Being a part of #TeamFAS means more than just learning about robotics and code; it's about connecting with the community and making the most of your student experience.


Our students in the Faculty of Applied Sciences all have different journeys and experiences which have guided them through their respective programs. Making the decision to come to SFU is a big one. Find out more about what made our current students choose SFU!


Program: Sustainable Energy Engineering

"I’ve been looking for ways to prepare myself for a career where I could really contribute as a green innovator in my own community. I saw that the program will show students how these new emerging green industries could impact the City of Surrey and that’s what really drew me in.”


Program: Computing Science

“I chose computing science at SFU for its strong co-op program, the variety of courses offered on topics within the field, and the innovative environment of the faculty.”


Program: Mechatronic Systems Engineering

“SFU’s reputation as a research-orientated university, combined with the academic rigor the applied science programs are known for, made SFU the only choice for me. I knew I could gain the skills I needed for my future career through these programs! I was particularly drawn to the programs at the Surrey campus, which are cutting edge and incredibly relevant to tomorrow’s job market.”


Program: Sustainable Energy Engineering

"Being from a developing country with an Indigenous population that struggles to find representation in today’s society pushed me to look for an engineering program that taps into sustainability. I want to represent marginalized communities and use the knowledge I gained at SFU to make an impact through my profession.”


Program: Engineering Science

“Coming out of high school, I was very keen on attending a university that puts a strong emphasis on hands-on learning and entrepreneurialism. At SFU, I found numerous opportunities to not only learn how to start a business in the tech industry, but also have my ideas kick-started financially as well as have industry-leading mentors to guide me along my journey.”


Program: Software Systems

"SFU offered an opportunity for me to learn more about my two passions: design and development. Through software system’s practical, hands-on curriculum, I had the ability to apply my learnings through projects and gain the skills to write industry quality software.”


Our alumni are changing the world! After completing their studies at Simon Fraser University, many of our alumni have gone on to have rewarding careers and tackle problems with innovative solutions.


Program: Software Systems

Jeffrey Leung is a full-time Software Development Engineer at Amazon Vancouver, a job he secured before graduation. During his time at SFU, Leung completed five co-op work terms with industry leaders, such as SAP and Samsung, and was involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities. Reflecting on his student experience, Leung is most proud of co-founding SFU Surge, an organization that enables tech students to access engaging knowledge-sharing opportunities and craft valuable industry connections. Leung believes it was these experiences that helped prepare him for a versatile career in agile software development across a wide variety of specializations and technologies that could improve the lives of others


Program: Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Sumreen Rattan co-founded Moment Energy while she was studying at SFU. Her team is transforming the Canadian cleantech landscape by repurposing electric vehicle (EV) batteries into energy storage systems that can store sustainable power, such as solar and wind. Moment Energy is the only Canadian company that works directly with major automotive companies, like Mercedes, to repurpose old EV batteries. This is central to their core mission of accelerating the world’s transition to renewable energy. “You can have a positive impact on the environment and a successful business. You don’t have to sacrifice one for the other,” says Rattan. Rattan continues to make her mark as a woman in STEM. Just last year Rattan was accepted into the RBC Women in Cleantech Accelerator and was recognized as one of 20 emerging leaders selected by Clean50.


Program: Engineering Science

Arvin Amini is currently working at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a leader in the microchip industry, as a Silicon Design Engineer. Eventually, he plans to start his own biomedical company to make an impact in the healthcare industry. Amini found opportunities to help his peers learn new skills and provide STEM education to young students by starting SFU Robot Soccer. In his role, he led the group through the development of multiple prototypes and built a complete team of functioning robots. It was his work with the club that helped secure him a co-op position with Tesla. SFU’s biomedical engineering program was the perfect start for Amini to achieve his goals of learning new skills to better society and make the world become a more accessible place.


Discover more about our programs by attending an information session, booking a campus tour, or even requesting a virtual chat with one of our student ambassadors.


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