Admissions & transfers

Incoming or current SIAT student? Learn how to apply to our undergraduate program.

Admission requirements

Below are further details on application requirements for SIAT as a high school student, a transfer from another SFU program, or a transfer from another college or university. For general information on applying to SFU we recommend reviewing the Undergraduate Admissions pages, or watching the help videos on how to apply to SFU.

High school admission requirements

Incoming students are encouraged to have a strong foundation in mathematics, which is necessary for required math and programming courses within the program. 

All applicants must meet:

If you have questions, feel free to contact an advisor.

Within-SFU transfer requirements

Transferring to a SIAT Major or Joint Major

SFU students wishing to transfer into the SIAT Major or Joint Major are required to have 18 units complete at the time of application, including:

  • CMPT 120 (or CMPT 102, 125, 126, 128, or 130)
  • MATH 130 (or MATH 150, 151, 154, 157, or MACM 101)
  • A 100-level IAT course

Admission is competitive and admission CGPA varies by semester.

There is one intake of transfers done per semester. Application deadlines are February 1, June 1 and October 1.

If you meet the above criteria and wish to transfer into a SIAT Major or Joint Major, please complete the SIAT Major or Joint Major online application form.

Transferring to a SIAT Minor

SFU students wishing to transfer into the SIAT Minor are required to have 18 units complete at the time of application, including three lower division IAT courses chosen from the list below:

  • IAT 100 or IAT 110 (effective Fall 2014 onwards)
  • IAT 102
  • IAT 103W
  • IAT 106
  • IAT 167
  • IAT 201
  • IAT 202
  • IAT 206W
  • IAT 222
  • IAT 233
  • IAT 235
  • IAT 265
  • IAT 267

Admission is competitive and admission CGPA varies by semester.

If you meet the above criteria and wish to transfer into a SIAT Minor, please complete the SIAT Minor online application form.

External college or university transfer requirements

Students coming from an college or university other than SFU are encouraged to have a strong foundation in mathematics, which is necessary for required math and programming courses within the program. 

All transfer applicants coming from a college or university other than SFU must have completed 24 credits of transferrable post-secondary coursework for admission to the university as a transfer student.

All applicants must meet:

If you have questions, feel free to contact an advisor.