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Common First Year Engineering Certificate

The Common First Year Engineering Certificate program provides students with a comprehensive first-year university transfer program in engineering and is aimed at high school graduates with strong academic performance and highly motivated post-secondary students. This full-time program is ideal for students who want more one-on-one time with instructors, are hoping to save money in tuition and fees, and/or may not be prepared yet for the university environment. The program offers the courses for first-year engineering, including engineering design, chemistry, physics and calculus.

The program must be completed within 12 months and can be completed in either a two or three semester format. The 12 month time limitation prepares students for the rigorous academic pace that will be expected of them in a university engineering program.

Successful completion of this program ensures that students who transfer to an engineering degree program at UBCO or other B.C. universities typically require only three additional years of study to complete their degree.

Admission Requirements

B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.

English Entrance Requirement:

Math Entrance Requirements:

A minimum of 67% in any of:

  • Pre-calculus Grade 12
  • Adult Basic Education MATH 012
  • Okanagan College MATH 120

Science Entrance Requirements:

A minimum of 67% in:

  • Chemistry 12
  • Physics 12

All of the above courses must have been completed in the last two (2) years in order to ensure that the student has recent knowledge of the materials contained in these courses.

Program Outline

2 Semester Program
Fall Semester
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I
COSC 111 Computer Programming I
CMNS 133 Technical Writing and Communications I
ENGR 101 Engineering Design I
MATH 112 Calculus I
PHYS 111 Calculus-Based Physics I
ENGL 100 University Writing
Winter Semester
CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry II
ENGR 111 Engineering Design II
MATH 122 Calculus II
MATH 221 Introduction to Linear Algebra
PHYS 121 Calculus-Based Physics II
PHYS 202 Engineering Mechanics I
3 Semester Program
Summer Semester
MATH 112 Calculus I
ENGL 100 University Writing
Fall Semester
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I
COSC 111 Computer Programming I
CMNS 133 Technical Writing and Communications I
ENGR 101 Engineering Design I
MATH 122 Calculus II
PHYS 111 Calculus-Based Physics I
Winter Semester
CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry II
ENGR 111 Engineering Design II
MATH 221 Introduction to Linear Algebra
PHYS 121 Calculus-Based Physics II
PHYS 202 Engineering Mechanics I

Graduation Requirements

Graduation from the Common First Year Engineering Certificate requires the completion of the 39 required credits within a 12 month period, with a minimum 70% GGA.


Program Area:

Technologies

Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (May, Sep)
    Entire program at this campus

Credential:

Certificate

Delivery:

  • Full-Time

Cost:

Notes:

Department Website

Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 02/27/2020