As a first-year engineering student, you will be registering using a Standard Timetable (STT). See Course Planning for further details about the Engineering First Year Standard Timetable.
Create multiple worklists that include your preferred STTs, a 3 credit Humanities and Social Science elective, and a 3 credit English/Communication course. STTs will fill up quickly and you will find it helpful to be prepared with multiple registration options in advance.
STTs are coded with prefixes to help you easily identify which STTs are appropriate for you based on your previous academic experience. If your STT is full, register in the corresponding transitory STT. This table summarizes the coding applicable for most high school student registering in a first-year STT:
|STT Prefix||Transitory STT||Academic Experience|
|HP||HSAR||Entering with a deficiency in PHYS 12 or equivalent. You will complete PHYS 100 in Term 1, PHYS 157 and 159 in Term 2, and PHYS 118 the following Summer Session|
|HS||HSAR||Completed Pre-CALC 12 or equivalent. This is the STT the majority of our students will register in.|
|HV||Must be a Varsity Athlete with approval from Engineering Academic Services|
(MATH 120 and 121)
|HZAR||Must have permission from the Math Department with > or = 95% on Pre-CALC 12 or equivalent, or did well in a high school math contest.|
|PBME**||PBAR||Restricted to students accepted into the Pre-Biomedical Engineering Path
Students registering in a PBME STT have the option to complete the first year English/Communication requirement in the Winter Session or the following Summer Session. The Humanities and Social Science elective is completed in an upper year of the program. Refer to the Academic Calendar for your program requirements.
|PM||PMAR||Restricted to students accepted into the Pre-Med Alternative Path|
|*AP and IB students, refer to the score equivalency to a percentage scale in the Academic Calendar
** Students who have not been given permission to register in a PBME STT, but register in a PBME STT, will be automatically dropped without notification
Reminder: Don't forget to add a 3 credit Humanities and Social Science elective, and a 3 credit English/Communication course.
- One course totaling 3 credits of a humanities and social science course. This is a non-scientific and non-technical course that is generally found in the Faculty of Arts. It is recommended that you select a 100-level course. If you are intending to pursue a minor in your third year, consider ECON 101 for the Minor in Commerce or Entrepreneurship or a 100-level pre-requisite to the Minor in Arts or Science. Please review the Humanities and Social Sciences list for exclusions.
- One of WRDS 150B, or ENGL 110 or ENGL 111, to satisfy the first-year English/Communication requirement.
- Review the First Year Credit page to see what UBC credits you may receive.
- It is recommended that you complete the Chemistry, Math and Physics courses in the first year engineering STT even if you have received UBC credits from AP, IB or A-Levels for these courses. The first year engineering program is designed to build a strong foundation for upper level courses.
- If you proceed and complete a course with a final grade for which you have already received credit from AP, IB or A-Levels, the UBC attempt will supercede the credits granted from AP, IB or A-Levels. In other words, you will not be permitted to reclaim the AP, IB or A-Levels credits for the course.
- If you decide to proceed and drop a course from the STT after having received UBC credits from AP, IB or A-Levels, you do not need to do anything further. The credits will apply automatically, where applicable, towards the degree requirements. A % grade is not assigned to these credits. For 2nd year placement, the average is calculated on courses attempted at UBC in the Winter Session, but the credits will apply to the credit requirements to determine your promotion to second year standing.
- Do not drop courses from your STT until you see the credits on your Student Service Centre (SSC) Transfer Credit page. You have until the course drop deadline to drop courses without a Withdrawal ('W') standing on your academic record.
- ENGL 1st (3) or WRCM 1st (3) will satisfy the first-year English/Communication requirement (ie: WRDS 150/ ENGL 112 / First Year English Course)
- ENGL 1st (6) or WRCM 1st (3) + ENGL 1st (3) will satisfy the first-year English/Communication (ie: WRDS 150/ ENGL 112 / First Year English Course) and 3 credits of humanities and social science requirements
- Only 3 credits of language courses may be applied towards the humanities and social sciences requirement, for details, please see Complementary Studies
IMPORTANT: ECON 1st does not satisfy the pre-requisite for courses which require ECON 101 or ECON 102
Pre-Biomedical Engineering (PBME) Pathway
Only students who have been accepted into the Pre-Biomedical Pathway can register in a PBME Standard Timetable (STT). All others will be dropped and will be required to register in another STT.
PBME STTs have most of the courses you need.
The Chemistry Department will register CHEM 121 and CHEM 123 to your schedule. The STT indicates which CHEM 121 and 123 sections will be added.
Register in a English/Communication course (WRDSB 150 or one of ENGL 110, 111) which will NOT conflict with the Chemistry sections that will be added.
Students registering in a PBME STT can choose to complete the first year English/Communication requirement in the Winter Session or the following Summer Session.
The Humanities and Social Science elective is completed in an upper year of the Biomedical Engineering program. Refer to the Academic Calendar for your program requirements.