UTP Stage II: Engineering Science

UTP Stage II: Engineering Science

For Students beginning their FIC Studies in September 2016

To transfer into the Faculty of Applied Science, students must complete the requirements listed below, which include one ‘W’ and one ‘Q’ course.
-> What are ‘W’ and ‘Q’ courses?

Students must complete all courses of their program with a grade of C- or better. Students must achieve and maintain a 2.40 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) by the end of their second semester of studies at FIC to remain qualified for continuance in the FIC/Applied Science-Engineering Science program. Failure to meet the continuance GPA will result in an automatic program change notification from FIC Advising.

A minimum CGPA of 2.75, based on the 10 identified pathway courses (at least 30 units, and with a grade of C- or better in all courses), will guarantee admittance to Faculty of Applied Science for successful transfer students from FIC.

Students in the Engineering/Mechatronics pathway are recommended to take 12 credits of academic coursework in their anticipated semester of transfer, in order to prepare for adjustment to the term credit load of the Engineering/Mechatronics programs.

All (direct) students are required to take (and pass) ILS101/ILSA101 – Integrated Learning Skills and ALC099/ALAC099 – Academic Literacy Course in their first term of study unless exempted. *

Students interested in pursuing an internal program transfer to any Engineering program must see an advisor by the end of week two of the semester prior to transferring to fill in the application. To qualify for an internal transfer students need a 2.5 CGPA and a B or better in MATH100.

REQUIRED COURSES

CMPT130 - Introduction to Computer Programming Ⅰ

Quantitative
Breadth-Science (Effective Fall 2012)
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – An introduction to computing science and computer programming, using a systems-oriented language, such as C or C++. This course introduces basic computing science concepts. Topics will include: elementary data types, control structures, functions, arrays and strings, fundamental algorithms, computer organization and memory management.

Prerequisite

Computing Science students cannot take CMPT130 in the first semester of their study.
BC Math 12 (or equivalent, or any of MATH150, MATH151, MATH154, or MATH157), OR MATH100 with B grade OR MAP test score (26 or above).
Students with credit for CMPT102, CMPT120, CMPT126, or CMPT128 may not take this course for further credit.

CMPT135 - Introduction to Computer Programming Ⅱ

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – A second course in systems-oriented programming and computing science that builds upon the foundation set in CMPT 130 using a systems-oriented language such as C or C++. Topics: a review of the basic elements of programming; introduction to object-oriented programming (OOP); techniques for designing and testing programs; use and implementation of elementary data structures and algorithms; introduction to embedded systems programming.

Prerequisite

CMPT130 with a minimum C- grade.
Students with credit for CMPT125, CMPT126, or CMPT128 may not take this course for further credit.

ENSC100 - Engineering, Science and Society

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2010)
3 units
Faculty of Applied Science – Reviews the different modes of thought characteristic of science, engineering and computing. Examines the histories and chief current research issues in these fields. Considers the ethical and social responsibilities of engineering and computing work.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Corequisite: ENSC105

ENSC105 - Process, Form and Convention in Professional Genres

Writing
3 units
Faculty of Applied Science - The course teaches fundamentals of informative and persuasive communication for professional engineers and computer scientists in order to assist students in thinking critically about various contemporary technical, social, and ethical issues. It focuses on communicating technical information clearly and concisely, managing issues of persuasion when communicating with diverse audiences, presentation skills, and teamwork.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTPII courses
Corequisite: ENSC100.

ENSC180 - Introduction to Engineering Analysis

3 units
Faculty of Applied Science – Introduction to MATLAB and its use in engineering. Implementation, verification, and analysis of various engineering algorithms used in signal and image processing, robotics, communications engineering.

Prerequisite

MATH151 with a minimum grade of C-
Corequisite: MATH152 and MATH232

MATH151 - Calculus I

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions; trigonometric functions; and inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of Differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, related rates, Newton's method. Antiderivatives and applications. Conic sections, polar coordinates, parametric curves.

Prerequisite

MAP test score (26 or above) OR MATH100 with a minimum B grade OR MTH101 & MTH103 with a minimum B grade

MATH152 - Calculus II

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence, and applications of power series.

Prerequisite

MATH151 with a C- minimum grade or MATH157 with a B minimum grade

MATH232 - Applied Linear Algebra

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Linear equations, matrices, determinants. Introduction to vector spaces and linear transformations and bases. Complex numbers. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalization. Inner products and orthogonality; least squares problems. An emphasis on applications involving matrix and vector calculations.

Prerequisite

MATH151 with a C- minimum grade OR MATH157 with a B minimum grade OR MACM101 with a B minimum grade
Students with credit for MATH240 may not take this course for further credit.

PHYS140 - Studio Physics – Mechanics & Modern Physics

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics.

Prerequisite

BC Principles of Physics 12, or equivalent.
Corequisite: MATH151
There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.

