Courses on the cutting edge of technology

Students in the MRE program will take newly developed courses, bringing global experts and researchers to the classroom to both teach and work with students on hands-on projects with real-world applications. 


From advanced physics to machine movement to artificial intelligence, the MRE program delivers a rounded and demanding four-year program that covers every aspect of the field.

  • Signals and Systems
  • Sensors and Electric Actuators
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Industrial Automation
  • Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Intelligent Machines and Autonomous Systems
  • Mechatronics and Robotics Design I to IV

Tools that bring the future to the classroom

Queen’s MRE program brings globally leading hardware and software into the classroom, letting students get hands-on with some of the planet’s most sophisticated equipment.


Please note that MRE curriculum development is still in progress. The curriculum below is subject to further change or revision, as needed, to best realize the educational goals of the program.

MRE Curriculum
  Fall Winter
First Year APSC 101/102 Engineering Practice (Modules 1 and 2) MREN 103 Mechatronics & Robotics Design I
APSC 111 Physics I APSC 112 Physics II
APSC 131 Chemistry and Materials APSC 172 Calculus II
APSC 143 Intro. to Computer Programming APSC 174 Introduction to Linear Algebra
APSC 162 Engineering Graphics APSC 182 Applied Engineering Mechanics
APSC 171 Calculus I MREN 178 Data Structures and Algorithms
Second Year MREN 241 Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Power MREN 203 Mechatronics & Robotics Design II
MTHE 237 Differential Equations MTHE 228 Complex Analysis
MECH 229 Kinematics and Dynamics MREN 223 Signals and Systems
ELEC 221 Electric Circuits MREN 230 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
ELEC 271 Digital Systems ELEC 252 Electronics I
MECH 221 Statics and Solid Mechanics ELEC 274 Computer Architecture
**Transfer students only: MREN104 Mechatronics and Robotics Design Project
Third Year MREN 318 Sensors and Electric Actuators MREN 303 Mechatronics & Robotics Design III
MECH 350 Automatic Controls  MREN 320 Introduction to Industrial Automation
ELEC 326 Probability and Random Processes MREN 348 Introduction to Robotics
ELEC 371 Microprocessor Interfacing and Embedded Systems ELEC 372 Numerical Methods and Optimization
ELEC 353 Electronics II ELEC 373 Computer Networks
Complementary Studies #1 APSC 221 Economics & Business
Fourth Year MREN 403 Mechatronics & Robotics Design IV (2 terms, Fall and Winter)
MREN 410 Intelligent Machines and Autonomous Systems (Winter term)
Two Complementary Studies (term dictated by timetable)
Three Free Technical Electives (any course from the Engineering Calendar, timetable permitting)
Five Primary Technical Electives (recommended concentrations below)
Recommended Concentrations
Automation Robotics
MECH 423 Introduction to Microsystems ELEC 436 Electric Machines and Control
MECH 455 Computer Integrated Manufacturing ELEC 444 Modelling and Computer Control of Mechatronic Systems
ELEC 431 Power Electronics ELEC 472 AI and Interactive Systems
ELEC 436 Electric Machines and Control ELEC 474 Machine Vision
ELEC 474 Machine Vision MECH 455 Computer Integrated Manufacturing
ELEC 446 Mobile Robotics
Biomedical Intelligent Systems
MECH 393 Biomechanical Product Design ELEC 421 Digital Signal Processing: Filters & Design
MECH 394 Frontiers in Biomechanical Engineering ELEC 425 Machine Learning and Deep Learning
MECH 495 Ergonomics and Design ELEC 472 AI and Interactive Systems
MECH 496 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics ELEC 474 Machine Vision
ELEC 408 Biomedical Signal & Image Processing CMPE 325 Human Computer Interaction