Students of the Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate Program working on a project

Engineering Transfer Diploma


  • Program Length 
    2 Years
  • Credential 
    Transfer Program
  • Options 
    Transfer Program
  • Location Offered 
    Nanaimo

Vancouver Island University is a signatory to the BC Common First-Year Engineering Curriculum (CFYEC).  The Engineering Transfer Diploma provides a pathway into engineering studies at Simon Fraser University, Thompson Rivers University, the University of Northern British Columbia, the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, and the University of Alberta.

Transferring to UVic

The Engineering Transfer Diploma program provides twenty first- and second-year courses towards UVic Engineering degree programs.  Students successfully completing the entire Engineering Transfer Diploma program have:

  • Guaranteed admittance into 2nd year Engineering at UVic provided students achieve a minimum required overall GPA and minimum grade in each curriculum course. 
  • Placed in a common pool with all students for competitive entry into their 2nd year engineering program of their choice at UVic. Average GPA for entry into a specific engineering program at UVic changes each year depending on the number of students applying and the number of seats available.

Transferring to SFU, TRU, UNBC, UBC, and UofA

With the addition of one course in the Fall term (Term 1A) and one course in the Spring term (Term 2B) of the Engineering Transfer Diploma, all the courses required for the Common First-Year Engineering Curriculum will be met.  Students achieving this requirement may exit after one year of studies with the Engineering Transfer Certificate, and transfer to one of these institutions. 

If this path is of interest to you, please contact VIU Registration as soon as possible after receiving your acceptance letter for more information. 

Year 1

Credits

Fall Semester

 

CSCI 160 - (Computer Science I for Engineering)

4

ENGL 115 - (University Writing and Research)

3

ENGR 112 - (Engineering Design I)

3

MATH 121 - (Calculus I)

3

PHYS 121 - (Physics for the Physical Sciences I)

4

Spring Semester

 

ENGL 204 - (Business and Technical Writing)

3

MATH 122 - (Calculus II)

3

ENGR 121 - (Engineering Design II)

3

MATH 141 - (Matrix Algebra for Engineers) 

3

PHYS 122 - (Physics for the Physical Sciences II)

4

Total Credits

33

Note: ENGR 107 should be taken in the Spring semester by those students who wish to take part in the optional engineering Co-Op program. 

Year 2

Credits

Fall Semester

 

CHEM 150 - (Engineering Chemistry)

4

MATH 221 - (Calculus III)

3

MATH 254 - (Statistics I)

3

Complementary Studies Electives1,2

6

Spring Semester

 

ENGE 250 - (Linear Circuits I) or
PHYS 216 - (Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism)

3

ENGM 141 - (Engineering Mechanics)

3

CSCI 161 - (Computer Science II)2

4

Science Electives3

6

Total Credits

32

1Students may replace one complementary studies elective with a science elective.

2Students intending to take CSCI 261 as a science elective in Year 2 should take CSCI 161 in Year 1 and MATH 141 in Year 2. 

3Please see advisor for list of approved electives. 

Updated 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
  • English 12 with a minimum grade of "C+"
  • Pre-Calculus 12 with a minimum grade of "B"
  • Physics 12 with a minimum grade of "C+"; Outstanding candidates missing Physics 12 or equivalent are encouraged to apply and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of "C+"; Outstanding candidates missing Chemistry 12 or equivalent are encouraged to apply and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Recommended: Calculus 12 (if available); Programming 12 (if available)

Notes on Admission

  • Admission based on GPA rankings.
  • Students who meet or exceed the minimum admission requirements may not necessarily be admitted to the program.

Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Fees

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for Year 1

Amount

Tuition (33 credits x $159.94 per credit)

5,278.02

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

211.12

Student Services fee (33 credits x $7.07 per credit)

233.31

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $24.88 per month)

199.04

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Approximate cost for books

1,500.00

Approximate cost for lab supplies

50.00

Total

7,736.49

Fees for Year 2

Amount

Tuition (32 credits x $159.94 per credit)

5,118.08

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

204.72

Student Services fee (32 credits x $7.07 per credit)

226.24

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $24.88 per month)

199.04

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Approximate cost for books

1,500.00

Approximate cost for lab supplies

50.00

Total

7,563.08

Notes

The VIUSU Health and Dental Plan fee is assessed for all students enrolled in 6 credits or more per term, or in Trades/Vocational programs of 5 months or longer.

Science and Technology courses with a compulsory lab have a lab fee of $22.97 per course.

 

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

International Fees

Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Fees

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for Year 1

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $9613.50 per semester + 3 credits x $739.50)

21,445.50

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $426.07 per semester + 3 credits x $32.77)

950.45

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $24.88 per month)

199.04

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Approximate cost for books

1,500.00

Approximate cost for lab supplies

50.00

Total

24,409.99

Fees for Year 2

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $9613.50 per semester + 2 credits x $739.50)

20,706.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $426.07 per semester + 2 credits x $32.77)

917.68

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $24.88 per month)

199.04

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Approximate cost for books

1,500.00

Approximate cost for lab supplies

50.00

Total

23,637.72

Notes

Tuition in the above table is based on a maximum of 15 credits at $739.50 per credit, up to a maximum of $9,613.50 per semester for 12-15 credits; $739.50 per credit beyond 15 credits. Ancillary Fees in the above table are based on a maximum of 15 credits at $32.77 per credit, up to a maximum of $426.07 per semester for 12-15 credits; $32.77 per credit beyond 15 credits.

The VIUSU Health and Dental Plan fee is assessed for all students enrolled in 6 credits or more per term, or in Trades/Vocational programs of 5 months or longer.

Science and Technology courses with a compulsory lab have a lab fee of $22.97 per course.

 

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Updated
Monday, August 1, 2022

Domestic (Canadian)

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus
Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Sep 6, 2022
Application Fee
$43.40
Accepting Late Applications
Yes
Waitlist
No
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Tia Noble
Phone: 250.753.3245 ext. 2280
Email: Tia.Noble@viu.ca

Coordinator Contact

Name: Ken Von Schilling
Phone: 250.753.3245 ext. 2758
Email: Ken.vonSchilling@viu.ca

Documentation Deadline

In order for an application to be considered, an interim or final grade for all 4 prerequisites must be submitted. Students are accepted based on GPA. 

Comments

Students interested in the certificate must apply to the Engineering Transfer Diploma, and speak to the Engineering Program Chair prior to starting classes in September. Upon completion of the first-year of the Engineering Transfer Diploma and two additional, required courses (for a total of 40 credits), students will be eligible to exit with the Engineering Transfer Certificate.

 

 

International

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus
Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Sep 6, 2022
Accepting International Applications
Yes
Application Fee
$150.00
Accepting Late Applications
Yes
Coordinator Contact

Name: Brian Dick
Email: Brian.Dick@viu.ca

International Admissions Officer Contact

Name: Yuka Takai
Email: Study@viu.ca

Documentation Deadline

Please note that seats in this program are limited and offered on a first-come-first-serve-basis. Please make sure to attach all necessary documents when you submit your application online.

Comments

For prospective international applicants, please send your inquires to World VIU at WorldVIU@viu.ca.

Students interested in the certificate must apply to the Engineering Transfer Diploma, and speak to the Engineering Program Chair prior to starting classes in September. Upon completion of the first-year of the Engineering Transfer Diploma and two additional, required courses (for a total of 40 credits), students will be eligible to exit with the Engineering Transfer Certificate.

 

 

Further information on this program can be found on the Department website.


Previous versions of this program can be found in the Program Archive.