We encourage undergraduate students to create knowledge by conducting research in computing science. This foray into research can help you decide whether graduate school is your next step.
You can participate in research and make connections with our faculty by:
- Take a directed studies course (CMPT 415/416) for credit. Submit written or project-based work in your area of research interest with the guidance of a faculty member.
- Apply for an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA). Conduct paid research under the guidance of a faculty member.
- Enroll in a semester-long Work Study Program. Conduct paid research under the guidance of a faculty member.
- Apply for the Honours program.
- Explore and apply for current Research Assistant positions below.
Current Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities
Please check again another time.
Why not pursue an Honours degree (CMPT 498)?
Completing an Honours degree in Computing Science is a great opportunity to build immersive research experience under the guidance of a thesis/research project supervisor.
The Honours program specifies further coursework to reach completion, which translates to more specialized knowledge in your preferred research areas.
Students must submit a proposal to the Undergraduate Chair, including the name and signature of the supervising faculty member(s). Students must complete a project report and make a project presentation.
- Students must have completed 90 units, including 15 units of upper division CMPT courses, and have a GPA of at least 3.00.
- The proposal must be submitted to the at least 15 days in advance of the term.
Funding for International Research Mobility
SFU International supports ongoing international engagement of the university community by providing funds for initiatives aimed at deepening SFU’s international partnerships and growing SFU’s international activities. They maintain a comprehensive list of International Research Mobility Funding opportunities, which you may be eligible for.
The School of Computing Science focuses on six research areas: