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Engineering - Transfer to UBC


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As part of the University Transfer Engineering Certificate students may choose to complete a specific set of courses in order to achieve competitive admission into the 2nd year of UBC Engineering.

To apply to this pathway, please submit your application to the University Transfer Engineering Certificate program.

Program Status:

Accepting applications



Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Sep, Jan, May 1 year Certificate Broadway Full-time

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Program Description

Program Description

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.

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.

Once you have completed all of the required courses to be eligible for this certificate you can complete the Application for Credential and submit to records@vcc.ca.

 

 

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.

 

Once you have completed all of the required courses to be eligible for this certificate you can complete the Application for Credential and submit to records@vcc.ca.


Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

This program welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Program options for international students can be found at VCC International.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

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


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

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

 

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.

Course Schedule

Fees and Other costs


Application Fee $35
Tuition Fee $5,761
Student Union Fee $165
College Initiative Fee $95
Student Union Health Plan Fee $292
U-Pass Fee $574
Other Costs $40 Graduation Fee
$160 - Campus Resource Fee


For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.


Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. Fees are refunded according to the refund policy. For further clarification, see withdrawals and refunds information page.

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

The first-year University Transfer Engineering certificate (SFU or UBC transfer) 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 program.

Attend an information session to learn more about the program, meet faculty, ask questions and learn how to apply.

Join us at VCC's Broadway campus, 1120 East 7 Avenue at Glen Drive, across from VCC/Clark SkyTrain station.

Date Day Time Room Location
October 28, 2019 Monday 5 - 6 p.m. 1227, building B Broadway


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Program Highlights

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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Fall 2019 (201970)

(CHEM 1121) Chemistry 1 4.0 credits  course outline



This course emphasizes the basic principles of structural chemistry, with application to the chemistry of the elements. The course introduces quantum mechanics, organic chemistry, polymers, biopolymers and the importance of chemistry to society. The laboratory illustrates the behavior of chemical systems and some of the basic techniques associated with quantitative chemical experimentation. Chemistry 1 is designed for students seeking a degree or diploma in a field of science, technology, or health, among others. Both the lab and lecture portions need to be passed in order to pass the course. It is also suitable as an elective course.

Pre-requisites:
Chemistry 12 (or CHEM 0983/0993) with a C+ or equivalent, Precalculus 12 with a C+; or MATH 1020 with a C: or MATH 0993 both with a minimum of a C+; or VCC Math Precalculus Test (MPT) with a 72%.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  74774 BWY-A Rm. 3252
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2159
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Balagopal, Raji
  74777 BWY-A Rm. 3252
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1659
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Wallace, Judith
  74777 BWY-A Rm. 3252
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1459
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Wallace, Judith


(CHEM 1223) Chemistry 2 4.0 credits  course outline



The second course of the CHEM 1121/1223 two-course sequence emphasizes the basic principles of chemical kinetics, chemical thermodynamics and organic chemistry. The laboratory in Chemistry 2 allows students to practice techniques learned in Chemistry 1. Students are expected to increase skills in making observations, recording data accurately, interpreting data and generating hypotheses. Both the lab and lecture portions need to be passed in order to pass the course. Chemistry 2 is designed for students seeking a degree or diploma in a field of science, technology, or health, among others. It is suitable as an elective course.

Pre-requisites:
Chemistry 1 (CHEM 1121) with a C-

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  74778 BWY-A Rm. 3252
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1659
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Wallace, Judith


(CMPT 1010) Introduction to Computer Programming 1 3.0 credits  course outline



This course provides students an introduction to computing science and computer programming, using a systems oriented language, such as C or C++. This course introduces basic computing science concepts. Topics will include: elementary data types, control structures, functions, arrays and strings, fundamental algorithms, computer organization and memory management.

Prerequisites: Pre-calculus 12 or VCC MATH 1020 or VCC MATH 0983/0993 or VCC Math Pre-calculus Assessment Test with 72%.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  74835 BWY-B Rm. 2212
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1659
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Aboofazeli, Mohammad


(ENGL 1100) University Transfer English 1 3.0 credits course outline



This one-term composition course introduces students to different models of essay writing.  It also trains students in the mechanics of writing (grammar), analysis of short prose, and research skills (including MLA documentation).

