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Engineering Science, Engineering Physics Option Honours
This program leads to a bachelor of applied science (honours) degree with an engineering physics option.
Engineering science students develop skills in systems design with a high level of scientific knowledge. This demanding program is aimed at the superior student. The program produces well educated, innovative engineer/scientists with entrepreneurial skills and attitudes who are oriented to new technologies. Program entry is competitive.
Students undertake a basic core of pure, applied and engineering sciences followed by studies in a specialized option. The honours BASc program may be completed in a total of nine academic terms plus a minimum of three coop terms.
ENSC courses emphasize learning, conceptualization, design and analysis. Built into the program are courses on social impacts of technology, finance, management, design methods and entrepreneurship intended to complement scientific studies. A special, integrated communications course completed throughout the program ensures that all graduates have the communication skills necessary to be effective engineers.
The engineering physics option prepares for work in engineering and, applied sciences and is strongly dependent on a sound knowledge of physics and engineering fundamentals.
Admission Requirements
The program begins each fall term. However, admitted students may enter in any term.
For detailed University admission requirements, visit www.sfu.ca/students/admission/admissionrequirements.html. For more detailed School of Engineering Science admission information, visit www.sfu.ca/engineering.html, or send an email to asadvise@sfu.ca.
Minimum Admission Requirements
Applicants must be eligible for University admission, must submit a University application, and must have successfully completed the following high school courses: physics 12, mathematics 12, chemistry 12, and English 12.
External Transfer from Another PostSecondary Institution
Admission is competitive. A minimum of 24 units of transferable coursework is required, including:
 at least one mathematics course chosen from: MATH 152, MATH 232 (or 240);
 at least one computing course chosen from: CMPT 128 (or 135; or (125 and 127)), and 225;
 at least one physics course chosen from: PHYS 121 (or 141), PHYS 221, and PHYS 321
Please see www.sfu.ca/students/admission/admissionrequirements.html for further information.
Internal Transfer from Another Simon Fraser University Program
Simon Fraser University students who wish to transfer to Engineering Science from another program should formally apply for an internal transfer. The qualification for internal transfer will be calculated based on the following four criteria: CGPA, engineering related grade point average (ERGPA) at Simon Fraser University, no more than five repeated courses, and the course load during the term prior to the application deadline. In regards to the course load, we require the term prior to requesting the transfer to the School of Engineering Science, that the student must have been enrolled in at least 12 Simon Fraser University course load units and earned an overall CGPA of 2.5 or higher. Further, Simon Fraser University students applying for admission to the School of Engineering Science are competitively selected for admission on the basis of an engineeringrelated grade point average (ERGPA). Typically, we expect the ERGPA to be as high as 2.8, and the ERGPA is determined based on the number of seats available. Therefore, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. The ERGPA is calculated over all courses the student has taken from this list, where a minimum of three courses from this list is required, such that:
 at least one mathematics course chosen from MATH 151 (or 150), MATH 152, MATH 232 (or 240), MACM 101, MACM 201
 at least one computing course chosen from CMPT 128 or 135 or (125 and 127), 225, and 275
 at least one physics courses chosen from PHYS 120 (or 140), PHYS 121 (or 141), PHYS 221, PHYS 321, PHYS 365
 additional courses may include: CHEM 121
All three courses must be completed prior to application. For complete information, contact an Applied Sciences Advisor. If a course is a duplicate of any previous course completed at Simon Fraser University or elsewhere, only the last attempt will be included in the average. Admission is competitive and the admission average is established on a per term basis, depending on the number of spaces available.
Second Degree
Please see www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/programs/engineeringscienceseconddegree/bachelorofappliedscience.html for information on the requirements for admission to the second degree program. Program requirements for the Engineering Physics Option are listed below.
Minimum Grading Requirements
A C grade or better in prerequisite courses is required to enroll in Engineering Science courses. In addition, students are required to have a minimum CGPA of 2.4 to enroll in 300 and 400 level Engineering Science courses. Engineering Science students with a CGPA below 2.4 need to see an advisor to obtain approval before enrolling. Students outside the Faculty of Applied Science may not enroll with a CGPA below 2.4. Please see https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/facultiesresearch/facultyappliedsciences.html for information on the minimum CGPA required to remain in the Engineering Science program.
Minimum Course Load Policy
SFU ENSC students are expected to maintain a minimum course load of 12 units per term. Students are permitted to take fewer units in exceptional circumstances, provided that the average number of units per enrolled term does not drop below 10 units/term.
