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Transfer Options | Engineering First-Year

A number of the KPU Engineering Certificate courses are core to all engineering programs and will facilitate transfer to many institutions that offer engineering undergraduate degrees.  Note, students must formally apply for admission to the perspective engineering institution, as transfer from KPU to the perspective institution is not automatic. 

Engineering Transfer Agreements

Currently, KPU has engineering block transfer agreements with the University of British Columbia Vancouver (UBC-V), University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBC-O) and University of Victoria, where the complement of KPU Engineering Certificate courses is deemed equivalent to their first-year engineering curriculum.

  • UBC Vancouver – Transfer students are admitted to the UBC-V second-year engineering programs from two applicant pools:

    1. Engineering Transfer:  To be eligible for consideration for Engineering Transfer, the student must complete the Engineering First-Year curriculum within one standard academic year (Fall/Winter semesters) from one of eight post-secondary institutions offering the Engineering Transfer Program (KPU is one of these institutions), and satisfy a minimum GPA requirement, as determined by UBC-V.  Due to the limited size of this applicant pool, the minimum GPA for Engineering Transfer admission is typically lower than for Post-Secondary Transfer admission.   

    2. Post-secondary Transfer:  Students applying to transfer to second-year engineering at UBC-V who do not qualify as Engineering Transfer applicants are placed into the Post-Secondary Transfer pool.  This includes students from other institutions and Faculties.  Students in the Post-Secondary Transfer pool are not required to complete the First-Year curriculum, but any missing first-year course requirements must be completed at UBC-V.  Admission is based on a competitive GPA.  Due to the larger size of this applicant pool, the minimum GPA for Post-Secondary engineering admission is typically higher than for Engineering Transfer admission.  For more information about transfer to UBC-V engineering, visit, engineering.ubc.ca/admissions/undergraduate/transfers.

  • UBC Okanagan – Transfer students are admitted to the UBC-O second-year engineering programs from two applicant pools:

    1. Engineering Transfer:  Engineering First-Year program students who complete the Engineering First-Year curriculum within one standard academic year (Fall/Winter semesters) from one of eight post-secondary institutions offering the Engineering Transfer Program (KPU is one of these institutions) and satisfy a minimum GPA requirement, are guaranteed admission into second-year engineering at UBC-O.  Due to the limited size of this applicant pool, the minimum GPA for Engineering Transfer admission is typically lower than for University and College Transfer admission.  

    2. University and College Transfer:  Students applying to transfer to second-year engineering at UBC-O who do not qualify as Engineering Transfer applicants are placed into the University and College Transfer pool.  This includes students from other institutions and Faculties.  Students in the University and College Transfer pool are not required to complete the First-Year curriculum, but any missing first-year course requirements must be completed at UBC-O.  Admission is based on a competitive GPA.  Due to the larger size of this applicant pool, the minimum GPA for University and College transfer admission is typically higher than for Engineering Transfer admission.  For more information about transfer to UBC-O engineering, visit, engineering.ok.ubc.ca/programs-admissions-2/transfer.

  • UVic – The UVic-KPU transfer agreement provides direct and seamless transfer to second-year engineering at the University of Victoria.  KPU students are guaranteed admission into one of the second-year Engineering programs at UVic, provided that the student:

    1. Completes the Engineering First-Year curriculum, taking PHYS 1141 (instead of PHYS 1170), and CMNS 1110 (as the complementary elective).

    2. Has a minimum GPA of C+ over all Engineering First-Year courses, including courses with credit to any other UVic Engineering program required courses beyond the First-Year curriculum.

    3. No courses with grades less than C.

KPU students will be required to complete ENGR 130 – Introduction to Professional Practice, after transfer to UVic.  For more information about transfer to UVic engineering, visit, uvic.ca/engineering.

 

Transfer to Other Engineering Institutions

Transfer to other engineering-degree granting institutions, such as Simon Fraser University, is evaluated on a credit-by-credit basis.  Students are invited to consult the BC transfer guide, www.bctransferguide.ca, to see how the KPU Engineering First-Year courses transfer to the institution(s) of interest.

 

Transfer to Other KPU Programs

Many of the courses in the Engineering First-Year program also serve as standard first-year science courses.  Students who successfully complete Engineering First-Year courses will be able to declare into KPU’s Bachelor’s of Science in Applications of Mathematics, or KPU’s Bachelor’s of Science in Physics for Modern Technology (PMT).

  • B.Sc. in Applications of Mathematics, where traditional mathematics courses are combined with specialized courses that enable students to apply their mathematical skills in diver fields, providing a broad range of options for careers or further education.  Students can choose from among three concentrations, Biomathematics, Computational Mathematics and Mathematics Education.  For more information about KPU’s B.Sc. in Applications of Mathematics, visit, kpu.ca/science-hort/bsc-applications-mathematics.

  • B.Sc. in Physics for Modern Technology (PMT) gives students a solid background in physics and also in the applications of physics to modern technology.  The program is designed with the needs of local high-tech industry in mind and will equip students to work in a wide variety of areas.  To ensure students’ future success in the workplace, this program includes a work placement and business courses.  For more information about KPU’s PMT program, visit, kpu.ca/physics-modern-technology.