Engineering Transfer program
UCFV offers the first year of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering) degree program for students wishing to transfer to the University of British Columbia or the University of Victoria. Upon completion of the UCFV program, students will be allowed to enter the second-year Engineering programs at UBC and UVic without any additional qualifying courses, providing they meet the entrance requirements for the program at these institutions.
Students transferring to UBC from the UCFV program are allowed to enter the second year of the UBC Applied Science program with a lower grade point average than students trying to enter from first-year General Sciences. Once admitted, students from all institutions (including UBC) then compete for seats in different specialties based on their GPA.
Students wishing to transfer to UVic require a similar first-year schedule to the one described below.
1. B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, Principles of Math 12 (B or better), Physics 11 (Physics 12 is recommended), Chemistry 11 and Chemistry 12.
2. Before applicants are admitted they must attend an information/interview session.
Note 1: If you are currently completing these course requirements, submit an interim transcript with your application.
Note 2: Students should note the prerequisites for the required ENGL 105 course.
Note 3: To successfully complete the Engineering Transfer program, a student must be academically strong. This program is best suited to students with a B average or better.
How to apply
1. Submit the application fee along with your UCFV application for admission form to the Admissions and Records (A&R) office. Application forms are available from any A&R or Student Services office. You can also print an application form from our website at www.ufv.ca/ar, or you can apply directly through the internet at www.pas.bc.ca. See the Program Charts for a complete list of application dates and general admission information.
Additional documents required for a complete application:
2. In the spring you will be notified about attending the interview/information session.
3. Upon admission to the program, you will be provided with registration information. A deposit is required when you register (see the Fees and Other Costs section). This money will be applied toward your tuition fees. Final payment of all courses fees is due the end of the second week of classes.
4. In cases where interim transcripts are submitted, an admission decision may be made conditional upon completion of academic requirements. Proof of completion of entrance requirements is due the end of the first week in August.
Basis for admission decision
Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. This date is set when an application, all required documentation, and the application fee have been submitted.
Students who meet the entrance requirements and register in six of the required engineering courses each semester will have reserved seats in the program’s core courses. Students who are admitted to the Engineering program but register in fewer than six courses may not claim reserved seats. Engineering reserved seat status is only available for first-year courses and only for first-year students.
The only first-year course that students may defer to a later date is English 105.
To be recognized by UBC as an engineering transfer student the following set of courses must be completed:
Note 1: As a general rule the elective must be taken from the Faculty of Arts. However, scientific geography, and studio/performance courses in the fine arts, music, and theatre will not satisfy this requirement. Introductory language courses in a student’s first language, as well as business and kinesiology courses, are also not acceptable.
Note: Unless stated, the minimum grade acceptable in all course prerequisites is a C-.
For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.
Second, third, and fourth year are completed at UBC or alternative institution. Students must apply formally for admission to the awarding institution.
Some students choose to take two years at UCFV and take all 14 courses of the Engineering Transfer program plus their second-year math courses and additional electives before they transfer. However, these students do not get reserved seats.
Students with first-year sciences are also allowed to compete for second-year Engineering positions if the UBC or UVic programs are not full. These students need a higher GPA for acceptance than Engineering Transfer students. Students hoping to transfer this way should take CHEM 113/114, ENGR 113, MATH 111/112/152, PHYS 111/112, ENGL 105, plus an elective.
Engineering studies at other universities
Many of the above courses transfer individually to other universities offering engineering programs. Student Services advisors should be consulted to determine the transferability of each course to the university of interest. UCFV offers a number of second-year courses in math and science which also transfer individually.
Wood Science option
At UCFV students may complete the first year of the UBC BSc in Wood Products Processing. The requirements of this first year are slightly different from the Engineering Transfer program, and students completing this option may not be eligible for second-year admission to UBC Engineering. However, students completing the first year of the program at UCFV can expect direct integration into second-year BSc in Wood Products at UBC, provided they meet the UBC annually established minimum grade point average. Grade point minimums vary according to discipline. Students should consult the UBC calendar for details.
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