Graduate Degrees

Focus on research at one of Canada’s leading project-based engineering schools. Individualized attention and industry connections enable your success in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering.



Graduate studies integrate and advance project learning and interdisciplinary thinking in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering disciplines.

Program Components Expected Duration
MASc Coursework and thesis 18 to 24 months
MEng Coursework 20-24 months
PhD Dissertation 36-48 months

The MASc is increasingly viewed as an entry-level degree with many engineering consulting firms due to the specialized nature of many engineering projects. It is also typically a prerequisite to a PhD. MASc programs are designed to meet a student’s needs within the graduate course offerings of the School of Engineering. Students select courses in consultation with their supervisor to suit research or career interests.

The course-based MEng program is designed for engineering graduates who want to advance their careers with further education. The MEng degree program is offered for both full- and part-time students. (Part-time studies are open to domestic students only.) Students select courses in consultation with the program to suit career interests, and requires the approval of the program.

The PhD program is designed for engineering graduates who want to magnify their knowledge and skills through rigorous research practices related to civil, mechanical or electrical engineering. The PhD program requires the completion of required coursework, a qualifying examination, the development and defence of a research thesis proposal, and the completion of a research thesis.


Research Areas

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can pursue these and other faculty research and teaching interests:

Civil Engineering

  • Applied Microbiology
  • Biological Treatment of Waste and Waste Water
  • Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution
  • Construction Materials
  • Geohazards Assessment and Mitigation
  • Life Cycle Management in Construction
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Structural Design and Strengthening
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Sustainable Urban Development

Electrical Engineering

  • Digital Systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Materials
  • Microfabrication
  • Photonics
  • Power Electronics
  • Power Systems
  • Radio Frequency (RF) Systems
  • Sensors
  • Wireless Communications

Mechanical Engineering

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Design and Optimization
  • Dynamics and Vibration
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials
  • Mechatronics and Control
  • Thermofluidics

The success of UBC Okanagan’s Engineering Graduate Program depends on exceptional students.

Please touch base with a faculty supervisor before you start the application process. We look forward to hearing about your research interests and career goals.

