Engineering Transition Diploma
Faculty of Arts & Sciences
School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
Capilano University's Engineering Transition Diploma program provides mature students a pathway to obtain an applied science degree, en route to becoming professional engineers.
The program also caters to recent high school graduates who lack the pre-requisites for entry into a traditional engineering program.
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.
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.
Total program credits: 64.00
Continuation Requirement: For continuation in the Engineering Transition program the student must normally satisfy all of the following requirements: complete the prerequisite for MATH 116 in the First Term; complete the prerequisite for MATH 126 prior to the start of the Third Term; maintain a minimum CGPA of 1.8; be able to complete all program requirements within two consecutive academic years (First Term to Fourth Term).
Graduation Requirement: To be eligible for graduation, all program requirements must normally be completed within two consecutive academic years.
May 1, 2018 - Aug 6, 2019
Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts
Jul 8, 2019
Fee Payment Deadline
Aug 19, 2019 4:00 PM
Note: Dates are subject to change.
BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
A minimum grade of C+ in Pre-calculus 12, or a minimum grade of A in Pre-calculus 11, or a minimum grade of C- in MATH 097, or a minimum grade of B in BMTH 044, or Math Placement Test (Pre-calculus MPT or Calculus MPT); and successful completion of Chemistry 11 or BCHM 044; and successful completion of either English 12 or English 12 First Peoples.
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 2018-2019 Calendar (pdf).
Students with less than 73% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples will be required to write the EDT (English Diagnostic Test) or LPI (Language Proficiency Index) prior to registering in an English course.
Admission into the Engineering Transition program is competitive, so meeting the above minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.