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Academic (minimum grade)
1. High School graduation or equivalent
2. English 12 (70%) or equivalent
3. Pre-calculus 12 or equivalent
Note: Calculus 12 is recommended.
4. One of:
5. Two courses from List A or List B
1. All equivalent courses can be found in either List A or List B under requirements of the institution's program website.
2. Entry into computing science programs is possible via:
3. Admission is competitive. A separate admission average for each entry route is established each term, depending on spaces available and subject to the approval of the Dean of Applied Sciences. Admission averages are calculated over a set of courses satisfying particular breadth constraints. For more information, contact an Applied Sciences Advisor.
Applicants also have to satisfy SFU's institution admission requirements as listed below.
As an applicant to undergraduate studies, you must demonstrate English language competence in one of the following ways: (minimum scores):
Verify the information on the SFU website .
BC Secondary School graduates who wish to be considered for admission to SFU must meet both general requirements and program-specific requirements.
Check admission requirements for BC Secondary School graduates at the BC or YK page
Out-of-Province Secondary School graduates who wish to be considered for admission to SFU must meet both general requirements and program-specific requirements.
Admission requirements for out-of-province secondary school graduates are detailed at the SFU Admissions website .
You can be considered for admission as a BC Transfer Student if you have completed between 24 to 60 credits of course work. SFU provides information for students transferring from BC colleges, other Canadian universities, and institutions of applied arts and technology. For complete details, please click on the Transfer Credit page.
You can be considered for admission as an Out-of-Province Transfer Student if you have completed between 24 to 60 credits of course work.
For complete details, please click on the Transfer Credit page. You may then select the Canadian colleges or Canadian universities or Visiting student sub-tabs.
You may be given consideration as a mature student if you are at least 23 years old, are a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident, and have attempted less than 24 units of transferable course work.
In addition to normal documents, you must submit a personal information profile and at least one letter of reference. SFU gives preference to applicants who have successfully completed some post-secondary work, usually four transferable academic courses (12 units), and ensured that they have no background deficiencies in essay writing, mathematics, etc.
For complete details on mature student admission, please visit the Mature Student information page.
International applicants may be admitted from secondary school, a college, or a university, or applicants may already hold a university degree.
As an international high school student, there are two admission pathways to SFU. You can apply directly to SFU or to the pathway program for international students offered by Fraser International College, SFU's on-campus partner institution. Both streams will allow you to complete your SFU degree.
For information on other student admission categories, please check Diverse Qualifications. This category includes information on the following:
Diverse Qualifications Admission applicants may include:
Applicants who wish to be considered via Diverse Qualifications Admissions must meet the following requirements:
For SFU deadlines and instructions on how to apply, please visit the SFU website .
Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.
Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.