Engineering Transfer (Year 1 and 2)

Highlights

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.

Careers

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.

Admission Requirements

Students may gain admission to the Engineering Transfer program in the following ways:

  • 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.

High school admission requirements
Admission to the Engineering Transfer program following high school graduation will normally require:

  • 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.

Conditional high school admission requirements
Students currently completing their grade 12 will be considered for admission using the following criteria:

  • 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.

New applicants
Application should be received no later than the official March 1 deadline for admission in the following September intake.

The minimum admission requirements are:

  • 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.

Next Steps

Apply to this program Visit the program website View program information package (Year 1)


Contact

Specific questions about this program?
Email: admissions@tru.ca
Phone: 250-828-5036

International students with specific questions about this program?
Email: iapply@tru.ca
Phone: 250-828-5252

Tuition & Fees

Cost for this program per semester:

  • Canadian
  • International
Choose the number of courses:
Tuition $0.00
Fees $0.00
Books and supplies
Typically about $150 per course
$0.00
Total (CDN) $0.00

Does not include a lab fee of $21.71 that may apply to some courses.

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