Bachelor of Applied Science Requirements

Requirements of one of the five options must be completed. Each provides basic science, general studies, engineering science, specialized engineering and science, plus project and laboratory work.

For an honors program in any option, a capstone project (ENSC 440) and an undergraduate thesis (ENSC 498 and 499) must be completed.

For a general degree with any option other than engineering physics and biomedical engineering, a capstone project (ENSC 440) must be completed. The engineering physics and biomedical engineering options are honors programs only.

Graduation with BASc (honors) requires both a CGPA and an upper division grade point average (UDGPA) of at least 3.0.

Students complete a three term co-op education program of practical experience in an appropriate industrial or research setting leading to a project under the technical direction of a practicing engineer or scientist. The internship may be within the University but in most cases the work site is off campus. A member of the external organization and a school faculty member jointly supervise the project.

Specialized study is completed in one of five options: electronics engineering, computer engineering, engineering physics, systems and biomedical engineering.

Although there is no strict requirement to follow the specific course sequence for the program, not following the suggested course sequence may lead to scheduling and prerequisite problems in subsequent terms, failure to complete courses identified with an asterisk in the designated term will almost certainly lead to such problems.
SFU ENSC students are expected to maintain a minimum course load of 12 credits per semester. Students are permitted to take fewer credits provided that the average number of credits per enrolled semester does not drop below 10 credits / enrolled semester.

This program’s general studies section also consists of non-technical courses which broaden education and develop awareness of social, economic and managerial factors affecting engineering and scientific work. All units of the engineering communication program must be completed. In complementary studies, at least one course must deal with science and technology within society and one with central issues, methodologies and thought processes of humanities and social sciences. Other complementary studies courses may contain these subjects or may be chosen from business, arts, humanities and social sciences.

Permission may be required from the appropriate department, school or faculty to enroll in some courses. A pre-approved complementary studies course list is available from the school. Other courses may be acceptable with undergraduate curriculum committee chair approval.