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First-year University Transfer Engineering Certificate - SFU Transfer


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The First–year, University Transfer, Engineering Certificate is offered to provide students with the opportunity to explore options and demonstrate success at the first year level of university studies. Students will gain transfer credits to the second year of the SFU Engineering science degree programs. It will prepare them for university or other post-secondary programs of their choice. Students who have completed all program requirements must contact the Registrar’s Office to apply for graduation. Students will:

  • increase readiness for degree-level study;
  • gain advanced standing into specified university programs through signed articulation (transfer) agreements;
  • gain transfer credits to the 2nd year of the SFU Engineering degree program

SFU Engineering Science transfer

  1. Assured SFU Engineering Degree 2nd year Admission Pathway (not available for international students)
  2. Competitive Engineering Degree 2nd year Admission Pathway
Program Status:
Accepting applications

Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January and May 1 year Certificate Broadway Full-time

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After you apply, you can check application status to see if all of the requirements have been met or to update contact information. Please use the temporary login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you used to complete your original online application.

Program Description

Program Description

SFU Engineering Science transfer

  1. Assured SFU Engineering Degree 2nd year Admission Pathway
  2. Assured admission under this pathway requires completion of the VCC Engineering Certificate. Student must have an overall average GPA of 2.75 on the courses required for the pathway which are listed below (calculated based on the best attempt for each course) and an overall average of 2.75 (again, calculated based on the best attempt for each course) on all work combined in order to be considered for the 'assured admission' pathway. Students who have been previously required to withdraw from another institution would be considered ineligible for the 'assured admission' pathway as would students who were formerly in a Computing, Engineering or Mechatronics program at SFU.

    All credits must be obtained within sixteen months. In addition, for at least two of the terms at VCC students would need to meet a minimum course load of 12 credits. The following courses must be completed as part of this pathway and must be completed at VCC: MATH 1100, PHYS 1100, CHEM 1121, CMPT 1010, MATH 1200, PHYS 1200, CMPT 1020, MATH 1221, SCIE 1110, SCIE 1100 and SCIE 1180.

    Students wishing to take the assured admissions pathway must start in September or May.

  3. Competitive Engineering Degree 2nd year Admission Pathway
  4. VCC students who do not meet the assured admission pathway criteria will be considered for entry to the SFU engineering science program using the existing college transfer criteria for admission (presently 24 credits of transferable work plus meeting the GPA set for that term of admission).

    Applicants from both pathways must meet the general SFU English language and quantitative admission requirements.

The required GPA for transfer to other institutions may vary based on transfer agreements with other institutions.

Program Learning Outcomes

A graduate with a University Transfer Engineering Certificate has reliably demonstrated to a first year university level the ability to:

  1. Incorporate critical thinking into theoretical reasoning and decision making;
  2. Demonstrate teamwork by working collaboratively in laboratory activities;
  3. Demonstrate information literacy abilities to determine the nature and extent of information required;
  4. Apply the appropriate presentation style to produce clear and accurate written, verbal, and visual communication for clients and other professionals;
  5. Utilize accepted research process and abilities in all professional enquires, communications, and scholarship;
  6. Demonstrate the scientific and quantitative methodology as well as the analytical skills for entrance into second year science courses;
  7. Demonstrate problem-solving in physics, chemistry, math and computer programming.

Instructional Activities, Design and Delivery Mode

The courses are presented using a variety of instructional strategies, resources and activities including lectures, demonstrations, guest speakers, case studies, and computer and laboratory applied practical experiences.

Evaluation of Student Learning

Evaluation of the courses is determined by the instructor and may include a combination of practical assignments, projects, theory exam and/or practical exams.

Successful completion of a minimum of 36 credits of university transfer articulated first year courses as per the British Columbia Council on Admission and Transfer Guide (BCCAT) is required for completion of the certificate.


Once you have completed all of the required courses to be eligible for this certificate you can complete the Application for Credential and submit to records@vcc.ca.


Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

International Students please refer to the information on the International page for Engineering Transfer Certificate.

All students must meet the general college entrance requirements.

  • Grade 12 graduation, or equivalent;
  • English 12 with a ‘C+’ or greater or English Language Proficiency. For students who do not have English 12 with a C+, please see the ‘English Language Proficiency Requirements for VCC’ document for acceptable equivalencies;
  • Precalculus 12 with a B or:
    • VCC Math 0983/0993 with a B, or
    • VCC Math 1020 with a C, or,
    • VCC Math Precalculus Test (MPT) with 72%.
  • Physics 12 with a C+, or VCC Physics 0983/0993 with a C+, or equivalent;
  • Chemistry 12 with a C+, or VCC Chemistry 0983/0993 with a C+, or equivalent

Recommended Characteristics:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language with excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Motivated and disciplined;
  • Possess analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Some word processing experience.

Fees and Other costs


Application Fee $35
Tuition Fee $7920.00
Student Union Fee $90
College Initiative Fee $91
Student Union Health Plan Fee $146
Student Union Dental Plan Fee $146
U-Pass Fee $492
Other Costs $22 Graduation Fee
$135 - Campus Resource Fee



For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.


Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. Fees are refunded according to the refund policy. For further clarification, see withdrawals and refunds information page.

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

The first-year University Transfer Engineering certificate (SFU or UBC transfer) is offered to provide students with the opportunity to explore options and demonstrate success at the first-year level of university studies. Students will gain transfer credits to the second year of the SFU Engineering Science degree program.

Attend an information session to learn more about the program, meet faculty, ask questions and learn how to apply.

Join us at VCC's Broadway campus, 1120 East 7 Avenue at Glen Drive, across from VCC/Clark SkyTrain station.





