Operations Research

Operations Research is about solving industrial problems. It does this by combining mathematical methods with the latest computing software to make better decisions for the industry. You'll solve real-world problems in this interdisciplinary program, with courses from mathematics and computer science to business and economics.


The Operations Research BSc offered by the Department of Mathematics includes coursework in mathematics, statistics and computer science as well as the opportunity to pursue studies in related areas such as business, economics, actuarial science and resource management. You can start this program at the Surrey campus.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

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Admission requirements for Operations Research

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

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 Science
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: Operations Research - Surrey

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:

  • Business Analyst
  • City Planner
  • Computer Specialist
  • Marketing Strategist
  • Operations Engineer
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Process Improvement Manager
  • Researcher
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Urban Planner