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UVic Engineering Pathway

One-year study plan in engineering

Where: Comox Valley
Starts: September
  • Complete the first year of your engineering degree at NIC and seamlessly transfer into your second year at UVic.
  • Individual courses are transferable to engineering programs at UBC, SFU and other institutions.
  • All required courses are available at the Comox Valley campus. Several courses are also available at campuses in Port Alberni, Campbell River and Port Hardy.

Career Opportunities: As an engineering graduate, you will be well-prepared for work in design, analysis, information technology, project management and other careers requiring a combination of strong problem solving and creativity.

WHY CHOOSE NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE?

  • In good company. Classes at NIC feel more like interactive work groups, where everyone has a chance to contribute their opinions and ideas and connect with instructors and classmates.
  • Same degree, save $10,000. As an NIC transfer student, you will spend approximately $10,000 less for your first year of studies (tuition, fees, books, transport, housing and food) compared to students attending an urban university.
  • Be advised, every step of the way. Educational advisors are dedicated to helping you make the most of your course choices. With one-on-one personal advising, you can be assured that your classes at NIC will help you get where you want to go.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Engineering opens a world of opportunities in design, analysis, project management and other jobs involving strong problem-solving skills.

The North Island College - University of Victoria Engineering Transfer Agreement offers seamless transfer into second-year engineering at UVic. Upon completion of one year at NIC, you’ll compete directly with UVic students for placement in your first choice of UVic’s second-year computer, electrical, mechanical or software engineering programs. Choose from part-time or full-time studies to manage your workload or complete your studies in one academic year.

Many of NIC's first year courses also transfer directly to engineering programs at UBC, SFU and other institutions. Please meet with an educational advisor to plan your course selection and build a study plan.

With smaller class sizes and personalized instruction in classes and labs, NIC’s first-year Engineering pathway is a great way to start an exciting career.

Career Opportunities

Engineering graduates are well-prepared for work in design, analysis, information technology, project management and other careers requiring a combination of strong problem solving and creativity.

Admission Requirements

There are no formal admission requirements for the University Studies. However, individual courses for University Studies - First-year Engineering do have specific entry requirements, called prerequisites, which include: C+ in Chemistry 12, C in English 12, C+ in Math 12, C+ in Physics 12. To meet prerequisite requirements, submit transcripts or complete English and/or Math assessments.

International Language Requirements

For international language requirements click here.

To Be Successful

  • Your first and most important step as a university transfer student is to call, email, or visit an educational advisor at your nearest NIC campus or centre. Educational advisors have extensive knowledge of programs, funding options, career paths and post-secondary transfer agreements to help you get started on the right track.
  • Each university has its own unique transfer requirements and deadlines that must be met. Familiarize yourself with the university transfer process and how transfer credit works.
  • Transfer and degree requirements may change frequently and without notice. Always review your study plan with an educational advisor to make sure you’re registered in the best courses to reach your goals.
  • Use the online BC Transfer Guide to confirm the transferability of your chosen courses.
  • NIC also offers high school-equivalent upgrading options if you need help meeting prerequisites for entry into individual courses.

The following list fulfills the general first-year course requirements for the Engineering degree program at UVic. These courses also transfer to other university engineering programs. Choosing the right combination of courses will depend on your desired institution of choice. Our Student Advisors will work with you to personalize this plan to meet your goals.

  • CHE-152 Engineering Chemistry*
  • CPS-100 – Computer Programming I
  • CPS-101 – Computer Programming II
  • ENG-115 – Essay Writing and Critical Analysis
  • ENG-160 – Effective Organizational Writing
  • ENR-110 – Introduction to Engineering Design
  • MAT-133 – Matrix Algebra
  • MAT-181 – Calculus I
  • MAT-182 – Calculus II
  • PHY-120 – Principles of Physics I
  • PHY-121 – Principles of Physics II
  • PHY-141 – Mechanics I (Statics)

*Students may take CHE-110 and CHE-111 in lieu of CHE-152.

Completion Requirements

Students must achieve an overall average grade of C+ (cumulative GPA of 2.33) calculated on all courses. 

Tuition & Costs Estimate for
Fall 2016, Winter, Spring & Summer 2017

Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies or field trips not included in these estimates.

While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit tuition page.

Domestic Fees

Year 1
Tuition $3,420
NISU Fees $145
Lab Fees $240
Books $1,500
Learner Resource $180
Health and Dental $275
Total $5,760
Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan.

International Fees

Year 1
Tuition $15,600
NISU Fees $120
Lab Fees $240
Books $1,500
Learner Resource $180
Health and Dental $275
Total $17,915
Additional Costs for International Students include a $100 Application fee and a $280 Accommodation Placement fee (optional).
Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan.

Michael Willers

Michael Willers

michael.willers@nic.bc.ca
Port Alberni Campus 250-724-8729 | Location TEB - C135
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000

Jason Diemer

Jason Diemer

jason.diemer@nic.bc.ca
Campbell River Campus 250-923-9768 | Location CWG - 230
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5041

Dennis Lightfoot

Dennis Lightfoot

Faculty

Mathematics-Science

MSc in Agricultural Engineering (McGill University, 1992)

Subjects: Engineering, Mathematics, Physics
dennis.lightfoot@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5044

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