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Common First Year Engineering Certificate

Please note, this program has been postponed to September 2021.

The Common First Year Engineering Certificate program provides the opportunity to study first-year Engineeing (Applied Science) at Okanagan College. All courses must be taken at Okanagan College within a 12-month period. Students completing the Common First Year Engineering Certificate are able to apply to some B.C. university's second year Engineering (Applied Science) Degree programs.

Graduation from the Common First Year Engineering Certificate program requires successful completion of all courses in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 70%. Successful completion of individual courses requires a minimum grade of 50% with some courses requiring a higher minimum grade to be acceptable as prerequisites for subsequent courses at various institutions. Minimum graduating grade average for acceptance at receiving institutions will vary.

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Develop a knowledge base for engineering
  • Analyze and solve problems while applying engineering knowledge
  • Conduct investigations into various complex problems
  • Design solutions for complex problems
  • Create, adapt and apply various engineering tools
  • Work effectively in teams and as an individual
  • Communicate complex engineering problems and solutions with professionals and the public
  • Understand the roles and responsibility of a professional engineer
  • Evaluate sustainable/environmental engineering solutions
  • Apply professional ethics and accountability
  • Understand introductory project management and the economic drivers of construction projects
  • Develop a base for computer programming.

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 Term Program
Fall Semester
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I
COSC 111 Computer Programming 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
CMNS 133 Technical Writing and Communications I
3 Term Program
Summer Semester
MATH 112 Calculus I
ENGL 100 University Writing
Fall Semester
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I
COSC 111 Computer Programming 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
CMNS 133 Technical Writing and Communications 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:

Science (University Studies)

Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Sep)
    Entire program at this campus

Credential:

Certificate

Delivery:

  • Full-Time

Cost:

2020-21: $6,123.76

Notes:

Department Website

Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 10/30/2020