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Engineering Certificate

Program Overview

The COTR Engineering Certificate is designed to satisfy the Year 1 requirements of undergraduate engineering programs at UVIC and UBC; it may also help students transfer into the engineering programs at other institutions.

This Engineering Certificate prepares students to apply for competitive admission to Year 2 programs; it does not guarantee a seat in those programs. Students should always check with the receiving institution for details on course requirements and course transfer. 

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Block Transfer agreement with University of Victoria
College of the Rockies' engineering certificate students will receive full credit for first-year engineering at UVIC and will be on equal footing with UVIC students when it comes to competitive entry into second year.  Read more about this agreement...

Engineering Careers

In general, engineering is for students who are interested in the physical structures and systems in our modern world. Their work involves the analysis, design, planning, construction and maintenance of these structures and systems for reliable and safe use. 

Career paths in engineering include:

  • civil engineering (structures)
  • mechanical engineering (machines)
  • electrical and computer engineering (circuits and software)
  • chemical and biological engineering (chemical and biochemical processes)
  • engineering physics (applied physics in the design of new devices)

Required Courses

UVIC Required Courses

Course Acronym Course Name Credits
Fall Semester
APSC 122 Introduction to Engineering 1
APSC 151 Engineering Graphics 3
CHEM 101 Fundamentals of Chemistry 1 3
ENGL 100 English Composition 3
MATH 103 Differential Calculus 3
PHYS 103 Introduction to Physics 1 3
Winter Semester
COMC 102 Advanced Professional Communications 3
MATH 104 Integral Calculus 3
MATH 221 Elementary Linear Algebra 3
PHYS 104 Introduction to Physics 2 3
PHYS 141 Engineering Statics 3
Spring Semester
APSC 123 Engineering Design 3
COMP 105 Introduction to Programming in the C and C++ Language 3

UBC Required Courses

Course Acronym Course Name Credits
Fall Semester
APSC 122 Introduction to Engineering 1
APSC 151 Engineering Graphics 3
CHEM 101 Fundamentals of Chemistry 1 3
ENGL 100 English Composition 3
MATH 103 Differential Calculus 3
PHYS 103 Introduction to Physics 1 3
Winter Semester
CHEM 102 Fundamentals of Chemistry 2 3
MATH 104 Integral Calculus 3
MATH 221 Elementary Linear Algebra 3
PHYS 104 Introduction to Physics 2 3
PHYS 170 Engineering Statics and Dynamics 3
Spring Semester
APSC 123 Engineering Design 3
COMP 105 Introduction to Programming in the C and C++ Language 3

Note: Most engineering programs have competitive admission policies. Students who complete the COTR Engineering certificate need to apply for admission to their institution of choice and compete for placements in their preferred Engineering program.

Where a block transfer agreement is not in place, students can still use course-by-course transfer to receive credit for some or all of their COTR coursework. Students are advised to check with an Education Advisor and with the receiving institution on specific course requirements.