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. Feb. 19, 2019SYDE Grad Wins One Million in Backing

    A company headed by a Waterloo Engineering alumna is getting a $1-million investment from a federal Crown corporation.

    P&P Optica, whose president and CEO is systems design engineering graduate Olga Pawluczyk, will use the money from Export Development Canada (EDC) to fund its growth.

    “The investment from EDC will help us both further develop our technology and expand into the U.S. and other markets as we work towards becoming a global company,” Pawluczyk said in a media release.

  2. Feb. 13, 2019BME & SYDE students swim to success at OUA Swimming ChampionshipsChristina JI

    Congratulations to our undergraduate students Christina Ji (BME 1B ) and Eric Woolven (SYDE 4B) on their contributions to the success of the UW Warrior Swim Team successes at the OUA Championships. 

    Christina Ji (BME 1B ) was named an Athlete of the Week for her outstanding medal performances in the pool (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze). 

  3. Feb. 7, 2019Prof. McPhee received Excellence in Graduate Supervision and Teaching AwardsProf. John McPhee

    Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision and Teaching Excellence Awards.

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  1. Feb. 26, 2019Study abroad this summer in the UKcastle

    Undergraduate students: further your education and get another stamp in your passport with Bader International Study Centre, the international campus of Queen's University. The Centre is located in Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, United Kingdom, in the heart of the English countryside. This summer, you can learn intercultural skills, engage in extracurricular sports and social activities, and explore Europe while enrolled in one of Bader International Study Centre's unique programs.

  2. Feb. 26, 2019Study abroad this summer in the UKcastle

    Undergraduate students: further your education and get another stamp in your passport with Bader International Study Centre, the international campus of Queen's University. The Centre is located in Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, United Kingdom, in the heart of the English countryside. This summer, you can learn intercultural skills, engage in extracurricular sports and social activities, and explore Europe while enrolled in one of Bader International Study Centre's unique programs.

  3. Mar. 1, 2019PhD Comprehensive Examination

    PhD Comprehensive Examination for Charbel Azzi

    Learning Event-based Optical Flow Using Recurrent Neural Networks

    Supervisors: Dr. Eihab Abdel-Rahman and Dr. Adel Fakih

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