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. Mar. 3, 2021SYDE Grad Students receive Waterloo AI Institute Scholarships

    The Waterloo AI Institute provides twelve one-time awards valued at $5,000 each. One Master’s student and one Ph.D. student from each of the University’s six faculties were chosen to receive a scholarship. This year Shivam Kalra and Milad Sikaroudi, Ph.D. students from Kimia Lab have been awarded the AI scholarship.

  2. Feb. 22, 2021SYDE Researchers developing a COVID-19 biosensor

    Research students Inna Novodchuk and Muhammed Kayaharman co-advised by Prof. Eihab Abdel-Rahman at the University of Waterloo, Department of Systems Design Engineering, are developing a COVID-19 biosensor. 

  3. Feb. 18, 2021Waterloo tech company helping farm crickets for food

    A company with strong ties to Waterloo Engineering is involved in the creation of a state-of-the-art facility to farm crickets as a source of protein.

    DarwinAI, which was co-founded by Alexander Wong, a systems design engineering professor, and Mohammad Javad Shafiee, an engineering research professor, is one of several industry partners in a project led by the Aspire Food Group.

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  1. Mar. 22, 2021World Water Day 2021
    UN World Water Day March 22. Why is water important to you? Learn more at www.worldwaterday.org

    Join the Water Institute for an interactive event exploring what water means to different people, its true value, and how we can better protect this vital resource together.

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