Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality

The Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality (BBTH) is a two-year post-diploma degree available only to graduates of diploma programs at the Atlantic Tourism and Hospitality Institute (ATHI) or of similar programs at similar post-secondary institutions. This post-diploma degree provides the opportunity for students to continue their education through a concentration in Business Administration. Students must meet the UPEI admission requirements for this degree by completing the ATHI diploma, including economics, or equivalent course work at a university or college, with a minimum overall average of 70%.

In the BBTH program, students must obtain grades of at least 60% in at least 12 of the 16 required business courses in order to qualify for the degree. Students are subject to all of the Academic Regulations of the University.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Sustainable Design Engineering)

High School Applicants:

High school applicants wishing to pursue engineering at UPEI apply to the Faculty of Science and indicate a preference for engineering. Minimum academic requirements for admission to the Engineering Degree include an overall average of 70% in Grade 12 Academic English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and one other Grade 12 academic subject with no grade lower than 65%. Note: High school applicants should apply by March 1 to be considered for entrance scholarships.

Applicants from Dalhousie Associated Universities:

Applicants who have successfully completed a Diploma in Engineering (or equivalent composition of courses) from a Dalhousie Associated University will be considered for entry into the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering degree program based on University Transfer Students admission regulations and the following criteria:

  • Students with a GPA of 3.0 or greater in the common Associated University diploma requirements and a minimum grade of 70% in Engineering 222 Engineering Projects II (or Associated University equivalent) are guaranteed admission to the Program.
  • Students with a GPA of between 2.0 and 2.9 in the common Associated University diploma requirements and a minimum grade of 70% in Engineering 222 Engineering Projects II (or Associated University equivalent) will be considered for admission to the Program based on competitive placement and available seats.

Note that Engineering Dynamics (Engineering 234) is required for this degree. 

Applicants from other institutions:

Applicants attending or having attended another institution who are seeking to transfer into UPEI’s engineering program must meet the same requirements as for High School applicants as well as the requirements for University Transfer Students. Transcripts will be reviewed for possible course transfer credit.

Apply to the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering degree program

International Baccalaureate (IB)

International Baccalaureate (IB) students are eligible for admission on the basis of successful completion of the IB Diploma. In addition, applicants must satisfy the admission criteria of the requested faculty by presenting the specific course requirements (see below). At least three subjects must be successfully completed at the Higher Level (HL), while the remaining three subjects may be successfully completed at the Standard Level (SL).

Completion of the IB Diploma with a score of 24 grants admission to UPEI. Applicants must satisfy the admission criteria of the requested faculty by presenting the specific course requirements identified for that Faculty. Grades below 3 are not accepted for admission assessment. 

Students who complete a Certificate or individual IB subjects may also be assessed for admission using each HL and SL subject being considered in meeting the Faculty-specific admission requirements. For applicants who complete both the IB subjects and senior matriculation/secondary school graduation requirements, admission will be based on the credential which is to the greatest advantage of the student.

Transfer Credit

UPEI awards a full year of credit (10 courses, each at 3 credit hours) for a completed IB Diploma with a minimum score of 28. Specific course credit for HL courses is awarded as outlined below. The balance of the credit required to bring the total to 10 three (3) credit hour course equivalents will be at the introductory unassigned elective level. Please note: Applicability of transfer credit awarded may vary depending on degree program sought. See also http://www.upei.ca/registrar/reg1(c) for regulations on 100-level courses.

To be awarded 10 three semester hour courses, students must achieve; a completed IB Diploma with an overall score of 28, 3 HL level subjects with grades in each subject of 4, unless otherwise noted, and above, 3 SL level subjects and satisfactory completion of the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and CAS. All courses used to meet specific admission requirements must be at a score of 3 or above.         

Specific higher level (HL) subjects completed with grades of 4, unless otherwise noted, or higher on the official IB (HL) exams within the International Baccalaureate program will be granted transfer credit.

IB (HL) Course: Equivalent UPEI Credit

Biology: BIO 131 and BIO 132
Chemistry: CHEM 111 and CHEM 112 (subject to confirmation by the Chemistry Program
Computer Science: CSC 151 and CSC 152
Economics: EC 101 and EC 102
English: A1 ENG 101 and ENG 192
English: B No Credit
Environmental Systems: ENV 198 and ENV 199
French: Assigned credit by placement
Geography: Unassigned First Year Electives
German: GERM 101 and GERM 102
History: HIST 198 and HIST 199
Latin: LAT 101 and LAT 102
Mathematics: MATH 191 and MATH 192
Music: MUS 198 and MUS 199
Philosophy: PHIL 101 and PHIL 102
Physics * (grade of 5): PHYS 111 and PHYS 112
Psychology: PSY 101 and PSY 102
Sociology: SOC 101 and SOC 102
Spanish: SPAN 101 and SPAN 102
Theatre: TST 198 and TST 199
Theory of Knowledge: PHIL 299 and 1 unassigned 2nd Year Elective
NOTE: Courses numbered 199 or 299 are unassigned credits in the noted subject area.

