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Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Master of Applied Science

The master of applied science (MASc) is a fulltime program with primary emphasis on thesis work.

Admission Requirements

The normal admission requirement is a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics engineering or a related field, with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) (B grade) from a recognized university, or equivalent in accord with SFU Graduate General Regulation 1.3.3.

Course Requirements

Students complete a total of 30 units consisting of a minimum of 12 units of courses, and a thesis equal to 18 units. The courses will normally be selected, in consultation with the senior supervisor. At least six units must be mechatronic systems engineering graduate courses. At most, three units may be directed studies.

Additional courses may be required to correct deficiencies in the student's background.

If the subject matter of a required course has been previously completed with graduate credit, the course may not be completed again for credit.


The thesis is based on an independent project with a significant research component. The student defends the thesis in an exam, in accordance with regulations. See Graduate General Regulations for more requirements.

Graduate Co-op Education

Students in the MASc program may complete an optional one-term co-op practicum (MSE 793) of paid practical experience in an appropriate industrial setting, and complement their academic studies. The practicum will appear on the student's transcript, but does not count towards the student's CGPA and course requirements for the degree. Students require a pre-approval from both the senior supervisor and Graduate Program Chair in order to apply for the practicum. Arrangements for the practicum are made through the School's co-op coordinators and SFU Co-operative Education office.

Academic Requirements within the Graduate General Regulations

All graduate students must satisfy the academic requirements that are specified in the Graduate General Regulations, as well as the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolled.