Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering

Push the boundaries of intelligent autonomous systems and world-changing technologies

Queen’s now offers a unique program that synthesizes mechatronics and robotics.

Program launching in September 2021: now accepting applicants

What are mechatronics and robotics?

Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical, electrical and computer engineering in the design of products and manufacturing processes.

Robotics is a subset of mechatronics – all robots are mechatronic! Robotics, however, are an elevated class of mechatronics, incorporating automation, programming, and even autonomous action.

As automation and autonomous machines become increasingly important in our society, robotics – and its parent discipline, mechatronics – are more vital than ever.

robot with wheels

Queen’s Engineering is now offering students a chance to study both mechatronics and robotics in a unique program that brings together three engineering disciplines: computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Through custom new courses, a hands-on technology experience, and progressive design projects, students will think objectively and acquire the skills to succeed in a versatile engineering career.

rendering of IBEX robot

After three years of intense study at the cutting edge of several disciplines, students will choose from one of four concentrations for their final year:

  • Automation
  • Robotics
  • Biomedical
  • Intelligent Systems

Careers in MRE

An MRE degree will put students at the cusp of a rapidly growing field, in international demand as automation, controls, and systems engineers. Mechatronic and robotics engineers are needed in sectors ranging from manufacturing to aerospace; from construction to telecommunications.

students working on electronics