About Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSE)

What is Mechatronic Systems Engineering?

Mechatronics is a dynamic, multidisciplinary subject combining three engineering fields: mechanical, electrical and software engineering. This highly integrated approach creates smart, inventive and evermore efficient solutions for a wide range of high-tech engineering problems.

Engineering the future

Our program is different. Located within SFU’s Faculty of Applied Sciences, we analyze, innovate and design via a strong focus on practical, product-oriented solutions. Our award-winning instructors train, inspire and challenge our students to become tomorrow’s pioneering technology leaders and innovators.

Why choose SFU Mechatronic Systems Engineering?

Our school was founded to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s high-tech industries. Our training is hands-on and relevant to the marketplace, and our faculty and students collaborate deeply with industry partners to apply their research and development in the real world.

MSE undergraduate and graduate students attend classes at the state-of-the-art SFU Surrey campus at Central City. Classes are small and students in each year stay together throughout the program in a supportive environment that encourages teamwork, communication, creativity, innovation and excellence.

With a rich entrepreneurial edge, our program also features invaluable hands-on experience via our celebrated co-op program. Many graduates find their first job through the contacts they make during their MSE co-op.

What can I do with this degree?

For those aiming for a successful career after graduation, SFU mechatronic systems engineers are qualified to work in many of the traditional areas of electrical, mechanical, computer and software engineering. Graduates will also be able to work in growing industries and job markets where there is demand for engineers who understand and can work across multiple disciplines.

For students interested in pursuing further research opportunities or graduate studies, an SFU Mechatronic Systems Engineering degree also opens doors in all areas of engineering.

Top-rated university

SFU has a world-class reputation and is regularly recognized as one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities – thanks to its renowned student and faculty achievements, low teaching ratios, strong support services and innumerable research grants.

School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering by the numbers

  • 585 undergraduate students
  • 84 graduate students
  • 15 research faculty