Internal Transfer

With an international reputation for innovation, Engineering Science at SFU offers an intense program that mirrors life at the cutting-edge of high-tech development. Areas of study can include microelectronics, computer engineering, robotics, biomedical engineering, multimedia, systems or telecommunications.

Simon Fraser University students who wish to transfer to Engineering Science from another program should formally apply for an internal transfer. The qualification for internal transfer will be calculated based on the following three criteria: CGPA, engineering related grade point average (ERGPA) at Simon Fraser University and the course load during the semester prior to the application deadline.  To qualify for the internal transfer, the candidate should have an overall CGPA of 2.5 or higher and no more than 5 repeated courses. In regards to the course load, we require the term prior to requesting the transfer to the School of Engineering Science, the student must have been enrolled in at least 12 Simon Fraser University Course load Units and earned a term CGPA of 2.5 or higher. Further, Simon Fraser University students applying for admission to the School of Engineering Science are selected for admission on the basis of a engineering-related grade point average (ERGPA). Typically we expect the ERGPA to be as high as 2.8 and this is determined based on the number of seats available. The ERGPA is calculated over all courses the student has taken from this list, where a minimum of 3 courses from this list is required, such that:

• at least one mathematics course chosen from MATH150, MATH 151, MATH 152, MATH 232 (or 240), MACM101, MACM 201 and,
• at least one computing course chosen from CMPT 128 or 135 or (125 and 127), 225, and 275,
• at least one physics courses chosen from PHYS120 (or 125 or 140), PHYS 121 (or 141), PHYS 221, PHYS 321, PHYS 365 and,
• additional courses may include: CHEM 121

All courses must be completed prior to application. For complete information, contact an Applied Sciences Advisor. If a specific course is repeated only the last attempt will be included in the average. However, equivalent courses will be counted (e.g. if a student takes both MATH 150 and MATH 151, both courses will be used in the ERGPA). Admission is competitive and the admission average is established on a per term basis, depending on the number of spaces available.

Students should familiarize themselves with the FAS Residency Requirement which, in practice, means that 2/3 of the required upper division course work must be completed whilst active in the Engineering program. Required courses completed while active in another program i.e. Science, BGSAS, BOT etc. do not count towards the residency requirement.

If you have questions contact the advisors for the School of Engineering Science at:

To transfer from another program at SFU and make the first move to an exciting and rewarding career, follow these steps:

Step 1

Check entry requirements

Initial requirements are listed above, but you must contact an academic advisor for more detailed admission information.

Step 2

Talk to an advisor

An essential part of your transfer application process is to contact an advisor.

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Step 3

Apply Online

Prospective transfer students must apply online.

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Check your deadlines

Students seeking transfer into Engineering Science in the Spring term must submit their application between September 2 and October 1. The Admissions Committee will review your transcripts, evaluate prior semester records and reach its decision before November 1. Admitted students will be transferred to Engineering and can enroll in courses from the Spring term.

Students seeking transfer into Engineering in the Summer term must submit their application between January 2 and February 1. The Admissions Committee will review the student’s transcript, evaluate prior semester records and reach its decision before March 1. Admitted students will be transferred to Engineering and can enroll in courses from the Summer term.

Students seeking transfer into Engineering in the Fall term must submit their application between May 1 and June 1. The Admissions Committee will review the student’s transcript, evaluate prior semester records and reach its decision before July 1. Admitted students will be transferred to Engineering and can enroll in courses from the Fall term.

INTAKE TERM: CGPA IS CALCULATED ON: APPLY BETWEEN: NOTIFICATION WILL BE GIVEN APPROXIMATELY: COURSE ENROLLMENT WILL START:
Spring (January) Summer term of 12 units minimum September 2 - October 1 End of October Mid-November
Summer (May) Fall term of 12 units minimum January 2 - February 1
End of February
Mid March
Fall (September) Spring term of 12 units minimum May 2 - June 1
End of June
Mid July