Bachelor of Engineering (Transfer)

Program Snapshot

Create Solutions For The Real World

One look at island life and it becomes clear: CBU is a special place that is focused and determined to make the world a better place. The passion for innovation and collaboration runs deep in our history and fuels our future.

The engineering transfer program is offered at CBU on an associate basis with Dalhousie University. CBU is one of the few Associated Universities to offer the first two years of all seven engineering disciplines. These include civil, environmental, mineral resource, electrical, industrial, mechanical and chemical engineering. We deliver the first two years of the four-year Bachelor of Engineering program.

The first year of the program is common for all seven discipline options. At the end of the first year, you must make a decision on a specialty. Application is made at this time to both CBU and Dalhousie for a seat in the particular discipline of choice.

During year two, you will be registered at both CBU and Dalhousie University.

Students can also combine a BSc in either chemistry or mathematics with the Engineering Diploma. This program requires a third year of study at CBU to complete the BSc, followed by two years at Dalhousie University to complete the BEng.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Reduce complex problems using appropriate assumptions.
  • Identify appropriate engineering tools for real-world problems.
  • Learn to plan for safety and sustainability issues.
  • Explain interactions between technical systems in various contexts.
  • Become an effective leader and team member.

Why study at CBU?

Our friendly, welcoming, respectful community helps engineering students connect solutions with real-world problems.

By starting the BEng Transfer Program at a smaller institution, students get individualized attention and support from experienced faculty, which is critical for success.

CBU is home to the newest Engineering Department in Nova Scotia, and second in size only to Dalhousie University. CBU is also one of the few Associated Universities to offer the first two years of all eight engineering disciplines.

Sample Courses

  • ENGI1167 Engineering Statics
  • ENGI2135 Engineering Design
  • ENGI2166 Engineering Electric Circuits

Possible Career Paths

  • Civil engineer
  • Chemical engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Consulting engineer

Program Requirements

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General Requirements for High School Graduates

  • See CBU’s English Language Requirements here.
  • English 12 (academic or advanced)
  • Math 12 (academic or advanced, pre-cal recommended)
  • 2 Science 12 level (chemistry & physics recommended)
  • 1 additional grade 12 academic or advanced level course

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Transfer Student Requirements

  • In order to transfer to CBU you must be in good academic standing at your current/previous institution.
  • You must meet the general admissions requirements (or the post-secondary equivalent) for the program, found under the Canadian or International tabs of this tool.
  • To see if your institution is an articulation partner, please view our articulation agreements page.
  • Please email us if you have specific questions about admission requirements and transferring to CBU:

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