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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.

Intakes

Important dates

Applications open

Oct 4, 2022 – Sep 5, 2023

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Jul 4, 2023

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Aug 21, 2023

NOTE: Important dates may change.

How to Apply

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

  • When you submit your application, you will need to pay an application fee of $50, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs. 
  • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
  • If you are currently in Grade 12, you must request that the Ministry of Education submit your transcript directly to Capilano University.
  • Documents must be in the original language of issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.
Apply on EPBC

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

For students who have previously attended post-secondary, even though you submitted a digital copy of your transcripts on EducationPlannerBC, you must submit official university or college transcripts for transfer credit.

Please send all official documents to:

Registrar's Office
Birch Building, Room BR230
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and the signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing university or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Once you've been accepted into a program, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
  • If you wish to receive transfer credits, please submit official university/college/International Baccalaureate (IB)/Advanced Placements (AP) transcripts either electronically or by mail:

     

    Registrar's Office
    Birch Building, Room BR230
    2055 Purcell Way
    North Vancouver, BC
    V7J 3H5

Admitted Students

Most CapU programs need proof that you:

Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

  • When you submit your application, you will need to pay a non-refundable application fee of C$135, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs.
  • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
  • If your original transcripts and supporting documents are not written in English, please submit a translated copy.
Apply on EPBC

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.
Funding for International Students

You've already sent digital copies of your transcripts to EducationPlannerBC as part of your CapU application, but we also need physical copies of your official high school, college or university transcripts.

If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

Please send your official documents to:

Capilano University
Centre for International Experience, Room LB127
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, B.C.
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

Students must submit official high school and university or college transcripts for admission.

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing high school, university, or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

If you are accepted into a program, you will receive a letter of offer in your myCapU email inbox.

  • You will need to confirm your acceptance into the program by paying a tuition deposit outlined in your letter of offer.
  • This deposit will go towards your first-semester tuition once you are registered for courses at CapU.

After paying your tuition deposit, you will receive a letter of acceptance in your myCapU inbox. This may be used to apply for, or renew, a study permit.

  • Depending on your citizenship, you may also need to apply for an entry visa.
Permits & Visas

Once you've been accepted into a program and have applied for your study permit, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted international students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
Info for Admitted International Students

Admission notes

Students with less than 67% in English Studies 12 or English 12 or English First Peoples 12 will be required to write the Capilano University English Diagnostic Test (EDT) or Language Proficiency Index (LPI) 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.

Apply Now

Are you ready to rise to the challenge?

Apply now to CapU

Transfer Students

Find out how you can transfer your credits from another post-secondary institution to CapU.

Applying as a Transfer Student

Returning Students

If you're returning to CapU to complete your program or to apply into a new program, please contact the Registrar's Office.

Contact Registrar's Office

Switching Programs

If you want to change your program of study, you need to submit a new application to CapU.

Re-apply to CapU

Tuition and Fees

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 $4,794 $1,691 $6,485
Year 2 $4,653 $1,691 $6,344
Total $9,447 $3,382 $12,829
Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 $21,467 $1,691 $23,158
Year 2 $20,836 $1,691 $22,527
Total $42,303 $3,382 $45,685

Tuition & Fees Estimator

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Entrance Awards

All new CapU students can fund their education with entrance awards.

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Term Awards

Continuing your studies at CapU? You may be eligible for awards, too.

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Required Courses

First Term

Total credits: 15.00

Required:
CHEM 101Fundamentals of Chemistry4.00 credits
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
MATH 105Precalculus Mathematics - Modelling Our World4.00 credits
PHYS 104Principles of Physics4.00 credits

 

Second Term

Total credits: 19.00

Choose 4.00 credits from the following list:

Students choosing CHEM 110 must also take CHEM 111 in order to satisfy the chemistry requirements for this program. CHEM 111 should be taken in the summer between the second and third terms for an additional 4.00 credits towards this credential (71.00 credits total). Note: CHEM 154 may not be offered in the Spring term.

CHEM 110Bonding and Structure4.00 credits
CHEM 154Chemical Principles for Engineers4.00 credits

 

Third Term

Total credits: 18.00

Required:
APSC 120Introduction to Engineering1.00 credits
APSC 140Engineering Design3.00 credits
MATH 126Calculus II for Physical Sciences and Engineering3.00 credits
MATH 252Linear Algebra and Differential Equations4.00 credits
PHYS 115Fundamental Physics II4.00 credits
PHYS 116Fundamental Physics III3.00 credits

 

Fourth Term

Total credits: 15.00

Required:

Note: the science credits below can be satisfied by any BIOL, COMP, CHEM, MATH, PHYS, or STAT course offered by the School of STEM.

APSC 120Introduction to Engineeringcont’d
CMNS 250Introduction to Technical Writing3.00 credits
Arts Elective 100-level or higher3.00 credits
Science 200-level3.00 credits
Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:
100-level or higher elective3.00 credits
Arts Elective 100-level or higher3.00 credits
Science 200-level3.00 credits

Total program credits: 67.00

Additional information

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.

Learning outcomes

  • 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.

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

Have a question?

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About this program

Engineering
604 986 1911, ext. 4955
engineering@capilanou.ca

General inquiries

Student Information Services
Birch Building, room BR230

604-984-4900
604-984-1798 (fax)
registration@capilanou.ca