Engineering Transfer Diploma


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

The Engineering Transfer Diploma prepares students to transfer into the University of Victoria in their second year. This program contains the first-year core courses and select second-year courses required for this institution including physics, chemistry, engineering design, computer programming mathematics, and communication skills. Upon successful completion, graduates who complete the entire Engineering Transfer Diploma program curriculum are: 

  • 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 GPS 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. 
  • Students are also applicable for entry into other engineering schools in BC on an individual, non-guaranteed basis. 
  • Students interested in Engineering pathways to UBC, SFU, and TRU, are encouraged to consider Vancouver Island University’s Engineering Transfer Certificate program.  

Program Outline

Year 1

Credits

Fall Semester

 

CSCI 160 - (Computer Science I)

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 
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Admission Requirements

  • 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 Fee Schedule

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 $153.73 per credit)

5,073.09

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

202.92

Student Services fee (33 credits x $6.79 per credit)

224.07

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.73 per month)

165.84

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate cost for books

1,500.00

Approximate cost for lab supplies

50.00

Total

7,490.92

Fees for Year 2

Amount

Tuition (32 credits x $153.73 per credit)

4,919.36

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

196.77

Student Services fee (32 credits x $6.79 per credit)

217.28

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.73 per month)

165.84

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate cost for books

1,500.00

Approximate cost for lab supplies

50.00

Total

7,324.25

Notes

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full-time students at the Nanaimo Campus.

Science and Technology courses with a compulsory lab have a lab fee of $22.08 per course.

 

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

International Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

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 $8340 per semester + 3 credits x $695)

18,765.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $381.6 per semester + 3 credits x $31.80)

858.60

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.73 per month)

165.84

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate cost for books

1,500.00

Approximate cost for lab supplies

50.00

Total

21,614.44

Fees for Year 2

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $8340 per semester + 2 credits x $695)

18,070.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $381.6 per semester + 2 credits x $31.80)

826.80

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.73 per month)

165.84

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate cost for books

1,500.00

Approximate cost for lab supplies

50.00

Total

20,887.64

Notes

The above table is based on 15 credits or less per semester. Additional fees of $695.00 per credit will be applied if taking more than 15 credits per semester.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full-time students at the Nanaimo Campus.

Science and Technology courses with a compulsory lab have a lab fee of $22.08 per course.

 

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Updated
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The program starts in September and applications for admission are accepted anytime between the first business day in October and March 31. Applications received after March 31 are considered late and will be processed as space permits. 

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus
Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Sep 7, 2021
Accepting International Applications
Yes
Application Fee
$41.72
Accepting Late Applications
No
Waitlist
No
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Jeff Christenson
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2284
Email: Jeff.Christenson@viu.ca

Chair Contact

Name: Brian Dick
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2435
Email: Brian.Dick@viu.ca

Documentation Deadline

In order for an application to be considered, an interim or final grade for all 4 prerequisites must be submitted.

Please note that GPA scores of students offered seats in the Fall 2020 Engineering Transfer program ranged from 2.665 to 4.064.

Comments

Students interested in the certificate must apply to the Engineering Transfer Diploma, and speak to the Engineering Advisor 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.

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