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. 27, 2023SYDE PhD candidate receives fellowship in science scholarship

    James Tweel, systems design engineering (SYDE) PhD candidate was awarded the W.S. Rickert Graduate Fellowship in Science. This scholarship, valued at  $25,000 for three terms is awarded to a graduate student conducting research in the areas of Nano-medicine, biotechnology, and biomedicine at the University of Waterloo. Tweel conducts optical imaging research under the supervision of Dr.

  2. Mar. 27, 2023Empowering women in STEM

    Scholarship created by family of Waterloo alumni gets first-year students off to a good start

    During high school in the Waterloo Region, Rachel Wormald attended Go ENG Girl, an outreach program hosted by the University of Waterloo that introduces grade 7 to 10 girls to the world of engineering.

    She was immediately hooked.

  3. Mar. 24, 2023SYDE-BME Coffee House Spring 2023

    On March 22, the SYDE-BME community gathered for a favourite tradition, the Coffee House. This event features artistic, athletic, and comedic performances by SYDE and BME students, faculty, and staff. 

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  1. Apr. 11, 2023Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience presents: Brain Day 2023

  2. Apr. 11, 2023SYDE Graduate Symposium 2023

    The Department of Systems Design Engineering is delighted to announce that we will be holding our 2023 Graduate Symposium! The symposium will take place on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 in the E7 Ideas Clinic (E7-2409).

    The Symposium schedule to be announced. 

    For any questions, please reach out to Jessica Sparry, Administrative Coordinator, Graduate Studies. 

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