The minimum course load policy will be enforced once per year, after the completion of the Spring term. The Progress Rate will be calculated for each student as the number of units divided by the number of enrolled terms (excluding coop). Students who at the time of evaluation have a Progress Rate below the required minimum of 10.00 units/term, will be transferred to the BGS program.
Students who have completed 120 credits of the Engineering Science program are exempt from the minimum Progress Rate requirement, however they still have to meet the other requirements (i.e. minimum CGPA requirements, timely completion of coop, etc.).
Cooperative Education Work Experience
Every engineering science student completes three (3) work terms of practical experience in an appropriate industrial or research setting leading to a project under the technical direction of a practising engineer or scientist. The goal is a complementary combination of work in an industrial or research setting and study in one of the engineering options. The internship may be within the University but in most cases the work site is off campus.
After the first year, students typically alternate between academic and work terms.
At least two of the three mandatory work terms must be completed in industry (ENSC 195, 295, 395). Students may participate in additional work terms but are encouraged to seek diversity in their experience. The three mandatory work terms may include one special coop term (ENSC 196, 296, 396). Special coop may include, but is not restricted to, selfdirected, entrepreneurial, service or research coop work terms. Permission of the engineering science coop office is required.
An optional nontechnical work term (ENSC 194) is also available through the engineering science cooperative education office and is often completed after the first two study terms. ENSC 194 does not count toward the mandatory three course requirement.
The engineering science cooperative education program will also seek opportunities for students wishing to complete their thesis requirements in an industrial setting. The honours thesis work can be done on or off campus, either integrated with an optional (or mandatory) work term, or as independent work with appropriate supervision.
Upper Division Enrollment Requirements
To be eligible to enroll in upper division engineering courses, excluding ENSC 320, students must have declared their option. Before a student can declare their option, they must have successfully completed at least one coop term (ENSC 194, ENSC 195, or ENSC 196). Students that fail to complete the first coop as scheduled will be required to meet with an Academic Advisor from the Faculty of Applied Sciences. Failure to complete the first coop in a timely fashion will result in the student being transferred to the BGS Applied Sciences program.
There is an absolute minimum of 80 units completed to enroll in 400level courses. Please note that specific courses may have higher requirements.
Program Requirements
Students complete the engineering science core course requirements as shown below, which includes additional course requirements for this engineering physics option. These courses provide basic science, general studies, engineering science, specialized engineering and science, and project and laboratory work.
This program’s core course requirements also consist of nontechnical courses which broaden education and develop awareness of social, economic and managerial factors affecting engineering and scientific work.
Although there is no strict requirement to complete the curriculum in the sequence that is strongly suggested by the school, deviating from the course completion schedule may lead to scheduling and prerequisite problems in subsequent terms. To view the suggested course schedule, visit http://www.sfu.ca/engineering/currentstudents/undergraduatestudents/programsandrequirements/engineeringphysics/curriculumrevised.html.
Core Course Requirements
The following core courses are required for the Engineering Science Honours program in Engineering Physics and cannot be substituted for "equivalent" courses in other areas without prior approval by the School. 'Equivalent' courses taken without prior approval will not be applied to graduation requirements. Students should consult an academic advisor within their program for details on obtaining permission.
Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of C, or CHEM 109 or 111 with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for CHEM 120 or 125 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/BreadthScience.
An introduction to computing science and computer programming, suitable for students wishing to major in Engineering Science or a related program. This course introduces basic computing science concepts, and fundamentals of object oriented programming. Topics include: fundamental algorithms and problem solving; abstract data types and elementary data structures; basic objectoriented programming and software design; elements of empirical and theoretical algorithmics; computation and computability; specification and program correctness; and history of computing science. The course will use a programming language commonly used in Engineering Science. Prerequisite: BC Math 12 (or equivalent, or any of MATH 100, 150, 151, 154, or 157, with a minimum grade of C). Students with credit for CMPT 102, 120, 130 or 166 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have taken CMPT 125, 129, 135, or CMPT 200 or higher first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/BreadthScience.
The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value, price and costs, factor analysis, productivity, labor organization, competition and monopoly, and the theory of the firm. Students with credit for ECON 200 cannot take ECON 103 for further credit. Quantitative/BreadthSoc.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Douglas Allen 
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
SSCC 9001, Burnaby SSCC 9001, Burnaby 
D101 
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
WMC 2522, Burnaby 

