For Students

Are you interested in, or already involved in, the study of robotics and mechatronics? University of Toronto has both undergraduate and graduate study options within the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.

Academic programs with the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics are a collaborative effort among the Edward S. Rogers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, the Department of Civil Engineering, the Institute for Aerospace Studies, and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering.


Minor in Robotics & Mechatronics
This area of study is open to all students in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering who are interested in pursuing a specialty in robotics and mechatronics. The program curriculum provides students with both introductory and advanced hands-on courses.

Admissions, Registration and Courses
Students are admitted to the Minor in Robotics and Mechatronics through their home Engineering department.

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Engineering Science Major in Robotics
This major is open to all Engineering Science students. After completion of the Foundation years (Years 1 & 2), students will be able to pursue a specialized Option in Robotics Engineering. The program curriculum is designed with a special focus on system integration through design and research opportunities.

Admissions, Registration and Courses
Students must first be enrolled in the Engineering Science program before pursuing a specialized Option in Robotics Engineering.

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Graduate Studies

Emphasis in Robotics & Mechatronics

Pursue research-intensive advanced studies in Robotics & Mechatronics for a Master of Applied Science (MASc) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D).

You can also customize your Master of Engineering (MEng) experience with an emphasis in Robotics & Mechatronics. Graduate students have the opportunity to work with some of the most respected educators in the field, and will develop knowledge in areas that are key to the development of smart and high performance systems, including Control Systems, Signal and Image Processing, Dynamics and Modeling, and Systems Integration.

Students who complete the requirements of the Emphasis will be provided a certificate of completion at the end of their studies. The certificate may be claimed by contacting IRM (

Admissions, Registration and Courses
To qualify for admission to the MEng program at U of T, you must have a four-year undergraduate degree in engineering with a minimum mid-B to B+ average in your final two years.

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Clubs and Activities

There are a number of ways to get involved in robotics at U of T for students and alumni.

Here are some options to explore: