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Engineering Transfer - First Year Engineering (Certificate)

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Total Credits: 39
Credential: Certificate in Engineering Transfer (First Year Engineering)
Program Code: ENGTR.CERT
CIP: 14.0101


Students gain a solid foundation in first year sciences and academic writing alongside an introduction to engineering mechanics and project design. Through engineering career investigation and interactions with student colleagues and engineering professionals, students will be encouraged to develop their aspirations as members of an engineering community.

Opportunities for Academic Advancement

This program prepares students for entry into either the second year Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) or Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSEng) at the University of Victoria (UVic). Students may also apply for course-to-course transfer to other post-secondary institutions.


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Note: B or higher in Physics 12 is strongly recommended.

Learning Outcomes

 At the completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply a foundational knowledge of mathematics, computer programming, chemistry and physics to engineering studies.

  • Write effectively for purpose and audience, apply research skills to produce academic and technical documents, and prepare and deliver professional presentations using appropriate visual aids.

  • Solve basic engineering mechanics problems involving distributed loads, equilibrium and analysis of statically-determinate structures including beams and simple trusses.

  • Follow a structured process to design a system comprised of electrical, mechanical, computer and software subsystems.

  • Work effectively in a team to successfully accomplish a design project.


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* CHEM 150  is the preferred option for Engineering Transfer students. Students may substitute CHEM 120 .

** COMP 166  is the preferred option for Engineering Transfer students. Students may substitute COMP 132 .

*** MATH 251  is the preferred option for Engineering Transfer students. Students may substitute MATH 125 .

**** Students targeting the Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSEng) program at UVic should take COMP 139  in the Winter.  Students targeting the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) program at UVic have a choice of taking COMP 139  or STAT 218  in the Winter.

Program Completion Requirements

  • A “C” or higher in each course and a minimum GPA of 3.0 (C+) overall is required.

Additional Information

  • The Engineering Transfer courses satisfy the entrance requirement into second-year engineering at the University of Victoria and guarantee students a seat in second-year engineering, though not necessarily in their preferred engineering discipline. UVic has competitive entry into some second-year engineering programs (e.g. Mechanical, Civil and Biomedical Engineering) as demand typically exceeds the available space. UVic students and transfer students are evaluated equally and seats are offered based on GPA.
  • Students wishing to study engineering at any post-secondary institution must apply for course-to-course transfer. Students should check the BC Transfer Guide and contact their destination institution for transfer information.

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