Hear From Students

Are you thinking about studying in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at SFU, but are not sure what to expect?

Hear the experiences and advice of five current students within its programs to learn about life in SFU’s Faculty of Applied Sciences, and what you can look forward to.

Meet Our Students

Negar Bagheri Hariri

Education
4th year computer engineering science student, Burnaby campus

Route of Admission
Internal transfer from SFU’s Faculty of Science

Best SFU FAS Experience
Learning how to trust and believe in herself through the encouragement of faculty, staff and fellow students.

Larren Canapi

Education
3rd year software systems student, Surrey campus

Route of Admission
Direct admission from North Delta Secondary School

Best SFU FAS Experience
Being the Director of Events for the Software Systems Student Society. In this position, Larren has been able to impact students at the Surrey campus with the social, career and technical events that the society hosts.

Jen Gu

Education
2nd year systems engineering science student, Burnaby campus

Route of Admission
Direct admission from Thorsby Jr Sr High School (Alberta)

Best SFU FAS Experience
Her current co-op position with a pretty awesome video game company called Blackbird Interactive.

Kira Nishi-Beckingham

Education
4th year computer engineering science student, Burnaby campus

Route of Admission
Direct admission from Riverside Secondary School (Port Coquitlam)

Best SFU FAS Experience
Joining the TechConnect program in her first semester and making two amazing friends that she is still close with today.

Felipe Patarroyo Singh

Education
3rd year sustainable energy engineering student, Surrey campus

Route of Admission
Engineering at Douglas College

Best SFU FAS Experience
Meeting passionate people on campus and being introduced to a community that supports his development as a person and future engineer.

Why SFU’s Faculty of Applied Sciences?
 

Why did you choose to study at SFU?

Why did you choose to study in your particular field?

International Resources
 

If you are from abroad, how did you find the process of immigrating to Canada to start life at SFU? What are some resources that can help you?

Admissions
 

If you meet the program requirements, are you directly admitted into the engineering program of your choice?

How was your experience transferring into SFU FAS from another post-secondary institution?

How was your experience transferring into SFU FAS from another SFU faculty?

Transition into SFU
 

How was your first semester at SFU?

Campus Life

What is life like at the Burnaby Campus?

What is life like at the Surrey Campus?

How are you involved on campus? How has this benefitted you both personally and professionally?

Program and Courses
 

What are some unique aspects of the engineering science program?

What are some unique aspects of the software systems program?

How is it like being a part of the new sustainable energy engineering program?

What has been your favorite course and why?

What has been your favorite class project?

Course Planning and Study Tips
 

As an engineering student, how do you manage your course load?

What are some study tips that have helped you with your courses?

Co-op
 

How is the co-op process like for students in programs where it is mandatory, such as in engineering, mechatronics systems engineering and sustainable energy engineering?

How is the co-op process like for students where it is optional, such as in the computing science or software systems programs?

What does the average day look like for a co-op student?

Life Lessons
 

What has been the best part of your experience in SFU’s Faculty of Applied Sciences?

What advice would you give to your grade 12 self?