Master's program

To qualify for admission to the M.Eng. or M.A.Sc. program, a student must meet the University admission requirements under the section 1.3.3 of the Graduate General Regulations and must have a bachelor's degree or the equivalent in electrical engineering, computer engineering, engineering science or a related area.

For the M.A.Sc program, students must identify a faculty member willing to act as a senior supervisor.  Information regarding finding a supervisor can be found here. 

PhD program

To qualify for admission to the PhD program, a student must satisfy the University admission requirements stated in section 1.3.4 of the Graduate General Regulations and

  • must have a master's degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, computer science or a related field,
  • have submitted evidence that he or she is capable of undertaking substantial original research in engineering science
  • have identified a faculty member willing to act as a senior supervisor.

Information regarding finding a supervisor can be found here.

English Language Requirements

English Language Competence for the university can be found under section 1.3.12 of the Graduate General Regulations.  More information can be found here.  

International applicants are also encouraged to review the information found on the Dean of Graduate Studies website.

How should I submit my test results?

TOEFL test takers should request electronic submission of scores directly from the test centre to SFU. SFU's Institution Code is 0999.  Use the official department codes listed on this link.

IELTS test takers can either request electronic submission or order an official paper test score to be mailed directly to:

Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows
Maggie Benston Student Services Centre 1100
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5A 1S6


Required Documents

You must arrange for official transcripts to be sent in sealed envelopes directly from the institutions you have attended. If you have up-to-date sealed transcripts in your possession, you may send them directly to the department.

After you have completed your online application, mail your sealed official transcripts to:
Graduate Admissions
School of Engineering Science
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5A 1S6

  • If you are admitted, application forms and supporting documents are retained for the duration of your graduate program.
  • If you are not admitted, your application forms, transcripts and other materials related to applications will be retained for three terms.
  • The office which holds the irreplaceable material will return the material as soon as possible, upon request, and no later than six months after your degree completion or last registration. 


Typical Costs: Tuition and Fees

The M.A.Sc. and PhD programs are both classified as Research Programs. The M.Eng. program is classified as Premium Fee Programs. Please see the calendar for more information about tuition and fees a graduate student is expected to pay as well as the typical costs of being a graduate student as SFU.


Financial Assistance

If a recommendation of admission is made, financial support in the form of a research assistantship (RA) may or may not be offered by the faculty member who will be acting as the graduate student's senior supervisor. A successful applicant may also apply for a teaching assistantship position (TA), however, a student is not normally offered a TA position in the first semester of enrollment. When a student has successfully completed 2 engineering science courses (not including directed studies courses), he or she may apply for a graduate fellowship.

Applicants should review the Dean of Graduate Studies website for more information about entrance scholarships. Some are by nomination only and others can be applied for by current students or applicants, but the majority are competition-based and the School can only nominate 1-2 students. It is highly encouraged to Applicants that THEY NOT budget for the successful receipt of these scholarships.

Information about bursaries, which are awarded to those in financial need, can be found here.

Please remember that students who are not Canadian citizens and who require financial assistance to attend SFU must seek such assistance in their country of origin before arrival in Canada. Many of the outside awards offered to students at SFU (for instance, NSERC) are restricted to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.