Welcome to Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo
The Department of Systems Design Engineering is a globally unique interdisciplinary department with flexible and innovative programs dedicated to the study of complex systems and their design.
Our interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs blend engineering, mathematics, and social sciences to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to tackle the most pressing technological challenges of today and tomorrow. In addition to our new Biomedical Engineering program, Systems Design remains committed to Human Factors, Mechatronics, and Societal and Environmental Systems.
MASc student Alexandra Andratis shared an original story to the Treaty of the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons meeting.
Researchers use AI to identify toxic substances in wastewater with greater accuracy and speed
SYDE capstone design team innovates braille books to help individuals with low vision.