Offered exclusively at SFU Surrey, SYSTEMS ONE comprises the first year curriculum for students entering degree programs in the Faculty of Applied Sciences (Surrey).
Designed to meet the first-year requirements for both the Software Systems (School of Computing Science) and Mechatronic Systems Engineering (School of Engineering Science) degree programs, SYSTEMS ONE courses provide a broad overview of the disciplines of Computing and Engineering Science while contributing to the development of leadership, problem solving and communication skills. Core courses in programming, project organization and design, history of technology, ethical issues in computing and engineering science, and professional and technical communication are complemented by additional program-specific requirements for each major.
All students admitted to programs in the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering or Software Systems (School of Computing Science), will complete their first year within Systems One.
The Systems One curriculum is based upon a core set of shared courses characterized by the following features:
- small class sizes
- increased interaction between students, faculty & staff
- enhanced sense of community amongst students
- strong cross-disciplinary collaboration
- a team-based environment similar to that found in many high technology workplaces