*Students presenting Physics with a grade of 4 may challenge for credit.

Each UPEI course is 3 credit hours

Credit for IB (HL) courses will only be assessed if presented on an official IB transcript. Please note that this table is provided as a guide, and transfer credits are assessed on an individual basis.

Degree specific admission requirements:

Arts: English, a Language or Social Studies and three other academic subjects
Business: English, Math, 2 Social Studies, Sciences or Languages, and one other academic subject
Science: Grade 12 Academic English, Grade 12 Academic Mathematics, 2 Grade 12 Academic Science subjects (acceptable subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Oceanography, Animal Science, Environmental Science) and one additional Grade 12 Academic course
Nursing: English, Math, Biology, Chemistry and one other academic subject 

 

Gateway Program

Students under any category of admission may make application to attend the Gateway Program (GP). The GP provides extra support and encouragement to students and is available to both recent high school graduates and mature students registered in the program. Given the nature of the program, it is mandatory for students entering direct from high school with an academic admission average below 70% and optional for all other students who are interested in additional supports.

Read more about the Gateway Program on the UPEI Student Life website.

Transfer Arrangements

Do you have a Holland College diploma but always wanted to have a UPEI degree? UPEI partners with Holland College on several transfer and articulation agreements to provide degree pathways to graduates of specific college programs. Minimum criteria must be met, but Holland College diploma graduates are eligible to apply for admission and credit transfer to the associated degree programs:

Accounting Technology (Accounting Technician)

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Block Transfer (60 Semester Hours)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Block Transfer (30 Semester Hours)
  • Bachelor of Business Studies - Block Transfer (60 Semester Hours)

Atlantic Police Academy Police Science

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (Psychology) OR Bachelor of Science Degree (Psychology) - Block Transfer (45 Semester Hours)  

Business Administration (Business Manager)

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Block Transfer (60 Semester Hours)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - (24 to 30 Semester Hours)
  • Bachelor of Business Studies - Block Transfer (60 Semester Hours)

Child and Youth Care Worker

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Block Transfer (30 Semester Hours)

Computer Information Systems program (Computer Programmer Analyst profile)

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree - 39 semester hours and 1 Co-op work term. Note: transfer credit awarded upon successful completion of UPEI courses; Computer Science 151 and 152.

Culinary Arts

  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality - Block transfer (60 semester hours)

Golf Club Management

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Block Transfer (60 Semester Hours)
  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality - Block transfer (60 semester hours)

Hotel and Restaurant Management

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Block Transfer (60 Semester Hours)
  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality - Block transfer (60 semester hours)

Human Services

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Block Transfer (60 Semester Hours)

Journalism

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts in Print Journalism - Block Transfer (60 Semester Hours)
  • Notes:
    • Program currently under revision. Please contact coordinator Dr. Don Desserud at (902) 566-0347; or by email at ddesserud@upei.ca
    • Holland College and the University of Prince Edward Island offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Print Journalism. Students complete their first year at the University of Prince Edward Island, then complete two years in the Holland College Journalism program and the final year at the University of Prince Edward Island graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Print Journalism.

Marketing and Advertising Management

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Block Transfer (60 Semester Hours)
  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality - Block transfer (60 semester hours)

Practical Nursing

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - 27 Semester Hours
  • note: Graduates of the Holland College Practical Nursing Program who satisfy the criteria identified by UPEI and upon successful completion of 5 specific prerequisite courses prior to being admitted, may obtain admission to the second year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at UPEI (receiving 27 semester hours of credit toward the degree). Please note: This is a competitive entry program.  Please contact us for further details.

Professional Golf Management

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Block Transfer (60 Semester Hours)
  • note: A maximum of 60 semester hours credit will be awarded for the Golf Club Management/Professional Golf Management programs.

Retail Business Management (Retail Manager)

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Block Transfer (60 Semester Hours)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - (24 to 30 Semester Hours)
  • Bachelor of Business Studies - Block Transfer (60 Semester Hours)

Sport and Leisure Management

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Block Transfer (60 Semester Hours)
  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality - Block transfer (60 semester hours)

Tourism and Travel Management

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Block Transfer (60 Semester Hours)
  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality - Block transfer (60 semester hours)

Wildlife Conservation Technology

  • Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation - Block Transfer (60 semester hours)
  • Note:  semester hour: A semester hour is defined as nominally one hour of classroom time per week per semester. Thus a class which is held for three hours a week for one semester is a three semester-hour course.  60 semester hours is equal to 20 (3 semester-hour) courses.

