Curriculum Guideline

Engineering Essentials

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPEGESS
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Engineering
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Engineering Essentials
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201530
End Term
201820
Institutional Unit
Engineering
Credential
Diploma in Engineering Essentials
Length of Program
Two years
Credits
70.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Engineering Essentials Diploma Program must meet the following to receive admission to the program and priority registration:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • English 12 with a minimum grade of B (or acceptable substitution*)
  • Physics 12 with a minimum grade of B (or acceptable substitution*)
  • Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of B (or acceptable substitution*)
  • Principles of Math 12 or Precalculus 12 with a minimum grade of B (or acceptable substitution*)

* In most cases, university transferable coursework completed in the above subject areas can be used toward meeting the cohort priority registration eligibility requirements.

 

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • successful completion of 70 credits
  • 25% (18 credits) of all coursework must be completed here at Douglas College
  • A minimum grade of "C" is required in all coursework
  • An overall Program GPA of 2.33 is required

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Select one course from the following two options:

CMNS 1135 (SFU Transfer)

Professional Communication for Engineering Students

3.00

ENGL 1130 (UBC Transfer)

Academic Writing

3.00

Required Courses:

BUSN 1200

Fundamentals of Business

3.00

CHEM 1110

The Structure of Matter

4.00

CHEM 1210

Chemical Energetics and Dynamics

5.00

CMPT 1110

C++ Programming

3.00

CMPT 2200

Designing with Raspberry Pi

3.00

ENGR 1100

Engineering and Technology in Society

3.00

ENGR 1110

Engineering Graphics

3.00

ENGR 1180

Introduction to Engineering Analysis

3.00

ENGR 1190

Introduction to Engineering Design

4.00

ENGR 2100

Prototype and Practical Skills I: Mechanical Fabrication

4.00

ENGR 2200

Prototype and Practical Skills II: Electronics

4.00

ENGR 2999

Applied Engineering Project

3.00

MATH 1120

Calculus I

3.00

MATH 1220

Calculus II

3.00

MATH 2232

Linear Algebra

3.00

PHYS 1110

Mechanics & Heat

5.00

PHYS 1210

Electromagnetism, Options, Modern Physics

5.00

PHYS 1170

Mechanics of Applied Science

3.00

Elective

Select one University Transferable** Arts elective

3.00

Total Credits

 

70.00

** A university transferable course is a course that transfer to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC – according to the BC Transfer Guide.  Please contact the Engineering Coordinator for information on choosing electives.

Cohort Retention Requirements (Academic Standard)

To maintain status in the Engineering Essentials cohort program, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 each semester; AND
  2. achieve a minimum grade of C in all registered academic courses; AND
  3. register in the required cohort course load each semester.

NOTE: if any of the above criteria are not met, students may be placed on program probation for one semester. Students who are not able to remain in the cohort option, may complete the credential through open enrolment.