Transfer From Another Post-Secondary Institution

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

Vancouver Community College (VCC) transfer program

VCC students can transfer to second-year Engineering Science once they satisfy the requirements of this certificate program

Douglas College transfer program

Douglas students can transfer to second-year Engineering Science once they satisfy the requirements of the Engineering Foundations certificate PLUS two “bridging courses”: ENGR 1100 and ENGR 1180. Furthermore, you must choose the CMNS 1135 course within the certificate. 

Step 1

Check entry requirements

Students transferring from other institutions must have at least 24 transferable credits including:

  • at least one mathematics course chosen from: MATH 152, MATH 232 (or 240);
  • at least one computing course chosen from: CMPT 128 (or 135; or (125 and 127)), and 225;
  • at least one physics course chosen from: PHYS 121 (or 141), PHYS 221, and PHYS 321 

Credits will only be awarded for appropriate academic courses at accredited institutions. Some credit may be awarded to applicants who have graduated with first-class standing from recognized technology programs. Check the transfer guide at 

You must also meet SFU’s general admission requirements:
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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

Review the application timeline here. Prospective transfer students must apply to SFU online, indicating the Faculty of Applied Science as your preferred faculty and BASc Engineering Science as your preferred program.

Engineering Science as their primary option.

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Step 4

Stay in touch

We will help you every step of the way. We will email you about important information relating to your application and you can check your status online using the ID number you received after applying.

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Check your deadlines

Student Services processes all applications for entry to SFU. Offers begin early in the new year – but most are sent in April and May.

For the latest admission deadlines – the key steps needed to complete you application – please refer to the Student Services website.


Engineering Science is based at SFU’s Burnaby campus. You are strongly advised to take a tour before starting your studies.

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Tuition & Scholarships

Please ensure you understand all the required information on tuition fees – as well as available awards and scholarships.

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