School of Engineering Science

Burnaby Campus

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Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)
Honours minor, and second-degree options available

Looking to work at the frontier of innovation? The School of Engineering Science combines deep technical knowledge with rich hands-on experience. Our graduates become the next generation of creative innovators and knowledge leaders in an expanding and rewarding job market.

Want to develop the next must-have wearable device, build a rehabilitative robotic prosthetic arm, create a smart solar panel or develop a satellite that tracks the impact of climate change on Canada’s natural resources? This degree puts you in the driver’s seat for a multitude of inventive careers.

Program Highlights

  • Guaranteed program option allows you to study what you want
  • One-year, paid co-operative education allows you to explore your career paths
  • Close-knit community provides you direct access to labs and expert faculty
  • Final year two-semester capstone in which you will develop a significant engineering project under the guidance of a faculty member
  • Accelerated master’s program allows you to work toward a master’s degree alongside your undergraduate degree
  • Accredited curriculum allows you to fulfill requirements to become a professional engineer

Sample Courses

  • Biomedical Engineering Directions
  • High Frequency Electronics
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Multimedia Communications Engineering
  • Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Software Design and Analysis

Sample Career Fields

  • Aperture Radar Wearable Technology
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Nanodevices
  • Networked Robotics
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Space-based Synthetic 

Sample Project

A group of students developed an electronic knee brace and accompanying app to assist athlethes as they recover from ACL injuries.

Program Options

  • Biomedical Engineering - This option is highly interdisciplinary between the Schools of Engineering Science and Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, with students learning from faculty from both schools and gaining a strong foundation of both engineering skills and biomedical expertise. Biomedical engineers work to improve technological solutions to medical and surgical challenges. 
  • Computer Engineering - Students learn digital electronics and computer architecture, moving up to operating systems, intelligent systems, and software engineering. Learn to combine expertise in software and hardware with applications in fields ranging from financial to environmental to automotive.
  • Electronics Engineering - The field is about designing new advancements in the components of circuitry design, from RAM chips, to processors, to the touchscreen, finding faster and better answers. It involves the study of circuit design, computer programming, and complex electronics systems.
  • Engineering Physics - Students in this option learn how to understand electrical systems from two perspectives: an engineer knows how to use a transistor while a physicist knows why the transistor works. This program is demanding and multidisciplinary, and students graduate with qualifications to go on to graduate school or directly enter the industry. 
  • Systems Engineering - In this option, students study electronics, mechanical design, and computer hardware and software, and integrate these components into one system. Students go on to to become versatile engineers working in fields such as robotics, automation, image processing, and analysis.