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. Nov. 15, 2017Faculty of Engineering Team Alumni Achievement MedalSean Kirby, Jason Tham, Kevin Wong and Jason Yuen

  2. Nov. 15, 2017Faculty of Engineering 2017 Alumni Achievement Medal Rasmus Lerdorf

  3. Nov. 10, 2017Systems Design Engineering Professors and Student Win AquaHacking 2017

    A team of Systems Design Engineering professors Alexander Wong and Chao Jin, along with PhD student Jason Deglint, took home the grand prize at AquaHacking 2017 Challenge with their imaging-driven AI solution for identifying cyanobacteria at a fraction of the costs compared to the current procedure which is manual, time-consuming, and costly.[Read more]

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