APSC 100/101 Course Equivalencies

This information is intended to help you make informed decisions to complete your degree requirements in cases where students have not met their APSC 100 and/or APSC 101 requirement.

Guidelines

Please ensure these requirements are met for your APSC 100/101 Equivalent Technical Elective:

  • Courses must be a technical elective in a program outside the one you are studying (ie. If you are in MECH, you will need to take a technical elective outside of MECH like CIVL, MINE, ELEC, etc.)
  • Courses that are within your degree requirements, technical electives or core curriculum are not approved. Courses cannot be double-counted or a course preapproved for your program technical elective.
  • APSC courses are not approved with the exception of APSC 461.
  • The course must be offered by the Faculty of Applied Science
    • Courses offered by the Faculty of Science or Faculty of Arts (EOSC, ATSC, PHYS, MATH, etc.) are not approved, regardless of if they are on a technical elective list.
  • If you are entering Year 2 or higher in a program other than Biomedical Engineering (BMEG) and receive CHEM 121 & CHEM 123 transfer credits, you will be exempt from CHEM 154 and APSC 101.

APSC 100 and APSC 101 or their equivalents are mandatory courses as part of the degree requirements for all programs other than Biomedical Engineering (BMEG)

If the course you wish to take is not on the currently approved list, please use the form to request an equivalency assessment. 

APSC 100/101 Equivalency Form

Missing Requirement

  • Students in programs other than Biomedical Engineering (BMEG) who are in Year 2 or above replace APSC 100 or 101 with 3 credits with a technical elective (200-level or higher) outside their program technical elective list.

  • If a student is entering Year 1 and is missing APSC 100 and 101, they will be registered for these courses. Please refer to our Registration page for further instructions.
  • If student is entering Year 2 or higher and not in Biomedical Engineering (BMEG) - replace 3 credits with a 200-level or higher technical elective course outside their program technical elective list and a natural science elective.
    • This can be any natural science course (3 credits) at any level (100-400) that has no engineering or applied science elements. For example, you can take ASTR 101, ASTR 102, ASTR 200, ASTR 333, ATSC 113, COGS 200, COGS 300, EOSC 110, EOSC 112, EOSC 114, EOSC 116, EOSC 118, EOSC 270, EOSC 311.
    • You can also take most of BIOL, CHEM, MATH and PHYS courses that are not required for your program of study. BIOL, CHEM, MATH and PHYS courses that have similar content to courses required for your program of study are not acceptable, i.e. MATH 102, MATH 103, MATH 104, PHYS 107, PHYS 108, PHYS 109, PHYS 216 etc.  Please consult the Science Credit Exclusion list  to verify that your choice is sufficiently different from other courses in your program. This information is intended to help you make informed decisions to complete your degree requirements in cases where students have not met their APSC 100 and/or APSC 101 requirement.

  • If a student is transferring into the BMEG program and is missing any of: APSC 100, APSC 101, or PHYS 159, consult the “Year 2 Transfer: BMEG” section of the website.

Course Eligibility

Use the search bar or scroll/page through the list to learn more. Don’t see your course? Try searching the subject code only (ex: MECH). Please review the notes carefully as some courses are only approved for certain sections or years. 

Biomedical Engineering

Course Asssement Year Assessed Updated
APSC 461 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
CHBE 402 Approved 2021-22 September 15, 2022
CHBE 497B Approved 2022-23 January 12th, 2023
MECH 485 Approved 2023-07
MECH 488 Approved 2023-07
MECH 491 Approved 2023-07
MTRL 442 Approved 2021-22 September 15, 2022
MTRL 471 Approved 2022-23 January 12th, 2023
If you do not see the course you were hoping to take on this list, please fill out the APSC 100/101 Equivalency Request Form to have your course assessed.

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Course Asssement Year Assessed Updated
APSC 461 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
BMEG 310 Approved 2020-21 May 13, 2021
CIVL 478 Approved 2021-22 September 15, 2022
ENVR 410 Approved 2022-23 January 12th, 2023
MANU 465 Approved 2023-07
MINE 406 Approved 2020-21 November 20, 2020
MECH 375 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MECH 445 Approved 2023-07
MECH 495 Approved 2021-22 September 15, 2022
MECH 496 Approved 2022-23 January 12th, 2023
MTRL 442 Approved 2021-22 September 15, 2022
MTRL 478 Approved 2021-22 September 15, 2022
MTRL 486 Approved 2021-22 September 15, 2022
MTRL 494 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
If you do not see the course you were hoping to take on this list, please fill out the APSC 100/101 Equivalency Request Form to have your course assessed.

Civil Engineering

Course Asssement Year Assessed Updated
APSC 461 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
CHBE 373 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MECH 462 Approved 2020-21 January 26, 2021
MECH 495 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MECH 496 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MINE 380 Approved 2023-07
MINE 404 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MINE 406 Approved 2020-21 January 24, 2022
MINE 455 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MINE 480 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MINE 486 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MTRL 340 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MTRL 365 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MTRL 458 Approved 2023-07
If you do not see the course you were hoping to take on this list, please fill out the APSC 100/101 Equivalency Request Form to have your course assessed.

Computer Engineering

Course Asssement Year Assessed Updated
APSC 461 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
BMEG 400H Approved 2023-07
CHBE 402 Approved 2022-23 November 22, 2022
CIVL 426 Approved 2023-07
CHBE 486 Approved 2023-07
ELEC 412 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
ELEC 442 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MANU 465 Approved 2021-22 Septmber 15, 2022
MECH 325 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MECH 496 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MINE 350 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MTRL 361 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MTRL 456 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MTRL 478 Approved 2021-22 November 4, 2021
If you do not see the course you were hoping to take on this list, please fill out the APSC 100/101 Equivalency Request Form to have your course assessed.

