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Engineering Transfer (First Year Engineering), Certificate

Engineering the world around you.

Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Area of Study

Technologies & Engineering

University Transfer

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Work experience

None

Open to International

Yes

Length

10 months

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Creativity meets logical problem-solving

Start in September

With the Engineering Transfer program, you get an introduction to engineering mechanics and project design in addition to a solid foundation in first-year science and English. When you’re finished, you’ll be ready to enter into the second year of a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) or Bachelor of Software Engineering (B.S.Eng.) at the University of Victoria (UVic). Or, you can apply for course-to-course transfer to engineering programs at other post-secondary institutions.

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A smart start

Your courses are spread over 10 months instead of the traditional eight months. This allows for more time to absorb and master the fundamentals.

Camosun provides a natural transition from high school to university. Smaller classes and more class time for each course allow you to benefit from more interaction with your instructor and fellow students.

Taking your first year of engineering at Camosun is a great investment. You'll learn from experienced faculty, but you'll also spend less money than if you were studying at a big university.

What to expect

You will take three terms over the course of ten months. Terms 1 and 2 take place at the Lansdowne campus in the fall (September to December) and winter (January to April). Term 3 takes place at the Interurban campus in the summer (May to June).

After mastering the basics of math, physics, English, chemistry, and computer science during the first two terms, you will learn about engineering design and mechanical engineering in your final term. After your time at Camosun, you will be well on your way toward your Engineering degree at UVic or at another university.

Guaranteed entry

Successful completion of all the program courses with an overall GPA of 3.0 (C+) and no less than a C in each course will guarantee you admission into second year Engineering at UVic in at least one of their engineering disciplines. When you transfer to UVic, you choose your specific engineering discipline — biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, or software engineering. If space in your first choice is limited, you will be competing on an equal footing with UVic students. If your grades are not competitive to gain admission to your first choice of program, you will be offered an alternate second year program.

What you'll learn

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

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Program outline

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

Program outline

Master the fundamentals of engineering

Use both sides of your brain! Engineers need to be creative, yet logical thinkers. In the Engineering Transfer program you'll sharpen your skills in math, physics, English, chemistry, computer science and engineering courses.

What to expect

You will take three terms over the course of ten months. Terms 1 and 2 take place at the Lansdowne campus in the fall (September to December) and winter (January to April). Term 3 takes place at the Interurban campus in the summer (May to June).

After mastering the basics of math, physics, English, chemistry, and computer science during the first two terms, you will learn about engineering design and mechanical engineering in your final term. After your time at Camosun, you will be well on your way toward your Engineering degree at UVic or at another university.

Tuition and fees

Estimated tuition fees

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

Engineering Transfer (First Year Engineering), Certificate

$5,842* (domestic)
$19,980** (international)

 

*Figure is approximate. Tuition estimate is for the entire program. Tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

**International tuition estimate is for the entire program.

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.

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Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

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

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.

One of:

One of:

  • B in Pre-calculus 12
  • B in MATH 097 or MATH 115  
  • A in MATH 107 

One of:

And one of:

Note: B or higher in Physics 12 is strongly recommended.

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

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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.

Faculty/staff profile

Susan Chen

Susan Chen

Faculty Lead, Engineering Transfer

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Learn more

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

Contact information

Susan Chen - Program Leader

General Program Questions

Campus location

Camosun College Lansdowne
School of Arts & Science
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2

Location link

Lansdowne Campus

250-370-3497

chen@camosun.ca

 

International Admissions

International students please contact International Admissions