OTHER PROGRAM OPTIONS
People who are suited for Engineering because they are technically savvy and are good problem solvers will find there are other very similar options for careers.
Wood Products Processing
UBC offers a program that deals with many of the same topics as Engineering, but uses wood as their primary material rather than metal and stone. The Wood Products Processing program looks at manufacturing technology for the primary through tertiary segments of the industry. Graduates may find themselves designing factories, developing and applying industrial processes, and doing project management. This program is very different from traditional forestry which concentrates on trees - WPP concentrates on wood as a building material, computing the needs for a factory using wood as a material, and assessing the needs of companies using wood as a primary medium.
WPP students are also trained in business practices and frequently do a Minor in Commerce as a part of their degree, and that can be started at UFV.
Many UFV students will begin in the Engineering Transfer Program and seamlessly change their second year ambitions to the WPP.
Students also have the option of preparing for the WPP without attempting the ETP. Students must complete an absolute minimum of nine courses to be considered for admission to UBC’s second year of the WPP. These are: Chem 113, Chem 114, Engl 105, Math 111, Math 112, Phys 111, and three electives. Ideally these electives are chosen from Econ 100, Math 152, Comp 152, Engr 151, and Econ 101 (though this course can be done in later semesters at UBC). Note that students who complete the first term of the ETP will have six of the nine courses ideal for the WPP, and the complete list of suggested courses can be finished in the second term.