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. Aug. 8, 2019Students hit the right notes with accessible instruments

    A class of systems design engineering students has proven that just about anyone can play a musical instrument, even individuals with complete hearing loss. Students in Matt Borland’s SYDE 361 course gave an end-of-term concert demonstrating what they designed over the past three months for people with various disabilities.

  2. Aug. 1, 2019End-of-Term Social 2019

    A chance for outdoor fun and networking before final exams for our talented Systems Design (SYDE), Biomedical (BME), and Mechatronics (MTE) Engineering students at UWaterloo. The event was organized by Professor Igor Ivkovic with support from Professor Carolyn MacGregor, Professor Maud Gorbet, and Kristen Deckert.

    Thank you all who came out out!

  3. July 18, 2019Vector Institute funds Pathfinder Project at Kimia Lab

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  1. Oct. 3, 2019Canadian Engineering Graduate Studies Consortium
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    Discover the value of engineering graduate studies

    If you are thinking about graduate school, this is your opportunity to connect with representatives from Canada's top engineering schools!

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