Electrical & Computer Engineering Bridge to UVic, Advanced Diploma

Direct access to your third year of university

 

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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Electronics and Computer Engineering Bridge to the University of Victoria

Start in January!

The Electronics and Computer Engineering Bridge to the University of Victoria program is offered by Camosun College with the cooperation of the University of Victoria (UVic). Students with an approved diploma in Computer, Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technology, or a related discipline, can take this one-year program to upgrade their mathematics, sciences, and related engineering knowledge in preparation for entering the third year of Engineering at the University of Victoria.

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 experience with practical applied skills and an 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 Technology Accreditation Board (TAC) programs are welcome to apply.

The Electronics and Computer Engineering Bridge to the University of Victoria program is offered in the Winter and Fall semesters for entry into the third year of Engineering at the University of Victoria in January.

An Internship work term is optional for this program.

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Advanced Diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering

As an electrical or computer engineer, you’ll be trained in designing, developing, operating, maintaining and researching power distribution systems, automotive systems, communications systems, medical systems and a huge variety of electricity-dependent products and systems, ranging from tiny consumer products to alternative energy sources to huge hydroelectric dams.

This eight-month program starts in January of each year, allowing subsequent entry into the third year at UVic in January. Once accepted into UVic you will be required to participate in mandatory co-operative education. However, some co-op work terms from your technology diploma may be transferable between institutions.

An investment in your career

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.

Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

TBD (domestic)

$15,190 (international)

$16,760 (international with Co-op)

Additional Student Fees

Uvic Engineering Bridge Information Booklet

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

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

To bridge to UVic into Electrical & Computer Engineering, apply before June 1 and submit supporting documentation before June 15, 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 Electrical or Computer 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 Electrical or Computer 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 

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 detailed information about this program, see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.

Engineering Bridge Coordinator: Peter Burrage

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Peter Burrage

Peter Burrage

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology

  Areas of interest include structural engineering and computer applications.Read more

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Alan Duncan

Alan Duncan

Chair - Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Ian Browning

Ian Browning

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

Ian initially trained as an electro-mechanical design apprentice in the telecommunications field followed by further studies and industrial experience ... Read more

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 Ian Cameron

Ian Cameron

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Justin Curran

Justin Curran

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

After completing his Technology diploma program at Camosun College, Justin bridged to the University of Victoria and now holds a degree in Electrical ... Read more

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Trevor Curtis

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Gurbinder Dhade

Gurbinder Dhade

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Mel Dundas

Mel Dundas

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Kelly Holmquist

Lab Technologist, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Sahitya Yadav Kandur

Sahitya Yadav Kandur

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

Dr. Sahitya Yadav Kandur received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India in 2017, and Post Doctoral res ... Read more

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Scott Karlen

Lab Technologist, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Wayne Mayes

Wayne Mayes

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Godfried Pimlott

Godfried Pimlott

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

BSc (Physics) UVIC 1987 BEng (Communications and Signal Processing)  UVIC 1991 Instructor, Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology, Ca ... Read more

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Todd Rayson

Todd Rayson

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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 Lindsay Stretch

Lindsay Stretch

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma – Camosun (1989) Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma – Camosun (1994) Electronics Engineering Bri ... Read more

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 Joyce van de Vegte

Joyce van de Vegte

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

Joyce van de Vegte completed her B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science in 1985 and her M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1988, both at the University of T ... Read more

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James van Oort

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Phil Vreugdenhil

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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John Yang

John Yang

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Mozhgan Moazzen zadeh-Bacon

Mozhgan Moazzen zadeh-Bacon

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

Dr. Mozhgan Moazzen zadeh-Bacon accomplished the uncommon feat of receiving each of her three degrees in a different language - Persian, Turkish and E ... Read more
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Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

Electronics & Computer Engineering department

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Interurban Campus

250-370-4443

engbridge@camosun.ca

 

International students contact Camosun International