Graduate Academic Programs

The spirit of community

Intellectual and academic freedom, joined with an open and inclusive community, are the foundations of this university. We are a university where risks can be taken and bold initiatives embraced; where our spirit challenges the impossible.

Since Maclean's Magazine started ranking Canada’s top comprehensive universities in the 1990s – those with a significant amount of research and a wide range of graduate and undergraduate programs – SFU has been among the top. In fact, between 2008-2012, SFU was No. 1 in Maclean's rankings of Canada’s comprehensive universities. Our faculty is internationally known for both its strong theoretical research groups, and for its ability to develop applications that can be applied in several existing and emerging fields.


From artificial intelligence and big data to wireless and mobile communications and biomedical technologies, learn about the research being done in Applied Sciences. We have more than 30 labs led by world-renowned faculty members.

Computing Science Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Professional Master's Program (MSc)

For more information on the graduate program offered by the School of Computing Science, visit the School of Computing Science website to find the program overview, application information/dates and financial support.

Mechatronic Systems Engineering Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Applied Science (MASc)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Engineering in Smart Manufacturing and Systems 

For more information visit the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering website.

Engineering Science Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Engineering (MEng)
  • Master of Applied Science (MASc)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

For more information on these degrees offered by the School of Engineering Science, including program overviews, application information/dates and financial support, visit the School of Engineering Science website.

Sustainable Energy Engineering Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Applied Science (MASc)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

For more information visit the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering website.

Nestled in an idyllic setting, but steps from Vancouver

Simon Fraser University serves 3,500 graduate students and 24,000 full-time undergraduate students at its three campuses in metropolitan Vancouver – Downtown Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey.

This area of British Columbia is unique in Canada and is known for its mild climate, varied recreational opportunities and highly diverse population. Metropolitan Vancouver celebrates many cultural events and provides a welcoming environment for its cosmopolitan residents.

Graduate programs in the Faculty of Applied Sciences are offered at SFU's Burnaby and Surrey campuses. Located on top of Burnaby Mountain, just east of Vancouver, the main campus of Simon Fraser University commands magnificent views of Vancouver and the surrounding Lower Mainland area.

The SFU Surrey campus is located in one of Canada's largest and fastest growing cities.