Welcome to Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo

Established over 40 years ago, the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo was the first-of-its-kind in Canada, and still is, hosting the most flexible programs and interdisciplinary areas of research. Systems design covers technical, environmental, socioeconomic and political aspects of the engineering process using systems design methodology.

Our community is home to more than 700 students, 35+ dedicated faculty and supportive staff, with thousands of alumni worldwide – including some of the most successful entrepreneurs to graduate from Waterloo.  

  1. Oct. 17, 2017Systems Design Engineering Student and Professor Featured in Canadian Underwriter Article:

    Devinder Kumar, a Ph.D. student and Prof. Alexander Wong, an Associate Professor of Systems Design Engineering, was featured in an article by Canadian Underwriter about software that makes it easier to adopt and trust AI.

  2. Oct. 5, 2017Systems Design Engineering Professor Featured in Globe and Mail Article

    Prof. Alexander Wong of Systems Design Engineering was featured in an article by the Globe and Mail about AI in intelligent home appliances.

    Why it’s no longer strange to talk to your home appliances.

  3. Sep. 26, 2017Wanna get started with practical AI?

    Check out this chap's Rubik's Cube solving neural-net code

    Written in Python, it's not perfect – but it's pretty cool

    The Rubik’s Cube is one of those toys that just won't go away. Solving it is either something you can do in minutes to impress, or find so hard you end up using it as a paperweight.

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