing high-tech sector and the future digital economy.  You will complete courses in mechanisms, programming, electronic circuits, automatic control, sensors and instrumentation and computer aided engineering.  You will have the opportunity to choose elective courses in areas of interest to you, such as autonomous robotics and vehicles, machine learning, image processing and the Internet of Things.

Admission requirements

To apply for admission to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, indicate bachelor of engineering in the appropriate place on the undergraduate application for admission. In addition to meeting the general admission requirements, you will also need to meet the admission requirements set out by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Sample first year

Wondering what courses you would take in your first year? Check out a sample program of suggested courses for Engineering One.

Sample courses beyond first year

ME 4302 - Mechanisms and Machines
ECE 4300 - Electronic Circuits I
ME 6202 - Control Systems
ME 7204 - Robotics and Automation 

Career opportunities

A bachelor of engineering degree, with a major in mechatronics engineering, prepares students for a variety of careers including:

  • communications, Internet-of-things, micro electromechanical systems (MEMS), robotics design
  • control of precision manufacturing and industrial equipment to maximize safety and energy efficiency
  • design of artificial limbs such as mechanical hands
  • design of navigation systems and autonomous vehicles, such as search and rescue vehicles for harsh environments or disaster zones

Note: Some of these careers may call for supplementary education and/or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.