Saturday November 18, 2023

10am – 2pm

UBC Okanagan Campus – Kelowna, BC

Explore all UBC Engineering has to offer through presentations, in-person booths, and tours.

You’ll learn about

  • Our engineering programs by chatting with professors, students and advisors
  • Student life
  • Co-op and other work experience
  • Current engineering undergraduate student research

You’ll also have a chance to explore some of our campus by registering for a campus and/or laboratory tour!

RSVP to receive important event details prior to the event.


Please find the event schedule below. Registration is now open for Lab Tours & Campus Tours. Pre-registration is recommended as tours fill up quickly. Day-of registration spots will be limited.






UBC Engineering 101


Learn all about the Engineering Programs offered at the UBC Okanagan Campus, how to apply to UBC Okanagan and hear current students share their experiences and advice.

Lab Tours

Join one of our unique Lab Tours to explore more about the research that is being done in each of our programs! Pre-registration for your top choice laboratory is available online using the link at the top of this webpage. There will be some seats saved for day of registration at the event however pre-registration is recommended.  Each lab offers 3 tour times. Maximum 1 lab tour per person.


IOL – Integrated Optics Laboratory (Electrical Engineering):

In this lab students will work with lasers and optics. They harness the high speed capabilities of light to bring about new technologies for communication.

CPLF – Cyber-physical Learning Factory (Manufacturing Engineering):

In this lab there is a small-scale factory that mimics a cell phone assembly process. Students in our Manufacturing Engineering program use this factory to learn about and design automated systems. The factory contains state-of-the-art sensors and controller technology to prepare students to work in industries such as advanced manufacturing, food & beverage, automobile, and many others!

CRN – Composites Research Network Research Group (Mechanical Engineering):

In this Lab, we create and test new materials by blending different substances together. Our aim is to make stronger, lighter, and more resilient materials for future aerospace and automotive applications.

BTG – Bioreactor Technology Group (Civil Engineering):

In this lab, students use advanced bioreactors to produce more energy (biomethane and biohydrogen) and recover resources from organic waste, like wastewater sludge

CTL – Communication Theory Lab (Computer Engineering):

In this lab, students will learn how Gigabits can be stored in a memory device or communicated over a wire without errors through cool mathematics tricks!

Civil Engineering Lab Tour

12:00-2:00pm – Self guided drop-in tour

Learn about current research that aims to develop innovative technology, design methods, and construction techniques which will facilitate the construction of greener structures that are resilient to natural disasters.

Students will also be showcasing samples from undergraduate courses. They will explain what types of testing was done on the samples, what courses this is performed in, and why these tests exist.

Makerspace Lab Tour

12:00-2:00pm – Self guided drop-in tour

Makerspace UBCO is a place to encourage design thinking, prototyping, and testing and will serve as a hub for innovation, cross-discipline and cross-sectoral collaboration and entrepreneurship for members of the UBC Okanagan campus. Learn about our 3D Printers, 3D Scanners, 3D Pens, CNC Carvers, Robotics equipment & more!

Campus Tours

11:00 am -12:00pm, 11:30 am -12:30pm, 12:30 pm-1:30pm

One hour guided walking tour of the UBC Okanagan campus which will be guided by friendly and knowledgeable student ambassadors. You will have a chance to visit a residence, library, and some recreational and social facilities. You can also learn more about all of the on-campus services available to students

Program Fair


Visit all our academic departments and programs and talk to faculty/staff and current students who would love to share their experiences. Booths at the Program Fair include:

-Academic Advising

-Transfer Pathways



-Indigenous Programs & Services

-Heat Athletics/Recreation

-Civil Engineering

-Electrical Engineering

-Manufacturing Engineering

-Mechanical Engineering

-Computer Engineering


Club Fair


The School of Engineering has a variety of student clubs and groups. Engineering design teams and clubs are a great way to meet people and further your knowledge. Clubs you may see featured are:

– Motorsports

– Aerial Robotics & Rocketry

– Innovate, Design, Sustain

– Concrete Toboggan

– Battle Bots

– Marine Design

– Women in Engineering

– Student Experience

– Dual Credit

virtual open house

In case you missed any of our presentations at the UBC Engineering Open House – Online from October 12-14, want to review the information again or share with friends and family that couldn’t make it, you can find all recordings on our youtube playlist or check out





virtual Campus Tours

UBC Okanagan offers two different options to virtually tour our campus!

  • Sign up for a live virtual campus tour hosted on Zoom by UBC Student Ambassadors.


Any questions, please contact Marie Reid at