Prerequisites:

English 12 with a final grade of C+ *and* (ENSK 0902) with a final grade of B,
or
English 12 with a final grade of B (or equivalent as per VCC's English language proficiency requirements)
or
English 12 Provincial exam score of 72%
or
ONE of the following test scores:
ABE assessment with 60 in reading, 52 in writing, and 0991 on essay
or
LPI 5/35
or
LET 4
or
Active registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  74733 BWY-A Rm. 3701
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1429
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Ellison, Barbara
  74734 BWY-B Rm. 2227
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1459
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Weber, Michael
  74735 BWY-B Rm. 2227
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1229
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Weber, Michael
  75923 BWY-B Rm. 2227
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1659
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Roszell, William


(MATH 1100) Calculus 1 3.0 credits  course outline



This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of differential calculus. Topics include the concepts of limit and continuity; rates of change; basic differentiation rules; derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions; applied optimization problems; implicit differentiation and related rates; the mean value theorem; linear approximations; curve sketching; simple differential equations and models; antiderivatives; simple parametric equations and polar coordinates.

Prerequisites:  Pre-calculus Mathematics12 with a B; or MATH 1020 with a C; or Math 0983 and Math 0993 both with a B; or VCC Math Pre-calculus Assessment Test (MPT) with 72%.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  74752 BWY-B Rm. 2206
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1659
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Kakushkin, Gabriela
  74754 BWY-B Rm. 2206
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1229
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Kakushkin, Gabriela


(PHYS 1100) Physics 1 4.0 credits  course outline



This course is the first half of a standard 1st year calculus-based physics course (PHYS 1200 is the second half). The course covers mechanics and heat, including vectors, kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, fluids, elasticity, oscillations, waves, sound, thermal properties of matter and thermodynamics. In the laboratory, students will develop measurement, analysis and lab report writing skills.

Prerequisites:  Physics 12 with a C+ or equivalent, Pre-calculus 12 with a C+; or MATH 1020 with a C; or Math 0983 and Math 0993 both with a minimum of a C+; or VCC Math Pre-calculus Test (MPT) with a C+.



Co-requisites: MATH 1100.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  74776 BWY-A Rm. 3260
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1229
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Bekirov, Aydan
  74776 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0830 - 1229
03-Sep-2019
to 20-Dec-2019
Bekirov, Aydan


Upcoming Schedules in Winter 2020 (202040)

(CHEM 1121) Chemistry 1 4.0 credits  course outline



This course emphasizes the basic principles of structural chemistry, with application to the chemistry of the elements. The course introduces quantum mechanics, organic chemistry, polymers, biopolymers and the importance of chemistry to society. The laboratory illustrates the behavior of chemical systems and some of the basic techniques associated with quantitative chemical experimentation. Chemistry 1 is designed for students seeking a degree or diploma in a field of science, technology, or health, among others. Both the lab and lecture portions need to be passed in order to pass the course. It is also suitable as an elective course.

Pre-requisites:
Chemistry 12 (or CHEM 0983/0993) with a C+ or equivalent, Precalculus 12 with a C+; or MATH 1020 with a C: or MATH 0993 both with a minimum of a C+; or VCC Math Precalculus Test (MPT) with a 72%.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  44485 BWY-A Rm. 3252
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1459
06-Jan-2020
to 24-Apr-2020
Wallace, Judith


(CHEM 1223) Chemistry 2 4.0 credits  course outline



The second course of the CHEM 1121/1223 two-course sequence emphasizes the basic principles of chemical kinetics, chemical thermodynamics and organic chemistry. The laboratory in Chemistry 2 allows students to practice techniques learned in Chemistry 1. Students are expected to increase skills in making observations, recording data accurately, interpreting data and generating hypotheses. Both the lab and lecture portions need to be passed in order to pass the course. Chemistry 2 is designed for students seeking a degree or diploma in a field of science, technology, or health, among others. It is suitable as an elective course.

Pre-requisites:
Chemistry 1 (CHEM 1121) with a C-

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  44489 BWY-A Rm. 3252
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1659
06-Jan-2020
to 24-Apr-2020
Wallace, Judith


(CMPT 1010) Introduction to Computer Programming 1 3.0 credits  course outline



This course provides students an introduction to computing science and computer programming, using a systems oriented language, such as C or C++. This course introduces basic computing science concepts. Topics will include: elementary data types, control structures, functions, arrays and strings, fundamental algorithms, computer organization and memory management.

Prerequisites: Pre-calculus 12 or VCC MATH 1020 or VCC MATH 0983/0993 or VCC Math Pre-calculus Assessment Test with 72%.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  44521 BWY-B Rm. 2212
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1659
06-Jan-2020
to 24-Apr-2020
Aboofazeli, Mohammad


(ENGL 1100) University Transfer English 1 3.0 credits course outline



This one-term composition course introduces students to different models of essay writing.  It also trains students in the mechanics of writing (grammar), analysis of short prose, and research skills (including MLA documentation).

