Course Scheduling FAQ

Q: My required courses conflict?

A: Email the undergraduate assistant (enscugra@sfu.ca) and explain your issue. They may be able to reschedule a course. You must request this before course enrollment begins, or it may be too late. These must be courses the department intends for you to take together. Alternatively, you can submit a time-conflict request form (https://coursys.sfu.ca/forms/ensc-time-conflict-request-form/) and enroll in both conflicting courses. The department will expect you to have a plan to minimize the consequences of the conflict.

Q: My required course is full, and I can’t waitlist?

A: Email the undergraduate assistant (enscugra@sfu.ca) and explain your issue. They may be able to add more seats.

Q: I can’t enroll in courses from another department?

A: The other department probably reserves those seats for students in their program. You can enroll during open enrollment. Alternatively, you can declare a minor in the other department to gain immediate enrollment privileges. Computer engineering students commonly declare a CMPT minor

Q: This is my first time enrolling in an upper-division course, and my enrollment was not processed?

A: You must declare your concentration before enrolling in upper division courses. Please fill out this form (https://coursys.sfu.ca/forms/ensc-declare-ensc-option/), and the undergraduate assistant will process it promptly. You may enroll in upper division courses after the form is approved.

Q: I want to take an elective, but it's not pre-approved?

A: Submit a course substitution waiver (https://coursys.sfu.ca/forms/ensc-course-substitutionswaivers/). The undergraduate assistant and UCC chair will assess the course. Approval will depend on the course's accreditation status, academic unit distribution, and your personal circumstances.

Q: I’m missing a pre-requisite, but I took an equivalent course?

A: This is generally acceptable. Submit a course substitution waiver (https://coursys.sfu.ca/forms/ensc-course-substitutionswaivers/).

Q: I want to take a course during my co-op term?

A: This is allowed if your supervisor approves. After getting written consent from your supervisor, submit a time-conflict request form (https://coursys.sfu.ca/forms/ensc-time-conflict-request-form/).

Q: I want to take an equivalent course in another department?

A: Submit a course substitution waiver (https://coursys.sfu.ca/forms/ensc-course-substitutionswaivers/). Our department will discourage this unless there are extenuating circumstances. You may also need approval from the other department.

Contacts

Undergraduate Assistant (Debbie Newberry) - enscugra@sfu.ca

     ● Can manipulate the ENSC course schedule

     ● Reviews all submitted forms

     ● Can manually enroll you into courses

Academic Advising - asadvise@sfu.ca

     ● Can help you plan courses

     ● Sometimes uninformed about department policies

VP Academic (Colton Koop) - academic@esss.ca

     ● Fellow student who is very knowledgeable on course scheduling

     ● Good point of contact if you have an issue that is not addressed on this list