Problem solvers can build solutions to today’s challenges through the practical education of an Engineering certificate at VIU. Get started on your path to an Engineering degree, with your first year at VIU. Small classes and individual attention, hands-on learning and instructors who care about your success will help you succeed. The Engineering Foundations certificate acts as a bridge for students to obtain their degree at UBC, SFU, and UVIC Engineering programs. Graduates of the program gain guaranteed acceptance into second year at UBC, SFU, and UVIC Engineering programs if they meet the required GPA. The Engineering Certificate program prepares students to transfer into the University of British Columbia - Vancouver Campus (UBC-V), the University of Victoria (UVic), or Simon Fraser University - Burnaby Campus (SFU-B) engineering in their second year. This program contains the first-year core courses required from each of these institutions including physics, chemistry, engineering design, computer programming, mathematics, and communication skills. Upon successful completion, graduates who complete the entire Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate program curriculum are: Guaranteed admittance into 2nd year Engineering at UBC-V if program completed within 8-months and with a minimum required GPA. Guaranteed admittance into 2nd year Engineering at UVic with a minimum required GPA and grade in each curriculum course. Guaranteed admittance into 2nd year Engineering at SFU-B if program completed within 16-months and with a minimum required GPA. Placed in a common pool with all students (regardless of first-year institution), for competitive entry into their 2nd year engineering program choice at UBC-V, UVic, or SFU-B. Average GPA for entry into a specific engineering program at UBC-V, UVic, or SFU-B changes each year depending on the number of students applying and the number of seats available.