1) Program Admission Requirements
1. Students must meet SFU's general admission requirements
2. a) Completed bachelor's degree in mathematics, physics, computing science, or a related discipline:
SFU does not generally accept students who already have an undergraduate degree in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering or a related area, or whose undergraduate course work from a previous degree has significant overlap with the Engineering Science curriculum, as determined by the Admissions Chair and UCC Chair.
b) Completed bachelor's degree in a non-related discipline:
- Students will need to take courses or equivalents from the list on SFU Calendar prior to being considered for admission to Engineering Science. Applicants must have completed the previous degree with a CGPA of at least 2.5, and with fewer than 6 repeated courses. See course list on SFU Calendar.
Applicants are selected for admission on the basis of an engineering-related grade point average (ERGPA). The ERGPA is calculated over all courses from the following list, where a minimum of 3 courses is required:
- at least one mathematics course chosen from MATH 151 (or 150), MATH 152, MATH 232 (or 240), MATH 251, MACM 101, MACM 201
- at least one computing course chosen from CMPT 128 or 135 or (125 and 127), 225, and 275
- at least one physics course chosen from PHYS 120 (or 140), PHYS 121 (or 141), PHYS 221, PHYS 321, PHYS 365
All courses must be completed prior to application. If a course is a duplicate of any previous course completed at Simon Fraser University or elsewhere, only the last attempt will be included in the average. For complete information, contact an Applied Sciences Advisor. Upon completion of these courses, students must have an ERGPA of at least 2.5.
- Admission is competitive and the admission average is established on a per term basis, depending on the number of spaces available. Once meeting these requirements, students apply online through the ENSC website for second degree admissions.
- Questions regarding second degree admissions may be directed to the Faculty of Applied Sciences Advisors at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Office Assistant in Engineering Science at email@example.com.
- For more information about degree requirements, please click here.
- Review the SFU Calendar for the full program description.
2) Institution Admission Requirements
Applicants also have to satisfy SFU's institution admission requirements as listed below.
English Language Requirements
As an applicant to undergraduate studies, you must demonstrate English language competence in one of the following ways: (minimum scores):
- Completion of the last three (3) years of full time secondary school education in English in Canada with a grade of 70% or a "C" in English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples or their equivalents
- Completion of the last three (3) years of full time secondary school education in English in a country in which English is the principle language of instruction, with a grade of 70% or a "C" in senior level English (see list of countries)
- Completion of the last four (4) years of full-time secondary school education in English at a recognized international school in a country in which the principal language of instruction is not English, with a grade of 70% in senior level English
- Completion of IB Diploma Program including English A (HL/SL) or English Literature and Performance (SL) with a minimum grade of 3
- A three unit transferable English (ENGL) course or certified writing intensive course with a minimum C- grade
- Completion of SFU’s English Language and Culture (ELC) Low Advanced Level; a minimum grade of 80% or higher is required.
- GCSE O-Level English (or GCSE English Language B); a minimum grade of 4 (or C)
- An IELTS Academic overall band score of 6.5 with no part less than a 6.0
- A TOEFL iBT overall score of 88 or better with a minimum 20 in each of the four components (listening, speaking, writing, and reading)
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) with an overall score of 70, with no part less than 60
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with an overall score of 65, and a minimum score of 60 in the Communicative Skills, including: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing.
- NEW! Duolingo English Test (DET) with an overall score of 125 or better.
*Only accepted from students in countries where no other English proficiency test is available.
Verify the information on the SFU website .
General Admission Requirements (All Students)
In addition to program-specific admission requirements, you should also be aware of the following general admission requirements for SFU. These requirements include:
BC Secondary School (or equivalent)
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 .
BC Transfer Student
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.
Out-of-Province Transfer Student
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 complete details on International student admission, click the International High School page or the International College or University page.
Other Student (including Special Consideration)
For information on other student admission categories, please check Diverse Qualifications. This category includes information on the following:
- Indigenous students
- Graduate Students
- Students with Disabilities
- Diverse Qualifications
- Mature Students
- Degree Holders
- Senior Citizen Applicants
- Adult Graduation Diploma
- English Bridge Program
- Early Entry
- Irregular Admission (Faculty of Education)
- Concurrent Studies
- Calculus Examination Certificate
- Independent Schools
Diverse Qualifications Admission applicants may include:
- Students with refugee backgrounds
- Student athletes or students who have shown commitment to an extracurricular activity or artistic endeavour
- Students with learning exceptionalities
- Students who have displayed dedication to learning in the face of socio-economic challenges
- Students who have overcome systemic barriers, sociocultural adversity or personal hardship
Applicants who wish to be considered via Diverse Qualifications Admissions must meet the following requirements:
Please note, the above examples are not exhaustive. SFU is committed to evaluating applicants in an equitable manner. If you believe that your full potential is not represented by your grades, you are welcome to apply via Diverse Qualifications Admission.
How to Apply
For SFU deadlines and instructions on how to apply, please visit the SFU website .