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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Spring/Summer 2018 (201860)

(CHEM 1121) Chemistry 1 4.0 credits  course outline



The first course of the two-course sequence emphasizes the basic principles of structural chemistry, with application to chemistry of the elements. The laboratory illustrates the behaviour of chemical systems and some of the basic techniques associated with quantitative chemical experimentation. Chemistry 1 is designed for students seeking a degree or diploma in a field of science, technology, or health, among others. It is also suitable as an elective course for General Interest or Art students.

Prerequisites: Chemistry 12 with a C+ or equivalent, Pre-calculus 12 with a C+; or MATH 1020 with a C; or Math 0983 and Math 0993 both with a minimum of a C+; or VCC Math Pre-calculus Test (MPT) with a C+.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  61651 BWY-A Rm. 3252
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1659
30-Apr-2018
to 21-Aug-2018
Balagopal, Raji
  61651 BWY-A Rm. 3252
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1459
30-Apr-2018
to 21-Aug-2018
Balagopal, Raji


(CMPT 1020) Introduction to Computer Programming 2 3.0 credits  course outline



This course builds upon the foundation set in CMPT 1010 using a systems-oriented language such as C or C++. Topics include a review of the basic elements of programming; introduction to object-oriented programming (OOP); techniques for designing and testing programs; use and implementation of elementary data structures and algorithms; introduction to embedded systems programming.

Prerequisite: CMPT 1010 (Introduction to Computer Programming 1)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  61676 BWY-B Rm. 2212
MWM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1229
30-Apr-2018
to 21-Aug-2018
Aboofazeli, Mohammad


(MATH 1100) Calculus 1 3.0 credits  course outline



This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of differential calculus. Topics include the concepts of limit and continuity; rates of change; basic differentiation rules; derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions; applied optimization problems; implicit differentiation and related rates; the mean value theorem; linear approximations; curve sketching; simple differential equations and models; antiderivatives; simple parametric equations and polar coordinates.

Prerequisites:  Pre-calculus Mathematics12 with a B; or MATH 1020 with a C; or Math 0983 and Math 0993 both with a B; or VCC Math Pre-calculus Assessment Test (MPT) with 72%.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  61645 BWY-B Rm. 2209
MTWRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1659
30-Apr-2018
to 22-Jun-2018
Mandryk, Natasha


(MATH 1200) Calculus 2 3.0 credits  course outline



This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of integral calculus. Topics include antidifferentiation; the definite integral; the fundamental theorem of calculus, areas and volumes; integration techniques; improper integrals; applications of the integral; slope fields; numerical approximations; linear differential equations and applications; polynomial approximations; Taylor series, power series and calculus with parametric curves and polar coordinates.

Prerequisite: MATH 1100 with a C-

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  61646 BWY-B Rm. 1227
MTWRM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1659
03-Jul-2018
to 21-Aug-2018
Mandryk, Natasha


(SCIE 1100) Engineering Technology and Society 3.0 credits  course outline



This course provides an introduction to the practice of engineering, surveying its history and its current state. The social and political aspects of engineering decisions will be illustrated by a number of case studies.

Prerequisites: Pre-calculus 12 or VCC MATH 1020 or VCC MATH 0983/0993 or VCC Math Pre-calculus Assessment Test with at least a 72%; Physics 12 (or equivalent), Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) or Biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C+.

Co-requisite: SCIE 1110

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  61677 BWY-B Rm. 1206
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1429
30-Apr-2018
to 21-Aug-2018
Habibzadeh Gharehbaba, Ali


(SCIE 1110) Professional Communication 3.0 credits  course outline



This course introduces students to the principles of effective communication with special emphasis on the writing process, informative and persuasive writing, research papers, oral presentations, and resumes and cover letters. Students will complete online assignments which will include a first draft critique, grammar exercises, plus research and documentation exercises. In conjunction with SCIE 1100, the course also explores current social and ethical issues in engineering and computer science.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  61678 BWY-B Rm. 1215
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1030 - 1429
30-Apr-2018
to 21-Aug-2018
Weber, Michael


(SCIE 1180) Introduction to Engineering Analysis 3.0 credits  course outline



Introduction to Engineering AnalysisThis course introduces students to problem modeling and simulation in engineering practice using one of the main engineering simulation tools - MATLAB. The course will present the basics of MATLAB programming, including MATLAB's data types, flow control, writing external functions, etc. Using MATLAB, students will learn to implement and analyze various methods and techniques of data analysis applied to real-world examples from a range of engineering disciplines, such as signal and image processing, communications engineering, robotics, etc. At the same time, engineering examples will attempt to illustrate how the concepts from the first-year math courses (Calculus 1 and 2, Applied Linear Algebra) are actually used in engineering practice.

Prerequisites: Calculus 1 (MATH 1100) or equivalent; Introduction to Computer Programming 1 (CMPT 1010) or equivalent; Applied Linear Algebra (MATH 1221) or equivalent.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  61671 BWY-B Rm. 2212
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2159
30-Apr-2018
to 21-Aug-2018
Taheri Gharagozloo, Pooya


Upcoming schedules for Fall 2018 term(s) are in process.
Please check back regularly.

Term 1

(CHEM 1121) Chemistry 1
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(CMPT 1010) Introduction to Computer Programming 1
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(MATH 1100) Calculus 1
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(PHYS 1100) Physics 1
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline


Term 2

(CMPT 1020) Introduction to Computer Programming 2
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(MATH 1200) Calculus 2
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(MATH 1221) Applied Linear Algebra
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(PHYS 1200) Physics 2
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline


Term 3

(SCIE 1100) Engineering Technology and Society
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(SCIE 1110) Professional Communication
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(SCIE 1180) Introduction to Engineering Analysis
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline