FastPath into Engineering and Product Design

Take the fast path into Engineering and Product Design degrees at the University of Canterbury. It’s a three-stage path. Hagley offers stage 1 - Maths and Physics Integrated from June to November. You must have prior approval to enrol in this course. Please see contact details below.

STARTS 22 June 2023

ELIGIBILITY: Those aged 20+ considering a change in career, perhaps as a result of the impact of COVID-19.

Stage 1

Te Puna Wai o Waipapa Hagley College After 3 Programme: 22nd June – 4th November

  • Pre-UC Mathematics course (Tuesdays 6-9pm, from 28th June)
  • Pre-UC Physics and Maths integrated course (Wednesdays 5-9pm, from 22nd 2 hours additional online)
  • Blend of online and face-to-face delivery
  • Visits to UC to meet teachers from Stage 2 Transitions programme

• Level 1 NCEA Math
• Algebra fundamentals

Stage 1 Date
22 June – 4 Nov ‘22

Hagley College

Mathematics and Physics integrated class: Commencing Wednesday 22nd June with in person delivery from 5pm – 9pm. Two additional hours of online learning. Concludes 4th November – 19 Weeks total

Mathematics Course: Commencing Tuesday 22nd June with in person delivery from 6pm – 9 pm. Concludes 24th November – 19 Weeks total

Final Examinations:
Pre-UC Physics: 20 October ‘22
Pre-UC Mathematics: 27 October ‘22


Stage 2
CUP [Certificate of University Preparation] programme

  • A preparatory mathematics course, TRNS007, for solidifying key skills offered in summer school 2021
  • Two pre-degree courses, TRNS017 & TRNS008, for preparing for the content at degree level in summer school 2022
  • A blended experience of online and face-to-face delivery.

Stage 2 Date
7 Nov ’22 – Feb ’23

Advance your mathematics to prepare yourself for the problems of the physical world.

UC Transition Programme: CUP

7 Nov – 18 Dec ’22
TRNS007 Preparatory Mathematics

Jan – 1Feb ’22
TRNS017 Mathematics with Calculus
TRNS008 Fundamentals of Physics

TRNS008 Fundamentals of Physics
TRNS006 Chemistry: An introduction
to atoms, bonding, and reactions


Stage 3
Use the Physics and Mathematics skills you have learned to begin your journey into Engineering or Product Design.

First Year Engineering or Product Design
• Student advisors in the College of Engineering will design a customised first year course of study based on your Stage 1 and 2 performance and your future aspirations

• Delivered by UC College of Engineering. This will be the start of your full-time degree study.
• Work experience will be taken into account.

Stage 3 Date
Feb – Dec ‘23

UC College of Engineering

BE (Hons) 1st Year
BProdDesign 1st Year

Bachelor’s Degree 1st Year

• Support: advice and guidance from early on in your pathway about your study options and the demands and expectations, particularly in Mathematics.
• Skill development: during stage 1 and 2, you’ll be encouraged to develop study habits and strategies for success at degree level.
• Connections:
• Grow an established network of fellow students through the cohort progressing together.
• Throughout the stages of the pathway you’ll be introduced to, and become increasingly familiar with, UC Campus and people.

For more information click here for UC

To Enrol Contact

UC Pathways Team | Joanna Leahy 03 369 3350

Hagley Tertiary Transitions Programme | 03 379 3090