IE
Loading...

University Transfer – Engineering

CREDENTIAL: Certificate
START DATES

Complete first-year engineering at VCC and transfer directly into second-year degree programs at Simon Fraser University.

Tuition: 25074*
Credential: Certificate
Length: 1 0 year
Hours: Full-time
Delivery: Class-based
Program Flyer: Download /media/vancouver-community-college/content-assets/documents/international/flyer-first-year-university-engineering.pdf
Campus: Broadway Broadway
Start Dates: Sep
 

vcc logo

Info Week at VCC

Join us online or in-person
for our info sessions.

April 22-26

Learn more

ATTEND AN
INFORMATION SESSION

Meet instructors, ask questions, and tour our facilities. Sign up now

What you will learn

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method and apply it to critically solve problems
  • Demonstrate proper laboratory techniques, including the use of appropriate equipment and instrumentation
  • Develop original designs to solve engineering problems
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret laboratory data, and draw sound conclusions
  • Effectively communicate ideas and project results
  • Demonstrate an ability to work well independently and in groups
  • Engage in informed debate on topics related to technology
  • Effectively apply scientific and engineering concepts towards subsequent coursework

What to expect

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. Classes may be delivered face-fo-face, blended, or fully online.

Admission requirements

Program-specific

All students must meet the general college entrance requirements.

  • Grade 12 graduation, or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of English demonstrated by one of the following:
  • Knowledge of mathematics demonstrated by one of the following:
    • Precalculus 12 with a minimum 'B' grade or equivalent, or
    • VCC Math 0983/0993 with a minimum 'B' grade, or
    • VCC Math 1020 with a minimum 'C' grade, or
    • VCC Math Precalculus Test (MPT) with a minimum of 72%.
  • Knowledge of physics demonstrated by one of the following:
    • Physics 12 with a minimum 'C+' grade or equivalent, or
    • VCC Physics 0983/0993 with a minimum 'C+' grade.
  • Knowledge of chemistry demonstrated by one of the following:
    • Chemistry 12 with a minimum 'C+' grade or equivalent, or 
    • VCC Chemistry 0983/0993 with a minimum 'C+' grade.

General

  • Seats are offered to applicants who have met all admission requirements, on a first-qualified, first-served basis.
  • International applicants must be 17 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents as required by their course or program.
  • All VCC applicants are required to function successfully in an English-speaking classroom. English requirements vary by program. For details, visit VCC International - English Requirements [PDF].   

Recommended Characteristics

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Motivated and disciplined.
  • Possess analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Some word processing experience.

Courses *

Submit the Ut first term course registration form when applying to VCC.

  • UT - Arts
  • UT - Sciences
  • UT - Engineering
  • UT - Computing

Prior learning assessment and recognition

Prior learning assessment and recognition is not available for this program. 

SFU Transfer Option

The SFU assured admission pathway does not apply to international students. While the certificate may be fully transferrable to SFU’s Computing Science and Software Systems Degree, international students’ GPA requirements may vary at the time of transfer.

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. Credit distribution in the following courses is required:

Plan of Study Grid
Term One Credits
MATH 1100 Calculus 1 3
PHYS 1100 Physics 1 4
CHEM 1121 Chemistry 1 4
CMPT 1010 Introduction to Computer Programming 1 3
  Credits 14
Term Two
MATH 1200 Calculus 2 3
PHYS 1200 Physics 2 4
CMPT 1020 Introduction to Computer Programming 2 3
MATH 1221 Applied Linear Algebra 3
  Credits 13
Term Three
SCIE 1100 Engineering, Technology and Society 3
SCIE 1110 Professional Communication 3
SCIE 1180 Introduction to Engineering Analysis 3
  Credits 9
  Total Credits 36

 

UBC or Other Transfer Options

Successful completion of a minimum of 37 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 - Check the requirements to transfer to UBC for example. Credit distribution in the following courses may be required:

Plan of Study Grid
Term One Credits
MATH 1100 Calculus 1 3
PHYS 1100 Physics 1 4
CHEM 1121 Chemistry 1 4
CMPT 1010 Intro to Comp Programming 1 3
  Credits 14
Term Two
MATH 1200 Calculus 2 3
PHYS 1200 Physics 2 4
CHEM 1223 Chemistry 2 4
MATH 1221 Applied Linear Algebra 3
  Credits 14
Term Three
SCIE 1151 Engineering Graphics & Design 3
ENGL 1100 English 1 3
PHYS 1170 Mechanics 1 3
  Credits 9
  Total Credits 37

Fees and other costs *

Tuition deposits are payable usually within three weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

Tuition Deposit

10150 (10000 non-refundable)

Tution deposits are payable usually within two (2) weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

Fee descriptionFee AmountNotes
Application fee145
Tuition Tuition 25074
Student union192
College initiative107
Materials0 not including textbooks
Campus resource251
Laundry0
Tools (deposit)0
Coverall (deposit)0
Uniform (deposit)0
Medical and Dental 275
Temporary Medical Insurance 149
U-PASS 531
Graduation45
Program-specific extra fees0
Total
Textbooks or other supplies may be required for this program. For information and prices, visit the VCC Bookstore.

Apply now

STATUS INFORMATION

  • Apply Now: Qualified applicants may receive offers of admission if seats are available, or placed on waitlists if seats are full.
  • Closed: Applications are not accepted.
  • For details about application availability based on study permit status and recommendations if the application status is closed, visit the Availability Status page.
ONLINE
Apply to VCC international programs online. Check the application availability status for your desired program and intake before applying.

vcc logo

Info Week at VCC

Join us online or in-person
for our info sessions.

April 22-26

Learn more

ATTEND AN
INFORMATION SESSION

Meet instructors, ask questions, and tour our facilities. Sign up now

Ask a question


46-A