Welcome to Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo

Established over 40 years ago, the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo was the first-of-its-kind in Canada, and still is, hosting the most flexible programs and interdisciplinary areas of research. Systems design covers technical, environmental, socioeconomic and political aspects of the engineering process using systems design methodology.

Our community is home to more than 700 students, 35+ dedicated faculty and supportive staff, with thousands of alumni worldwide – including some of the most successful entrepreneurs to graduate from Waterloo.  

  1. Apr. 21, 2017SYDE'17 student Adam Thompson on UW A Cappella Group Water Boys to compete in ICCA Finals

    Adam Thompson is a SYDE 4B student who is a member of the Water Boys A Cappella group that will be competing at the International Competition in New York City this weekend. Apparently, they are the first Ontario team and only the second Canadian team to reach the ICCA Finals competition. The fact that the group is mostly made up of Math and Engineering students competing against Music majors is impressive as well. Read more.

  2. Apr. 10, 2017Systems Design co-founders receive pre-seed funding from Spectrum 28 Mentor & Venture Program

  3. Apr. 5, 2017Black Tie event of the SYDE Class of 2017

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