Proposed Program: BSc in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering

Artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and robotics are revolutionizing many industries, from medicine to aerospace, and forestry to nanotechnology. Engineers are needed who can support these changes across many diverse industries, and the Government of Alberta has posed a new strategy to diversify our economy and innovation. 

The Departments of Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering have proposed a new undergraduate engineering program in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering, to prepare students for exciting careers.

Graduates of the proposed Mechatronics and Robotics program will be well prepared for a wide range of employment opportunities including in research, design, and development of intelligent robotics, process automation, embedded devices, autonomous systems, sensors and control systems, and systems for process monitoring and measurement in a wide range of advanced industries, including automotive and transportation, aerospace and defence, manufacturing, robotics and automation, energy and utilities, forestry and resource management, smart cities, heavy industry (including in extreme environments), agriculture and food production, renewable and natural energy systems, medical devices, precision health, engineering management and safety, and more.

Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics AND ROBOTICS Engineering

Designed in collaboration with industry and academic partners, the bachelor of science program in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering will provide a strong foundation in mathematics and science combined with specialized skills in mechanical, electrical, control, and computer engineering.

The proposed 5-year co-op program will give students the opportunity to gain real-world work experience and apply their knowledge in a professional setting. Graduates will be well-prepared to enter the workforce with the skills and hands-on experience to approach, understand, design, and debug contemporary complex mechatronics systems.

This proposed program will require approval by both the University of Alberta and the Government of Alberta. At this time, the development team is engaged in on-going consultation with both internal and external stakeholders. If the program is approved as proposed, only students entering their first-year in Fall 2024 will be eligible to complete the program.