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Civil Engineering Bridge to UVic, Advanced Diploma

Put your Technology diploma to work with our engineering bridge programs. Camosun can prepare you for a career in Engineering and set you up for entry into third year at UVic or UBC.

Program at a glance

Credential

Advanced Diploma

Area of Study

Technologies & Engineering

Study options

Full-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

8 months

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Civil Engineering Bridge to UVIC

Are you ready to get your P.Eng.? Start in January!
Camosun’s Engineering Bridge programs are for technology diploma grads who want to continue with third-year studies at UVic or UBC to finish an engineering degree. This is your next step to becoming a Professional Engineer.

Civil engineering focuses on the design, construction and maintenance of our civil infrastructure. This covers a wide spectrum of areas, including water resources, transportation, structural, geotechnical, municipal, and construction.

The Bridge to UVic study option is offered from January through December. You'll start your third year of the Bachelor of Engineering degree program at UVic in January the following year.

Once accepted into UVic you will be required to participate in a mandatory Co-op, however, some work terms from your technology diploma may be transferable between institutions.

In demand

Industry professionals and educators agree—the combination of a Technology diploma and Engineering degree creates the most desirable type of engineer.

You will gain both hands-on experiences, practical applied skills and excellent knowledge of advanced engineering courses.

The only program of its kind

The Engineering Bridge programs at Camosun are unique and recognized across Canada as an excellent transition from a technology diploma to an Engineering degree (UVic) or Applied Science degree (UBC).

Although the Bridge programs are designed for graduates of technology diplomas delivered through Camosun, all graduates from accredited Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) programs are welcome to apply.

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Combining theory and technology

The Engineering Bridge programs share many common courses, which have been developed in consultation and cooperation with UBC and UVic. The Engineering Bridge programs are rigorous and you should expect to dedicate yourself to your studies throughout your time in the program.

What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Program outline

UVic Engineering Bridge Information Booklet

What you'll learn

  • Apply a foundational knowledge of engineering-related mathematics to engineering studies.
  • Display an understanding of chemistry as applied to engineering problems.
  • Display a fundamental understanding of statics, dynamics, work and energy, and the resulting effects on engineering structures.
  • Display an introductory knowledge of waves, optics, thermal energy, electricity and magnetism, and simple electrical circuits.
  • Display an understanding of geology as it applies to Civil Engineering applications.
  • Practice core critical thinking, reading, research and writing skills transferable to academic disciplines.
  • An Internship work term is optional for this program.

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

Civil Engineering Bridge to UVic, Advanced Diploma

$4,798* (domestic)
$15,540** (international)

Civil Engineering Bridge to UVic, Advanced Diploma, Internship designation 

$5,585* (domestic)
$17,140** (international)

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the January intake.

To bridge to UVic into Civil Engineering, apply before August 31 and submit supporting documentation before September 9, for the following January intake at Camosun.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

This program is demanding and requires a high level of commitment.  The admission process is designed to identify the students most likely to succeed at the University.  The number of applicants meeting the minimum GPA standard for admission may be greater than the number of seats in the program.  This may mean a higher GPA is used to determine admission eligibility.

All of:

  • High school transcripts - 1 official copy.
  • Other postsecondary transcripts - 1 official copy.
    • Regardless of relevance to engineering studies all postsecondary transcripts must be submitted

And one of:

  • A Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology within the last 5 years with a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 (B) and no individual course marks below a “C” grade - 1 official copy 
  • A Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology more than 5 years ago with a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 (B) and no individual course marks below a “C” grade - 1 official copy and a Letter of Intent outlining work experience and or professional development since graduation 
  • A diploma from another closely related discipline within the last 5 years with a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 (B) and no individual course marks below a “C” grade and approved by the Engineering Bridge Coordinator) - 1 official copy

Note:

  • Camosun College diploma graduates are not required to submit their Camosun transcripts
  • “In progress” transcripts may be accepted if students are currently enrolled in the final courses of their diploma program.  The courses must be completed prior to acceptance for admission.
  • Diploma programs must be Canadian Engineering Technologies accredited to be accepted for admission 
  • Regardless of relevance to Engineering studies all postsecondary transcripts must be submitted

Admission Selection Process

Stage One

GPA is calculated using all courses taken toward completion of a student’s Technology diploma, including all course repeats. 

Stage Two

A joint meeting between the University of Victoria and Camosun College rank the applicants based on the GPA achieved to determine which applicants will be offered admission to the Bridge program.

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Current and future students

Current and future students can browse current and upcoming courses using the myCamosun course catalogue

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Contact us

If you have admissions questions contact us today!

If you have questions about what you can expect to learn in your technology bridge classes contact engbridge@camosun.ca.

 

Engineering Bridge Coordinator

Faculty/staff profile

Peter Burrage

Peter Burrage

Program Leader - Engineering Bridge, Instructor - Civil Engineering

  Areas of interest include structural engineering and computer applications.

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For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Contact information

Engineering Bridge Department

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Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
Technologies Centre
4461 Interurban Road
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Interurban Campus

250-370-4404

engbridge@camosun.ca

 

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