D102 
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
BLU 9655, Burnaby 

D103 
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
BLU 10655, Burnaby 

D104 
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
WMC 2523, Burnaby 

D105 
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
WMC 3531, Burnaby 

D106 
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
AQ 5020, Burnaby 

D108 
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
WMC 3251, Burnaby 

D109 
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
AQ 5009, Burnaby 

D110 
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
WMC 3531, Burnaby 

D112 
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
AQ 5020, Burnaby 

D113 
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
AQ 5049, Burnaby 

D115 
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
BLU 11901, Burnaby 

D116 
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
BLU 11911, Burnaby 

D117 
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
BLU 10901, Burnaby 

D118 
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
AQ 5014, Burnaby 

D119 
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
AQ 2122, Burnaby 

D120 
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
BLU 11901, Burnaby 

D121 
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
AQ 5027, Burnaby 

D122 
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
AQ 5027, Burnaby 

D200 
Marie Rekkas 
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
SSCB 9200, Burnaby SWH 10081, Burnaby 
D201 
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
AQ 5025, Burnaby 

D202 
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
WMC 2501, Burnaby 

D203 
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
AQ 5035, Burnaby 

D204 
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
WMC 2501, Burnaby 

D205 
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
AQ 5035, Burnaby 

D206 
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
AQ 5038, Burnaby 

D207 
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
WMC 2523, Burnaby 

D208 
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
BLU 10901, Burnaby 

D210 
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
WMC 2533, Burnaby 

D212 
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
WMC 3517, Burnaby 

D214 
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
AQ 5025, Burnaby 

D218 
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
AQ 5047, Burnaby 

D219 
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
RCB 5125, Burnaby 

D220 
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
AQ 5017, Burnaby 

D900 
Vasyl Golovetskyy 
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
SRYC 2600, Surrey 
We study the history of engineering, its changing relationship to the sciences, and its effects upon society. We cover the ethical and environmental implications of engineering choices. We briefly explore the fundamental concepts in artificial intelligence, information theory, and thermodynamics. Students in the course will work together in small teams to complete a practical engineering design project. Corequisite: ENSC 105W. Students with credit for ENSC 100, CMPT 106, ENSC 106, or MSE 102 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/BreadthHum/Science.
The course teaches fundamentals of informative and persuasive communication for professional engineers and computer scientists in order to assist students in thinking critically about various contemporary technical, social, and ethical issues. It focuses on communicating technical information clearly and concisely, managing issues of persuasion when communicating with diverse audiences, presentation skills, and teamwork. Corequisite: CMPT 106, ENSC 100 or ENSC 106. Students with credit for CMPT 105W, ENSC 102, MSE 101W or SEE 101W may not take ENSC 105W for further credit. Writing.
This introductory laboratory course will familiarize the students with operating electronics laboratory instrumentation such as linear power supply, digital multimeter, function generator and oscilloscope. Students are expected to perform 6 lab experiments and submit a worksheet for each lab session. A final examination will be conducted (individually) to test the proficiency. Laboratory and workplace safety lectures and examinations are covered in this course. Prerequisite: BC PreCalculus 12 and BC Physics 12 (or equivalents).
Introduction to MATLAB and its use in engineering. Implementation, verification, and analysis of various engineering algorithms used in signal and image processing, robotics, communications engineering. Prerequisite: (CMPT 128, CMPT 120, or CMPT 130) and (MATH 151 or MATH 150), all with a minimum grade of C. Corequisite: MATH 152 and MATH 232.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
SSCB 9200, Burnaby 

