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Civil Engineering Bridge to UVIC (Advanced Diploma)


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Total Credits: 39+
Credential: Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering Bridge to the University of Victoria  
Program Code:                     CENG.UVIC.ADIP
CIP: 15.0201

 

The Civil Engineering Bridge to the University of Victoria program enhances a student’s theoretical knowledge of civil engineering to complement the practical skills obtained in a typical civil engineering technology program at a Canadian college. Students will increase their theoretical knowledge in the areas of calculus, algebra, chemistry, physics, geology, and building science. 

The Civil Engineering Bridge to the University of Victoria program is offered by Camosun College with cooperation of the University of Victoria (UVic). Students with an approved diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, or a related discipline, can take this one-year program to upgrade their theoretical knowledge in preparation for entering the third year of the Civil Engineering degree program at the University of Victoria.

Students have the option of completing a co-op work term which may be transferable to UVic.

Admissions


This program is demanding and requires a high level of commitment.  The admission process is designed to identify the students most likely to succeed at the University.  The number of applicants meeting the minimum GPA standard for admission may be greater than the number of seats in the program.  This may mean a higher GPA is used to determine admission eligibility.

All of:

  • High school transcripts - 1 copy
  • Other postsecondary transcripts - 1 copy

Regardless of relevance to engineering studies, all post-secondary transcripts must be submitted

And one of:

  • A Diploma in Civil, Municipal, Environmental, or Structural Engineering Technology within the last 5 years with a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 (B) and no individual course marks below a “C” grade - 1 copy
  • A Diploma in Civil, Municipal, Environmental, or Structural Engineering Technology more than 5 years ago with a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 (B) and no individual course marks below a “C” grade - 1 copy and a Letter of Intent outlining work experience and or professional development since graduation
  • A diploma from another closely related discipline within the last 5 years with a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 (B) and no individual course marks below a “C” grade and approved by the Engineering Bridge Coordinator - 1 copy

Note:

  • Camosun College diploma graduates are not required to submit their Camosun transcripts
  • “In progress” transcripts may be accepted if students are currently enrolled in the final courses of their diploma program.  The courses must be completed prior to acceptance for admission.
  • Diploma programs must be accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) to be eligible for admission.  Other Canadian technology programs not accredited by TAC may be considered but will require the submission of detailed course descriptions (syllabi) for all courses.

Admission Selection Process

Stage One

GPA is calculated using all courses taken toward completion of a student’s Technology diploma, including all course repeats.

Stage Two

A joint meeting is held between the University of Victoria and Camosun College to rank the applicants based on the GPA achieved to determine which applicants will be offered admission to the Bridge program.

Learning Outcome


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

  • Apply calculus, matrix algebra, and statistics to analyse systems in engineering designs
  • Apply chemistry, physics, and dynamics theory to analyse engineering problems
  • Document an engineering design using established forms of academic writing styles
  • Use a high-level programming language for engineering computational problems
  • Create engineering designs that incorporate considerations of equity, sustainability, and engineering ethics
  • Evaluate the potential hazard of geologic formations to engineering projects
  • Evaluate design decisions relating to building energy use, using criteria including technical performance, equity, sustainability, and engineering ethics
  • Analyze the influence of climate and climate change on energy flows in a building to select appropriate engineering solutions to address these

Curriculum


Program Completion Requirements


  • The Civil Engineering Bridge to the University of Victoria program is offered in the Winter and Fall semesters for entry into the third year of Engineering at the University of Victoria in January.
  • To obtain the Camosun College Bridge credential and to be eligible for admission to third year of the Engineering Program at the University the following criteria is applicable:
    • Students must obtain a “C” grade or higher in each course.  If a “D” or “F” grade is received, the student must repeat the course and obtain a grade of “C+” or higher. Repetition of a course to obtain a higher grade will only be permitted once.
    • The Camosun College Bridge Program must be completed within two consecutive years.  If a student wants to drop or withdraw from any course they must obtain permission prior to doing so, as there may be consequences that could adversely affect their admission to the University.  Students must consult Academic Advising regarding any program or course changes.