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. Mar. 9, 2018Photos from our IWD eventIWD

    Our SYDE-BME women - identifying students, staff, and faculty came together to celebrate International Women's Day. We are so proud of the amazing contributions that they make to our SYDE-BME Community and beyond. 

  2. Mar. 7, 2018Women's day staff photo SYDE-BME Staff

    March 8th is International Women's Day! In celebration we will be having a gathering of all women, female-identifying students/faculty in SYDE& BME. There will be a group photo OP at 11:45(SHARP) on the 6th floor of E5. Our SYDE staff are starting us off with their own group photo. Post a picture with your Women's Day spirit hashtag  #PressForProgress #SYDE_BME

  3. Feb. 15, 2018Supercluster Announcement

    The government of Canada announced the supercluster awards today.  Of the five awards across Canada, Waterloo Engineering is playing leading roles in *two* of them, which is really quite a remarkable achievement.

    Full announcement here.

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