Academic Calendar Fall 2018

Engineering

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Engineering Transfer program

UFV 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 UFV program, students may 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 or UVic from the UFV program with the minimum required GPA may be admitted to the UBC/UVic second year program. Once admitted, all students, regardless of their first-year institution, then compete for seats in different specialties based on their GPA; popular specialties have higher GPA requirements than the entrance GPA. UBC also allows admission from General Sciences, but may require a higher entrance GPA.

Entrance requirements

Admission to the Engineering Transfer Program (ETP) is based on the following:

  1. B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  2. Pre-Calculus 12 with at least a B.
  3. Chemistry 12.
  4. Physics 11. Physics 12 is strongly recommended.
  5. English 12 or English Literature 12 (see Note) with a minimum final grade of C+ or one of the other prerequisites for ENGL 105.

    Note: English 12 equivalent courses include English 12 First Peoples, English Literature 12, AP English, and IB English A (standard level or higher level).

Note 1: UBC requires ETP students to complete at least 12 of the 13 program courses in two semesters, with a minimum 2.8 GPA. Due to the demand for this program, UFV students must enrol in at least 12 of the program courses in two consecutive semesters. Admitted ETP students who do not enrol in the full program will be moved to the Bachelor of Science, provided they meet the BSc entrance requirements. Students who have already completed two or more program courses or who intend to spend two years at UFV should apply to the Bachelor of Science program instead.

Note 2: Applicants who are currently completing the course requirements must submit an interim transcript with their application.

Note 3: Students offered conditional admission will have their files reviewed after receipt of final grades. Those falling below the completive minimum established for that year will be offered a place in the Bachelor of Science, provided they meet the BSc entrance requirements.

Note 4: 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.

Note 5: Applicants must provide an e-mail address and are expected to check their e-mail regularly (usually starting in March or April). Students must respond to information sent to them in order to keep their application active.

When to apply

Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall semester only. For application deadlines, see Specific intake application process.

How to apply

  1. Apply online at ufv.ca/admissions/admissions/apply.

    Additional documents required for a complete application:

    • Proof of B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.
    • Transcripts (or interim transcripts) showing grade/course achievement as per entrance requirements.

  2. In the spring you will be notified about attending the interview/information session.
  3. Upon admission to the program, applicants will be provided with registration information. A deposit is required prior to registration (see the Fees and Other Costs section). This money will be applied toward tuition fees. Final payment of all courses fees is due by 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 by the end of the first week in August.

Basis for admission decision

Seats will be competitively awarded based on the average of Chemistry 12, Physics 12, and Pre-Calculus 12. If these courses are not completed at the time of application, then the grades for the corresponding Grade 11 courses will be substituted. In all cases, if both the Grade 11 and 12 courses have been completed, then the better of the two grades will be used to calculate the GPA for admission. Students who do not have at least a B average in these three courses will not normally be considered for admission. Conditional admission may be granted to students with courses in progress at the time of application.

Reserved seats

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.

Undergraduate continuance

Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or above) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).

Program outline

The following order of courses is used so all the prerequisites can be met, the work-load is relatively balanced, students don’t have to choose between UBC and UVic until the second semester, and there is some flexibility to deal with common problems. Students in reserved seats will have specific places reserved for them in these courses, creating a workable schedule.

Students intending to do these courses in one year without being admitted to the Engineering Transfer program should also try to follow this schedule, but variations may be necessary.

Semester I (common to UBC and UVic)

Course Title Credits
CHEM 113 Principles of Chemistry I 5
COMP 152 Introduction to Structured Programming (see Note 1) 4
ENGL 105 Academic Writing 3
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
PHYS 111 Mechanics 5
ENGR 122 Introduction to Engineering 1
ENGR 151 Computer-Aided Engineering Graphics 4

Semester II (for transfer to UBC)

Course Title Credits
CHEM 114 Principles of Chemistry II 5
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
ENGR 152/MATH 152 Linear Algebra for Engineering 4
PHYS 112 Electricity and Magnetism 5
ENGR 113 Engineering Physics: Statics and Dynamics 4
Elective See Note 2 3

Semester II (for transfer to UVic)

Course Title Credits
CMNS 251 Professional Report Writing 3
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
ENGR 152/MATH 152 Linear Algebra for Engineering 4
PHYS 112 Electricity and Magnetism 5
ENGR 113 Engineering Physics: Statics and Dynamics 4

Note 1: UBC and UVic may change their program requirements without notice. In the event of a difference between the UFV ETP program and UBC and UVic entrance rules then it is the UBC and UVic rules that always apply. Efforts are made to prevent any such discrepancy.

Note 2: UBC accepts either the pair of COMP 150 and COMP 155 or the single course COMP 152.

Note 3: As a general rule the elective must be taken from the College 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 4: Unless stated, the minimum grade acceptable in all course prerequisites is a C-.

Note 5: Check with UBC and UVic for the minimum GPA and other details.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

Program completion

Second, third, and fourth year are completed at UBC or UVic. Courses may also transfer to alternative institutions. Students must apply formally for admission to the destination institution.

Some students choose to take two years at UFV and take all 13 courses of the Engineering Transfer program plus their second-year math courses and additional electives before they transfer. However, these students are not admitted to the Engineering Transfer program and do not get reserved seats; they are considered "competitive entry" students at UBC, and not ETP students with the lower GPA requirement.

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. Academic Advisors should be consulted to determine the transferability of each course to the university of interest. UFV offers a number of second-year courses in math and science which also transfer individually.

Wood Science option

At UFV 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 UFV 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.

Semester I (Fall)

Course Title Credits
CHEM 113 Principles of Chemistry I 5
ENGL 105 Academic Writing 3
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
PHYS 111 Mechanics 5
Elective One course chosen from: COMP 152, ECON 100, ECON 101, ENGR 113, ENGR 151, and PHYS 112 3-5

Semester II (Winter)

Course Title Credits
CHEM 114 Principles of Chemistry II 5
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
Electives Three courses chosen from: COMP 152, ECON 100, ECON 101, ENGR 113, ENGR 151, and PHYS 112 10-13

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.


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