How to Apply

 

Fall 2024 MSE MASc and PhD applications are due January 31st, 2024 11:59pm PST. This page is for MSE PhD and MASc programs only. Please refer to the Smart Manufacturing Systems page for the MEng program.

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📆 Last updated: November 2023

 

Step 1: Select Academic Program

Learn more about our program offerings on our Academic Programs page.

 

Step 2: Check Admission Requirements

Please visit Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies office's website to see admission requirements based on your country.

Accelerated Master's

Accelerated Master's pathway offers SFU undergraduate students who are working towards finishing their bachelor's degrees to take graduate courses to be counted towards both their bachelor's and master's degrees.

Please get in touch with the admin office at mse_grad_admission@sfu.ca for detailed information.

Master's Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission to the MASc program, applicants must satisfy the University's admission requirements outlined in the Graduate General Regulations 1.3 and

  • must have a bachelor's degree or the equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Science or a related area.
  • must have submitted evidence that they are capable of undertaking original research in engineering science, and
  • have identified a faculty member willing to act as their Supervisor.

PhD Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission to the PhD program, applicants must satisfy the University's admission requirements outlined in the Graduate General Regulations 1.3 and

  • must have a Master's degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, computer science or a related field
  • must have submitted evidence that they are capable of undertaking substantial original research in engineering science, and
  • have identified a faculty member willing to act as their Supervisor.

Step 3: Select Intake Term

Mechatronics PhD and MASc programs have three intake terms:

  • Fall (September start)
  • Spring (January start)
  • Summer (May start)

MASc & PhD INTAKE TERMS  

APPLICATIONS OPEN

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Summer 2024 (May start) June 1, 2023 September 30, 2023 (11:59pm PST)
Fall 2024 (September start)
October 17, 2023 January 31, 2024 (11:59pm PST)
Spring 2025 (January start) January 2, 2024 May 31, 2024 (11:59pm PST)
  • International students are encouraged to apply early for their visa and study permit to be processed on time.  Deferrals are accepted only under special circumstances.
  • Admission application deadlines apply to both domestic and international students.

 

Step 4: Submit Application

Applicants who have been recommended for admission will be contacted by the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact Mechatronics Graduate Program Assistant at mse_grad_admission@sfu.ca.

Admission Application Fee for Fall 2024
Domestic $110 CAD
International $150 CAD
Admission Deposit
Domestic $250 CAD
International $250 CAD

A Mechatronics faculty member must be willing to be your supervisor in order for you to be admitted.

Finding a supervisor

MASc and PhD program admissions at the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering are faculty driven. Applicants must have a Mechatronics faculty member who is willing to act as their supervisor in order to be admitted.

You can start working on your application anytime. Meanwhile, please contact MSE graduate supervisors to establish a connection. You can find each faculty member's research area and contact information on our Faculty page, where faculty members who supervise graduate students are clearly identified.

Supervisors review applications on an ongoing basis when they are ready to take on new students. Please note that not all supervisors have the capacity to take on new graduate students every term.