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First-year University Transfer Engineering Certificate

The First–year, University Transfer, Engineering Certificate is offered to provide students with the opportunity to explore options and demonstrate success at the first year level of university studies. Students will gain transfer credits to the second year of the SFU Engineering science degree programs. It will prepare them for university or other post-secondary programs of their choice. Students who have completed all program requirements must contact the Registrar’s Office to apply for graduation. Students will:

  • increase readiness for degree-level study;
  • gain advanced standing into specified university programs through signed articulation (transfer) agreements;
  • gain transfer credits to the 2nd year of the SFU Engineering degree program or others through the following options:

Option A: (SFU Engineering Science transfer)

  1. Assured SFU Engineering Degree 2nd year Admission Pathway (not available for international students)
  2. Competitive Engineering Degree 2nd year Admission Pathway

Option B: (UBC Engineering transfer)

  1. Competitive entry only
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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January and May 1 year Certificate Broadway Full-time

Program Description

Program Description

Option A: (SFU Engineering Science transfer)

    1. Assured SFU Engineering Degree 2nd year Admission Pathway (not available for international students)

Assured admission under this pathway requires completion of the VCC Engineering Certificate. Student must have an overall average GPA of 2.75 on the courses required for the pathway which are listed below (calculated based on the best attempt for each course) and an overall average of 2.75 (again, calculated based on the best attempt for each course) on all work combined in order to be considered for the 'assured admission' pathway. Students who have been previously required to withdraw from another institution would be considered ineligible for the 'assured admission' pathway as would students who were formerly in a Computing, Engineering or Mechatronics program at SFU.

All credits must be obtained within sixteen months. In addition, for at least two of the terms at VCC students would need to meet a minimum course load of 12 credits. The following courses must be completed as part of this pathway and must be completed at VCC: MATH 1100, PHYS 1100, CHEM 1121, CMPT 1010, MATH 1200, PHYS 1200, CMPT 1020, MATH 1221, SCIE 1110, SCIE 1100 and SCIE 1180.

    1. Competitive Engineering Degree 2nd year Admission Pathway

VCC students who do not meet the assured admission pathway criteria will be considered for entry to the SFU engineering science program using the existing college transfer criteria for admission (presently 24 credits of transferable work plus meeting the GPA set for that term of admission).

    Applicants from both pathways must meet the general SFU English language and quantitative admission requirements.

Option B: (UBC Engineering transfer)

No assured admission agreement is in place with UBC. UBC sets an admission GPA for entrance into its 2nd year engineering program based on the university transfer courses completed by the student. To attempt admission into 2nd year engineering at UBC it is recommended that students complete the following courses: MATH 1100, PHYS 1100, CHEM 1121, CMPT 1010, MATH 1221, MATH 1200, PHYS 1200, CHEM 1223, SCIE 1151, ENGL 1100, and PHYS 1170.

The required GPA for transfer to other institutions may vary based on transfer agreements with other institutions.

Program Learning Outcomes

A graduate with a University Transfer Engineering Certificate has reliably demonstrated to a first year university level the ability to:

  1. Incorporate critical thinking into theoretical reasoning and decision making;
  2. Demonstrate teamwork by working collaboratively in laboratory activities;
  3. Demonstrate information literacy abilities to determine the nature and extent of information required;
  4. Apply the appropriate presentation style to produce clear and accurate written, verbal, and visual communication for clients and other professionals;
  5. Utilize accepted research process and abilities in all professional enquires, communications, and scholarship;
  6. Demonstrate the scientific and quantitative methodology as well as the analytical skills for entrance into second year science courses;
  7. Demonstrate problem-solving in physics, chemistry, math and computer programming.

 

Instructional Activities, Design and Delivery Mode

The courses are presented using a variety of instructional strategies, resources and activities including lectures, demonstrations, guest speakers, case studies, and computer and laboratory applied practical experiences.

Evaluation of Student Learning

Evaluation of the courses is determined by the instructor and may include a combination of practical assignments, projects, theory exam and/or practical exams.

Successful completion of a minimum of 36 credits of university transfer articulated first year courses as per the British Columbia Council on Admission and Transfer Guide (BCCAT) is required for completion of the certificate.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Proof of English Proficiency

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.


Program Specific

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.

International Students please refer to the information on the International page for Engineering Transfer Certificate.

All students must meet the general college entrance requirements.

  • Grade 12 graduation, or equivalent;
  • English 12 with a ‘C+’ or greater or English Language Proficiency. For students who do not have English 12 with a C+, please see the ‘English Language Proficiency Requirements for VCC’ document for acceptable equivalencies;
  • Precalculus 12 with a B or:
    • VCC Math 0983/0993 with a B, or
    • VCC Math 1020 with a C, or,
    • VCC Math Precalculus Test (MPT) with 72%.
  • Physics 12 with a C+, or VCC Physics 0983/0993 with a C+, or equivalent;
  • Chemistry 12 with a C+, or VCC Chemistry 0983/0993 with a C+, or equivalent

Courses Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Fees and Other costs

Fees and Other Costs:


International Application Fee $145
Tuition Fee $650 per credit
Student Union Fee $78
College Initiative Fee $87
Student Union Health Plan Fee 163.0
Student Union Dental Plan Fee 155.0
U-Pass Fee 532
Other Costs

Contact Us/Request Info

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Program: First-year University Transfer Engineering Certificate