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Curriculum and First Year

First Year

Students admitted into the Engineering program directly from secondary school will take the first-year curriculum. Students identified as being eligible to take Biomedical Engineering Program content in first year will receive a modified first year timetable.

The typical transfer program is appropriate for most students transferring into the Faculty from the first year of a science program at UBC or another university or college. Applicants with more than 26 credits of engineering transfer credit may be eligible for second-year engineering. See Admission from a Post-Secondary Institution.

For information about the first year curriculum and transferring into the Biomedical Engineering Program, refer to the UBC calendar page for the Biomedical Engineering program.

Other students will need to contact Engineering Academic Services for advice on their first-year program.

First-Year Curriculum

First Year
APSC 100 3
APSC 1011 3
APSC 160 3
CHEM 1541 3
WRDS 1502 3
MATH 100 3
MATH 101 3
MATH 152 3
PHYS 157 3
PHYS 158 3
PHYS 159 1
PHYS 170 3
Complementary Studies electives3 3
Total Credits 37
1 Students transferring into Engineering with CHEM 121 and 123 will not be required to take APSC 101 or CHEM 154, but will be required to take APSC 100.
2 Or another first-year English course.  
3 See Complementary Studies Courses.

Typical Transfer Program Following First-Year Science

First Year
APSC 100 3
APSC 160 3
APSC 201 3
MATH 152 3
MATH 253 3
MATH 255 3
PHYS 170 3
STAT 251 3
Complementary Studies electives1 6
Total Credits 30
1 See Complementary Studies Courses.

Options in Third and Fourth Years

In some departments selected groups of courses are offered as options which represent different areas of interest. High-quality performance in any option or field qualifies the student to continue his studies at the graduate level if he chooses to do so. Students entering third year should consult representatives of the departments concerned before registering for the courses offered.

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