Faculty of Engineering : Engineering Programs
Completed applications must be submitted to Undergraduate Admissions and Undergraduate Records. For September admission, the application must be submitted by the preceding April 30 and all documentation must be received by May 31. For May admission, the application must be submitted by the preceding December 31 and all documentation must be received by January 31.
Engineering Transfer Programs
Institutions throughout British Columbia offer first-year engineering transfer programs. Students who successfully complete one of these programs are eligible for admission to second year engineering at UVic if they have attained an overall standing of at least C+ (65%) with no individual grades less than C.
In all cases, transfer applicants must present Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry prerequisites (or equivalent) to meet minimum program requirements. To be considered applicants must have a minimum C+ (65%) average with no individual course grade less than C (60%).
Applicants from a Technology Diploma
Applications from students who were required to withdraw for academic reasons will not be considered until the required withdrawal period has been completed (see Undergraduate Information under Requirement to Withdraw from the University. In addition to satisfying the Undergraduate requirements for re-admission to the University, it is expected that before re-applying to the program, students will successfully complete transferable courses that demonstrate improved academics (with all grades C+ (65%) or higher) in relevant subject areas. A student who was required to withdraw will be placed on academic probation upon re-admission to the BEng or BSEng program and must obtain Satisfactory Standing at the next standing review (See Standing).
Academic Terms and Co-operative Education
The academic terms are scheduled from September to December, January to April, and May to August. After the start of second year, students normally alternate between academic terms and co-operative work terms. The typical path through the programs is shown in the table “Academic and Work/Other Term Schedule.” Four of the six work/other terms are normally used to satisfy the co-operative education requirements. The remaining two terms (8 months) may be used for other academic work (completion of an option or a Minor), gaining additional work experience, or any other activity. In some programs it is possible to interchange the two terms of 4th year. Please refer to the appropriate program entry for more information.
Students who have completed at least one term of full-time studies in the BEng or BSEng programs who wish to alter their program or take a leave of absence should meet with their program adviser to map out plans for program completion. Although every effort will be made to detect problems during this review process, students are solely responsible for difficulties resulting from prerequisite and timetable conflicts.
Readmission to the program after a leave will depend on a seat being available at the time of re-entry and the student's academic status at the time of the readmission request. Approval of a leave does not guarantee the absence of timetable conflicts upon the student's reregistration. The faculty reserves the right to require that relevant course work be repeated if deemed necessary.
Students must complete their programs within the specified time limits below or must have an extension approved by the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs.
The Faculty of Engineering may grant credit to applicants to the BEng or BSEng degree program for courses taken at UVic or at other post-secondary educational institutions. A Letter of Permission must be obtained from the Engineering Undergraduate Office prior to undertaking studies at another institution for credit towards the UVic degree program (see Letters of Permission for UVic Students to Undertake Studies Elsewhere). Credit will be considered only for courses that are equivalent to courses in the BEng or BSEng degree program and in which satisfactory performance has been achieved. For courses with prefixes BME, CIVE, CENG, ELEC, ENGR, MECH and SENG, detailed documentation supporting the credit request may be required; students should contact the Engineering Undergraduate Office for specific instructions before beginning studies in the faculty. Credit for courses completed while outside the Faculty of Engineering will only be granted for courses in which a grade of C (60%) or higher has been awarded on the official transcript. For some courses a higher minimum grade may be required. For courses taken prior to admission to the program, the student must initiate all requests for course credit in the first term (four months) of registration in the BEng or BSEng program.
Students must meet the normal University Minimum Degree Requirements for Graduation including a graduating average of at least 2.0, as well as: