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. Sep. 12, 2022Engineering professor earns international fellowship

    Alexander Wong, a systems design engineering professor at Waterloo, has been elected as a new fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

  2. Aug. 31, 2022SYDE alumni launches online art gallery

    A new online art gallery and artist community showcases the work of emerging Canadian artists. 

    artterra, the soil for artists to grow 

  3. Aug. 16, 2022SYDE research on machine learning featured in TechTalks

    A new study by researchers from the University of Waterloo and McGill University was featured in TechTalks, a leading artificial intelligence online publication. 

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  1. Oct. 6, 2022Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium - Virtual Grad Studies Fair
    Engineering Graduate Studies Fair

    The Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium (CGEC) brings together six of Canada’s top universities to address the urgent need for qualified engineers who can solve today’s most complex technical, social and environmental challenges. A unique and progressive recruitment initiative, the Consortium is hosting a free virtual fair, to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the value of a graduate engineering degree and explore your options.

  2. Oct. 6, 2022CSTV Movie Night: H. G. Wells' Things to Come

    Join the Centre for Society, Technology and Values for a FREE movie screening (+ free popcorn!) of H. G. Wells' Things to Come in E5-6006.

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