Engineering Transition Diploma

  • "Being able to talk to people over long distances, to transmit images, flying, accessing vast amounts of data like an oracle.  These are all things that would have been considered magic a few hundred years ago.   So engineering is, for all intents and purposes, magic, and who wouldn’t want to be a magician." 
    Elon Musk, Founded Tesla Motors, SpaceX et al

    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 Engineering Transition 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

    Capilano’s Engineering Transition 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 the Engineering Transition Program ensures students who transfer to an Engineering program at another institution (such as SFU or UBC) generally require only three additional years of study.

    University Transfer

    University of British Columbia (UBC)

    The Engineering Transition Program at Capilano University was developed and optimized for transfer to UBC.  This two-year program provides a student a clean transfer to second-year engineering at UBC, and once at UBC, ensures a reduced, manageable, second-year workload.  Since its inception in Fall 2003, students who have pursued transfer to UBC and who have completed all components of the program profile with a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or better have been accepted into second-year UBC engineering.  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 website for more detailed information.

    Simon Fraser University (SFU)

    Students who complete the Engineering Transition 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 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.

    University of Victoria (UVic)

    Students who complete the Engineering Transition 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 web site for more detailed information including competitive cumulative grade point average admission requirements

    Admission Requirements

    See Program Admission Requirements

    Admission from Secondary School

    A minimum grade of B in Precalculus 12; and successful completion of Chemistry 11; and successful completion of either English 12 or English 12 First Peoples.  Preference will be given to students who possess strong math skills (Math 12 grade of B or better) and good grades in Chemistry 11 and Physics 11.  High school students are also encouraged to graduate with at least one tech course if they intend to study engineering. 

    Admission as a Mature Student

    Applicants who are 20 years of age or older and who wish to begin their studies towards an engineering degree and lack the minimum program admission requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.  It is expected that mature students successfully admitted into the Engineering Transition Program will have an aptitude for Math and Science.  

    Advancement in the Engineering Transition Program

    Any student whose most recent term GPA is below 1.8 in the core courses of the Engineering Transition program, or who has failed to achieve the necessary prerequisite for MATH 116 by the end of the Fall term of their first year or who has failed to achieve the necessary prerequisite for MATH 126 by the end of the Fall term of their second year, will normally be required to withdraw from the Engineering Transition program.

    Curriculum

    Students must complete their courses within two academic years -- see Engineering Transition Program Requirement courses.

    In their first term students will take:

    CHEM 101 or CHEM 110 or CHEM 154
    MATH 105 or MATH 116
    PHYS 104 or PHYS 114
    ENGL 100

    Students should consult with the Engineering Convenor for course selection in remaining terms

    Note:  MATH 124 is only recommended for students pursuing Engineering at SFU
    Note:  MATH 152 may be replaced with MATH 200
    Note:  CHEM 154 may be replaced with both CHEM 110 and CHEM 111