Do you want a career that makes an impact on the world around you? Engineers and geoscientists are professionals who work with ideas, technology, and information to invent and implement new processes and technologies which improve the world we live in. A degree in engineering or geoscience can provide you with endless career possibilities.
A degree in engineering or geoscience typically requires four years of post secondary education. Many post-secondary institutions also offer a five year degree which includes one year of paid, supervised work experience, such as a co-op or internship program.
For entrance to most post-secondary institutions you will need a high school diploma with the following:
- English 12
- Math 12
- Physics 12
- Chemistry 12
Each institution has different entrance requirements. Contact post-secondary institutions directly to learn about what courses and grades are required for their programs.
There are two ways to begin your engineering or geoscience education:
Engineering students enter a general science program in their first year, and begin studying engineering in their second year. Engineering programs at Canadian universities are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board to ensure they meet all the professional engineering licensing requirements.
Geoscience students normally study in the departments of geology, geography, earth sciences, or ocean sciences. Geoscience programs are not formally accredited, so students who wish to obtain their professional geoscience license should make sure they have the courses required to obtain registration with us.
Many colleges in BC offer one and two year engineering programs. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible for direct transfer into an accepting university engineering program.
There are no formal geoscience transfer programs, but students may be able to transfer if their GPA meets the academic requirements for the accepting university.
Engineering and geoscience programs in BC:
Engineering and geoscience programs are available at the BC schools listed.
Various scholarships are offered by the APEG Foundation, Branches and Divisions that recognize outstanding student achievements and contributions to the advancement of the professions.
APEGBC has several resources available for teachers including engineering and geoscience related activities, an online game called EnGenious for students and much more. We also arrange for school visits where a engineer or geoscientist visit classrooms and discuss these careers.
Are you interested in learning more about the careers available in engineering and geoscience? Check out the websites below for more information.