Welcome to Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo

The Department of Systems Design Engineering is a globally unique interdisciplinary department hosting flexible and innovative programs.  In addition to our new Biomedical Engineering program, Systems Design remains committed to Human Factors, Mechatronics, and Social Environmental Systems.


  1. Jan. 19, 2022Farming crickets for food

    Waterloo Engineering spinoff recognized by United Nations for sustainable AI innovation

    A company that was co-founded by two Waterloo Engineering professors has been recognized by an agency of the United Nations (UN) for its contributions to a state-of-the-art facility to farm crickets as a source of protein.

  2. Jan. 17, 2022Neurotech for intuitive human-machine interactions and faster gaming

    Waterloo’s Engineering Bionics Lab is a hub of innovation for interfaces and technologies that augment human capabilities

  3. Jan. 12, 2022Taking a step toward self-walking robotic exoskeletons

    Trailblazing research is transforming the field of rehabilitation medicine by developing robotic exoskeleton legs capable of autonomous control and decision making. 

    Brokoslaw Laschowski is using his interdisciplinary education —

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  1. Jan. 21 to 22, 2022Transportation Hack for Health
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    Interested in transforming the local transportation system to achieve climate action? Explore solutions in sustainable transportation at the Transportation Hack for Health.

  2. Jan. 26, 2022WIN Thematic Seminar Series: Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Spectral Interference Correction
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    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) has four main thematic research areas; Smart and Function Materials, Connected Devices, Next Generation Energy Systems and Therapeutics and Theranostics. To showcase the work going on within these areas, we will be holding monthly WIN Thematic Seminars featuring our members and their research group members.

  3. Jan. 27 to Feb. 24, 2022The Water Innovation Challenge
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    New Innovation Research Challenge Seeks Proposals for Novel Applications of BlackBerry Technologies to Advance Progress Against UN Sustainable Development Goals

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