LA01 
Th 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM 
SSCB 9200, Burnaby 
An introduction to the use of graphical communication in engineering. Objectives are to improve the students' literacy in the use of graphics to communicate engineering information, and their ability to visualize and to think in three dimensions. Specific application areas discussed include 2D and 3D geometry in mechanical drawing, electronicsrelated drawings, block diagrams, and flow charts. The use of CAD tools will be discussed, and demonstrations of some tools will be provided. Students who have taken ENSC 104, MSE 100 or SEE 100 first may not then take this course for further credit.
Fundamental electrical circuit quantities, and circuit elements; circuits laws such as Ohm law, Kirchoff's voltage and current laws, along with series and parallel circuits; operational amplifiers; network theorems; nodal and mesh methods; analysis of natural and step response of first (RC and RL), as well as second order (RLC) circuits; real, reactive and rms power concepts. In addition, the course will discuss the worker safety implications of both electricity and common laboratory practices such as soldering. Prerequisite: (PHYS 121 or PHYS 126 or PHYS 141), ENSC 120, MATH 232 and (MATH 260 or MATH 310), all with a minimum grade of C. MATH 232 and/or (MATH 260 or MATH 310) may be taken concurrently. Students with credit for MSE 250 or SEE 230 cannot take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
This course teaches analog/digital electronics and basic device physics in the context of modern silicon integrated circuits technology. Topics include: qualitative device physics and terminal characteristics; implementations and models of basic semiconductor devices (diodes, BJTs and MOSFETs); circuit simulation via SPICE; basic diode circuits; transistors as amplifiers and switching elements; temperature effects and compensation; singlestage transistor amplifiers; biasing, current sources and mirrors. Prerequisite: (ENSC 220 or MSE 250), MATH 232, and (MATH 260 or MATH 310), all with a minimum grade of C. Students taking or with credit for ENSC 226, MSE 251 or SEE 231 may not take ENSC 225 for further credit. Quantitative.
Fundamentals for designing and implementing modular programs using a modern objectoriented programming language with a focus on understanding the performance implications of design choices on nontraditional computing platforms. Lecture topics include: classes; objects; debugging, testing & verification; design analysis & abstraction; error handling; fundamental data structures such as lists, trees, and graphs; and big0 complexity analysis. Prerequisite: CMPT 128 or CMPT 135 or (CMPT 125 and CMPT 127), all with a minimum grade of C.
Design of digital systems. In particular, students will learn basic digital design concepts including the implementation of synthesizable combinational and sequential logic using HDL and computer based design tools to implement their designs on a FPGA. Prerequisite: CMPT 128 or CMPT 125 or CMPT 126 or CMPT 135, with a minimum grade of C. ENSC 252 is a required course for all Engineering Science Majors and Honours Students (no course substitutions are permitted). Students with credit for ENSC/CMPT 150 or ENSC 329/MSE 350 cannot take this course for further credit.
Fundamentals of microprocessor architecture and operation; this includes instruction formats, assembly language programming (procedures and parameter passing, interrupts, etc), and memory and I/O port interfaces. Prerequisite: (ENSC 251 & ENSC 252) or (CMPT 150 & CMPT 225 & enrolled as a Computing Science Major), all with a minimum grade of C. ENSC 254 is a required course for all Engineering Science Majors and Honours students (no course substitutions are permitted). Students with credit for, or who are concurrently enrolled in ENSC/CMPT 250 or ENSC 329/MSE 350 cannot take this course for further credit.
Methods to collect and analyze engineering data. Topics include: engineering data representation, discrete and continuous probability density functions, engineering measurements, error analysis, test of hypotheses, linear and nonlinear regression, and design of experiments. This course includes a significant laboratory component comprising: laboratory measurements and statistical analysis of electronic circuits, introduction to electronic device behaviour, instrument noise. Prerequisite: ((PHYS 121 and ENSC 120) or PHYS 141) and (MATH 251 and MATH 232), all with a minimum grade of C. MATH 251 and/or MATH 232 may be taken concurrently with ENSC 280. Engineering Science Majors and Honours students are required to take ENSC 280 (no course substitutions will be accepted). Students with credit for STAT 270, MSE 210, SEE 241 or PHYS 231 cannot take this course for further credit.
Topics covered include: use of Laplace transform in circuit analysis, including poles and zeros, frequency response and impulse response: convolution as a method for computing circuit responses: resonant and bandpass circuits; magnetically coupled circuits; two port circuits; and filtering. Also includes a laboratory component dealing with the design and implementation of active filters. Prerequisite: (ENSC 220 or MSE 250), MATH 232, and (MATH 260 or MATH 310), all with a minimum grade of C.
The essential physics of silicon semiconductor devices that form the heart of integrated circuits today are covered. An introduction to semiconductor device physics upon which device models are based leading to the development of the driftdiffusion equations. The static and dynamic behavior of PN junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and field effect transistors will be covered along with the application of the developed device models to integrated circuit design. Prerequisite: (ENSC 220 or MSE 250), MATH 232, and (MATH 260 or MATH 310), all with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for ENSC 224 or PHYS 365 may not take ENSC 324 for further credit.
This course introduces Students to analog integrated circuit design in the context of modern silicon integrated circuits technology. Topics included: integrated circuit technology and design tools; integrated component characteristics and limitations, differential amplifiers; multi stage amplifiers; feedback amplifiers; stability and frequency compensation; integrated operational amplifiers; bipolar and MOS digital circuits; analog aspects of digital electronics. Prerequisite: ENSC 225 or ENSC 226 or MSE 251, with a minimum grade of C.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Mo, We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
AQ 3159, Burnaby 

