Accelerated Master's in Engineering Science

This dynamic program is open to top students currently enrolled in the B.A.Sc. program at SFU.  This joint program is designed for top engineering undergraduates who want to fast-track their graduate education in the School of Engineering Science at SFU.


Students in B.A.Sc. program at SFU are qualified to be admitted into the accelerated Master's program in Engineering Science provided that they have met all of the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of at least 90 credits of undergraduate work with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.67/4.33
  • Successful completion of at least one co-op term
  • Successful completion of at least 24 credits of upper-level ESD courses while resident at SFU
  • Identified a M.A.Sc. Supervisor who is willing to provide Research Funding of at least $6,000 per year once the B.A.Sc. degree is completed

Second degree candidates are not eligibile for accelerated master's program. They are encouraged to apply for our regular M.A.Sc program upon their 2nd degree's completion. 

Specific Timeline

B.A.Sc. students who meet all of the admission requirements are encouraged to apply, normally towards the end of the third year or during the fourth year in their B.A.Sc. curriculum.

How to Apply

Applications to the concurrent program follows the same procedure as regular graduate admission. Please see the admissions page for details.

Degree Completion

Students in the Accelerated Master’s programs must fulfill the degree requirements of both the bachelor’s program and the master’s program in Engineering Science and may apply a maximum of 10 graduate course units/credits, taken while completing the bachelor’s degree, towards the upper division undergraduate Engineering Science and Design (ESD) electives of the bachelor’s program and the requirements of the master’s degree.

If a graduate course is cross-listed with an undergraduate course (combined session), students must enroll in that graduate course to have that credits counted towards to their graduate degree. Otherwise, the credits for the undergraduate course will only be used towards to their bachelor's degree. For instance, if ENSC 894 is cross-listed with ENSC 452 as a combined session class, students must enroll in ENSC 894 instead of ENSC 452. 


Students will pay the undergraduate per credit rate for all undergraduate courses (or premium if applicable) and the graduate per credit rate (or premium if applicable) for all graduate courses while they are registered in their bachelor’s program. Once the students complete their bachelor's degree, they will pay the appropriate graduate tuition fees for that program. Students are ineligible for graduate scholarships or awards administered from SFU sources until they complete their bachelor's degrees.

Concurrent Courses

Each undergraduate option in the School of Engineering Science (Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering Physics, and Systems Engineering) has its own list of pre-approved ESD electives.  Students should consult the list of pre-approved ESD electives posted at the links below.  The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC) will consider graduate courses as potential electives, in the same way they consider other electives and a given graduate course may meet the criteria for one option, but not others.  If a graduate course does not appear on the lists below, students may appeal for a given graduate course to count as an ESD elective, using the ENSC Appeal form found here.

Transferring from the concurrent program to the regular program is possible: a student may withdraw at any time from an approved Concurrent Bachelor’s-Master’s program by informing the Chairs of the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs and the Dean of Graduate Studies in writing. 

Biomedical Engineering

Students who began the undergraduate program Fall 2013 or later, click here.

Computer Engineering

Students who began the undergraduate program Fall 2013 or later, click here.

Electronics Engineering

Students who began the undergraduate program Fall 2013 or later, click here.

Engineering Physics

Students who began the undergraduate program Fall 2013 or later, click here.

Systems Engineering

Students who began the undergraduate program Fall 2013 or later, click here.


If you are interested in applying, please send an email to the Graduate Program Assistant at for the most up-to-date information.