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“Scientists study the
world as it is, engineers create the world that never has been”. Dr. Theodore Von Kármán
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
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
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.
The Applied Science: Engineering Certificate program at Capilano University is modeled after first-year
engineering at UBC. In accordance with the BCCAT articulated Engineering Transfer Program from Capilano University
to University of British Columbia, 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 (currently at 2.8) are accepted into
second-year engineering at UBC, and
then compete on an equal footing with all first-year students for seats in the
different disciplines of engineering. Please consult the UBC Engineering Transfer program website for the most up-to-date information on
transfer agreements. The Faculty of Applied Science at UBC 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 Calendar or the UBC web site
for more detailed information.
Currently, UBC uses a minimum cumulative grade point average (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 happens, we will
post at this web site the new GPA information 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.
Students who complete the Applied Science: Engineering Certificate program wiill 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
and Engineering Physics. 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.
Students who complete the Applied Science: Engineering Certificate program will be considered for admission to second-year
engineering 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 including competitive cumulative grade point average admission
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.
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.
Applicants who are 20 years of age or older and lack the minimum program admission requirements may to apply for the Engineering Transition Program as mature students.
Students must complete their courses within one academic year -- see Applied Sciences
Certificate Program Requirement courses.
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 Awards, Jack Edson Scholarship, and the Dr. Fiorenza Albert-Howard Scholarship. Please contact the Financial Aid and Awards office for further information concerning these awards.
(note: the brochure is being revised and will be available soon) Download the First Year Engineering Program brochure (pdf)
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Fall 2017/Spring 2018 (pdf)
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