Academic Calendar 2023/24

Engineering Physics

Engineering Physics diploma in Mechatronics

This is a two-year diploma program in Engineering Physics, specializing in Mechatronics.

The program is 67 credits, designed for students to go either directly to the workplace or to ladder to a UFV Bachelor of Science degree with a Physics major. Those completing the diploma may also be eligible to transfer to an engineering degree at another institution.

Entrance requirements

B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent

  1. English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 (or equivalent) with a C+ or better.
  2. One of the following (see Note 1):
    • Calculus 12 with an A or better
    • Principles of Mathematics 12 with a B or better
    • Pre-Calculus 12 with a B or better
  3. Physics 12 with a C or better (see Note 2).

Note 1: Students without the one of these mathematics courses may present the prerequisite for MATH 111 instead.

Note 2: Students without Physics 12 may present the prerequisite for PHYS 111 instead.

Transfer applicants

Completion of nine university-level credits with a CGPA of 2.00 or better based on all university credits attempted. Applicants with eight credits or less will be assessed based on their high school record.

Note: Successful transfer applicants who do not meet course prerequisites can expect to take an additional year to complete the program.

When to apply

Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall semester only. For application deadlines, see Specific intake application process.

How to apply

Apply online at

Basis for admission decision

Entrance to the program is limited and not all qualified applicants may be admitted. Qualified applicants who are not admitted due to space constraints will be offered a position in an alternate program.

Fees and additional costs

See the Fees and Other Costs section. Books and additional supplies cost approximately $50-200 per course.

Program duration

The Engineering Physics diploma in Mechatronics is designed to be a full-time program completed in two consecutive years. Transfer students who do not meet the prerequisites for the introductory courses can expect to take an additional year to complete the program. Students who do not complete the required courses in the expected timeframe, including part-time students, may not be guaranteed space in later courses.

All courses required for the program must be completed within five years after students begin in the program.


Most courses are offered in Abbotsford. Courses may also occasionally be offered at the Chilliwack campus. ENGR 100 is only offered at the Trades & Technology Centre at the Canada Education Park in Chilliwack.

Program outline

The following are the courses required for the program, as well as a schedule of how the courses will normally be taken.

Semester I (Fall): 17 credits

Course Title Credits
ENGR 123 Engineering Design I: Design and Drafting 4
ENGR 153 Structured Programming for Engineers 4
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
PHYS 111 Mechanics 5

Semester II (Winter): 17 credits

Course Title Credits
ENGR 113 Engineering Physics - Statics and Dynamics 4
ENGR 124 Engineering Design II: Design and Sustainability 4
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
PHYS 112 Electricity and Magnetism 5

Semester III (Fall): 17 credits

Course Title Credits
ENGR 100 Production in Practice (see Note 1) 1
ENGR 210 Circuit Analysis 5
ENPH 320 Fundamentals of Digital Logic and Design 4
MATH 211 Calculus III 3
PHYS 221 Intermediate Mechanics (see Note 2) 4

Note 1: Although ENGR 100 is listed as a Fall course (students register for it in Fall), it will be offered at the end of the previous Summer semester (late August).

Note 2: Students with credit for all of ENGR 113, ENGR 152/MATH 152, and ENGR 255/MATH 255 are not required to take PHYS 221.

Semester IV (Winter): 16 credits

Course Title Credits
ENPH 310 Microelectronics 5
ENPH 340 Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems (formerly ENGR 340) 4
ENPH 390 Mechatronics 4
PHYS 232 Experimental Methods in Physics (see Note) 3
or PHYS 381/ MATH 381/ ENGR 257 Mathematical Physics (see Note)  

Note: PHYS 232 is recommended for students completing only the diploma; PHYS 381/MATH 381/ENGR 257 is recommended for students pursuing both the diploma and the Physics major.

Program continuance

To remain in the program, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00, calculated on all courses applied to the diploma.

Undergraduate continuance

Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or higher) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV's Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).

Course repetition

Students may not register for a course more than twice without permission. No more than four 200-level or above course duplications will be permitted on courses which apply to the diploma. Students with more than four 200-level or above course duplications will not be able to graduate from the program. Where a course has been repeated, only the higher grade is counted in the GPA calculation.


Students who have been required to withdraw from UFV under the Undergraduate Continuance policy (92) are subject to readmission and continuance requirements as listed in the UFV academic calendar. Students are normally only readmitted once to the same program.


Students must complete 50% of the program at UFV, including ENGR 100, ENPH 390, and four of the required 200-level or above Physics, Engineering, or Engineering Physics courses.

Graduation requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring they are eligible to graduate, and should regularly consult with an Academic Advisor. To be eligible to graduate, students must have completed all required courses with a minimum GPA of 2.00, calculated on all the program courses.

Students must apply for graduation in the first month of their final semester. Visit the Graduation webpage for more information.

Maximum length of time to complete program

All courses required for the program must be completed within five years after students begin in the program.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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