D101  TBD  
LA01  TBD 
Concentrates on the problems encountered when attempting to use computers in real time (RT) and embedded applications where the computer system must discern the state of the real world and react to it within stringent response time constraints. Both design methodology and practical implementation techniques for RT systems are presented. Although some hardware will be involved, it should be noted that this course concentrates on real time software. Prerequisite: (CMPT 128 and ENSC 215 and ENSC 250) or ENSC 254 or (CMPT 225 and (CMPT 250 or CMPT 295)), all with a minimum grade of C and a minimum of 60 units. ENSC 351 is a required course for all Engineering Science Major and Honours students (no course substitutions are permitted). Students with credit for or who are concurrently enrolled in ENSC 451/MSE 450 cannot take this course for further credit.
The objectives of this course are to cover the modelling and analysis of continuous and discrete signals using linear techniques. Topics covered include: a review of Laplace transforms; methods for the basic modelling of physical systems; discrete and continuous convolution; impulse and step response; transfer functions and filtering; the continuous Fourier transform and its relationship to the Laplace transform; frequency response and Bode plots; sampling; the Ztransform. Prerequisite: ENSC 180, ENSC 220 (or MSE 250) and (MATH 260 or MATH 310), all with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for MSE 280 or SEE 341 may not take ENSC 380 for further credit.
This course is an introduction to the analysis, design, and applications of continuous time linear control systems. Topics include transfer function representation of open and closed loop systems, time domain specifications and steady state error, sensitivity analysis, time and frequency response, and stability criteria. It includes a treatment of methods for the analysis of control systems based on the root locus, Bode plots and Nyquist criterion, and their use in the design of PID, and leadlag compensation. Lab work is included in this course. Prerequisite: ENSC 380 (or MSE 280), with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for MSE 381 or SEE 342 may not take ENSC 383 for further credit.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D200 
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
BLU 9660, Burnaby 

D201  TBD  
LA02  TBD 
This is the first course in a groupbased, twocourse capstone sequence: ENSC 405W, ENSC 440. Topics include group writing processes, project documentation and engineering design, group dynamics, engineering standards, project management, dispute resolution, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and user interface design. These groups will be maintained for the completion of the capstone project in ENSC 440. Students must take ENSC 440 in the term directly following successful completion of ENSC 405W. Prerequisite: (ENSC 105W or MSE 101W), ENSC 204, all with a minimum grade of C, completion of a minimum of 22 units of required upper division ENSC courses, and completion of (or concurrent enrollment in) two upper division technical electives meeting the requirements of the program. Students are required to complete at least two coops before enrolling in ENSC 440 Capstone B. Capstone B must be taken in the term immediately following Capstone A. Enrollment into Capstone A is by approval of the department via Capstone application form. Engineering Science students cannot take MSE 410, MSE 411, SEE 410W or SEE 411 for credit. Students who have taken (ENSC 304 and ENSC 305W) may not take ENSC 405W for credit. Writing.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
AQ 3003, Burnaby 

LA01 
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
AQ 3003, Burnaby 
This course provides an introduction to the engineering profession, professional practice, engineering law and ethics, including the issues of worker and public safety. It also offers opportunities to explore the social implications and environmental impacts of technologies, including sustainability, and to consider engineers' responsibility to society. Prerequisite: 100 units including one of ENSC 100, ENSC 106, CMPT 106, or MSE 102, with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for MSE 402 or SEE 402 may not take ENSC 406 for further credit.
This course covers the business, management and entrepreneurial concepts that are important to engineers who manage projects, run businesses, or need to decide on the most efficient method for accomplishing a task. The topics to be covered include: financial accounting, rates of return, taxes, costbenefit analyses, marketing, financing methods, and business plans. Prerequisite: A minimum of 80 units is required to enroll in this course. Students with credit for ENSC 201, ENSC 411, MSE 300 or SEE 300 cannot complete this course for further credit.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
AQ 3154, Burnaby AQ 3159, Burnaby 

D101  TBD 
This course combines the engineering economics covered in ENSC 201 with a series of guest lectures on entrepreneurship and the writing of a business plan in collaboration with students from the Beedie School of Business. Prerequisite: Students must have completed 90 units and have a GPA above 3.0. Students with credit for ENSC 201, ENSC 410, MSE 300 or SEE 300 cannot complete this course for further credit.
This is the second course in the groupbased, twocourse capstone sequence: ENSC 405W (Capstone A), and ENSC 440 (Capstone B). The capstone design course is based around a group project that consists of researching, designing, building and testing the hardware implementation of a working system. The course also includes material on how to design for safety and a shop training workshop. In order to obtain credit, students must successfully complete both courses. Students may not take Capstone B and Coop in the same term. Prerequisite: ENSC 405W with a minimum grade of C. Students will be automatically enrolled in ENSC 440 in the term immediately following successful completion of ENSC 405W. Students with credit for ENSC 440W, ENSC 442 or MSE 411 or SEE 411 may not take this course for further credit.
A practical, handson introduction to optical engineering and lasers. Covers the concepts of light, optics (geometric optics, Gaussian optics, multiple optical elements, lens aberrations), laser concepts, operational details of major laser types, laser interactions with optical systems, laser applications in engineering and medicine, complex optical system design and fiber optics. Labs cover optical systems, lasers measurements, optical CAD design, holography. Prerequisite: Completion of 80 units including (PHYS 121 or 126 or 141) and (MATH 260 or MATH 310), with a minimum grade of C.
Lectures provide the theory of integrated circuit fabrication. Students fabricate diodes, transistors and test structures in the laboratory. Topics: clean room practice, thermal oxidation and diffusion, photolithography, thin film deposition, etching, ion implantation, packaging, CMOS and bipolar processes. Prerequisite: ENSC 225 or ENSC 226 or MSE 251 or PHYS 365, with a minimum grade of C and permission of the instructor and a minimum of 80 units. Enrollment in this course is by application only.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

