Transfer Student

Graduates of a technology diploma program may apply for admission directly to UBC School of Engineering.

University and College Transfer

The UBC School of Engineering accepts students transferring from another UBC Faculty and other institutions. In either case, students must apply for admission to the School of Engineering through UBC’s Admissions Office. Admittance depends on the average of the last 30 credits of university-transferable courses that he or she has taken and on the average of the mathematics, chemistry and physics courses.

A student will be admitted into second-year engineering if that student had successfully completed or has transfer credits for at least 27 credits of our first-year program. Students not meeting this criterion would be admitted into the first-year program.

Learn more about Madalyn and Avery’s transfer experience between Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan

Simply apply online ( and send in your transcripts.  Within a few weeks an academic advisor will be in touch to assist with transfer credit evaluations and registration in the applied science program of your choosing. Questions? Contact

Engineering Transfer Program

Ten post-secondary institutions around British Columbia offer transfer of first-year engineering course credits to UBC-O. Students who successfully complete one of the following programs within one year (September to April) with a GPA of at least 2.8 are guaranteed admission into second-year the UBC School of Engineering. Students who are registered in an Engineering Transfer Program but who do not complete their program in one year (September to April), are not eligible for the admission guarantee as stated above and will be evaluated as transfer applicants.

Bridge Program Transfer

In general, few courses that are part of a technology diploma program are transferable to the School of Engineering, and there is a limit of no more than 30 transfer credits to the Okanagan campus of UBC from a technology diploma program. However, students who hold a technology diploma may consider applying to UBC through one of the established Bridge Programs.

Bridge Programs are available to students having completed technology diploma programs. Bridge Programs offer streamlined transitions into the UBC School of Engineering third-year. Detailed Bridge Program information can be found through the following links: