Master of Engineering
Master of Engineering (MEng) program at the School of Engineering Science is a course-based program. Sudents in this program take courses to fulfill the program requirements towards the degree.
The MEng program is designed for full-time or part-time students who want to take some graduate courses to improve their competitiveness in the job market. International students are welcome to apply. Students in the MEng program are ineligible for university financial support except for the Teaching Assistantships (TA). MEng students have lower TA priority than PhD and MASc students from the School of Engineering Science.
Please refer to the Calendar for the program requirements.
Please note that your degree requirements follow the calendar of your term of admission. For previous program calendar terms, please visit Academic Calendar Archive.
Supervisory Committee is not required for MEng students. The Associate Chair of the Graduate Program Committee is the default program advisor of all MEng students and will be the approver for MEng students' requests.
MEng Project and Directed Studies
ENSC 897 is an elective course. Students interested in doing a project should approach ENSC faculty members with matching interests. Availability of projects may depend on faculty member's interests and schedule, as well as student's prior academic performance. Students who find a faculty member willing to be their MEng project supervisor should register for the course ENSC 897-6 MEng Project. At the completion of the course, the student should submit a MEng project report and give an oral presentation to the supervisory committee that includes at least two faculty members. Students who do not complete ENSC 897-6 in one term must enroll in ENSC 896-6 (MEng Project Completion) in all subsequent terms until the project is complete, but only need to pay 50% of the tuition for the ENSC 896 credits.
ENSC 891/892 are elective courses. Students interested in learning a specific engineering area that the School does not offered as a course should approach ENSC faculty members with matching interests. Availability of the courses may depend on faculty member's interests and schedule, as well as student's prior academic performance. Students who find a faculty member willing to be their Directed Studies supervisor should register for the course ENSC 891/892-3 Directed Studies I/II.
Information of enrolling to MEng Project and Directed Studies can be found on the Forms and Resources page.
The industrial internship is considered a course and will be charged at the per unit rate for the program. Approval of The Associate Chair of the Graduate Program Committee is required prior to applying for, and accepting an internship. More information can be found on the Industrial Internship page.
Students are expected to complete the program requirements in six terms.
Transfer from MEng to MASc/PhD Program
A transfer from the MEng to the master of applied science (MASc) or doctor of philosophy program will be considered if the student meets all the admission requirements of the MASc/PhD program, and if the proposed supervisor can provide financial support that meets the school's minimum requirement for MASc/PhD students.
Please contact the Graduate Program Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding the transferral process.
The MEng program is a specialty program, students pay their tuition per unit fee enrolled in that term. The current tuition fee can be found at http://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/fees-and-regulations/tuition-fees/graduate.html (under Specialty Programs - Faculty of Applied Sciences).
International MEng students with a study permit should register in at least two courses each term with a total of six or more units to maintain full-time status.
Academic Requirements within the Graduate General Regulations
All graduate students must satisfy the academic requirements that are specified in the graduate general regulations (residence, course work, academic progress, supervision, research competence requirement, completion time, and degree completion), as well as the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolled, as shown above.