Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Admission Requirements

First-year entry

Students may gain admission to the first year of the program in several ways, including:

High school admission requirements

  • BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).
  • BC English 12/English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 67 percent (or equivalent).
  • Pre-Calculus 12 with a minimum of 67 percent (or equivalent).
  • Chemistry 12 with a minimum of 67 percent (or equivalent).
  • Physics 12 with a minimum of 67 percent (or equivalent).
Recommended courses

Although not required, the following courses are very beneficial:

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.


Admission after partial completion of first-year engineering studies

Students who have completed parts of a first-year engineering program at a recognized university will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis and will require approval of the TRU engineering undergraduate admission committee. The committee may require upgrading or completion of pre-requisite courses.


Admission after a year of post-secondary studies in science or related studies

  • Overall GPA of 3.00 (B) or better.
  • Grades of B (or better) in 1000 level mathematics courses completed.
  • Grades of B (or better) in 1000 level physics courses completed.
  • Grades of B (or better) in 1000 level chemistry courses completed.
  • Grades of C+ (or better) in 1000 level English courses completed.

Such interested individuals will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis and will require approval of the TRU engineering undergraduate admission committee. The committee may require upgrading or completion of pre-requisite courses.


Second- and third-year entry


admission pathways

You may also be considered for the second- or third-year level direct entry if you have completed or partially completed first-year or second-year science, engineering or cognate department courses from Thompson Rivers University or at a recognized university. Contact department chair Dr. Faheem Ahmed for more information and evaluation.