Why Pre-Engineering?

TWU offers the necessary science & math courses to prepare for an engineering program, along with a solid grounding in the Christian liberal arts.

Why Pre-Engineering?

TWU offers the necessary science & math courses to prepare for an engineering program, along with a solid grounding in the Christian liberal arts.

The Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences offer students with a set of courses which are valuable preparation for completing an engineering degree elsewhere. Students have the option of spending or two years at TWU, completing valuable science and math courses alongside Christian liberal arts courses.

Pre-Engineering students receive a solid understanding of the math and science foundations for engineering and learn to become problem solvers. The courses students take combine scientific and mathematical concepts which challenge students to think critically and find practical solutions in their class work and everyday lives.


Why Prepare for Engineering at Trinity Western University?

We have all the necessary first-year science & math courses, and even some of the second-year courses, with professors who are experts, mostly with PhDs. And unlike at UBC or SFU or UVic or elsewhere, these courses are taught in small classes and from a Christian perspective.

You can take other TWU core courses to provide a solid foundation in the Christian liberal arts: Philosophy, History, Religious Studies, Psychology, Business, Communication, and others.

TWU offers the necessary science & math courses to prepare for an engineering program, along with a solid grounding in the Christian liberal arts.

  • Our emphasis on the liberal arts includes excellent opportunities for developing students'communication skills which are very important in engineering.
  • As a Christian university, we have a calling to be sensitive to cultural, economic, and social impacts of our work.
  • We explore and develop an interdependent and multi-faceted creation.
  • We have strong biology and environmental studies programs which are in an excellent position to help faculty and students advance the concepts of sustainable development and environmental stewardship.
  • Our Christian morals and ethics contribute to a solid understanding of the roles andresponsibilities of the engineer.

Engineering is part of our mandate to develop and advance culture through wise and stewardly use of the resources entrusted to us by their and our Creator.

The world needs insightful, servant leadership by engineers whose motivations and ideals have been formulated through a critical analysis of the positive and negative cultural effects of technology.

Engineers must seek to develop technological artifacts in ways which acknowledge the fact that the users and beneficiaries are image-bearers of the Creator.


For more information, including details of course sequences, see our tri-fold brochure.

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Liberal Arts Core

Our graduates have an education that gives them expertise in their fields, and tools and resources to be thinkers, influencers, and leaders in society.

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Careers in Engineering

Once students complete their Engieering Transfer courses at TWU and further their studies, they can find careers as a:

  • Engineering technician
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

Faculty Profiles

Arnold E. Sikkema, Ph.D.

Chair of Mathematical Sciences
Coordinator of Physics
Coordinator of Pre-Engineering
Professor of Physics