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How to Apply | Engineering First-Year

The Engineering First-Year Certificate program is a selective-entry, limited intake program.  Successful applicants must meet KPU’s general admission requirements, as well as requirements specific to the Engineering First-Year program (see below).  For general university requirements, visit

Applications open October 1st each year.  Applicants and grades must be received by March 1st in order for a student to be considered for the Engineering First-Year program. 

The application process:

Click on each drop-down title below for more information.

1) Admission Requirements:

Visit for the most up-to-date information on admission requirements.

2) Apply Online:

If you are new to KPU, you can apply by filling out the online application at Education Planner BC at  Click ‘Online Application’ and create an account.  Once you have created an account, you can start the application process.

For more information regarding the application process, deadlines, etc., please refer to  International applicants can contact the KPU International office by calling 604-599-2866 or emailing

3) Complete the Application Process:

You will be notified through your KPU email account about next steps in completing the admission process, including details on:

Submitting Documents:  All applicants are required to submit official transcripts of secondary and/or post-secondary courses proving you meet the admission requirements (Note:  official transcripts MUST be mailed directly to our admissions office and will not be accepted in person; photocopies are also not accepted).

Requirement Upgrades:  Applicants who are in the process of upgrading admissions requirements will have until the end of May to submit final grades for consideration.