Electrical Engineering

Course Asssement Year Assessed Updated
CHBE 344 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
CHBE 402 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
CHBE 485 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
CIVL 340 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
CPEN 411 Approved 2021-22 September 14, 2022
MECH 469 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MECH 495 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MINE 486 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MTRL 456 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MTRL 478 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MTRL 494 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
If you do not see the course you were hoping to take on this list, please fill out the APSC 100/101 Equivalency Request Form to have your course assessed.

Engineering Physics

Course Asssement Year Assessed Updated
APSC 461 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
CPEN 442 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
ELEC 331 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
ELEC 400M Approved 2020-21 January 27, 2021
ELEC 441 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MECH 405 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MECH 468 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
MTRL 478 Approved 2020-21 January 27, 2021
If you do not see the course you were hoping to take on this list, please fill out the APSC 100/101 Equivalency Request Form to have your course assessed.

Environmental Engineering

Course Asssement Year Assessed Updated
APSC 461 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
If you do not see the course you were hoping to take on this list, please fill out the APSC 100/101 Equivalency Request Form to have your course assessed.

Geological Engineering

Course Asssement Year Assessed Updated
APSC 461 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
CIVL 315 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
CIVL 340 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
CIVL 416 Approved 2021-22 September 15, 2022
MTRL 472 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
If you do not see the course you were hoping to take on this list, please fill out the APSC 100/101 Equivalency Request Form to have your course assessed.

Integrated Engineering

Course Asssement Year Assessed Updated
APSC 461 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
CIVL 478 Approved 2023-09 September 6, 2023
ENVR 410 Approved 2023-09 September 6, 2023
MANU 465 Approved 2023-09 September 6, 2023
If you do not see the course you were hoping to take on this list, please fill out the APSC 100/101 Equivalency Request Form to have your course assessed.

Manufacturing Engineering

Course Asssement Year Assessed Updated
APSC 461 Approved 2020-21 October 7, 2020
MECH 426 Approved 2021-22 September 15, 2022
MECH 495 Approved 2022-23 January 12th, 2023
If you do not see the course you were hoping to take on this list, please fill out the APSC 100/101 Equivalency Request Form to have your course assessed.

Mechanical Engineering

Course Asssement Year Assessed Updated
APSC 461 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
BMEG 456 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
CHBE 356 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
CHBE 402 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
CHBE 484 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
CHBE 485 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
CIVL 478 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
CPEN 441 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
ELEC 412 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
ELEC 413 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
ELEC 433 Approved 2021-22 September 15, 2022
ELEC 471 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
MINE 465 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
MTRL 365 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
MTRL 378 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
MTRL 394 Approved 2021-22 September 15, 2022
MTRL 456 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
MTRL 478 Approved 2023-07
If you do not see the course you were hoping to take on this list, please fill out the APSC 100/101 Equivalency Request Form to have your course assessed.

Mining Engineering

Course Asssement Year Assessed Updated
APSC 461 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
CHBE 483 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
CHBE 484 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
CHBE 485 Approved 2021-22 September 15, 2022
CIVL 305 Approved 2020-21 January 13, 2021
CIVL 407 Approved 2020-21 June 25, 2021
CIVL 475 Approved 2020-21 June 28, 2021
MECH 495 Approved 2022-23 November 22, 2022
MECH 496 Approved 2021-22 September 15, 2022
MTRL 340 Approved 2020-21 November 10. 2020
If you do not see the course you were hoping to take on this list, please fill out the APSC 100/101 Equivalency Request Form to have your course assessed.

Materials Engineering

Course Assessment Year Assessed Updated
APSC 461 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
CHBE 483 Approved 2023-08
ENVR 410 Approved 2023-07
MECH 496 Approved 2020-21 November 10, 2020
If you do not see the course you were hoping to take on this list, please fill out the APSC 100/101 Equivalency Request Form to have your course assessed.

Common Questions

Yes! Please inform us of the course you want to take as an equivalency, as we will need to manually update your degree navigator. You can contact us through our Contact Form. If you have already been approved for a course but it is not showing up on your Degree Navigator please see below in our "When will my degree navigator be updated" section.

The list above is not exhaustive and is subject to change. If you have taken, or want to take a course you feel would apply towards your APSC 100/101 Equivalent Technical Elective, please use our APSC 100/101 Equivalency. We will review the course to see if it is eligible, note processing times can take between 2-4 weeks.

The Degree Navigator frames are updated every year and changes we make do not transfer over to the updated frames. Our office will be manually updating your humanities, impact, and first year requirements during your final year at UBC. As a confirmation of your approved courses, please fill out the APSC 100/101 Equivalency to notify EAS and keep a record of your Approval Email.

Seats for APSC 100/101 are reserved for incoming high school students. Year 1 and 2 Transfer students may register on the waitlist for the courses and our registration team will review your request on a priority basis, seat-dependent.  APSC 100/101 covers basic knowledge on our UBC Engineering Program and the content may not be relevant to upper-year students. Students are encouraged to take the Technical Elective equivalent at their appropriate year level.

Students can choose to take other courses for their APSC 100/101 technical elective. Please fill out the APSC 100/101 Equivalency form again to make sure that course will be approved.