Engineering Certificate

Faculty of Arts & Sciences
School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)


Program Highlights

The 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.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method and to be able to apply it critically to solve problems.
  • Demonstrate proper laboratory techniques, including the use of appropriate equipment and instrumentation.
  • Develop original designs to solve engineering problems.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret laboratory data, draw sound conclusions and then effectively communicate the results.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work well independently and in groups.
  • Engage in informed debate on topics related to technology.
  • Effectively apply scientific concepts towards subsequent coursework.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallFull-Time

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

First Term

Total credits: 23.00

APSC 120Introduction to Engineering1.00 credits
APSC 130Technical Drafting and Computer-Aided Design3.00 credits
CHEM 154Chemical Principles for Engineers4.00 credits
COMP 120Computer Science for Engineers4.00 credits
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
MATH 116Calculus I - The Mathematics of Change4.00 credits
PHYS 114Fundamental Physics I4.00 credits


Second Term

Total credits: 20.00

APSC 120Introduction to Engineeringcont’d
APSC 140Engineering Design3.00 credits
MATH 126Calculus II3.00 credits
MATH 152Linear Algebra and Differential Equations4.00 credits
PHYS 115Fundamental Physics II4.00 credits
PHYS 116Fundamental Physics III3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits of electives:
Arts Elective 100-level or higher3.00 credits


Total program credits: 43.00

Program Notes

Continuation Requirement: For continuation in the Engineering Certificate program, the student must normally satisfy all of the following requirements: complete MATH 116 by the end of the First Term of the program; maintain a minimum CGPA of 1.8; be able to complete all program requirements within one academic year.

Graduation Requirement: To be eligible for graduation, all program requirements must normally be completed within one academic year.

Important Dates

Application Dates

May 1, 2018 - Aug 6, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 8, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 19, 2019 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 1, 2019 - May 5, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 6, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2020 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent

Pre-calculus 12 (A), or Calculus 12 (B) and Pre-calculus 12 (B), or MATH 105 (C-), or BMTH 054 (B), or Math Placement Test (Calculus MPT); and Physics 12 (B), or PHYS 104 (C), or BPHY 054 (B); and Chemistry 12 (B), or CHEM 101 (B), or BCHM 054 (B); and English 12 (C-) or English 12 First Peoples (C-).

Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

Admission Notes

Students with less than 73% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples will be required to write the English Diagnostic Test (EDT) or Language Proficiency Index (LPI) prior to registering in an English course.

Admission is competitive, so meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

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