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Curriculum and First Year

First Year

Students admitted into the Engineering program directly from secondary school will take the first-year curriculum.

The typical transfer program is appropriate for most students transferring into the Faculty from the first year of a science program at UBC or another university or college. Applicants with more than 26 credits of engineering transfer credit may be eligible for second-year engineering. See Admission from a Post-Secondary Institution.

Other students will need to contact Engineering Student Services for advice on their first-year program.

First-Year Curriculum

First Year
APSC 122 0
APSC 1501 5
APSC 160 3
CHEM 1541 3
ENGL 1122 3
MATH 100 3
MATH 101 3
MATH 152 3
PHYS 157 3
PHYS 158 3
PHYS 159 1
PHYS 170 3
Complementary Studies electives3 3
Total Credits 36
1 Students transferring into Engineering with CHEM 121 and 123 will take APSC 151 in lieu of APSC 150, and will not be required to take CHEM 154.
2 Or another first-year English course.
3 See Complementary Studies Courses.

Typical Transfer Program Following First-Year Science

First Year
APSC 122 0
APSC 151 3
APSC 160 3
APSC 201 3
MATH 152 3
MATH 253 3
MATH 255 3
PHYS 170 3
STAT 251 3
Complementary Studies electives1 6
Total Credits 30
1 See Complementary Studies Courses.

Options in Third and Fourth Years

In some departments selected groups of courses are offered as options which represent different areas of interest. High-quality performance in any option or field qualifies the student to continue his studies at the graduate level if he chooses to do so. Students entering third year should consult representatives of the departments concerned before registering for the courses offered.

Page last updated: April 23, 2014

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