PHYS141 - Studio Physics – Optics, Electricity and Magnetism

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics.

Prerequisite

PHYS140 with C-minimum grade
Corequisite: MATH152
There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.

Students interested in Mechatronics should take CMNS110 in place of ENSC180.
Other courses taken at FIC but not offered in this program may count for degree credit. Please see an advisor.

Recommended Course Selection Order

Engineering Programs

Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3

ILS101/ILSA101
ALC099/ALAC099 (if required)
MATH151
CMPT130
PHYS140
MATH152
CMPT135
PHYS141
PHYS1141
ENSC100
ENSC105
ENSC180
MATH232
Mechatronics Program

Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3

ILS101/ILSA101
ALC099/ALAC099 (if required)
MATH151
CMPT130
PHYS140
MATH152
CMPT135
PHYS141
PHYS1141
ENSC100
ENSC105
CMNS110
MATH232

Course Repeat Policy

Required courses may only be repeated once. This policy is in effect for students who began in September 2016 or later.

Readmission to the engineering pathway

For readmission to the engineering pathway, students must take a minimum of three new courses including one new W and one new Q and achieve a semester GPA of 2.7 in the semester immediately following removal from the program. FIC does not guarantee Engineering approved courses during the readmission semester. These courses will not be used in the transfer GPA calculation.

For Students who started at FIC before September 2016

To transfer into the Faculty of Applied Science, students must complete the requirements listed below, which include one ‘W’ and one ‘Q’ course; and achieve grade of C- or better in all courses. The transfer GPA  is 2.50.
-> What are ‘W’ and ‘Q’ courses?

Students must complete all courses of their program with a grade of C- or better. Students must achieve and maintain a 2.40 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) by the end of their second semester of studies at FIC to remain qualified for continuance in the FIC/Applied Science-Engineering Science program. Failure to meet the continuance GPA will result in an automatic program change notification from FIC Advising. (The continuance GPA was previously 2.0 all current students have until January 1st, 2017 to achieve a 2.4 GPA)

All (direct) students are required to take (and pass) ILS101 – Integrated Learning Skills and ALC099 – Academic Literacy Course in their first term of study unless exempted. *

Students interested in pursuing an internal program transfer to any Engineering program must see an advisor by the end of week two of the semester prior to transferring to fill in the application.

Required Courses

CMPT130 - Introduction to Computer Programming Ⅰ

Quantitative
Breadth-Science (Effective Fall 2012)
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – An introduction to computing science and computer programming, using a systems-oriented language, such as C or C++. This course introduces basic computing science concepts. Topics will include: elementary data types, control structures, functions, arrays and strings, fundamental algorithms, computer organization and memory management.

Prerequisite

Computing Science students cannot take CMPT130 in the first semester of their study.
BC Math 12 (or equivalent, or any of MATH150, MATH151, MATH154, or MATH157), OR MATH100 with B grade OR MAP test score (26 or above).
Students with credit for CMPT102, CMPT120, CMPT126, or CMPT128 may not take this course for further credit.

CMPT135 - Introduction to Computer Programming Ⅱ

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – A second course in systems-oriented programming and computing science that builds upon the foundation set in CMPT 130 using a systems-oriented language such as C or C++. Topics: a review of the basic elements of programming; introduction to object-oriented programming (OOP); techniques for designing and testing programs; use and implementation of elementary data structures and algorithms; introduction to embedded systems programming.

Prerequisite

CMPT130 with a minimum C- grade.
Students with credit for CMPT125, CMPT126, or CMPT128 may not take this course for further credit.

ENSC100 - Engineering, Science and Society

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2010)
3 units
Faculty of Applied Science – Reviews the different modes of thought characteristic of science, engineering and computing. Examines the histories and chief current research issues in these fields. Considers the ethical and social responsibilities of engineering and computing work.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Corequisite: ENSC105

ENSC105 - Process, Form and Convention in Professional Genres

Writing
3 units
Faculty of Applied Science - The course teaches fundamentals of informative and persuasive communication for professional engineers and computer scientists in order to assist students in thinking critically about various contemporary technical, social, and ethical issues. It focuses on communicating technical information clearly and concisely, managing issues of persuasion when communicating with diverse audiences, presentation skills, and teamwork.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTPII courses
Corequisite: ENSC100.

MATH151 - Calculus I

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions; trigonometric functions; and inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of Differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, related rates, Newton's method. Antiderivatives and applications. Conic sections, polar coordinates, parametric curves.

Prerequisite

MAP test score (26 or above) OR MATH100 with a minimum B grade OR MTH101 & MTH103 with a minimum B grade

MATH152 - Calculus II

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence, and applications of power series.

Prerequisite

MATH151 with a C- minimum grade or MATH157 with a B minimum grade

PHYS140 - Studio Physics – Mechanics & Modern Physics

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics.

