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School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering | Faculty of Applied Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2022

Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Master of Applied Science

The master of applied science (MASc) is a full-time program to pursue advanced studies in the area of mechatronics. The primary component of the program is the thesis, which reports the results of an independent research investigation or creative design carried out by the student. Candidates must have strong aptitude for research, including strong analytical and practical problem solving skills in multidisciplinary areas including mechanical, electrical, and systems engineering.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the University admission requirements as stated in Graduate General Regulations 1.3 in the SFU Calendar and hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronic engineering, or a related field.

Program Requirements

This program consists of course work and a thesis for a minimum of 30 units. The courses will normally be selected in consultation with the student's supervisor. 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.

Students must complete

two MSE graduate courses selected in consultation with their supervisor

and two graduate courses from FAS or SCI


MSE 804 - Graduate Seminar (0)

An opportunity to develop skills in presentation and discussion of research topics in a public setting. Seminars will be conducted on a continuing basis with three interspersed streams: 1) graduate student presentations, 2) internal faculty presentations, and 3) external invited speaker presentations. The preferred timing is close to and before scheduled thesis defence dates and close to their thesis proposal (PhD students only). Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Woo Soo Kim
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYE 2016, Surrey

and a thesis

MSE 898 - MASc Thesis (18)

Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 TBD
G200 TBD

Program Length

Students are expected to complete the program requirements in six terms.

Other Information


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

Optional Industrial Internship

Students in the MASc program may complete an optional internship course of paid practical experience in an appropriate industrial setting to complement their academic studies. The internship 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 their supervisor and the graduate program chair in order to apply for the internship.

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.