Morad Abdelaziz | Assistant Professor | Electrical | | 250.807.8506
Research interests: Smart grids; Power Systems; High Performance Computing
Teaching: Smart grids; Distribution networks; Power systems; Power electronics; Alternative energy
Shahria Alam | Civil, Leadership | | 250.807.9397
Research interests: Smart materials; Seismic rehabilitation of steel, concrete, masonry; Seismic analysis and building design
Teaching: Seismic Analysis and Design of Buildings; Bridge Engineering; Design and Analysis of Tall Buildings; Finite Element Analysis; Prestressed Concrete
Mohammad Arjmand | Mechanical | | 250.807.9134
Research interests: Synthesis of Multifunctional Conductive and Magnetic Nanomaterials; Polymer Processing and Forming; Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites; Gas Sensors; 3D Printed Polymer Nanocomposites
Teaching: ENGR 469: Polymer Engineering (Winter 2019) ENGR 5XX: Advanced Polymer Science and Engineering (Fall 2019)
Lukas Bichler | Associate Professor | Mechanical, Leadership | | 250.807.8816
Research interests: Advanced characterization of materials; New alloy development; Manufacturing processes
Teaching: Manufacturing processes; Fundamental and advanced topics in materials science; Professional development (law and ethics for engineers)
Kerry Black | Assistant Professor | Civil | | 250.807.8477
Research interests: Indigenous community-based research; Sustainable Infrastructure; Water and wastewater management; Cross-disciplinary & community-based research
Teaching: ENGR 598
Joshua Brinkerhoff | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | | 250.807.8238
Research interests: Laminar-to-turbulent transition; Turbomachinery in the LNG industry; Multiphase turbulent flows; Air quality simulation; Biofluid mechanics
Teaching: Mechanics of materials; Alternative energy systems; Turbulence; Computational fluid dynamics
Anas Chaaban | Assistant Professor | Electrical | | 250.807.9112
Research interests: Optical Wireless Communications; Network Information Theory; Relay Networks; Coding Theory
Teaching: ENGR 463 Communication Networks (2018/19 Term 1) APSC 177 Engineering Computation and Instrumentation (2017/18 Term 2)
Kenneth Chau | Associate Professor | Electrical | | 250.807.8646
Research interests: Nanophotonics; Microscopy; Optical sensors
Teaching: Calculus; Electromagnetics; Computational Electrodynamics, Entrepreneurship
Wilson Eberle | Associate Professor | Electrical | | 250.807.8630
Research interests: Power electronics; High power switching converters; Gate drive techniques
Teaching: ENGR 558 Power Electronics; ENGR 458 Power Electronics; ENGR 320 Electromechanical Devices; ENGR 499 Engineering Capstone Design Project; APSC 255 Analog and Digital Systems; APSC 172 Engineering Analysis I
Cigdem Eskicioglu | Professor | Civil | | 250.807.8544
Research interests: Wastewater and Sludge Treatment; Pretreatment Technologies for Enhanced Biomethane and Biohydrogen Production from Organic Waste; Side-stream Nutrient Removal; Fate and Transformation of Micropollutants during Biological Treatment Processes; Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Biological Wastewater/Sludge Treatment Processes; Waste Minimization and Resource Recovery
Teaching: Wastewater and Sludge Treatment Pretreatment Technologies for Enhanced Biomethane and Biohydrogen Production from Organic Waste Side-stream Nutrient Removal Fate and Transformation of Micropollutants during Biological Treatment Processes Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Biological Wastewater/Sludge Treatment Processes Waste Minimization and Resource Recovery
Mahmudur Fatmi | Assistant Professor | Civil | | 250.807.8428
Research interests: Transportation & land use interaction; Travel behaviour analysis; Smart and shared mobility; Activity-based modelling; Road safety; Econometric modelling; Aget-based microsimulation, Transportation emissions and energy modelling
Teaching: Transportation Systems Engineering - ENGR 435 Surveying and GIS Analysis - ENGR 332
Chen Feng | Assistant Professor | Electrical | | 250-807-8286
Research interests: Information & Coding Theory Wireless Communications & Networking Cloud Computing & Big Data Blockchain Technology
Teaching: APSC 254 Instrumentation and Data Analysis ENGR 453 Internet of Things ENGR 463 Communication Networks ENGR 465 Wireless Communications ENGR 565 Advanced Wireless Communications ENGR 566 Advanced Communication Networks ENGR 595 Topics in Electrical Engineering: Mean-Field Analysis ENGR 595 Topics in Electrical Engineering: Blockchain Technology
Kevin Golovin | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | | 250.807.9774
Research interests: Interfacial mechanics; Polymers; Composite materials; Sustainability; Additive manufacturing
Teaching: Materials properties; Mathematics; Mechanics of materials; Interfacial science
Kasun Hewage | Professor | Civil | | 250.807.8176
Research interests: Lifecycle assessment of construction products and processes; Waste management in construction; Energy based sustainability analysis in infrastructure projects; Construction productivity and safety; Human factors and information technology in construction; Construction process optimization
Teaching: ENGR 303 - Engineering Project Management ENGR 433/533 - Construction Engineering and Management ENGR 532 - Project Planning and Control ENGR 544 - Life Cycle Assessment and Management
Johnathan Holzman | Professor | Electrical, Leadership | | 250.807.8798
Research interests: Optoelectronic sensors; Micro-sensors for lab-on-a-chip applications; Photonic device technologies
