Abbotsford campus, Chilliwack campus at CEP
The Engineering Transfer program provides you with a supportive environment where you can achieve the highest grades possible before transferring to another institution to complete your degree in Engineering.
You spend the first year of an Engineering degree at UFV, covering topics such as linear algebra, structured programming, and mechanics. You then may complete your degree at UBC, UVic, or at another university. Once transferred, you join other second-year students in competition for entry into the engineering specialties, such as Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical.
While the program is based on the Abbotsford campus, the core science courses are also available in Chilliwack.
Second, third, and fourth year can be completed at UBC (Okanagan or Vancouver campus) or UVic*. Courses may also transfer to alternative institutions. Be sure to consult with the engineering program you are applying to for admissions and transfer details. Students must formally apply for admission to the destination institution, according to their application procedures and deadlines.
* Note: the transfer options described above refer to admission to UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science or UVic’s Faculty of Engineering. Once admitted, there is another competition for specialty (Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, etc.). Admitted students are ranked according to GPA and are assigned to their specialty according to their stated preferences and their overall GPA. If a specialty fills with higher GPA students before a lower-ranked student comes up, then that lower-ranked student will be put into their second or third choice of specialty.
Other options include transfering to a Wood Science degree or completing a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Math, or Computer Information Systems at UFV.
A recent study by Statistics Canada that followed the lives of 15,166 Canadians over a 20-year period found that engineering was one of the most reliable fields to achieve high earnings throughout a lifetime.
While career outcomes may vary depending on the specialty you select, a recent report by Engineers Canada notes that there are not enough engineering graduates to fill positions vacated by senior engineers entering retirement.
Employment for engineers often develops in sectors of the economy that are experiencing growth. Specialties such as green engineering, software engineering, biomedical engineering, and nano-engineering are emerging as lucrative fields with excellent growth potential.
View entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar.
Students who do not meet the entrance requirements can upgrade in order to meet prerequisites for university classes.
Make an appointment with a Upgrading and University Preparation advisor to discuss your upgrading needs.