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Engineering Science Second Degree

Bachelor of Applied Science

Admission Requirements

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.

Students wishing to join us after completing a previous degree must first gain admission to SFU as a non-degree student. Once admitted, students with a previous degree in mathematics, physics, computing science, or a related discipline may apply directly to the School of Engineering Science by completing the online form available via

We do not accept students who already have an undergraduate degree in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering or a related area, or whose undergraduate course work from a previous degree has significant overlap with the Engineering Science curriculum, as determined by the Admissions Chair and UCC Chair.

Students who have a previous degree in a non-related discipline will need to take courses or equivalents from the list below prior to being considered for admission to Engineering Science. These applicants must have completed the previous degree with a CGPA of at least 2.5, and with fewer than 6 repeated courses.

Applicants are selected for admission on the basis of an engineering-related grade point average (ERGPA). The ERGPA is calculated over all courses from the following list, where a minimum of 3 courses is required:

  • at least one mathematics course chosen from MATH 151 (or 150), MATH 152, MATH 232 (or 240), MATH 251, MACM 101, MACM 201
  • at least one computing course chosen from CMPT 128 or 135 or (125 and 127), 225, and 275
  • at least one physics course chosen from PHYS 120 (or 140), PHYS 121 (or 141), PHYS 221, PHYS 321, PHYS 365

All courses must be completed prior to application. If a course is a duplicate of any previous course completed at Simon Fraser University or elsewhere, only the last attempt will be included in the average. For complete information, contact an Applied Sciences Advisor. Upon completion of these courses, students must have an ERGPA of at least 2.5. Admission is competitive and the admission average is established on a per term basis, depending on the number of spaces available. Once meeting these requirements, students apply online through the ENSC website for second degree admissions. Questions regarding second degree admissions may be directed to the Faculty of Applied Sciences advisors at or to the Office Assistant in Engineering Science at

As per university policies and regulations, course credits earned for the previous degree cannot be transferred to the second degree program.

For more information about degree requirements, please click here.