The college offers a common first year in the Engineering Technology. This allows students to complete the first two semesters of the engineering technology program that they have been accepted to at one of four CNA campuses that offer first year engineering technology. After completing the first two semesters, students must enter the campus which offers the program of their choice to complete the seven week Intersession (May, June), and the subsequent years of their program.
Individuals must submit their application to the campus where they intend to complete the first two semesters of their program. This begins a first come, first served provincial process which reserves a seat at the designated campus for the appropriate Intersession, and subsequent years of program study.
After successful completion of the first two semesters students progress to the Intersession in the program for which a seat has already been reserved. Any student who, after registration, wishes to change his/her original program choice MUST apply for a Program Transfer (see below).
In addition to the formal semester courses listed in the program of studies, students may be required to obtain a certificate of completion of Standard First Aid/Heart Start over their three-year period of studies.
*Students should be aware that additional fees may apply to external certifications.
If a student wishes to change his/her original program choice, he/she MUST request a program transfer and complete the appropriate form (Request to Transfer Form) which is available through the Registrar's Office.
Applicants cannot request a change in program prior to entry into the first year. A request to transfer does not guarantee entry into one’s alternate, “new” program choice. Program transfer will be granted only if sufficient space is available. The following conditions apply:
- The Request to Transfer Form must be received at the Registrar's Office by the second Friday of February.
- Transfers are granted based on 1) space availability and 2) the student's weighted average at the end of semester one. In cases where the student has been exempted from courses in the first semester, the mark(s) obtained by the student at another postsecondary institution or high school will be used in calculating the weighted average.
Eligibility for admission to an Engineering Technology program requires the applicant to meet one of the following four academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation Certificate with a 60% overall average in the following (or equivalent):
i. English (2 credits) (minimum 60%) from: 3201
ii. Mathematics (4 credits) chosen from:
Advanced: 2200, 3200 (50% minimum in each course)
Academic: 2201 (50% minimum), 3201 (60% minimum)
Note: Students who received a combined average of 70% in high school Academic Mathematics 2201 and 3201, or a pass in both high school
Advanced Mathematics 2200 and 3200 can be exempted from Math 1700. Students must apply for the exemption.
iii. Science (4 credits) two of which must be selected from:
Earth Systems: 3209
Note: The remaining two Science credits to be chosen from the highest Science mark in level 1, 2 or 3.
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Transition) Certificate with the following courses:
i. Math (60% MINIMUM) MA1040
ii. Two Science courses chosen from one of the following three combinations:
It is strongly recommended that CAS students who intend to enroll in Engineering Technology programs complete both of the Chemistry courses and both of the Physics courses.
3. Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with Degree and Technical Profile including the following courses (or equivalent):
i. English (60% minimum) 3101A, 3101B, 3101C or 3102A, 3102B, 3102C
ii. Mathematics (60% minimum) 1101A, 1101B, 1101C, 2101A, 2101B, 2101C, 3101A, 3101B, 3101C
iii. Science from one of the following sections:
a. Biology 1101, 2101A, 2101B, 2101C, 3101A, 3101B, 3101C
b. Chemistry 1102, 2102A, 2102B, 2102C, 3102A, 3102B, 3102C
c. Physics 1104, 2104A, 2104B, 2104C, 3104A, 3104B, 3104C
Applicants with Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with a different Profile may be eligible for admission to the program provided the appropriate selection of courses including those outlined above have been completed.
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, are 19 years at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission
5. International Applicants – English Proficiency
All international applicants must meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements for acceptance into regular programs. The College will accept these recognized tests of English language proficiency (TOEFL paper based 550, TOEFL Internet based 79, TOEFL computer based 213 or equivalent, IELTS Academic Test overall band score of 6.0, or Pearson PTE 53 or greater, etc.).
If a language proficiency test other than those referenced above was used, applicants can forward for assessment.
If an international applicant has attended an educational institution (high school or post-secondary) for a period of three years or more where the official language of instruction was English, the English language proficiency test will not be required.
: Some programs may require specific English language requirements and proficiency scores that differ from those stated above; therefore international applicants are advised to please refer to the specific program admission requirements as identified in the College Calendar.
Currently there are a number of agreements in place with other colleges and universities where students can obtain advanced standing into Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering Technology Programs.
- Memorial University – Bachelor of Technology
- Lakehead University – Bachelor of Engineering
- Cape Breton University – Bachelor of Engineering Technology
- Athabasca University – Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma)
- Camosun College - Engineering Bridge Programs for:
- University of Victoria - Bachelor of Engineering
- University of British Colombia – Bachelor of Engineering
- College of the North Atlantic – Other engineering technology programs (on a course by course basis). Every effort has been made to ensure that the maximum numbers of transfer credits are attainable by articulating new and revised courses for common curriculum areas.