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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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