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Engineering Transfer Certificate

VIU International, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 19,474

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  • 8 Months
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Certificate

Problem solvers can build solutions to today’s challenges through the practical education of an Engineering certificate at VIU.

Get started on your path to an Engineering degree, with your first year at Vancouver Island University. Small classes and individual attention, hands-on learning and instructors who care about your success will help you succeed.

The Engineering Foundations certificate acts as a bridge for students to obtain their degree at UBC, SFU, and UVIC Engineering programs. Graduates of VIU’s engineering transfer program gain guaranteed acceptance into second year at UBC, SFU, and UVIC Engineering programs if they meet the required GPA.

Students interested in the certificate must apply to the Engineering Transfer Diploma. Prior to starting classes in September students must indicate their interest in exiting with their Engineering Transfer Certificate. Upon successful completion of the first year (40 credits), students will be eligible to receive the Engineering Transfer Certificate.

The Engineering Transfer Certificate program prepares students to transfer into the University of British Columbia - Vancouver Campus (UBC-V), the University of Victoria (UVic), or Simon Fraser University - Burnaby Campus (SFU-B) engineering in their second year. This program contains the first-year core courses required from each of these institutions including physics, chemistry, engineering design, computer programming, mathematics, and communication skills.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023
  • English 12 with a minimum grade of "C "
  • Principles of Physics 12 with a minimum grade of "C "
  • Principles of Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of "C "
  • Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 with a minimum grade of "B"

Year 1

Fall Semester

  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Computer Science I
  • University Writing and Research
  • Engineering Design I
  • Calculus for Engineering and Physical Sciences I
  • Physics for the Physical Sciences I

Spring Semester

  • Business and Technical Writing
  • Additional Engineering Topics
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Design II
  • Calculus for Engineering and Physical Sciences II
  • Matrix Algebra for Engineers
  • Physics for the Physical Sciences II

  • Fees for One Year Amount Tuition (40 credits x $156.80 per credit) 6,272.00
  •  Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 250.88 
  • Student Services fee (40 credits x $6.93 per credit) 277.20
  •  VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20 
  • Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00 
  • Approximate cost for books 1,000.00 
  • Approximate cost for lab supplies 50.00 
  • Total 8,292.2

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