Applied Science: Engineering Certificate

  • “Scientists study the world as it is, engineers create the world that never has been”.
    Dr. Theodore Von Kármán

    If you possess an innate curiosity for how things work, enjoy solving problems, and want to build things that will change the way people live, consider a career as an engineer.  The academic road to become a professional engineer starts at Capilano University with one of our Engineering programs.  

    Information for students accepted into Capilano University Engineering programs

    If you have been accepted into the Applied Science: Engineering Certificate program at Capilano University, then important information about your program, registration and purchasing textbooks can be found on the Moodle site.  You should visit this site regularly for updates. 

    General Information 

    The Applied Science: Engineering Certificate program provides students with a comprehensive first-year university transfer program in engineering and is aimed at strong academic high school graduates and highly motivated post-secondary science students. Successful completion of this program ensures that students who transfer to an engineering degree program at another institution in British Columbia typically require only three additional years of study to complete their degree requirements. 

    University Transfer   

    University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBC-V) 

    The Applied Science: Engineering Certificate program at Capilano University is modeled after first-year engineering at UBC-V.  In accordance with the BCCAT articulated transfer statement between Capilano University and UBC-V, students who successfully complete the Applied Science: Engineering Certificate program within one year (i.e., September to April) and meet a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) established by UBC-V (currently at 2.8) are accepted into second-year engineering at UBC-V.  Capilano engineering transfer students then compete on an equal footing with all first-year students for entry into their engineering discipline of choice.  

    The Faculty of Applied Science at UBC-V offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) degree in the following areas of engineering:  Chemical, Chemical & Biological, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Geological, Integrated, Materials, Mechanical, Mining, and Engineering Physics. See the UBC-V Calendar or the UBC-V web site for more detailed information about the different programs.

    Please consult the UBC-V Engineering Transfer program website for the most up-to-date information on transfer agreements. 

    University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBC-O) 

    In accordance with the BCCAT articulated transfer statement between Capilano University and UBC-O, students who successfully complete the Applied Science: Engineering Certificate program within one year (i.e., September to April) and meet a minimum CGPA established by UBC-O (currently at 2.8) are accepted into second-year engineering at UBC-O.  Capilano engineering transfer students then compete on an equal footing with all first-year students for entry into their engineering discipline of choice.  

    The Faculty of Applied Science at UBC-O offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) degree in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. See the UBC-O Calendar or the UBC-O web site for more detailed information about the different programs.

    Please consult the UBC-O Engineering Transfer program website for the most up-to-date information on transfer agreements. 

    IMPORTANT NOTICE for students entering Applied Science: Engineering Certificate program in fall 2018 (completion spring 2019) 

    Currently, UBC-V and UBC-O use a minimum CGPA of 2.8 to admit Applied Science: Engineering Certificate program students, who have completed all components of the program profile, into second year.  We have been advised that this minimum CGPA may change.  If this occurs, the new CGPA information will be posted to this web site as soon as we receive it from UBC. 

    For students who are accepted into the Applied Science: Engineering Certificate program for fall 2017 (completion spring 2018), the current minimum CGPA of 2.8 remains in effect.

    Simon Fraser University (SFU) 

    Students who complete the Applied Science: Engineering Certificate program will be considered for admission to second-year engineering at SFU.  The School of Engineering Science at SFU offers four-year programs leading to a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) degree in Biomedical, Computer, Electronics, Systems Engineering, Engineering Physics, as well as a minor in Computer and Electronics Design   A Mechatronics Systems Engineering option is also offered at the SFU Surrey campus.  Please consult the SFU Calendar or the SFU website for more detailed information including competitive cumulative grade point average admission requirements.

    University of Victoria (UVic) 

    In accordance with an articulated transfer agreement between Capilano University and the University of Victoria, students who complete the Applied Science: Engineering Certificate program with a minimum Capilano University CGPA (cumulative grade point average) of 2.33 and no courses with a grade less than ‘C’ on their Capilano University transcript, will be accepted into second year of engineering at UVic. 

    Capilano engineering transfer students then compete on an equal footing with all first-year students for entry into their engineering discipline of choice.  Under this agreement transfer students from Capilano University will be missing credit for UVic ENGR 130 and ENGR 141 and will have to complete these courses at UVic. 

    The Faculty of Engineering at UVic offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree in Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.  UVic also offers a Bachelor of Software Engineering (B.S.Eng.).  Please consult the UVic Calendar or the UVic website for more detailed information. 

    Admission Requirements

    Admission from Secondary School

    See Program Admission Requirements.  In addition, high school students are encouraged to graduate with Calculus 12 and at least one tech course if they intend to study Engineering.  

    Admission from Post-Secondary 

    See Program Admission Requirements. Students who have already completed some of the required courses in this program may have to repeat these courses, if accepted into the program. Students are encouraged to speak to the Engineering convenor before applying to discuss if this program is right for them.

    Admission as a Mature Student  

    Applicants who are 20 years of age or older and lack the minimum program admission requirements may apply for the Engineering Transition Diploma program as mature students.  

    Admission Process 

    Qualified candidates are notified of their acceptance into the Applied Science: Engineering Certificate program by mail. Acceptance normally begins in February, and continues through June. If you have not heard directly from us by July 1, it indicates that your application has been reviewed and either you have been placed on a waiting list, or we are waiting for you to complete your document submissions. Depending on the number of applicants who accept or decline, additional offers will be made during late July and early August. Students have a fixed deadline after the date of an acceptance letter to reply and submit a non-refundable deposit to ensure a seat in the program. 

    Curriculum

    Students must complete their courses within one academic year -- see Applied Sciences Certificate Program Requirement courses. 

    Scholarships

    A number of scholarships administered by the University are available to engineering students.  These include, but are not limited to, the following: Capilano Excellence Scholarships, Capilano Achievement Scholarships, Jack Edson Scholarship, and the Dr. Fiorenza Albert-Howard Scholarship.  Please contact the Financial Aid and Awards office for further information concerning these awards.