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Mechanical Engineering Bridge to UBC, Advanced Diploma

Direct access to your third year of university

Program at a glance


Advanced Diploma

Area of Study

Technologies & Engineering

Study options


Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International



8 months

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Mechanical project

Are you ready to get your P.Eng.?

Start in September!

The Mechanical Engineering Bridge program provides access to the third year of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia Vancouver (UBC V) or University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBC O).

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 Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) programs are welcome to apply.

Students explain their projects at a Mechanical Engineering Capstone event

Mechanical engineers design and build machines and other products, such as robots, spacecraft, automobiles, artificial limbs, amusement park rides, elevators, and manufacturing equipment. If something moves or uses energy, mechanical engineering was probably involved in its design or production.

The Mechanical Engineering Bridge to the University of British Columbia program consists of two academic terms, beginning in September and finishing at the end of May for entry into the third year of Engineering at the University of British Columbia in September.

An Internship work term is optional for this program.

Information Sessions

Find out more about upcoming networking and information sessions occurring at Camosun.

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.

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 or UBC.

Estimated tuition

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

$5,501 (domestic)

$7,595 per term (international)

Additional Student Fees

What to expect

Our Engineering Bridge programs are comprised of two academic terms. Each term, you’ll attend 14 weeks of class followed by an exam period. Classes are scheduled for 25-28 hours per week. Homework commitments vary per student but amount to about three to four hours per day including weekends.

If a number of years have passed since your graduation, it is strongly advised that you retake math courses in preparation for returning to school. A comprehensive review of the math topics that Camosun students have covered in their technology programs has been created by instructor Raymond Lai for the Bridge program.

The Mechanical Engineering Bridge to the University of British Columbia program starts with the Fall semester and ends after the Winter semester. The optional internship work term is offered May through August. After successful completion, you’ll transfer into the first academic term of third-year engineering at UBC (Vancouver or Okanagan) in September.

UBC Engineering Bridge Information Booklet

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

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

To bridge to UBC into Mechanical Engineering, apply before March 1 and submit supporting documentation before March 15, for the following September 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 Mechanical 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 Mechanical 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


  • 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 British Columbia 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

Faculty/staff profile

Peter Burrage

Peter Burrage

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology

  Areas of interest include structural engineering and computer applications.

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Learn more

Learn more about specific admission requirements for this program.

Contact information

Mechanical Engineering Technology Department

Campus location

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

Location link

Interurban Campus



International Admissions

International students please contact International Admissions