Software Systems

Software Systems is about developing software to use in everyday places ranging from cell phones to security systems to financial analysis. You will gain a practical education in the software development life cycle, taking projects from conception to delivery, and will be well prepared to secure employment thanks in part to paid co-op work experience.


The Software Systems program in the Faculty of Applied Sciences is offered through the School of Computing Science. You can start this program at the Surrey campus.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

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Admission requirements for Software Systems

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
  • 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: BSC Software System - 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:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Chief Technical Officer
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Game Developer
  • Interactive Media Developer
  • IT Project Manager 
  • Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Architect 
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer

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