Prerequisites:

English 12 with a final grade of C+ *and* (ENSK 0902) with a final grade of B,
or
English 12 with a final grade of B (or equivalent as per VCC's English language proficiency requirements)
or
English 12 Provincial exam score of 72%
or
ONE of the following test scores:
ABE assessment with 60 in reading, 52 in writing, and 0991 on essay
or
LPI 5/35
or
LET 4
or
Active registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  44445 BWY-A Rm. 3701
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1229
06-Jan-2020
to 24-Apr-2020
TBATo be assigned
  44446 BWY-A Rm. 3701
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1459
06-Jan-2020
to 24-Apr-2020
TBATo be assigned
  44447 BWY-A Rm. 3709
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1659
06-Jan-2020
to 24-Apr-2020
TBATo be assigned


(MATH 1100) Calculus 1 3.0 credits  course outline



This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of differential calculus. Topics include the concepts of limit and continuity; rates of change; basic differentiation rules; derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions; applied optimization problems; implicit differentiation and related rates; the mean value theorem; linear approximations; curve sketching; simple differential equations and models; antiderivatives; simple parametric equations and polar coordinates.

Prerequisites:  Pre-calculus Mathematics12 with a B; or MATH 1020 with a C; or Math 0983 and Math 0993 both with a B; or VCC Math Pre-calculus Assessment Test (MPT) with 72%.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  44465 BWY-B Rm. 2229
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1659
06-Jan-2020
to 24-Apr-2020
Kakushkin, Gabriela


(MATH 1200) Calculus 2 3.0 credits  course outline



This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of integral calculus. Topics include antidifferentiation; the definite integral; the fundamental theorem of calculus, areas and volumes; integration techniques; improper integrals; applications of the integral; slope fields; numerical approximations; linear differential equations and applications; polynomial approximations; Taylor series, power series and calculus with parametric curves and polar coordinates.

Prerequisite: MATH 1100 with a C-

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  44468 BWY-B Rm. 2229
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0830 - 1029
06-Jan-2020
to 24-Apr-2020
Filali, Bilal
  44470 BWY-B Rm. 2229
TRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1229
06-Jan-2020
to 24-Apr-2020
Filali, Bilal


(MATH 1221) Applied Linear Algebra 3.0 credits  course outline



This course introduces students to linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces and linear transformations and bases. The course also includes complex numbers, eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalization as well as inner products and orthogonality; least squares problems. Applications involving matrix and vector calculations are emphasized.

Prerequisite: MATH 1100 (Calculus 1) with a C-

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  45571 BWY-B Rm. 2229
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1229
06-Jan-2020
to 24-Apr-2020
Filali, Bilal


(PHYS 1170) Mechanics 1 3.0 credits  course outline



This course covers Newton's laws, kinematics, statics, and dynamics for particles and systems of particles, static and rotational equilibrium, analysis of structures, planar motion of rigid bodies, energy and momentum conservation. It is designed for engineering students. The emphasis of this course will be on solving problems.

Prerequisites: Physics 1 (PHYS 1100) and Calculus 1 (MATH 1100), both with a C-

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  46068 BWY-B Rm. 2206
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1459
06-Jan-2020
to 24-Apr-2020
Bekirov, Aydan


(PHYS 1200) Physics 2 4.0 credits  course outline



This course covers the second half of a standard 1st year calculus-based physics course (PHYS 1100 is the first half). Topics include electricity and magnetism, geometric optics, physical optics and quantum physics (including radioactivity). Students will perform a number of laboratory experiments connected to these topics. In addition, students will perform six introductory engineering laboratory experiments in order to familiarize themselves with operating lab instruments such as linear power supplies, digital multi-meters, function generators and oscilloscopes. Students will also learn proper bread boarding and printed wiring board assembly techniques.

Pre-requisites:
Physics 1 (PHYS 1100)

Co-requisites:
Calculus 2 (MATH 1200)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  44503 BWY-A Rm. 3256
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1659
06-Jan-2020
to 24-Apr-2020
Bekirov, Aydan
  44503 BWY-B Rm. 2206
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1659
06-Jan-2020
to 24-Apr-2020
Bekirov, Aydan


Term 1

(CHEM 1121) Chemistry 1
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(CMPT 1010) Introduction to Computer Programming 1
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(MATH 1100) Calculus 1
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(PHYS 1100) Physics 1
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline


Term 2

(CHEM 1223) Chemistry 2
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(MATH 1200) Calculus 2
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(MATH 1221) Applied Linear Algebra
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(PHYS 1200) Physics 2
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline


Term 3

(ENGL 1100) University Transfer English 1
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline
(PHYS 1170) Mechanics 1
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(SCIE 1151) Engineering Graphics and Design
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline