Course Mapping

What can I study on exchange?

The CIE program streamlines the course mapping process so that there is less risk to your degree progression.

You can search for courses that previous CIE students have already mapped and been approved. These tables are just a starting place for your own research about which courses could be transferred for your degree, and should not be considered an exhaustive list. If you see another course offered by your host institution that you are interested in taking, simply download and complete the CIE Course Evaluation Request Form and email it to your campus CIE Advisor.

Not all previously evaluated courses listed are offered every session at the partner university. This is a general guideline only, please research the partner’s website for current course offerings.

To see a complete list of courses that could be transferred for your degree, visit the partner institution’s full course listing website. You can apply to have the course approved by completing the CIE Course Evaluation Request Form and emailing it to your campus CIE Advisor.

Enter a keyword, region or partner institution, then click search for results

Why Might a Course Not be Listed?

To view pre-mapped courses from other Faculties, use the Go Global Course Search Tool to help with your planning. 

Understanding the Transfer Credits

If a course at the partner institution has an overlap in content of 80% or more with a UBC course, it may be assessed as a ‘direct equivalency’. A specific UBC course code is assigned as transfer credit in these situations. E.g., ELEC 481, CIVL 305, MECH 466.

If a course at the partner institution has less than an 80% overlap in content with a UBC course, it may be assessed as ‘unassigned departmental credit’. A more generic course code is assigned in these situations to indicate the appropriate department and year level of content. E.g., CPEN 4th, CIVL 3rd, MTRL 4th.

If you want to complete a core course on exchange, you will need to find a direct equivalency. With your Program Advisor’s approval, unassigned departmental credits may be used for your program’s technical electives.

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