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Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Overview

Mechatronics tackles real-world engineering problems with uniquely inventive solutions, combining the three fields of mechanical, electrical and software engineering. Students learn in a supportive environment of small class sizes, and have opportunities to collaborate with industry partners to apply their research in the real world.

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science

The Mechatronic Systems Engineering program in the Faculty of Applied Sciences is offered at the Surrey campus.

Academic Calendar:

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Automation Specialist
  • Data Scientist
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mathematical Technician
  • Operations Researcher
  • Robotics Specialist
  • Software Engineer

Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.

Meet our student

Sheldan Manansala

Learn about Sheldan's international co-op with Tesla in California

Read the story

BC high school admission requirements

Not a BC high school student?

General requirements

A comprehensive list of all approved Grade 11 and 12 academic courses can be found here. Admission is based on an evaluation of all approved Grade 11 and 12 courses, with greater emphasis on List A courses.

Online/distance education courses must be 100% complete by January 31, 2020.

Grade 11 required courses

Type Course List
One of:
English 11
  • EFP: Literary Studies + New Media 11
  • EFP: Literary Studies + Spoken Language 11
  • EFP: Literary Studies + Writing 11
  • Composition 11
  • Creative Writing 11
  • English First Peoples 11
  • Literary Studies 11
  • New Media 11
  • Spoken Language 11
One of:
Language 11

Any language 11 or waiver (includes all grade 11 and/or 12 second language courses, including all Indigenous languages of Canada, and introductory Grade 11 language courses)
One of:
Math 11

  • Foundations of Math 11
  • Pre-Calculus 11
One of:
Science 11

  • Chemistry 11
  • Earth Science 11
  • Environmental Science 11
  • Life Sciences 11 (Biology 11)
  • Physics 11
  • Specialized Science 12
One of:
Social Studies 11

See all approved grade 11 courses

Grade 12 required courses

t warning Students must complete a minimum of 5 approved grade 12 courses, including all required courses. Equivalent AP or IB courses may be used in place of the following courses.

Type Course List A
One of: 
English 12
  • English Studies 12 (min 70%)
  • English First Peoples 12 (min 70%)
  • Francais langue et culture 12
All of:

  • Calculus 12 1 (min 70%)
  • Chemistry 12 (min 70%)
  • Physics 12 (min 70%)
  • Pre-Calculus 12 (min 70%)

1 Students unable to take Calculus 12 can request a course requirement exception.

Type Course List B
Additional
courses
  • 20th Century World History 12 (History 12)
  • Accounting 12
  • American Sign Language 12
  • Anatomy & Physiology 12 (Biology 12)
  • Asian Studies 12
  • BC First Peoples 12
  • Comparative World Religions 12
  • Comparative Cultures 12 (Comparative Civilizations 12)
  • Composition 12
  • Computer Science 12
  • Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12
  • Creative Writing 12
  • Economic Theory 12
  • Economics 12
  • Engineering 12
  • Entrepreneurship 12
  • Environmental Science 12 (Sustainable Resources 12)
  • Financial Accounting 12
  • Foundations of Mathematics 12
  • French 12
  • Genocide Studies 12
  • Geology 12
  • Geometry 12
  • German 12
  • Human Geography 12
  • Italian 12
  • Japanese 12
  • Korean 12
  • Law Studies 12 (Law 12)
  • Literary Studies 12 (English Literature 12)
  • Mandarin 12
  • Mechatronics 12
  • New Media 12
  • Philosophy 12
  • Physical Geography 12 (Geography 12)
  • Political Studies 12
  • Punjabi 12
  • Russian 12
  • Social Justice 12
  • Spanish 12
  • Spoken Language 12
  • Statistics 12
  • Urban Studies 12

 

See all approved grade 12 courses

How to apply

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/sfu.jsp
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Applied Sciences
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: BASC Mechatronic Sys - Surrey

You choose an Engineering option towards the end of your second year.