First Year Engineering

  • “Scientists study the world as it is, engineers create the world that never has been”.
    Dr. Theodore Von Kármán

    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 First-Year Engineering 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 

    The First-Year Engineering Program at Capilano University provides students with a comprehensive first-year university transfer program in engineering and is aimed at strong academic high school graduates.  Successful completion of the First-Year Engineering 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 First-Year Engineering Program at Capilano University is modeled after first-year engineering at UBC.  Students who successfully complete the First-Year Engineering Program within one year (i.e., September to April) with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8 (approximately 70% average) are guaranteed admission to second-year engineering at UBC.  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.

    Simon Fraser University (SFU) 

    Students who complete the First-Year Engineering 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 First-Year Engineering 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 requirements.  

    Admission Requirements

    Admission from Secondary School

    See Program Admission Requirements 

    Admission from First-Year Science

    Students may apply for admission to the First-year Engineering Program after completion of some or all of first-year science.  A minimum 2.5 GPA in courses, which transfer as part of the program, is required to be eligible.  First-year science transfer students would typically take a mix of first-year engineering and second-year science courses.

    Admission as a Mature Student  

    Applicants who are 20 years of age or older and lack the minimum program admission requirements are encouraged to apply for the Engineering Transition Program as mature students.  

    Advancement in the First-Year Engineering Program

    Any student whose Fall term GPA is below 1.8 in the core courses of the First-Year Engineering Program, or who has failed to achieve the necessary prerequisite for MATH 126 by the end of the Fall term will normally be required to withdraw from the First-Year Engineering Program.  

    Curriculum

    Students must complete their courses within one academic year -- see First-Year Engineering Program Requirement courses. 

    Scholarships

    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.