E200 
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM 
AQ 3154, Burnaby 

LB01 
We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM 
ASB 8825, Burnaby 

LB02 
Fr 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
ASB 8825, Burnaby 
Supervised study, research and preliminary work leading to a formal proposal for the thesis project work in ENSC 499. This activity can be directly augmented by other course work and by directed study. The locale of the work may be external to the University or within a University laboratory, or may bridge the two locations. Supervision may be by technical personnel at an external organization, or by faculty members, or through some combination. At least one of the supervisors must be a registered professional engineer. A plan for the student's ENSC 498 activities must be submitted to the school at the time of enrolment in the course. Completion of the undergraduate thesis project proposal is the formal requirement of this course and the basis upon which it is graded. Grading will be on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: At least 115 units or permission of the academic supervisor.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100  TBD 
A thesis is based on the research or development project that incorporates a significant level of engineering design. This work is typically undertaken in the student's final year, but in no case before the student has completed 115 units. Registration for ENSC 499 takes place in the term in which the thesis will be presented and defended. The locale of the work, supervision and other arrangements follow those for ENSC 498. Grading of the thesis will be on a pass/fail basis, but recognition will be given to outstanding work. Prerequisite: ENSC 498 with a minimum grade of C.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100  TBD 
Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: PreCalculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.
Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. Firstorder separable differential equations and growth models. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence and applications of power series. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151, with a minimum grade of C; or MATH 154 or 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 155 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Nils Bruin 
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 
SSCC 9001, Burnaby 
D200 
Randall Pyke 
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
SRYC 5280, Surrey 
OP01  TBD  
OP02  TBD  
OP03  TBD 
Linear equations, matrices, determinants. Introduction to vector spaces and linear transformations and bases. Complex numbers. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalization. Inner products and orthogonality; least squares problems. An emphasis on applications involving matrix and vector calculations. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or MACM 101, with a minimum grade of C; or MATH 154 or 157, both with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 240 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Brenda Davison 
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
SSCC 9001, Burnaby 
D200 
Randall Pyke 
Mo, We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SRYC 5280, Surrey 
OP01  TBD  
OP02  TBD 
Rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Vectors, lines, planes, cylinders, quadric surfaces. Vector functions, curves, motion in space. Differential and integral calculus of several variables. Vector fields, line integrals, fundamental theorem for line integrals, Green's theorem. Prerequisite: MATH 152 with a minimum grade of C; or MATH 155 or MATH 158 with a grade of at least B. Recommended: It is recommended that MATH 240 or 232 be taken before or concurrently with MATH 251. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Veselin Jungic 
Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM 
SSCB 9201, Burnaby AQ 3181, Burnaby 
OP01  TBD 
Designed for students in the Engineering Science program. Combines a continuation of the study of vector calculus from MATH 251 with an introduction to functions of a complex variable. Vector functions of a single variable, space curves, scalar and vector fields, conservative fields, surface and volume integrals, and theorems of Gauss, Green and Stokes. Functions of a complex variable, differentiability, contour integrals, Cauchy's theorem. Taylor and Laurent expansion, method of residues, integral transform and conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MATH 240 or 232, and 251, all with a minimum grade of C. MATH 240 or 232 may be taken concurrently. Students with credit for MATH 322 or MATH 252 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
Firstorder differential equations, second and higherorder linear equations, series solutions, introduction to Laplace transform, systems and numerical methods, applications in the physical, biological and social sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 152 with a minimum grade of C; or MATH 155 or 158, with a grade of at least B; MATH 232 or 240, with a minimum grade of C. Students with credit for MATH 310 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Justin Gray 
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
AQ 3181, Burnaby 
D101 
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
AQ 5007, Burnaby 

D102 
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
AQ 5008, Burnaby 

D104 
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
AQ 5007, Burnaby 
A general calculusbased introduction to mechanics. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/BreadthScience.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Sarah Johnson 
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
SSCB 9200, Burnaby 
D101 
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
AQ 5006, Burnaby 

D102 
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
AQ 5006, Burnaby 

D103 
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
RCB 7105, Burnaby 

D105 
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
AQ 5005, Burnaby 

D106 
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
AQ 5005, Burnaby 

D107 
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
AQ 5005, Burnaby 

D109 
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
AQ 5005, Burnaby 

D110 
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
AQ 5006, Burnaby 

D111 
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
RCB 7105, Burnaby 
A general calculusbased introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or 125 or 140, with a minimum grade of C, or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133. Students with credit for PHYS 102, 126 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/BreadthScience.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
HoiKwan Lau Paul Haljan 
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
AQ 3182, Burnaby 
D101 
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D103 
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D104 
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D107 
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D108 
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D109 
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

