Engineering could be ideal for you. Our one-year certificate prepares you for competitive entry into year two of four-year Engineering degrees at either University of Victoria or University of British Columbia and may be transferable to other engineering programs as well.
Engineering is a great career for those interested in the physical structures and systems in our modern world. The work of an engineer involves analysis, design, planning, construction, and maintenance of structures and systems to ensure the reliable and safe use.
Our Block Transfer agreement with University of Victoria means that once you’ve successfully completed your certificate at the College, you will receive full credit for engineering at UVIC and will be on equal footing with UVIC student when it comes to competitive entry into second year.
The College of the Rockies Engineering Certificate is designed to satisfy the Year 1 requirements of undergraduate engineering programs at UVIC and UBC; it may also help you transfer into the engineering programs at other institutions.
This Engineering Certificate prepares you to apply for competitive admission to Year 2 programs; it does not guarantee a seat in those programs. You should always check with the receiving institution for details on course requirements and course transfer.
The following are sample schedules; courses may run in different semesters.
|APSC 122||Introduction to Engineering||1|
|APSC 151||Engineering Graphics||3|
|CHEM 115*||Chemistry for Engineering||3|
|COMP 105||Introduction to Programming in C and C++ Language||3|
|MATH 103||Differential Calculus||3|
|PHYS 103||Introduction to Physics 1||3|
|ENGL 100**||English Composition||3|
|MATH 104||Integral Calculus||3|
|MATH 221||Elementary Linear Algebra||3|
|PHYS 104||Introduction to Physics 2||3|
|APSC 141||Engineering Staticsand Dynamics||3|
|APSC 123||Engineering Design||3|
|COMC 102***||Advanced Professional Communications||3||Not required for UBC|
Please see an Education Advisor for assistance on planning your course schedule.
This course is designed to introduce students to Engineering. Information is provided on engineering professions and the particular skills and type of work done by practicing engineers with different specialties. Students learn about the practice of Engineering through a series of presentations conducted by working engineers. Presentations focus on particular industries and/or specific disciplines and projects.
Engineering Graphics explores the language of communication used to solve practical engineering problems and challenges. This course will teach orthographic projection, pictorial drawing and visualization in three dimensions. Students will have the opportunity to exercise and develop skills in the creation and use of a variety of types of engineering graphics. This will be achieved through free hand sketching, AutoCAD 2017 program instruction and "hands-on" lab activities. This course is intended for students pursuing a career in the field of Engineering.
This course provides a solid background in chemical principles required for engineering students. Topics include acid-base and redox chemistry, electronic structure of atoms and molecules, properties of liquids, gases, solids and their solutions, phase changes, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, equilibrium, kinetics and electrochemistry. This laboratory exercises emphasize proper experimental techniques, data collection and analysis, safety and technical writing skills.
Covers the basic programming techniques of C and C++ languages with an introduction to structured programming and abstract data types.
This course is intended for students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree. Topics include: functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, their interpretation, differentiation rules, techniques of differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse functions, exponential functions, logarithms, applications of differentiation such as linear approximations, Newton’s method, related rates, analysis of graphs, and optimization, the Mean Value Theorem, definite and indefinite integrals, integration by substitution, Riemann sums, and applications of integration. Calculus is a necessary step in any career in the sciences including Biology, Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, and Physics. It is also useful in any field which uses Statistics to analyze data.
This course introduces the student to how calculus is used to build physical theory and to solve problems in kinematics, dynamics, momentum, and centre of mass calculations. In addition, the student is introduced to several conservation laws, in particular conservation of mechanical energy and linear and angular momentum.
English 100 focuses on composition for academic purposes and develops a student’s ability to write clearly and effectively. Students also learn the fundamentals of critical thinking, persuasive writing techniques (including rhetorical appeals and devices), scholarly research, and academic reading.
Topics include: Logarithmic, exponential and hyperbolic functions, complex numbers, integration techniques (substitution, parts, partial fractions, trigonometric substitution, numerical methods), I’Hôpital’s rule, improper integrals, sequences, series, convergence tests (divergence, integral, comparison, limit comparison, ratio, root, and alternating series tests), Taylor Maclaurin and Fourier series, vectors (dot products, vector valued functions), and polar curves. Calculus is a necessary step in any career in the sciences including Biology, Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, and Physics. It is also useful in any field which uses Statistics to analyze data.
This course is intended for students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science (with a major in Computing, Mathematics, or Physics) or Applied Science (Engineering) degree. Topics include: systems of linear equations and matrices, matrix arithmetic, determinants, vectors, products of vectors, lines and planes in 2- and 3-space, Euclidean vector spaces, real vector spaces, inner product spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, linear transformations, kernel, range, similarity, approximation and quadratic forms. Linear algebra is used extensively in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Physics.
This course builds on PHYS 103. Electric and magnetic fields are used as examples of vector fields, and the concept of flux and Gauss's theorem are used to calculate the electric field in simple cases. Line integrals and the gradient are introduced as a means of going between electric field and potentials. Students are taught the uses for resistors, capacitors, and inductors and how to do calculations for circuits which use them. Ideas from relativity and quantum mechanics are introduced.
This course includes the topics: vector operations, dot and scalar products, conditions for equilibrium in two- and three-dimensions, free body diagrams, moments about an axis, couples, friction, wedges, screws, trusses, methods of joints, method of sections, shear and moment equations and diagrams, relations between distributed load, shear, and moment, kinematics, rectilinear and curvilinear motion in rectangular, normal, tangential, and cylindrical components, dynamics, Newton’s second law, equations of motion in various coordinates, Zeroth law and heat capacity, first law of thermodynamics, heat engines.
APSC 123 is a three credit course in which instruction and activities in engineering design are presented in an integrated manner. You will be introduced to fundamental principles and practical aspects of electrical, mechanical, software and computer engineering and will apply this knowledge in developing and implementing your own designs.
This course presents the written and oral communication strategies required in any workplace environment. Students gain practical experience that centers on gathering, summarizing and critically assessing information to produce professional documents. Students will also gain a better understanding on how basic design elements enhance the readability of workplace documents and online communication. This course also focuses on helping students develop speaking skills appropriate to informal and formal presentations and interviews.
|Student Association Fee:||$92.0|
|Bus Pass Fee:||$111.0|
|Health and Dental Fee:||$229.5|
|Student Association Fee:||$92.0|
|Bus Pass Fee:||$111.0|
|Health and Dental Fee:||$229.5|
*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change. Tuition fees include an alumni fee, student activity fees, and a student technology fee. In certain cases a materials and supply fee may also be included. For more information, visit: Tuition and Fees.
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