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. Mar. 15, 2023Chatting up a storm

    ChatGPT is breaking new ground in conversational AI but professor says it can’t be trusted – yet

    The release of ChatGPT, a conversational artificial intelligence (AI) created by OpenAI, has refreshed debates on the ethical creation and use of new technologies.

  2. Mar. 9, 2023Co-op Student of the Year Award Recipient Jennifer Tsai BME '25

  3. Feb. 27, 2023Celebrating SYDE Alum George Yu

    Engineering alumnus makes his mark as a scientist, craftsman, musician and artist

    It takes a great artist to create a great violin. The result is even more inspiring if that artist is an intrepid scientist and first-rate engineer. George Yu (BASc ’86, systems design engineering) is all of these things and more.

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  1. Mar. 21, 2023Systems Design Engineering Capstone Design Symposium
    Systems Design ice hut project

    Alumni, students, employers, industry partners, media, and members of the general public are invited to join us in Engineering 7 for the Systems Design Engineering Capstone Design event

  2. Mar. 22, 2023Grad Seminar: "CNT-based Field Electron Emission"


    With an increasing demand for better medical diagnostic systems, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of medical diagnostics have never been more crucial. Field electron emission (FE) based X-ray source which is a more responsive and controllable alternative to traditional thermionic-emission-based X-ray sources has stimulated much research interest.

  3. Mar. 22, 2023SYDE-BME Coffee House

    The Department of Systems Design Engineering invites all community members to the SYDE-BME Coffee House! This event is an evening of food and drink with special performances by SYDE-BME students, faculty and staff. 

    Want to showcase your skill or talent? Complete the performance sign-up form.

    Please note the event is restricted to age 19+. 

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