VIU, SFU agree on first-year transfer program for engineering

January 8, 2016

Vancouver Island University and Simon Fraser University have signed an agreement that will allow engineering students to complete their first year of studies at VIU before transferring to SFU’s engineering school. Students also have the opportunity to transfer to UBC (Point Grey campus) or the University of Victoria. The common first-year curriculum means that students do not have to decide where to take their second year until after they have completed two terms at VIU. “This is a fantastic opportunity for students who live in the mid-Island region,” said VIU Engineering Coordinator and Professor Brian Dick. “Taking their first year at VIU allows them to … decide what program, and which institution, is best suited for their interest.” VIU