University Transfer Students

  1. Students who are eligible for re-admission and registration at their previous institutions will be considered for admission to UPEI on an individual basis. Normally, such students should have achieved an average grade of at least 60% in their previous year of studies or not have been registered at any university for at least a year. (See Academic Regulation 14: Transfer Credits).
  2. Where admission to a specific academic program is sought, the applicant must meet the requirements of that program.
  3. Prospective transfer students must have all documentation submitted by 15 August for admission in September.

Notes

  • Professional Faculties and Schools have additional criteria which must be met before applicants from outside the University will be considered.
  • Transfer students are subject to all other academic regulations of the University. Possession of the minimum requirements for transfer to UPEI does not in itself ensure that admission will be granted.

 

PEI Grade 12 Concurrent Enrolment

Students who are enrolled in their last year of studies in a PEI secondary school may be admitted to the University of Prince Edward Island to pursue Concurrent Studies. The following conditions will apply at the University:

  • the applicant must have a superior academic record;
  • the applicant must be enrolled in a PEI secondary school in a program that meets regular UPEI entry requirements;
  • the applicant must have the written recommendation of the secondary school principal;
  • the applicant must have the written consent of the parent or legal guardian if under the legal age of majority on the opening day of classes; and
  • the applicant must have the support of the Dean of the faculty for the courses in which the applicant plans to enrol.

Admission will initially be for one three-semester hour course but may be renewed with the continued support of the school principal and the Dean. Normally, no more than six semester hours of credit may be obtained by Concurrent Studies, but students who continue to have superior academic records and the support of the school principal may seek permission from the Dean to enroll in a further course for a maximum of nine semester hours of credit.

Students in Concurrent Studies will be treated as regular students in most respects except that they may not register in a full range of courses. Standard transcripts will be issued and fees and deadlines will be as for regular students.

Students who have enrolled in Concurrent Studies at other recognized post-secondary institutions prior to secondary school graduation may also be eligible for transfer credit.

Advanced Placement Program

Acceptable Advanced Placement Program courses with scores achieved on the national level exam of 3(C) or higher may be presented for admission purposes. Acceptable Advanced Placement courses with scores achieved on the national level exam of 4(B) or 5(A), may be assessed for credit transfer. The applicability of transfer credit is subject to individual degree regulations. Students wishing to obtain transfer credit must have an official transcript of their national AP exam results forwarded directly to UPEI from a College Board. Students will receive a notice of assessment once an assessment has been completed. A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit may be awarded for eligible AP results.

Approved AP subjects and transfer credit equivalency:

AP Course: Equivalent UPEI Credit
Biology BIO: 131 and BIO 132
Calculus AB: MATH 191
Calculus BC: MATH 191 and MATH 192
Chemistry: CHEM 111 and 112 (subject to confirmation by the Chemistry program)
Computer Science A: Unassigned 1st Year Computer Science elective
Computer Science AB: CS 151 and CS 152
English Literature and Composition: ENG 101 and ENG 192
Environmental Science: 2 Unassigned 1st Year electives
European History: 2 Unassigned 1st Year electives
French (Language): Assigned credit by placement
French (Literature): 2 Unassigned 1st Year French electives
Geography (Human): 2 Unassigned 1st Year electives
German: GERM 101 and GERM 102
Greek: GR 101 and GR 102
History (US): 2 Unassigned 1st Year History electives
History (World): 2 Unassigned 1st Year History electives
Latin LAT: 101 and LAT 102
Microeconomics: EC 101
Macroeconomics: EC 102
Physics B: Students may challenge for 2 unassigned 1st Year Physics electives
Physics C: (Mechanics & Electricity) Students may challenge for credit PHYS 111 and PHYS 112
Psychology: PSY 101 and PSY 102
Spanish: SPAN 101 and SPAN 102
Statistics: STATISTICS 221 and Unassigned 1st Year Math elective

* Credit for AP examined subjects can only be assessed if presented on an official transcript of AP national exam results.

* Please note that this table is provided as a guide, and transfer credits are assessed on an individual basis and may vary depending on each students program of study.

Pre-professional Studies (Preparatory)

The University of Prince Edward Island offers preparatory course work to enable students to apply to a wide variety of professional programs at this and other institutions including Agriculture, Architecture, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Veterinary Medicine. Students are advised to consult the admissions requirements for the universities and programs of their choice, and to select their UPEI courses accordingly - with due regard to the content and course sequencing of their UPEI program in the event that a UPEI degree is to be completed before admission elsewhere. The following website and mail addresses may be helpful to students seeking further information:

Agriculture
McGill University (Macdonald College)
Nova Scotia Agricultural College

