Depending on how you transfer to UBC and your assigned year level, you will have different registration instructions. We also encourage transfer students to book an Academic Advising appointment with an EAS Transfer Credit Advisor to review your transfer credits and course plan.
To learn more about your transfer credits and how to apply the credits to the UBC BASc program, please check Transfer Credits page.
First Year Engineering Program Credit Equivalency Chart
|First Year Courses||Equivalent Transfer Credits||Notes|
|APSC 100||APSC 100|
|APSC 101||APSC 101||Exempt for transfer students if entering with CHEM 121 (CHEM 120 and CHEM 115) + CHEM 123 (CHEM 130 and CHEM 135) or CHEM 111 + 113 from post-secondary institutions.
Not exempt for advanced credits from AP, IB or A-Level.
Not exempt for students entering Biomedical Engineering (BMEG). Please consult the Year Two Transfer: BMEG for more information.
|APSC 160||APSC 160|
|CHEM 154||CHEM 121 + 123|
CHEM 120 + 115 + 130 + 135
CHEM 111 + 113
CHEM 141 + 123
|CHEM 154 will not satisfy the first year chemistry requirements for students entering Biomedical Engineering (BMEG). Students pursing BMEG program must take CHEM 121 and 123.|
|MATH 100||MATH 100, 102, 104, 120, 180, or 184|
|MATH 101||MATH 101, 103, 105, or 121|
|MATH 152||MATH 152, 221, or 223|
|PHYS 157/158/159||PHYS 117 + 118 + 119|
PHYS 106/107 + 108 + 109
PHYS 131 + 118 + 119
|Please consult the Year Two Transfer: BMEG if you enter BMEG program and you are deficient in PHYS 159.|
|PHYS 170||PHYS 170|
|WRDS 150B||ENGL 1st, 100, 110, 111, or 112 |
|Humanities Elective||Refer to Humanities and Social Sciences for course eligibility|
Transferring into Year 1
If you are transferring to the BASc program with less than 27 transfer credits, which are applicable towards the first year engineering program, you will transfer into Year 1 Engineering. As a first-year engineering student, you will be registering for your courses using a Standard Timetable (STT). You will be registering in the remainder of the first-year requirements, as individual courses.
Note: All engineering year 1 students must take a minimum of 24 credits in the Winter Session (September-April) to be considered competitive for Second Year Placement.
Finding Your STT
You can find all our first year STTs on the Course Schedule > Browse > Standard Timetables > BASC > Standard Timetables – Year 1. From here, you can navigate to the appropriate STT type.
Transferring with CHEM, MATH, and PHYS transfer credits
If you are entering first-year engineering with transferable Math, Physics, and Math, which are equivalents to our first year requirement, you will typically register in a first-year STT with the letter code ST, labeled as First Year Engineering (Science Transfer Group). This STT includes APSC 100 and PHYS 170 only, as these courses are rarely transferred from other universities or programs.
You should individually register for any remaining first year courses to ensure you complete the first-year requirements. We recommend adding common upper year or complementary studies courses to ensure you complete a minimum of 24 credits. As many of these courses are restricted to second year STTs, please consult the Continuing First Year Registration for information on how to register for these courses.
Our Typical Transfer Program following Science First Year is a good point of reference for your course planning.
Transferring with fewer applicable credits to UBC Engineering (missing CHEM, MATH and/or PHYS)
If you are transferring with fewer transfer credits applicable to the first-year engineering, you will typically register in an STT with an HS letter code, labeled as First Year Engineering (High School Group). This STT contains the full first-year program except for WRDS 150B and humanities and social science elective. Please ensure you register for these courses individually along with your STT. If you choose to, you can drop the courses that are fulfilled by your transfer credits after registering for your STT.
Once you have registered in your STT and any additional first-year program courses you may need, please ensure you have reached the minimum 24 credits to be competitive for Second Year Placement. Students should add common upper year or complementary studies courses to fill out their schedule. As many of these courses are restricted to STTs, please consult the Continuing First Year Registration for information on how to register for these courses.
Transferring into Year 2
If you are transferring to the BASc program with 27 credits or more which are applicable towards the first-year engineering program, you will be eligible for Year 2 Engineering.
Note: Admission into Year 2 or above does not exempt you from lower-level course requirements. If you have not received transfer credits or an exemption, these deficiencies must be fulfilled to satisfy graduation requirements.
Year 2 Transfer: Registration
Students who are admitted to Year 2 BASc program will go through Second Year Placement after accepting their offer. Transfer students should fill in the Second Year Placement Form once admitted. If the placement form has closed before your admission is offered, EAS will provide you with a late placement form via email. You will be notified by email when you have received a program placement.
Once you have received your program placement you will be able to register in the appropriate STT and other required courses as outlined on the Upper Year Registration page. If you have not received a placement but your registration has opened, you may be able to register in courses that are not built into an STT.
Note: If you register for courses without registering for an STT you may have to adjust your registration to accommodate the STT once your placement is complete.
Year 2 Transfer: Biomedical Engineering
Before entering the second year of the Biomedical Engineering (BMEG) program, it is strongly advisable to complete all courses in the first year engineering program, otherwise, it may delay your progression through the degree, as you will be missing prerequisites.
If you are missing any of the following courses when you enter BMEG program, you will need to replace the course with a BMEG equivalent course:
|Missing Course||BMEG Equivalent||Notes|
|APSC 100||-||Students will take an APSC 100 equivalent course. Please refer to APSC 100/101 Course Equivalencies below.|
|APSC 101||BMEG 200 + BMEG 101||BMEG 200 will be taken in the summer session.
BMEG 101 will be taken in the Winter Session.
|PHYS 159||BMEG 102||Taken in the Winter Session|
|APSC 101 AND PHYS 159||BMEG 101 + BMEG 102||Taken in the Winter Session|
APSC 100/101 Course Replacement
If you are transferring into Year 2 BASc program with a deficiency in APSC 100 and/or APSC 101, you will need to take alternative courses to fulfill the requirements. Year 2 transfer students do not take APSC 100 and/or APSC 101, as they are introductory engineering courses.
To find out more information about how to satisfy these requirements, please visit the page linked below.
Transferring into Year 3
If you are transferring from the Camosun Engineering Bridge Program or the joint UBC-UNBC Environmental Engineering Program, you will enter Year 3 and receive bulk transfer credits. It is recommended that you contact EAS Transfer Credit Advisor to determine whether lower-level course deficiencies have been fulfilled.
We recommend you follow the general registration details on the Upper Year Registration page.