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. Feb. 1, 2023SYDE Professor Hosts Block Printing Workshop

    Dr. Matthew Borland, systems design engineering professor recently hosted a three-part block print workshop. 

  2. Jan. 30, 2023Reading the room

  3. Jan. 26, 2023Interview with Dr. Alexander Wong on ChatGPT

    Dr. Alexander Wong, Professor of Systems Design Engineering and Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging was recently interviewed on The Rational View podcast. Wong discusses ChatGPT, an advancement in artificial intelligence designed for chat applications.

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  1. Jan. 11 to Feb. 15, 2023University of Waterloo Tape Music Club

    University of Waterloo Tape Music Club (UWTMC) is back in a big way this term, with a semi-weekly jam session during your lunch break on Mondays and Wednesdays! Come make music and make community with folks. No skills or instruments are required. Everyone is invited and welcome - all skill levels, genres, and experiences!

    The sessions start January 11th in the E7 1st Floor Ideas Clinic on UW Main Campus and run from 12-1:30 p.m.

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