Architecture
Dalhousie University

Dentistry
Dalhousie University

Law
Dalhousie University
University of New Brunswick

Medicine
Dalhousie University
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Occupational Therapy
P.E.I. Provincial Fieldwork Coordinator
Occupational Therapy Manager
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
P.O. Box 6600, Charlottetown, PE C1A 8T5
Phone: (902) 894-2062

Dalhousie University

Physiotherapy
P.E.I. Clinical Coordinator
Physiotherapy Department
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
P.O. Box 6600, Charlottetown, PE C1A 8T5
Phone: (902) 894-2062

Dalhousie University

Veterinary Medicine
University of Prince Edward Island (Atlantic Veterinary College)

Pre-veterinary Medicine Stream - UPEI
Program Information

Convocation Day

Absent for Convocation

If you are not attending the Convocation Ceremony you have two options which will allow you to receive your degree/diploma. Please remember that if you are financially indebted to the University, no testimonial, diploma, certificate or statement of examination record will be issued.

  • Option 1If you live in PEI, you may pick up your degree/diploma at the Registrar’s Office, front counter, the week following the ceremony. If someone else is picking up your degree, please have a note signed by you authorizing us to release your degree. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • Option 2: If you live off-island, you may request to have your degree/diploma mailed to you after Convocation Day. Please note that we do our best to ensure the degree arrives to you and in good shape but we cannot guarantee this.

Accessibility

If a graduate or someone in their party require special seating or other arrangements due to a disability please contact the Coordinator of the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre:

Janice Robertson
(902) 566-0305
robertson@upei.ca

Please note that there will be a "designated" drop off area to allow easier access into the Sports Centre. Please ask the security on campus for directions.

Morning Convocation Ceremony

Following is a list of the degrees, diplomas, and certificates that will be awarded in the morning Convocation ceremony. 

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Cooperative Education
  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism & Hospitality
  • Bachelor of Business Studies
  • Business Certificate
  • Accounting Certificate
  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Education - Enseignement En Français Langue Seconde
  • Bachelor of Education in Human Resource Development
  • Certificate in Inclusive Education
  • Certificate in School Librarianship
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Master of Science - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Master of Veterinary Science
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Afternoon Convocation Ceremony

Following is a list of the degrees, diplomas, and certificates that will be awarded at the Afternoon Convocation ceremony:

  • Public Administration Certificates
  • Public Administration Diplomas
  • Engineering Diplomas
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts in Print Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts - Honours
  • Bachelor of Child and Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Integrated Studies
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Music Education
  • Post-Diploma Degree in Radiography
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiography
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science - Honours
  • Bachelor of Science - Cooperative Education
  • Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation
  • Master of Science - Faculty of Science
  • Master of Arts

Assembly on Convocation Day

On Saturday, May 11 at 9:00 a.m. (for Morning Convocation) and 1:30 p.m. (for Afternoon Convocation), graduates will assemble in Duffy Science Centre (DSC) and will be provided with an index card on which they will write their name. This identification card is carried by the graduate to the Sports Centre.

Assembly instructions will be provided at the front door of Duffy Science Centre and on all floor levels. Graduates will be arranged in pairs alphabetically with ushers help, according to the Convocation program. At 9:40 a.m. and 2:10 p.m. the Academic Procession will begin to move from Duffy Science Centre to the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. Please note: If the weather is inclement we will be lining up in Main Building and it will be advertised on the radio in the morning.

Students receiving Honours and Conversion Certificates should assemble as a group within their faculty in the following order, e.g., BA, (Honors and Conversion Certificates as one group).

Flowers for Sale

May is Multiple Sclerosis month, please buy a bouquet for your special graduate and support MS. Bouquets may be purchased at the Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall on Convocation Day. Money received goes to research and patient services.
Thank you for your support.

Identification Card

You must prepare a legible card to give to the announcer on Convocation day and will be made available to you as you line up in the Duffy Science Building. This card is required so that the announcer can introduce you as you go up on stage. If you are concerned about the announcer getting the right pronunciation, please mark on this card how it sounds; for example: Javier (pronounced with a "H") Henry Doe.

Parking

Graduation ceremonies are held indoors at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. There will be approximately 400 graduates in each ceremony and their 6 guests attending this celebration.      

There are a number of parking spots designated by the International Wheelchair Symbol, situated in front of the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre and the W.A. Murphy Student Centre.  

For guests, there is plenty of other parking close to the Sports Centre (within a 5-minute walk) - please refer to the campus map for the location of general parking areas on campus.  Please arrive early so that you can get the best parking spot close to the Sports Center and still ensure that you will be seated before graduates arrive in their procession (9:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.).  Once parking lots close to the event fill up, there still is plenty of other parking on campus, within a 10-minute walk.          

For graduates, there is plenty of parking close to Duffy Science Center, where you assemble before Convocation, e.g. at the Irving Chemistry Centre (ICC) lots. This is also close to Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall (and AVC) where you disperse after you graduate.

 

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