Returning Students: Year 1

Getting Started

This information is for students returning to first-year engineering.

As a student returning to year 1, you will register in courses individually. You will not be able to register into an STT. Register in the remainder of the first-year requirements you need and some upper-level requirements that are common to all programs. Refer to the Typical Transfer Program Following First-Year Science in the Academic Calendar for guidance.

General Registration

Create multiple worklists to build timetables that complete the remainder of the first year requirements and other common requirements up to 30 credits in the Winter Session. Try and balance the credit load between term 1 and term 2.

The following table outlines the first-year engineering requirements. If you have been awarded transfer credits, you may be exempt from some courses.

First-Year EngineeringEquivalent Transfer Credit
APSC 100Included in STT
APSC 101Exempt if entering with CHEM 121 (CHEM 120 and CHEM 115) + CHEM 123 (CHEM 130 and CHEM 135) or CHEM 111 + 113, except for Biomedical Engineering (BMEG) Program. Please consult the Year Two Transfer: BMEG for more information.
APSC 160APSC 160
CHEM 154**CHEM 121 (CHEM 120 and CHEM 115) + CHEM 123 (CHEM 130 and CHEM 135) or CHEM 111 + 113
MATH 100MATH 100, 102*, 104*, 120, 180 or 184*
MATH 101MATH 101, 103*, 105* or 121
MATH 152MATH 221 or 223
PHYS 157, 158, & 159*PHYS 117 + 118 +119
PHYS 106/107 + 108 + 109
PHYS 131 + 118 + 119
PHYS 101 + 102 (effective 2021W, only transfer credits)

*Please consult the Year Two Transfer: BMEG if you are deficient in PHYS 159.

PHYS 170Included in STT
WRDS 150ENGL 1st, 100, 110, 111, 112 or WRCM 1st (3 credits)
Humanities and Social Science ElectiveSee Complementary Studies for details, and Humanities and Social Sciences Electives for course eligibility.
Students who successfully completed UBC Science One Program will typically receive an exemption towards CHEM 154**, MATH 100 and 101, and PHYS 157, 158 and 159.

**CHEM 154 will not satisfy the first year chemistry requirements for students entering the Bio-medical Engineering program.

Other requirements that could be completed in the first year include second-year Math courses, STAT 251, and Complementary Studies. Refer to the Academic Calendar for program specific requirements.

If you are intending to pursue a minor in 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

IMPORTANT: ECON 1st does not satisfy the prerequisite for courses which require ECON 101 or ECON 102

Courses not available to first-year engineering students include APSC 201 and program-specific courses (i.e. CHBE, IGEN, MECH, etc.)