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News & Events » Langara News » 2013

Langara Strikes Engineering Transfer Partnership with University of Idaho

Oct 29, 2013

Vancouver, BC – Langara is pleased to announce that it has struck a new articulation agreement with the University of Idaho (UI) that creates a new degree completion pathway for civil engineering students.

Through the agreement, students who complete their first year of engineering studies at the College and achieve a 2.8 GPA will be granted admission into UI’s excellent baccalaureate civil engineering program. The agreement also lays the groundwork for future collaboration between the institutions with a view to creating transfer pathways for Langara students into other engineering disciplines.

"I’m pleased that we are able to provide another quality pathway for our students to pursue engineering studies," said Dr. Brad O’Hara, Langara’s Vice-President Academic and Provost. "Idaho is traditionally a top 100 US public institution and their College of Engineering is highly regarded; most recently their capstone engineering course was recognized by the National Academy of Engineering as one of the best in America."

The University of Idaho is recognized as a leader in quality programming in the Northwest United States, and serves more than 12,000 students, including more than 1,700 currently enrolled in the College of Engineering. Rich in history, the institution has been delivering quality education since it opened its doors in 1892.

"Our College of Engineering has a reputation for emphasizing hands-on learning and strong fundamentals with a comprehensive design experience and opportunities for undergraduates to work on research projects," said Dr. Larry Stauffer, the Dean of UI's College of Engineering. "I am pleased that we are working with such a long-established and well-respected institution as Langara College, and while this transfer agreement currently pertains to Civil Engineering, we hope to extend this capacity to other areas such as Electrical and Mechanical Engineering."

"This is another great opportunity for our students," added Todd Stuckless, the Coordinator of Langara’s Engineering Transfer Program. “The American land grant universities are all top notch, and Idaho provides a special quality with their comfortable class sizes, in a small town setting that many BC students will appreciate."

About Langara

Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With over 1,700 courses and 130 programs offered, Langara's expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path.

Learn more:
Annie Mullins
Communications Officer
Langara College
604.323.5058
amullins@langara.bc.ca