The Applied Science Engineering certificate prepares students to transfer into an engineering degree program under BC's common engineering curriculum.
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 second year Engineering at several BC universities based on the Common First-Year Engineering Curriculum (CFYEC) agreement.
Engineering graduates work in a wide range of industries and organizations, from small engineering firms to global technology companies and manufacturers.
Engineering careers include:
- Aerospace Engineer
- Biomedical Engineer
- Chemical Engineer
- Civil Engineer
- Computer Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Engineering Physics
- Environmental Engineer
- Geological Engineer
- Industrial Engineer
- Materials Science Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Mechatronics Engineer
- Metallurgical Engineer
- Mining Engineer
- Nanotechnology Engineer
- Nuclear Engineer
- Petroleum Engineer
- 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 Engineering (Applied Science) Certificate graduates are eligible for second-year admission into several universities in BC. Students within the CFYEC transfer program should be aware that they must follow all application procedures and policies of the receiving institution. Note that admission to these institutions may require course substitutions and other specific entry requirements. Admission may also depend on program availability and GPA cut-offs that are subject to change from one year to the next.
The following institutions have transfer agreements for this program:
- University of British Columbia
- University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus
- University of Victoria
- University of Northern British Columbia
- Thompson Rivers University
Other Canadian institutions can be transferred to on a course-by-course basis.
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.
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- High school graduation or equivalent
- English Studies 12 (minimum “C”) or English First Peoples 12 (minimum “C“) or ENGL 050 (minimum “C“) or ENGL 051 (minimum “C“) or equivalent
- Chemistry 12 (minimum “C“) or CHEM 050 (minimum “C“) or equivalent
- Pre-calculus 12 (minimum “C“) or MATH 050 (minimum “C“) or MATH 100 (minimum “C”) or equivalent
- 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
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The estimated cost for this program is $16,705.
This cost is an estimate and subject to change. This does not include registration fees, text books, medical insurance or living expenses.