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Engineering First Year Certificate


  • Location
    Richmond and Surrey
  • Campuses
    Richmond

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    City of Richmond
    Surrey - Main

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    City of Surrey
  • Length
    40 credits (at least 8 months)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5600 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1200 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • University Course Transfer

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out Kwantlen's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

This is a limited intake program. Limited intake programs are not offered every semester. Please check the academic calendar to verify when this program is being offered.

The application periods are:

Semester

Applications Open

Applications Close

Fall (Sept)

October 1

March 1*

Spring (Jan)

February 1

August 1*

Summer (May)

June 1

December 1*


*Note: Select programs may extend the application deadline, space permitting.

Application Fee: $40

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

2. English Proficiency

One of:

  • English Studies 12 (C+) or equivalents
  • English First Peoples 12 (C+)
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) English A1 or A2 (HL or SL) with a minimum grade of 3 (or C+)
  • AP (Advanced Placement) English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition with a minimum grade of 2 (or C+)
  • 3 credits of undergraduate English course (C-) from a recognized post-secondary institution where English in the primary language of instruction
  • A baccalaureate degree, or two-year diploma, or 60 undergraduate-level credits, at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction (2.0 cumulative GPA)
  • Both KPU ESLT 0381 (B) and ELST 0383 (B)
  • Both KPU ELST 0381 (B) and KPU placement score higher than ELST 0383 level
  • KPU ENGQ 1091 (C) or ENGQ 1092 (C) or ENGQ 1099 (C)
  • KPU Placement Test into ENGL 1100
  • IELTS Academic score = at least overall 6.5, with 6.0 in each band (within the last two years)
  • Internet based TOEFL score = at least 88, with no sub score less than 20 (within the last two years)
  • CAEL score = at least 70, with no sub score less than 60 (within the last two years)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score = at least 61 (within the last two years)
  • LPI score = at least level 5, with an essay score of 30 or higher (within the last two years) 
3. Physics
One of:
  • Principles of Physics 12 (C)
  • equivalent
4. Chemistry
One of:
  • Chemistry 12 (C+)
  • equivalent
5. Math
One of:
  • Pre-Calculus 12 (B)
  • Principles of Mathematics 12 (B)
  • Calculus 12 (C)
  • IB Mathematics (HL) (B)
  • IB Further Math (HL) (B)
  • AP Calculus AB 12 (B)
  • AP Calculus BC 12A (B)
  • AP Calculus BC 12B (B)
  • KPU Math Placement Test (Level D) 
  • MATH 1112 (C)
  • equivalent 

Admission Advice: 
1. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Up to 50 applicants will be selected using the highest cumulative GPA from English, mathematics, chemistry and physics courses required for admission. 

2. Students who are not selected, or who do not meet the Engineering First-Year admissions requirements, or who wish to study part-time, may consider alternate pathways for completing transferable engineering courses at KPU. Click here for information on these alternate pathways of engineering transfer ('Transfer Options' and 'FAQ'). 

3. If you have any general questions about this program, don’t hesitate to contact the Future Students’ Office.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy Kwantlen's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

English is the primary language of study at KPU. Therefore, all applicants must be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of English language proficiency for their undergraduate, vocational or preparatory area of study. English requirements can be found here.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University's General University Admission Requirements are found here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU High School Graduate.

Out-of-Province

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU High School Graduate.

BC Transfer Student

You may request transfer credit for courses taken previously at another post-secondary institution. Transfer credit assessments take approximately 6-8 weeks. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU Transfer Students.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You may request transfer credit for courses taken previously at another post-secondary institution. Transfer credit assessments take approximately 6-8 weeks. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU Transfer Students.

Mature Student

At KPU, we proudly welcome students of all walks and ages. If you have not graduated from High School, have taken fewer than 24 post-secondary credits, and are 19 years of age or older, we can admit you as a mature student. Mature students bring a lot of experience and diversity into the classroom, and KPU will support you in achieving your personal and professional goals. For more information how you can apply to KPU, visit: KPU Mature Students.

 

International Student

Kwantlen Polytechnic University accepts applications from international students who meet the English Proficiency Requirement. All international undergraduate applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission.

Details on admission for International Students can be found here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

There are 5 categories that offer students special consideration for admission:

  • Aboriginal
  • Visiting
  • Exchange
  • Concurrent
  • General Interest

To learn more about these categories, visit: Applicant Categories