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. Apr. 11, 2018Biomedical engineering student wins top co-op awardVincent Shadbolt

    A third-year biomedical engineering student who learned Portuguese during a work term has been named one of the University of Waterloo’s top co-op students for 2017.

    Vincent Shadbolt, who lists involvement with the Waterloo Dragon Boat Team as one of his interests, got the nod for the Faculty of Engineering for his contributions to his employer, his community and the development of co-operative education.

  2. Apr. 3, 2018Systems Design Professor Talks about Artificial Intelligence at Waterloo Innovation Summit

    Systems Design Engineering professor Alexander Wong spoke about the impact of Artificial Intelligence and the importance of guiding its direction for helping society at the recent Waterloo Innovation Summit 2018.

  3. Apr. 2, 2018Top robotics researcher coming to Waterloo from UKKerstin Dautenhahn

    A leading international researcher is joining Waterloo Engineering as part of a federal initiative to attract top-tier scientists and scholars to do groundbreaking work in Canada.

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