What is Applied Sciences?
At SFU, the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) is home to two unique and technologically innovative schools: the School of Computing Science and the School of Engineering Science. Students interested in pursuing degrees in either Software Systems or Mechatronic Systems Engineering will begin their studies in Systems One.
Schools in the Faculty of Applied Sciences
- School of Computing Science - An internationally-recognized program in theoretical and applied computing science including sixteen diverse labs and groups collaborating with government and industry.
- School of Engineering Science - Not a traditional engineering school, but innovative and personal, emphasizing micro-electronics, telecommunications, signal processing, systems engineering, and computers.
Why Applied Sciences at SFU?
Another important question! There are many characteristics that make the Applied Sciences programs at SFU unique. One of the most important is that we take an interdisciplinary approach to education. Out there, in the real world, people are required to have the ability to think and act across disciplinary boundaries. They are expected to work well in groups, think "outside of the box", be creative, and, most importantly, to be able to look at issues critically and be innovative in their approach to problem solving.
These are the same outcomes you can expect as an Applied Sciences graduate. So why not model your education in a way that will truly prepare you for real life?