Vancouver Island University

Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate Program

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Island University
Faculty:Science and Technology
Degree:Certificate; University Transfer
Field of Study:Engineering, General
Description:The Engineering Certificate program prepares students to transfer into either UBC or UVic 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. Upon successful completion, graduates who complete the entire Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate program curriculum in one year with a minimum required GPA are: Guaranteed admittance into 2nd year Engineering at UBC (with a minimum GPA of 2.8), qualified for admission into UVic (with a minimum GPA of 2.33) and a minimum of a "C" in each curriculum course. Placed in a common pool with all students (regardless of first-year institution), for competitive entry into their 2nd year program choice at either UBC or UVic. Average GPA for entry into a specific program at either UBC or UVic changes each year depending on the number of students applying and the number of seats available.
URL:Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate Program at Vancouver Island University
Length:8 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,758
Careers:Industrial Engineers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • 3 of  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on February 11, 2019

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