Teaching: fibre-optics and photonics; micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS); semiconductor devices and electromagnetics.
Mina Hoorfar | Professor | Electrical, Mechanical, Leadership | | 250.807.8804
Research interests: Proton exchange membrane fuel cells; Microfluidic fuel cells; Digital microfluidics
Teaching: Heat Transfer; Dynamics; Applied Surface Thermodynamics; Microfluidics; Fuel Cells
Jahangir Hossain | Associate Professor | Electrical | | 250.807.9862
Research interests: Cooperative communication systems; Cognitive radio systems; Hierarchical and multidimensional modulations
Teaching: Communications systems; Signal processing; Wireless communications; Analysis and design of communication networks; Random variables; Stochastic processes
Thomas Johnson | Associate Professor | Electrical |
Research interests: Radio frequency power amplifiers; RF power sources; Binary time encoders for switch-mode power amplifiers
Teaching: Microwave Engineering (ENGR 470); Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (ENGR 471/571); Digital Signal Processing (ENGR 362); Linear Circuit Theory (ENGR 350); Electricity and Magnetism (APSC 178); Microelectronics (ENGR 451)
Sina Kheirkhah | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | | 250.807.9428
Research interests: Thermo-acoustic Instabilities; Turbulent Combustion Science; Laser-based Diagnostics for Thermo-fluids
Teaching: Combustion Processes; Dynamics
Keekyoung Kim | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | | 250.807.9850
Research interests: BioMEMS and Lab-on-a-chip; Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering; Cellular Mechanobiology
Teaching: Mechanics of Materials (ENGR 476); Microelectromechanical Systems (ENGR 406/506); Biomaterials and Tissuengineering; Cell Mechanics
Richard Klukas | Associate Professor | Electrical, Leadership | | 250.807.8718
Research interests: Signal processing for wireless location; Indoor positioning; Wi Fi positioning; Optical positioning techniques
Teaching: APSC 177 - Engineering Computation; APSC 248 - Engineering Analysis III; ENGR 303 - Engineering Project Management; ENGR 359 - Microcomputer Engineering; ENGR 361 - Signals and Communications Systems; ENGR 553 - Signal Estimation Theory
Sunny Li | Associate Professor | Mechanical | | 250.807.9578
Research interests: Cooling technologies for electronics; Thermal/fluid sciences in sustainable energy systems; Fluid instabilities and multiphase flows
Teaching: Heat & Mass Transfer; Fluid Mechanics; Multiphase Flows; Thermal Management of Electronics
Jian Liu | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | | 250.807.8708
Research interests: Advanced nanofabrication; Nanomaterials and nanotechnology; Energy storage systems; Next-generation batteries
Teaching: Material Science for Engineers - APSC 259; Mechanics of Materials I - APSC 260
Zheng Liu | Associate Professor | Civil |
Research interests: Intelligent sensing, measurement, and instrumentation; Diagnostics, prognostics, and Health Management; Condition-based maintenance; Computational intelligence and data/information fusion
Teaching: (2016-T2) ENGR 526: Multi-Sensor Data Fusion: System Architecture and Applications; (2016-T1) APSC 254: Instrument and Data Analysis; (2015-T2, 2016-T2) ENGR 417: Pipeline Integrity Management; (2015-T1) ENGR 489/589: Multicriteria Optimization and Design of Experiments
Gordon Lovegrove | Associate Professor | Civil | | 250.807.8717
Research interests: SMARTer Growth; Sustainable community planning & design; Sustainable Transport & Safety; Hydrail powered, zero-emission regional passenger & freight rail; Affordable housing & CoHousing
Teaching: Engineering Economics and Social Cost Benefit Analysis - ENGR 305 / 505; Transportation Systems Design - ENGR 435; Go Global, study abroad of Sustainable Communities - ENGR 449; Sustainable Transport Safety Engineering - ENGR 534; Railways Systems Engineering - ENGR 437 / 537; Directed Studies Courses on various topics to supplement graduate researcher skill set preparation
Loïc Markley | Assistant Professor | Electrical | | 250.807.9590
Research interests: Metamaterials; Antennas and Antenna Arrays; Passive Microwave Circuits
Teaching: ENGR 365 – Engineering Electromagnetics (Sept. 2013) APSC 178 – Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves (Jan. 2014)
Abbas Milani | Professor | Manufacturing, Mechanical | | 250.807.9652
Research interests: Textile Composites; Material Constitutive Relations; Finite Element Modelling; Robust Inverse Methods; Material Selection for End-of-Life Design Strategies; Multiple Criteria Decision Making; Design and Analysis of Computer & Physical Experiments; Surrogate Models for Process Optimization; Machine Learning and Industry 4.0
Teaching: Mathematical Methods in Modelling Engineering Materials; Multi-Objective Optimization and Decision-Making; Continuum Mechanics; Composite Materials; Engineering Vibrations
Hadi Mohammadi | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | | 250.807.9920
Research interests: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology Atherosclerosis Articular Cartilage Mechanobiology and Osteoarthritis Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics Multiscale Modeling Mechanical Vibrations on Human Performance
Teaching: Dynamics Mechanical Vibrations Biomed Engineering Tissue Mechanics Computational Biomechanics Finite Element Methods (grad and undergrad)
Homayoun Najjaran | Professor | Manufacturing, Mechanical | | 250.807.8713
Research interests: Robotic autonomy by localization and mapping; Digital microfluidic device control for lab-on-chip applications; Analysis of uncertain information
