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. June 24, 2022International Women in Engineering Day Spotlight: Sylvia Ng

    In honour of International Women in Engineering Day, we asked Sylivia Ng, Systems Design Engineering alumnus, a few questions about her journey as a woman in Engineering. She shares her story to highlight the importance of gender equity in Engineering.

  2. June 9, 2022Celebrating SYDE's Class of 2022 Valedictorian

    Convocation is a special time to celebrate a significant milestone. For the first time in two years, the University of Waterloo invites the graduating class to celebrate their accomplishments in front of families and friends during the in-person celebrations throughout the week.

    The Systems Design Engineering (SYDE) class valedictorian was selected by their peers, in recognition of their social and academic contributions to the Waterloo community, to represent the graduating class at the SYDE convocation ceremony. 

  3. June 8, 2022SYDE Grad Student Spotlight: Naomi Paul

    Introduction 

    Hi all! My name is Naomi Paul and I have just begun my MASc in Systems Design Engineering (SYDE), focusing on Human Factors and Ergonomics!

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  1. June 29, 2022 Entrepreneurial Ph.D. Fellowship Information Session
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    The University of Waterloo is awarding Entrepreneurial Ph.D. Fellowships to support outstanding, business-minded Waterloo doctoral students who are interested in commercializing their research.

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