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.


Thursday, February 22, 2024

SYDE professor featured in podcast CRAM

Dr. John McPhee, Canada's leading expert in systems dynamics, shares his amazing inventions on the podcast CRAM and how he’s advancing the way we move.