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Engineering Science at SFU has an international reputation for excellence. Focusing on high technology and combining intensive classroom and laboratory education with industry work terms, the School is fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. Students can specialize in microelectronics, telecommunications, robotics, biomedical engineering and computer aided design.

Engineering Science students develop skills in systems design along with high levels of scientific knowledge and communications abilities. The program is intense, fast-paced and aimed at superior students. The School produces innovative and entrepreneurial graduates who are in demand in the Canadian and international high tech industry.

Students use computers and computer graphic tools extensively for conceptualization, design and analysis. They have 24 hour access to micro and mainframe computers, engineering work stations and laboratories. All students have computer accounts with access to Internet and electronic mail.


Work terms are a mandatory part of the academic curriculum. Starting in second year, study semesters alternate with industry work terms providing students with "real world" engineering experience. Salaries for these job placements can fund a significant part of the student's education and, more importantly, the industry experience may lead to a permanent position after graduation.

Students are placed at Canadian high tech companies in a wide range of fields from computing to space applications. Some have also worked in placements in Germany, France, England and Japan.

Programs and Courses

Students in the Bachelor of Applied Science program (B.A.Sc. and B.A.Sc. (Honors)), follow the core courses common to all options during first and second years. In third year, students may specialize in one of the following options:

SFU Engineering will be introducing the Mechatronic Systems Engineering program at the SFU Surrey campus in Fall 2007.

Student presently in the program should refer to the Biomedical Engineering Stream, which students take in parellel with one of the existing options.

The curriculum includes complementary courses in management and finance, entrepreneurship, professional ethics, the social impact of technology on society and communication skills. In their final year, students complete an undergraduate thesis project based on a challenging technical problem.

Admission Requirements

The School of Engineering Science maintains a high quality undergraduate program, and admission is very competitive. Enrolment is restricted to a small number of highly qualified applicants. Successful applicants typically achieve a high standing in Physics 12, Mathematics 12, Chemistry 12 and one other grade 12 course. Strong written and oral communicationa skills must also be demonstrated by excelling in English 12.

Admitted Students

Joint B.A.Sc./M.A.Sc. Program

Qualified senior-year Honors students may apply for admission to our joint Bachelors/Masters program, which allows students to use their undergraduate thesis work as a proposal for an M.A.Sc. thesis.

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee News

The purpose of this page is to publicize the activities and decisions of the School of Engineering Science Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (currently chaired by Paul Ho).

Scholarship and Progress Review Committee.

This link summarizes the composition and policies of the Scholarships and Progress Review Committee.

Engineering Undergraduate Student Society

The EUSS is the engineering undergraduate student society for the Simon Fraser University School of Engineering. We are about 400 large, and are involved in many activities. Many of us are part of extra-curricular groups such as ARG, MRG, and IEEE. In 1996 we even hosted the CEC!

Women in Engineering

The organizationís purpose is to unite the women in Engineering at SFU and provide them with a strong academic and social support network. This support will begin each September when the new female engineering students are welcomed to the School. In the Fall of 2003 a mentorship program for the first-year female students was started. The vision for this program is to match each incoming female with an upper-year student who will become an invaluable friend during their time at SFU.

Undergraduate Advising

Do you have questions about admissions, courses or graduation? We have real people ready help you with answers.

Need More Information?

Have you checked out our list of Frequently Asked Questions. If this still doesn't answer your questions, you can e-mail us at

Engineering Science
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Tel: (604) 291-4371
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