Applied Science Certificate

Also available as:
  • Part Time
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 1 year
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: Estimated at $5,071
START DATE: Spring 2020 - Fall 2020
  • Alternate Delivery
  • Some courses are available online
Fall 2020 Program Offerings

The Engineering (Applied Science) program requires in-person laboratory sessions. All labs will be conducted with physical distancing and other necessary safety measures. See the list University Studies & Career Access courses for Fall offerings and in-person requirements. 

  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees


As an engineer, you’ll be a creative problem-solver, applying your skills to make significant contributions.

The first year of your engineering education provides a broad foundation in math and science, and provides exposure to various engineering specializations you might choose to pursue. 

The Engineering (Applied Science) Certificate recognizes successful completion of the first year of Engineering and is transferable to several BC and Alberta university programs.


Engineering graduates work in a wide range of industries and organizations, from small engineering firms to global technology companies and manufacturers.

Engineering careers include:

  • Engineer (Civil, Chemical/Biological, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Geological, Mechanical)
  • Engineering manager
  • Engineering technologist/technician
  • Engineering inspection (transportation safety, etc)

Talented engineering graduates and their skills are also sought after in other fields such as management and finance.


CNC's Engineering (Applied Science) Certificate graduates are eligible for second-year admission into several universities in BC and Alberta.

Note that admission to these institutions may require course substitutions and other specific entry requirements. Admission may also depend on program availability and GPA cutoffs that are subject to change from one year to the next.  

  • UBC (requires completion of the Engineering Certificate within one year)
  • UNBC Joint Environmental Engineering program
  • University of Calgary
  • Other institutions: individual courses transfer to SFU, UNBC, TRU, and other institutions in BC and Alberta.

Note: Please contact the institution you wish to attend to verify transferability.

Applied Science Certificate Courses

The Engineering (Applied Science) Certificate recognizes successful completion of the First-Year Engineering (Applied Science) Transfer Program based on the Common Engineering Curriculum. To obtain an engineering degree (Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Applied Science) the graduates of the program should continue their studies at an accredited university. Engineering careers include chemical engineer, mechanical engineer, civil/structural engineer, environmental engineer, electrical engineer, computer engineer, and other engineering specialties.

Required Courses

ENGL-103 Composition & Style 3 15 weeks
ENGL-229 Prof Bus and Tech Commun 3 15 weeks
APSC-101 Engineering Design I 3 15 weeks
APSC-101L Engineering Design I 0 15 weeks
APSC-102 Engineering Design II 3 15 weeks
APSC-102L Engineering Design II 0 15 weeks
MATH-101 Differential Calculus 3 15 weeks
MATH-102 Integral Calculus 3 15 weeks
MATH-204 Linear Algebra 3 15 weeks
CSC-109 Computing Science I 3 15 weeks
PHYS-101L Introductory Physics I 0 15 weeks
PHYS-102L Introductory Physics II 0 15 weeks
PHYS-204 Mechanics I - Statics 3 15 weeks

Chemistry Elective

Choose from:  

CHEM-150 Engineering Chemistry 0 15 weeks
CHEM-112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II 3 15 weeks
CHEM-111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 3 15 weeks

Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

Spring 2020 Prince George Alternate Delivery One year
Fall 2020 Prince George Alternate Delivery 1 year

Entry Requirements

  1. High school graduation or equivalent
  2. English Studies 12 (minimum “C”) or English First Peoples 12 (minimum “C“) or ENGL 050 (minimum “C“) or ENGL 051 (minimum “C“) or equivalent
  3. Chemistry 12 (minimum “C“) or CHEM 050 (minimum “C“) or equivalent
  4. Pre-calculus 12 (minimum “C“) or MATH 050 (minimum “C“) or MATH 100 (minimum “C”) or equivalent
  5. Physics 12 (minimum “C“) or PHYS 050 (minimum “C“) or equivalent

Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.

Invest in your future

The estimated cost for this program is $5,071 

  • Semester 1: $2,758
  • Semester 2: $2,313

These costs are an estimate and do not include books. Costs may change without notice. Student fees vary by campus.

Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.

Paying for college

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how.

Salaries and employment

Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities.

International Fees

The estimated cost for this program is $15,900.

This cost is an estimate and subject to change. This does not include registration fees, text books, medical insurance or living expenses.