• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Jump-start your engineering studies with foundation courses in your first year of the Pre-Bachelor Engineering Transfer program at Thompson Rivers University, then transfer to UBC or UVic to complete your degree. If you are interested in a computer or electrical engineering degree, you can complete your second year of studies at TRU before transferring to UVic.
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After completing the Engineering Transfer program at Thompson Rivers University ,you will be able to continue a degree in biological, biomedical, civil, chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, geological, geo-technical, integrated, materials, mechanical, mining, software, engineering physics, and other engineering specialties at UBC or UVic.

Upon completing your degree, you will have the opportunity to become an Engineer in Training, working under the supervision of professional engineers to earn your Professional Engineer (PEng) status.

Careers for graduates

Engineers work in almost any field that you can think of.

  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Health care
  • Game design
  • Telecommunication
  • Construction of infrastructure
  • Manufacturing
  • Private consulting firms
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Government agencies
  • Research facilities
  • Your own company or consulting firm

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Engineering Design 
  • Programming for Engineers 
  • Fundamental Physics for Engineers 
  • Calculus  for Engineers
  • Linear Algebra for Engineers

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Admission to the Engineering Transfer program following high school graduation will normally require:

  • Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with B (73%) or better
  • Physics 12 (or equivalent) with B (73%) or better
  • Chemistry 11 (or equivalent) with B (73%) or better (Chem 12 is highly recommended)
  • English 12 (or equivalent) with a 73% (combined high school and government exam) or better

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22067 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22067 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22067 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22067 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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 $22,067 for first year

Living costs for Kamloops

  • 1240 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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