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. July 18, 2022In memory of SYDE Professor Koncay Huseyin

    The Department of Systems Design Engineering (SYDE) is saddened to announce the passing of Professor Koncay Huseyin on June 2, 2022, at the age of 85.

  2. July 7, 2022Incoming scholarship winner is already an innovator

    A student who has already demonstrated a keen interest in innovation will start her studies at Waterloo Engineering with backing from a prestigious scholarship.

    Gurnirmal Kaur is one of four winners of James Hillier Foundation scholarships, which provide $20,000 over four years to students from Brantford and Brant County who are entering university in science-related fields.

  3. June 28, 2022SYDE Graduate Symposium 2022

    Systems Design Engineering (SYDE) graduate students came together for the 2022 Graduate Symposium on June 23. The Symposium featured 21 graduate students presenting their research in four topic areas: Image & Signal Analysis, Biomedical Engineering, Human Factors, and Systems Modelling & Simulations. The event also featured a keynote presentation by SYDE graduate alumni Deitra Sawh, Manager, Risk Control Operations, Ontario Financing Authority and Robert Bowerman, Chief Technical Officer, Kognitiv Corporation. 

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