Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)

The School of Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) is the first of its kind in Western Canada. Immerse yourself in an interdisciplinary learning environment and develop in-demand skills that prepare you to become a global leader in clean technology.

Discover your potential for shaping a better tomorrow. Become industry-ready to work in high-demand sectors such as cleantech, renewable energy, smart cities, sustainable manufacturing, clean power generation and utilization, and sustainable food and water solutions.

Program Highlights

  • Accredited curriculum allows you to fulfill the requirements to become a professional engineer
  • Direct admission, start studying as a major from the first day of classes
  • One-year, paid co-operative education allows you to explore your career paths
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum combines courses from Faculty of Science, Faculty of Environment, and Beedie School of Business
  • Immersive experiences put your skills into practice during team-based, community-engaged projects
  • Final year two-semester capstone in which you will develop a significant sustainable energy engineering project under the guidance of a faculty member

Ready to apply?

Check deadlines, requirements, or submit your application on our Admissions Page.


The Sustainable Energy Engineering program is all about innovation and using technology for social good. The four year program is delivered on our Surrey Campus. See below for further program details.


Years 1 & 2 will provide a scientific and engineering foundation on which the rest of the program will build upon.

Years 3 & 4 will offer a unique portfolio of advanced engineering courses including technologies and systems for energy harvesting, conversion, storage and use. In addition to engineering, students will learn entrepreneurship, economics and policy studies.

Capstone projects will require students to design and implement sustainable energy solutions, and to integrate business, social and economic models into sustainable engineering design.

Mandatory co-operative education will provide students the opportunity to take part in three paid work terms in the industry. This will allow students to earn industry experience and sharpen their skill sets.

Admission Requirements

General Requirements

All applicants intending to start their studies at SFU must complete the University general requirements:

Program Specific Requirements

To be eligible for entry into the computing science program, applicants must also fulfil additional criteria for admission:

  • Domestic high school applicants: a minimum of 5 approved Grade 12 courses must be completed. Admission is based on an evaluation of all approved Grade 11 and Grade 12 courses. To view the requirements, please visit our computing science admissions page
  • Domestic College or University transfer applicants: a minimum of 24 units of transferable post-secndary course work. To view the specific requirements, please visit our college transfer admissions page.
  • International applicants: read more about the requirements for international students on our computing science admissions page.


Students are selected for admission to the SEE undergraduate program based on a combination of academic performance and responses to a supplemental application. Instructions on how to submit the supplemental application are provided to applicants after their application for admission is received.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition is paid per course credit, per semester. Students can read more about tuition and fees on our student services webpage.

For scholarship, bursary, and award information please visit SFU's Financial Aid & Awards webpage.


A BASc degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering can lead to amazing careers - both in traditional engineering positions and in new, emerging fields.