Applied Science Engineering Certificate

  • Part Time
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 1 year
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: Estimated at $5,071
START DATE: Fall 2023 - Fall 2024
  • In Class
Application Status
Applications still open
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees


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 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 Engineering Certificate Courses

The Applied Science Engineering 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

Listed courses plus
Elective 3 credits

Note 1: Students transferring to UVic are not required to take the above 3 credits of electives; however, they must take CSC 110
while at CNC and must take ENGR 020 while at UVic.

Note 2: Students transferring to UBC–O may be required to complete additional courses. Students are advised to contact
a UBC–O advisor prior to beginning the program.

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

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

Chemistry Option

Choose from:  

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

Fall 2023 Prince George In Class 1 year
Fall 2024 Prince George In Class 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.

Open admission

Any program of study that does not have a selective admission process or fixed capacity and is on a “first qualified, first admitted” basis.


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. Check the fee schedule for more details.

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.