Transfer Credits

Prospective Students

The Faculty of Applied Science welcomes transfer students from other post-secondary institutions and from other UBC Faculties. If you are interested in applying to UBC Engineering, please find more information on Admissions for post-secondary transfer students.

A request for evaluation of transfer credits will only be assessed if you have been admitted and have accepted UBC’s offer of admission.

Find how courses from your institution transfer to UBC from the BC Transfer Guide and UBC Transfer Credit Search Tool.

Current UBC Engineering Students

Students can receive advanced credits from completing AP, IB or A-Level in high school, or receive transfer credits from another post-secondary institution.

If you are a current UBC student and have been awarded transfer credits, you can view your transfer credits on your Student Service Centre (SSC), with the exception of students who hold a degree prior to entering engineering (see Post-secondary Transfer Credits below).

From the SSC > Grades & Records > Transfer Credits > Indicate UBC Vancouver on the drop-down menu

Grades from advanced or transfer credits will not be used in any UBC GPA calculations when you enter the program, for example, Engineering 2nd Year Placement or consideration for the Engineering Co-op Program. Applicable credits will however be used in determining the year level standing and towards the degree requirements.

If you re-take a course at UBC for which you have received advanced credits from AP, IB or A-Level, you will forfeit the advanced credits. For all other transfer credits, departments may not permit registration in a course for which you have already received credits.

Please note that you are responsible for completing requirements in the program for which you have not received advanced or transfer credit.

Advanced Credits (AP, IB or A-Level)

 

Post-secondary Transfer Credits

If you have successfully completed SCIE 001 in UBC’s Science One program, you will receive an exemption for CHEM 154, MATH 100, MATH 101 and PHYS 157, 158, 159.

The following table outlines the first-year requirements for UBC Engineering Vancouver. If you have completed the following courses from UBC School of Engineering Okanagan, you may be exempt from some courses.

UBC Vancouver
First-Year Engineering
UBC Okanagan
First-Year Engineering
APSC 100 & APSC 101APSC 169 & APSC 171
APSC 160APSC 177
CHEM 154APSC 182 & APSC 183
MATH 100APSC 172
MATH 101APSC 173
MATH 152APSC 179
PHYS 157, 158 & 159APSC 178 & APSC 182
PHYS 170APSC 180 & APSC 181
WRDS 150APSC 176
Humanities and Social Science ElectiveSee Complementary Studies for details.

If you have been awarded transfer credits towards UBC School of Engineering Okanagan and subsequently change campus, your transfer credits will be reassessed towards the Vancouver program.

If you have completed courses in addition to the first-year engineering program, or are transferring from the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, an additional assessment of how your credits may apply to the UBC Engineering Vancouver program may be needed. Please submit a Request for Assessment of Transfer Credits form.

A request can take between 6 – 8 weeks to complete from the time the request is submitted to when you are notified of the outcome. In the meantime, register for the courses you think you will need. You can modify your registration until the course drop deadline.

Submit a Request for Assessment of Transfer Credits

If you have fully completed the first-year requirements in an Engineering Transfer Program at one of our partner institutions, you have fulfilled our first-year requirements.

Transfer credits are not awarded towards the first-year engineering program from a Technology Diploma. Students who have completed an applicable Technology Diploma may apply for the Engineering Bridge Program at Camosun College.

If you have successfully completed the Camosun Engineering Bridge Program, you will enter directly to third year in one of Civil, Mechanical or Mining Engineering. No transfer credits will be displayed on your record. Please refer to the correspondence you have received which outlines any deficiencies from the first or second-year program that may need to be completed.

Students from a Collège d'enseignement général et professionel (CEGEP) must have at least one full year of study in a pre-university diploma program. Transfer credit for up to 30 credits may be applied towards a UBC degree for students who have completed a Diplôme d'études collégiales (DEC) program. Admitted applicants who have not completed a DEC will be considered for transfer credit on a case by case basis.

Transfer credits DO NOT appear on your academic record if you hold a non-UBC degree prior to entering the university. In order to determine how courses completed in your prior degree may apply towards your BASc degree requirements, please submit a Request for Assessment of Transfer Credits form.

A request can take between 6 – 8 weeks to complete from the time the request is submitted to when you are notified of the outcome. In the meantime, register for the courses you think you will need. You can modify your registration until the course drop deadline.

Submit a Request for Assessment of Transfer Credits

If you have received unassigned transfer credits (i.e. APSC 1st, MATH 2nd), you may request an assessment to determine if these credits can be applied towards your degree requirements.

Use the Academic Calendar to check the program requirements. View the UBC Course Descriptions to see if there is a high level of overlap in content between what you have studied and the UBC course.

A request can take between 6 – 8 weeks to complete from the time the request is submitted to when you are notified of the outcome. In the meantime, register for the courses you think you will need. You can modify your registration until the course drop deadline.

Submit a Request for Assessment of Transfer Credits

 

Go Global and CIE Exchange

If you are interested in exchange programs through Go Global, and wonder which courses could be transferred to UBC, use Go Global Transfer Credit Portal to check out evaluated courses at partner universities that previous Go Global students have transferred back in the last 5 years. You can search by partner university course information, or the evaluated UBC equivalent. If you don’t see a particular course listed, it simply means the course needs to be submitted as a new course request for transfer credit.

Any questions? Contact Go Global at go.global@ubc.ca.

The Coordinated International Experience (CIE) program enables Applied Science students to study for up to two terms at one of our international partner institutions while earning credits that can apply towards your UBC degree. CIE partner institutions all have world-class engineering programs, and have been specially selected to complement your UBC studies. The CIE program offers a high level of support to students who are preparing to go abroad, and every effort is made to provisionally map how the courses you take at the partner institution will apply to your UBC degree before you depart.

Find which courses from CIE partner institutions have been pre-mapped and can be applied towards your degree requirements from CIE Course Mapping.

Any questions? Contact CIE Advisor at cie.apsc@ubc.ca.

 

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