Admissions and Degree Options

The Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering (MRE) Program is a direct-entry degree program. This means that you enter directly into the MRE discipline from high school, instead of taking general engineering in first year and selecting a discipline in second year.

Prospective students must apply directly to Queen's MRE through the OUAC (Ontario University Application Centre) website. You may apply to both General Engineering and MRE if desired. Secondary School prerequisites for MRE include these five 4U courses: English 4U, Calculus and Vectors 4U, Advanced Functions 4U, Chemistry 4U, and Physics 4U. Applicants outside of Ontario may have additional requirements.

When you graduate from the MRE program, you will hold a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering (BASc.), or if you choose to do an internship through the Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP), a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering with Professional Internship. As an MRE student, you will take unique courses developed for MRE starting in the second semester of your first year, in addition to courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical and Materials Engineering. 

What is Mechatronics and Robotics? Read more here.

Why Choose Queen's MRE?

  • Strong emphasis on hands-on labs and workshops using state-of-the-art equipment and real-world challenges.
  • New mechatronics and robotics courses, including a four-year "Design Spine" sequence of project-based courses. 
  • An exceptional and supportive community of "Tron" students, faculty, and staff, and unparalleled choice in career development options, including the industry-specific Engineering Career Accelerator Program and Mechatronics Open Houses for employers. 
  • Jointly operated by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department
  • Access to all embedded support within Smith Engineering, including EngWell Student Wellness, Indigenous Futures in Engineering, Women in Engineering, International Student Experience Program, and many more programs and initiatives.
  • Research Opportunities in MRE
    • Smith Engineering is home to more than seven interdisciplinary research centres, institutes, and research facilities, and a number of MRE instructors hold Canada research chair positions.
    • Summer employment opportunities for undergraduate students interested in interdisciplinary mechatronics and robotics research.
    • Annual Women in Engineering (WiE) Undergraduate Summer Research Awards for summer research projects. With this award, the Chair for Women in Engineering provides some funding to a woman or ally to women in a summer research position related to MRE.
  • Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP)
    • Students have the option to complete a 12–16-month paid internship as part of the Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) and graduate with "Professional Internship" on your degree
    • Test drive a career with employers who are at the cutting-edge of mechatronics and robotics
  • Student Design Teams
    • Opportunity to join a student design team to collaborate on a group design project and compete against other universities
    • Queen’s is one of only two Canadian schools invited to compete in the AutoDrive II Challenge, a four-year competition to develop an Autonomous Vehicle

Real-world Laboratory Exercises

Lab courses in the MRE program are designed to reflect real-world applications of mechatronics and robotics theory, whether that’s troubleshooting systems integration, analyzing heat transfer in micro-electronics, coding an autonomous robot, or full-scale client-based design projects. We work with our faculty, graduate students, and student design teams to assess problems they encountered in their competitions and research projects to provide examples of the problems (and solutions) you may encounter in the world of mechatronics and robotics engineering.