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. Jan. 7, 2021Vector Welcomes 2020 Cohort of Faculty Affiliates

    Professor Hamid Tizhoosh, the director of Kimia Lab, has been appointed as a faculty affiliate to the Vector Institute for a second time.

  2. Dec. 15, 2020CJ Moore award

    Colton James (CJ) Moore was a fourth-year Biomedical Engineering student and was pursuing his dream to dive at the Olympics. His ultimate goal was to become a teacher.  CJ’s life was tragically taken in the summer of 2018.  While at the University of Waterloo, CJ successfully balanced the requirements of his engineering courses and training as a competitive diver. He was a great student to teach.  Despite his busy schedule, CJ was always there for his friends and classmates, he took the time and listened.  CJ was kind, humble and compassionate.

  3. Dec. 11, 2020SYDE’s own 4th year student Emma Swarney has won a competitive external scholarship in part for her research work in transportation systems.

    Emma is a student at the University of Waterloo studying Systems Design Engineering - an interdisciplinary engineering program which she pursued with the hope to tackle urban planning and transportation issues. Emma explored a variety of jobs through the co-op program, including working as an Undergraduate Research Assistant on a conference paper studying a transit-integrated ridesourcing pilot in Waterloo.

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  1. Jan. 25, 2021Gender Differences in Waterloo Graduate Engineering Student Experiences
    Man and woman working on lab equipment

    Calling all University of Waterloo graduate students, graduate alumni, administrators, and faculty in engineering! You are invited to a workshop discussing the Gender Differences in Waterloo Graduate Engineering Student Experience, on January 25, 2021, from 1-4:30pm (ET). All genders are encouraged to participate.

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