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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 1003
APSC 10113
APSC 1603
CHEM 15413
WRDS 15023
MATH 1003
MATH 1013
MATH 1523
PHYS 1573
PHYS 1583
PHYS 1591
PHYS 1703
Complementary Studies electives33
Total Credits37
1 Students entering first-year Engineering from high school with CHEM 121 and 123 transfer credits or advanced credits from AP, IB, A Level will be required to take APSC 100 and APSC 101.
2 Or another first-year English course. 
3 See Complementary Studies Courses.

Typical Transfer Program Following First-Year Science

First Year 
APSC 1003
APSC 1603
APSC 2013
MATH 1523
MATH 2533
MATH 2553
PHYS 1703
STAT 2513
Complementary Studies electives16
Total Credits30
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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