Engineering Transfer (Year 1 and 2)
Get started on your engineering degree at TRU by taking one year of general study courses that are common to all engineering disciplines. This program transfers into the second year of a full engineering program at either the University of British Columbia or the University of Victoria, or stay at TRU to complete Year 2, Electrical or Computer for entry into third year at UVic.
Complete second year engineering courses in either electrical or computer engineering, plus a four to eight-month co-op term. Study circuit analysis and digital electronics, design and test microcontroller circuits, and learn to control various mechanical systems. Transfers to third year electrical or computing stream at the University of Victoria.
Rewarding career opportunities in engineering are on the rise as the demand for engineering graduates continues to grow. Use mathematics, sciences, and their applications to solve real-life problems.
- Following graduation from high school (or in their final year of high school)
- Following a year or more of university-level studies in science, or other related disciplines
- Following partial completion of first-year engineering at TRU or another recognized university
Admission into first year
There are 60 seats available in the TRU first-year engineering transfer program and admission is competitive based on academic performance. Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.
- Pre-calculus 12 with B (73 %) minimum (or equivalent)
- Physics 12 with B (73 %) minimum (or equivalent)
- Chemistry 11 with B (73 %) minimum (or equivalent) (Chemistry 12 is highly recommended)
- English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (combined high school and government exam) (or equivalent)
Students lacking Chemistry 12 may be admitted but will be unable to complete the first year syllabus in two semesters.
Although not mandatory, the following courses are very beneficial for high school students considering engineering studies at TRU or elsewhere: Calculus 12, Drafting 12, a computing or information technology course involving computer programming and problem solving using high-level languages such as C/C++, Visual Basic, or Java.
- Pre-calculus 11 with A- (80%) or 12 (or equivalent) with B (73%) or better
- Physics 11 with A- (80%) or 12 (or equivalent) with B (73%) or better
- Chemistry 11 with A- (80%) or 12 (or equivalent) with B (73%) or better
- One of: Composition 11, Creative Writing 11, Literary Studies 11, New Media 11, Spoken Language 11, EFP Literary Studies and Writing 11, EFP Literary Studies and New Media 11, EFP Literary Studies and Spoken Language 11 with A- (80%) or English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 (or equivalent) with B (73%) (combined high school and government exam) or better
Note: Grade 12 results will be used when a grade is presented on the transcript
Admission after a partial completion of first-year engineering
Students who have completed part of a first-year engineering program at a recognized Canadian university will be considered for admission to the TRU engineering transfer program on a case by case basis. Interested individuals should contact the TRU engineering transfer program coordinator for more details.
Admission into second year
Continuation requirements for second year
First-year engineering students who would like to continue into second-year of the program must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.50 with a minimum grade of C- or better in each first year course. Students must express interest to continue to the TRU engineering coordinator by February 28 of their first year.
Application should be received no later than the official March 1 deadline for admission in the following September intake.
- The completion of the first year of the Engineering Transfer program at TRU (36 credits) or another recognized engineering transfer program, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5
- A grade of C or better in all courses that are part of the first-year transfer program
Note: Students having completed a first year of engineering studies in an accredited program at a Canadian university will be considered for admission on a case by case basis.