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.

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.


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 new custom 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.


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

Diversity and Inclusiveness

Engineering thrives on diversity. Thinking differently means embracing viewpoints, cultures, and perspectives from all angles. When teams are diverse, they have better potential to create more opportunities for everyone and find solutions to challenges.

At Queen’s MRE, we know that we cannot realize our greatest achievements without the ability for each of us to bring our complete selves without hesitation to every aspect of our work and learning. The ability to cultivate an environment that supports this is inherent to our core mission, vision, and ultimate success. We are committed to continuously challenge established norms that discriminate, exclude, or oppress individuals or groups throughout our program and Faculty. 

Please visit “Engineering for Everyone”, the Queen’s Faculty of Engineering platform detailing equity, diversity and inclusion in the Faculty, for more information on our Diversity and Inclusiveness Framework.