Rankings & Recognition

QS World University Rankings 2023: SFU ranked 13th in Canada. QSrankings are among the most widely read comparison of universities, evaluating more than 800 of the world’s top universities based on six key indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio.

QS World University Rankings 2023 - Engineering & Technology: SFU ranked 15th in Canada. The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 cover a total of 54 disciplines, grouped into five broad subject areas. The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject. Research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics, are used to rank universities. 

Maclean’s list of comprehensive universities:  SFU was named Canada’s number one comprehensive university again in the 2024 Maclean’s review of Canadian universities.  For the last 15 out of 16 years, SFU has been in top spot among Canada’s comprehensive universities. This shows SFU has delivered on its mission to invest in student services and resources, and attracted high research funding per full-time faculty member.

Faculty awards: Many SFU engineering science professors have received prestigious research awards, industry-sponsored chairs and fellowships. Click for more information.

Teaching awards: Learn about Engineering Science awards for excellence in teaching.