D111 
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 
An intermediate mechanics course covering kinematics, dynamics, calculus of variations and Lagrange's equations, noninertial reference frames, central forces and orbits, and rigid body motion. Prerequisite: MATH 251; MATH 232 or MATH 240; PHYS 255 or ENSC 380. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C. Recommended Corequisite: MATH 260 or MATH 310. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Andrew DeBenedictis 
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
AQ 5018, Burnaby 
D102 
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
AQ 5006, Burnaby 

D103 
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
TASC2 7201, Burnaby 
Development and application of Maxwell's equations in vector differential form. Notation and theorems of vector calculus; electric charge, fields, potentials, capacitance and field energy; conductors; methods for solving electrostatic problems; electric fields in matter; electrical current and the magnetic field; Ampere's law and the vector potential; magnetic fields in matter; electromotive force, electrical resistance, Faraday's law and inductance; Maxwell's correction to Ampere's law and electromagnetic waves. Prerequisite: PHYS 121 or PHYS 126 or PHYS 141 (or PHYS 102 with a minimum grade of B); MATH 252 or MATH 254; MATH 260 or MATH 310. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C, unless specified. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Levon Pogosian 
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
AQ 5005, Burnaby 
D101 
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
WMC 2503, Burnaby 
SternGerlach experiments and the structure of quantum mechanics; operators; angular momentum and spin; Schrödinger equation and examples for time evolution; systems of two spin½ particles; density operators; wave mechanics in one dimension including the double slit experiment, particle in a box, scattering in one dimension, tunnelling; onedimensional harmonic oscillator; coherent states. Prerequisite: MATH 252 or MATH 254; MATH 260; PHYS 255; PHYS 285 or ENSC 380 or CHEM 260. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C. Recommended Prerequisite: PHYS 211. Quantitative.
A continuation of PHYS 321: properties of electromagnetic waves and their interaction with matter. Transmission lines and waveguides; antennas, radiation and scattering; propagation of electromagnetic waves in free space and in matter; reflection and refraction at boundaries; polarization, interference and diffraction. Prerequisite: PHYS 321 (no substitution); PHYS 255 or ENSC 380, both with a minimum grade of C. Quantitative.
* or MATH 150 Calculus I with Review if you do not meet the MATH 151 prerequisites
Elective Course Requirements
Complementary Studies Elective Courses
For students in the Engineering Physics option, the university has agreed to reduce the total credits required in BSoc and BHum courses to 9 (or 3 courses), with at least one course (3 credits) in each category. Since ECON 1034 is a BSoc course, for these students at least one complementary elective should be from the BHum category and at least one should be from the Central Issue, Methodology, and Thought Process category as required by CEAB. Please note that the same course can satisfy both of these requirements and the other complementary elective course can be any other course from either of the two categories listed below. A list of complementary studies electives can be found at http://www.sfu.ca/engineering/currentstudents/undergraduatestudents/requirementsandpolicies/electives.html. Other courses may be acceptable with undergraduate curriculum committee chair approval.
Engineering Science and Design Electives
Engineering Science and Design (ESD) Electives may be offered by departments other than the School of Engineering Science, but they must satisfy the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) engineering science and engineering design requirements. Generally, Engineering Science has roots in mathematics and basic sciences, but carries knowledge further toward creative applications that could include simulation, experimental procedures, modelling and the development of mathematical or numerical techniques. Application to the identification and solution of practical engineering problems is stressed.
Engineering Design requires students to demonstrate an ability to design solutions for complex, openended engineering problems and to design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate attention to health and safety risks, applicable standards and economic, environmental, cultural and societal considerations.
Each option has a preapproved list of electives that may include one or more preapproved ESD electives. Note that these courses may have prerequisites not required for your option; these prerequisites would still need to be taken in order to enrol in the elective. Students interested in taking an ESD elective course that does not appear on this list should contact the Chair of their option/Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and obtain his/her approval in writing before proceeding with the course.
Students in the Engineering Physics Option must complete a minimum of 8 units from the approved engineering science & design elective list in addition to their required physics electives below. Only one engineering science & design elective from the approved list can be at the 300 level. The approved engineering science and design electives for Engineering Physics can be found at http://www.sfu.ca/engineering/currentstudents/undergraduatestudents/programsandrequirements/engineeringphysics/curriculumrevised.html.
NOTE: SFU students accepted in the accelerated master’s within the School of Engineering Science may apply a maximum of 10 graduate course units, taken while completing the bachelor's degree, towards the upper division electives of the bachelor's program and the requirements of the master's degree. For more information go to: https://www.sfu.ca/gradstudies/apply/programs/acceleratedmasters.html or please contact the Engineering Science Graduate Program Committee Chair.
Physics Electives
In addition to the required physics courses and engineering science and design electives, students must also complete 3 physics electives selected from the list below, at least one of which must be a 400level physics course.
A physics perspective on cellular structure and composition; random walks and diffusion; properties of fluids, cell motion; entropy and the properties of soft materials; structure and function of proteins; signal propagation in nerves. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 units including CHEM 122; MATH 152 or MATH 155; PHYS 102 or PHYS 121 or PHYS 126 or PHYS 141; all with a minimum grade of C. Recommended: BISC 101. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Nancy Forde 
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
WMC 3253, Burnaby 
D101 
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
RCB 6125, Burnaby 
Evolution of the universe, modern cosmological models, origins of matter and entropy in the universe. Big Bang nucleosynthesis, formation of large scale structure and galaxies, planetary systems. Prerequisite: PHYS 211; CHEM 120 or CHEM 121; both with a minimum grade of C. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Joanna Woo 
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
AQ 5008, Burnaby 
D101 
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
AQ 5030, Burnaby 
Computerbased approaches to solving complex physical problems. Includes topics such as MonteCarlo and molecular dynamics techniques applied to thermal properties of materials; dynamical behavior of systems, including chaotic motion; methods for ground state determination and optimization, including NewtonRaphson, simulated annealing, neural nets, and genetic algorithms: symplectic methods; and analysis of numerical data. Prerequisite: MATH 260 or MATH 310; PHYS 255; CMPT 120 or equivalent. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 

