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. May 16, 2022AI models identify COVID-19 patients at the greatest risk of death, injury

    AI models can help reduce the burden and cost of healthcare.

    New artificial intelligence (AI) models can help doctors prioritize care by predicting which COVID-19 patients are most at risk of dying or developing kidney injuries during hospitalization.

    The sophisticated computer software, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, identifies vulnerable patients by learning from previous COVID-19 patient cases with known clinical outcomes.

  2. May 11, 2022In memory of SYDE Professor Kish Hahn

    The Department of Systems Design Engineering is saddened to announce the passing of Professor Kish Hahn on April 30, 2022, at the age of 90.

  3. Apr. 28, 2022Ojala Capstone Design Prize Winners

    The Department of Systems Design Engineering is proud to announce the winners of the Ojala Prize for Hardware and Software Prototyping from the 2022 Capstone Design Symposium. 

    Ojala Prize for Software Prototyping

    FieldNotes by Mickey Dang, Queenie Wu, Jenny Xia, and Sienna Wishart

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  1. June 23, 2022SYDE Graduate Symposium 2022

    The Department of Systems Design Engineering is delighted to announce that we will be holding our annual Graduate Symposium again in 2022! The symposium will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2022 in Faculty Hall (the 7th floor of E7).

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