All SFU Mechatronics Systems Engineering undergraduate students must meet the specific requirements of their chosen degree path in order to graduate. Please check the relevant links below to ensure you fully understand these requirements. Also check the Undergraduate Degree Program Polices page for further essential information.

For course sequencing, Mechatronic Systems Engineering students are recommended to follow the schedule as closely as possible so that prerequisites are met for the following terms. Courses are shown in the term in which they are typically offered. Consequences of deviating from this schedule are the responsibility of the student.   

Minimum Grade Requirement

A minimum grade of C- is required in all courses that are used to fulfill mechatronic systems engineering program requirements.

Minimum Grade Point Averages

The program requires a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and an upper division grade point average (UDGPA) each of at least 2.0 in accordance with University graduation requirements.

Program Requirements

Students complete all of

and one of

and one of

Prior approval by the director of the school is required if the student plans a term with fewer than 12 course units.

* strongly recommended to be completed concurrently

Complementary Studies Elective Courses

Elective Course Requirements

MSE students must complete 9 units (or 3 courses) of breadth courses with at least one course in each B-Soc and B-Hum category. At least one course (3 units) chosen from the complementary studies electives found at https://www.sfu.ca/mechatronics/current-students/undergraduate-students/undergraduate-program-requirements/pre-approved-compementary-study-electives.html.

MSE Elective Courses

Students must also complete six mechatronic systems engineering elective courses selected from a list of electives that is available at https://www.sfu.ca/mechatronics/current-students/undergraduate-students/undergraduate-program-requirements/technical-studies-electives.html. With undergraduate curriculum committee chair permission, students may replace one mechatronic systems engineering elective with either a directed study or a special project laboratory course. Special topics courses that have been approved by the undergraduate curriculum committee chair and the director may be counted here.

Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) Requirement

In addition, the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) requires that one complementary studies elective in the MSE curriculum must be in the Central Issue, Methodology, and Thought Process category.

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements



Co-operative Education Work Experience

Your co-op experience includes three work terms in research or industrial facilities, often designing and building real products. After completing your co-op requirements, you’ll return to campus for at least one final academic term.

At least two of your three mandatory co-op terms must be completed in industry (MSE 293, 393, 493). Students may participate in additional work terms but are encouraged to seek diversity in their experience. The three mandatory work terms may include one special co-op term (MSE 294,394 494). Special co-op may include, but is not restricted to, self-directed, entrepreneurial, service or research co-op work terms. Permission of the MSE co-op office is required. 

  • MSE 293 - Co-op Practicum l (1st Work Term)
  • MSE 393 - Co-op Practicum ll (2nd Work Term)
  • MSE 493 - Co-op Practicum lll (3rd Work Term) 

An optional non-technical work term (MSE 193) is also available through the MSE co-op education office and is often completed after the first two study terms. MSE 193 does not count toward the mandatory three-course requirement.

The MSE co-op program can also seek opportunities for students wishing to complete their thesis requirements in an industrial setting.