LA01 
Eldon Emberly 
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM 
SSCP 9416, Burnaby 
Central forces, rigid body motion, small oscillations. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of mechanics. Prerequisite: PHYS 384, with a minimum grade of C or permission of the department. Nonphysics majors may enter with MATH 252; MATH 260 or MATH 310; PHYS 211. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C. Quantitative.
Wave mechanics in three dimensions; orbital angular momentum and spherical harmonics; central potentials, hydrogen atom; timeindependent perturbation theory, Stark effect, Zeeman effect; identical particles, helium atom; scattering, Born approximation; timedependent perturbation theory, interaction picture. Prerequisite: PHYS 385; either PHYS 384 or MATH 314. All prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Eundeok Mun 
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 
AQ 5014, Burnaby 
D101 
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
AQ 5014, Burnaby 
Postulates of statistical mechanics, partition functions, applications to gases, paramagnetism and equilibrium. Quantum statistics and applications. Prerequisite: PHYS 344 or CHEM 360, with a minimum grade of C. Recommended: PHYS 385. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Malcolm Kennett 
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM 
AQ 5008, Burnaby 
D101 
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
AQ 5030, Burnaby 
Physics of elementary particles. Symmetries, strong interactions, electromagnetic interactions, weak interaction. Prerequisite: PHYS 385 or CHEM 364; PHYS 313 or permission from instructor for nonPhysics students, all with a minimum grade of C. Quantitative.
Section  Instructor  Day/Time  Location 

D100 
Michel Vetterli 
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM 
WMC 3533, Burnaby 
D101 
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM 
AQ 4125, Burnaby 
Alternative PHYS courses not on this list (such as 400level special topics PHYS courses) may be used with prior approval from the ENSC UCC by filing an online appeal form (https://courses.cs.sfu.ca/forms/).
Thesis
Students will start their thesis work (ENSC 498 and 499) on or off campus, either integrated with an optional (or mandatory) work term or as independent work with appropriate supervision.
Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements
Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for universitywide information.
WQB Graduation Requirements
A grade of C or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit
Requirement 
Units 
Notes  
W  Writing 
6 
Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject  
Q  Quantitative 
6 
Q courses may be lower or upper division  
B  Breadth 
18 
Designated Breadth  Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division 6 units Social Sciences: BSoc 6 units Humanities: BHum 6 units Sciences: BSci 
6 
Additional Breadth  6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be Bdesignated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements) Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas. 
WQB Requirement Modifications for Engineering Science Students
For engineering science students, these university requirements are modified as follows.
 for students in the engineering physics option, the total number of BreadthSocial Sciences (BSoc) and BreadthHumanities (BHum) courses is reduced to three courses, with at least one course in each category
In addition, the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) requires that one complementary studies elective in the ENSC curriculum must be in the Central Issue, Methodology, and Thought Process category.
Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit
 At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
 At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
Please see Faculty of Applied Sciences Residency Requirements for further information.
Elective Courses
In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.