VIU Advising Team walking on campus


Vancouver Island University is a signatory to the BC Common First-Year Engineering Curriculum (CFYEC). The Engineering Transfer Diploma provides a pathway into engineering studies at Simon Fraser University, Thompson Rivers University, the University of Northern British Columbia, the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, and the University of Alberta.

Most engineering disciplines are represented through UBC and UVic.

  • UVic provides electrical, software, computer, civil, biomedical, and mechanical engineering
  • UBC provides electrical, computer, mechanical, civil, engineering physics, chemical, etc

Students are encouraged to examine each institution's websites for current offerings.

VIU offers the following options for education towards work in Engineering:

The Integrated Engineering Technologist Diploma at VIU emphasizes the design process in civil, mechanical, and structural technologies. Students develop and apply a strong foundation in physics, mathematics, computer programming, computer-aided drawing, as well as project management principles to engineering designs and prototype manufacture. Graduates of this program find employment with a wide range of employers including engineering consulting firms, fabrication facilities, heavy industry, and municipal engineering departments. This program was specially designed to equip graduates with skills and knowledge desired by engineering companies. You can graduate after two-and-a-half years in the diploma program and enter the workforce faster than if you pursued a bachelor’s degree.