Prerequisite

BC Principles of Physics 12, or equivalent.
Corequisite: MATH151
There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.

PHYS141 - Studio Physics – Optics, Electricity and Magnetism

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics.

Prerequisite

PHYS140 with C-minimum grade
Corequisite: MATH152
There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.

Elective Courses

Choose 2 courses from the following list:

ARCH100 - Ancient Peoples and Places

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – A broad survey of human cultural development from the late Palaeolithic/Palaeo Indian periods (ca 40,000 BP) to the rise of civilization and empires, in both the Old and New Worlds.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

BISC100 - Introduction to Biology

Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – An introduction to the basic concepts of biology, emphasizing evolution as a unifying theme. Topics include cell structure, mitosis and meiosis, DNA structure and function, evolution and population and ecosystem ecology.

Prerequisite

There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

CRIM101 - Introduction to Criminology

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – This course provides a basic understanding of criminological concepts and theories and a solid foundation for future criminology courses. Emphasis will be placed on developing the relationship between criminological ideas, research, practice and policy in Canada. Lectures and readings will introduce students to a range of theoretical and substantive issues in criminology. Topics will include: examination of different terms and concepts commonly used in Criminology, such as crime, delinquency, deviance, criminal, victim, rehabilitation and treatment; criminology as a body of knowledge and as a profession; position and subject matter of criminology; relationship between criminology and other academic disciplines; specificity of criminology; relationship between theory and practice; history and evolution of criminological thought; elements of continuity and discontinuity between classical and modern theories of criminality; levels of explanations in criminology; practical applications of criminology, and the foundations of a modern criminal policy.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

ECON103 - Principles of Microeconomics

Quantitative
Breadth-Social Sciences
4 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value; price and costs; factor analysis; productivity; labor organization; competition and monopoly; and the theory of the firm.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

ECON105 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Quantitative
Breadth-Social Sciences
4 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – The principal elements of theory concerning money and income; distribution; social accounts; public finance; international trade; comparative systems; and development and growth.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

ENSC180 - Introduction to Engineering Analysis

3 units
Faculty of Applied Science – Introduction to MATLAB and its use in engineering. Implementation, verification, and analysis of various engineering algorithms used in signal and image processing, robotics, communications engineering.

Prerequisite

MATH151 with a minimum grade of C-
Corequisite: MATH152 and MATH232

GEOG100 - Our World: Introducing Human Geography

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Environment – A geographical introduction to how humans shape our world, with attention also given to how it shapes us. Themes may include: culture, economic activities, environmental change, globalization, politics, population, resources, and urbanization.

Prerequisite

There is a $85 Book fee associated with this course.

HIST102 - Canada Since Confederation

Breadth-Humanities
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – A survey of Canadian history since 1867.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

MATH232 - Applied Linear Algebra

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Linear equations, matrices, determinants. Introduction to vector spaces and linear transformations and bases. Complex numbers. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalization. Inner products and orthogonality; least squares problems. An emphasis on applications involving matrix and vector calculations.

Prerequisite

MATH151 with a C- minimum grade OR MATH157 with a B minimum grade OR MACM101 with a B minimum grade
Students with credit for MATH240 may not take this course for further credit.

POL100 - Introduction to Politics and Government

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – A comprehensive introduction to the study of politics and government for both political science majors and students specializing in other disciplines. The course will explore the major concepts, methods, approaches and issues in political science, as well as the primary components of government structure and the political process.

Prerequisite

There is a $75 Book fee associated with this course.

PSYC100 - Introduction to Psychology I

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Acquaints the student with the major issues in contemporary psychology and considers the historical antecedents. Special attention is given to questions of methodology and research design in psychology. Topics in physiological psychology, perception, learning, and motivation are considered.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

PSYC102 - Introduction to Psychology II

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Acquaints the student with major issues in contemporary psychology and considers their historical antecedents. Topics in learning, cognition, social psychology and abnormal psychology are considered.

Prerequisite

PSYC100 is strongly recommended.

Other courses taken at FIC but not offered in this program may count for credit.  Please see an advisor.

Readmission to the engineering pathway

For readmission to the engineering pathway, students must take a minimum of three new courses including one new W and one new Q and achieve a semester GPA of 2.7 in the semester immediately following removal from the program. FIC does not guarantee Engineering approved courses during the readmission semester. These courses will not be used in the transfer GPA calculation.


* Students with IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in all bands), TOEFL 82 (minimum 20 in all bands), or equivalent are exempt from the Academic Literacy Course. This determination is made at the time of admission if the student is eligible for exemption. Students who began their studies at FIC in the Cornerstone program are exempt from ILS101/ILSA101.

 

*Courses and programs are subject to change without notice. If you have any questions, please contact the student success advising team.