Teaching: APSC 254 - Instrumentation and Data Analysis; ENGR 315 - Systems and Control; ENGR 480 - Modern Control; ENGR 580 - Modern Control Theory; ENGR 598G - Sensor Fusion; ENGR 598U - Probabilistic Robotics; ENGR 598V - Applied Machine Vision; ENGR 598W - Intelligent Control; ENGR 598Y - Multiagent and Distributed Systems
Apurva Narayan | Assistant Professor | Statistics, Data Science | | 250.807.8272
Research interests: Artificial intelligence/machine learning with emphasis on explainable AI/ML and quantum machine learning; data mining; data analytics, safety and security of cyber physical systems; software engineering; graph theoretic analysis of complex systems; decision making under uncertainty.
Teaching: Machine learning; data structures; data mining and analytics; software engineering.
Stephen O'Leary | Professor | Mechanical | | 250.807.8091
Research interests: Wide band gap III-V semiconductors; Disordered semiconductors; Microelectronic circuits
Teaching: Microelectronic circuits; Semiconductor devices; Novel electronic materials; Electricity and magnetism; Communications and systems analysis
Sepideh Pakpour | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | | 250.807.9103
Research interests: Engineering the human microbiome; Advanced statistical methods for analysis of big data (health sciences); Biology of built environment
Teaching: Biotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications; Engineering Human Microbiome; Fundamentals of Healthy Buildings
Nicolás Peleato | Assistant Professor | Civil | | 250.807.8852
Research interests: Evaluation of drinking water treatment processes; Source water quality assessment; Integrated data analysis and machine learning pertaining to water quality
Teaching: Environmental bioengineering; Water and wastewater treatment; Hydrology and hydraulics; Engineering mathematics; Municipal engineering
Deborah Roberts | Professor | Civil | | 250.807.8722
Research interests: Biological systems for treatment of extreme wastewaters; Microbial fuel fells (MFC) as waste to energy applications for the agricultural industry; Sulphur oxidizing microbes and their effects on the environment (microbial deterioration of concrete and acid rock drainage); Source water protection through best management practices
Teaching: Laboratory Skills; Applied Microbiology; Biological Treatment Processes; Environmental Engineering; Water Quality Engineering and Analysis; Engineering and the Environment
Rehan Sadiq | Professor | Civil, Leadership | | 250.807.9013
Research interests: Risk analysis and impact assessment; Decision-making under uncertainty; Reliability engineering
Dimitry Sediako | Associate Professor | Mechanical | | 250.807.8714
Research interests: Stress analysis in metal castings, components, and joints; Solidification, phase evolution and transformation; Lightweight alloy development for automotive and aerospace industries; Phase and structural transformation in metals; Material properties - ferrous and lightweight alloys and metal matrix composites; Ferrous and non-ferrous alloys: casting, heat treatment, and forming technologies; Thermal dynamics, heat transfer in metallurgical engineering.
Teaching: Industrial manufacturing: processes and technologies; Materials science: metals, alloys, and composites; Metallurgy: solidification and thermal processing, phase analysis, stress evolution, process optimization
Rudolf Seethaler | Associate Professor | Mechanical, Leadership | | 250.807.8801
Research interests: Mechatronics for automobiles; Electromagnetic valve trains for automobiles; Engineering mechanics
Teaching: Engineering Mechanics; Modelling of dynamic systems; Design and optimisation of mechatronic control systems; Numerical methods for real-time control applications
Sumi Siddiqua | Associate Professor | Civil | | 250.807.9863
Research interests: Behaviour of unsaturated clay; Pore fluid chemistry on clayey material behaviour; Underground nuclear waste disposal modeling
Teaching: ENGR 340 SOIL MECHANICS; ENGR 440 FOUNDATION ENGINEERING; ENGR 444 SOLID WASTE ENGINEERING; Multiple Graduate-Level Courses in the Areas of Energy and the Environment
Dwayne Tannant | Professor | Civil, Leadership | | 250.807.8067
Research interests: Geotechnical Engineering; Engineering Geology; Geohazards; Rock Support; Surface and Underground Excavations in Rock
Teaching: ENGR 340 Soil Mechanics ENGR 438 Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering ENGR 440 Foundation Engineering ENGR 538 Rock Engineering ENGR 539 Terrain Modelling and Analysis ENGR 598 Blasting and Explosives
Solomon Tesfamariam | Civil | | 250.807.8185
Research interests: Seismic risk assessment of infrastructure; Risk-based decision making for infrastructure
Teaching: Earthquake Engineering; Reinforced Concrete Design; Decision Analysis and Optimization for Civil Engineering; Infrastructure Management
Alexander Uhl | Assistant Professor | Mechanical | | TBC
Research interests: Solar energy conversion; Photovoltaics; Solar fuels; Thin film semiconductors
Teaching: Materials science and engineering; Semiconductor films and devices; Solid-state physics and mechanics; Thermo- and electrodynamics; Renewable energy
Liwei Wang | Assistant Professor | Electrical | | 250.807.8137
Research interests: Electric Power Systems; High Power Electronics; HVDC and FACTS Systems; Electrical Machines and Drives
Teaching: Power Systems; Power Electronics; Electromechanical Devices; Numerical Modeling and Analysis
Mohammad Hossein Zarifi | Assistant Professor | Electrical | | 250.807.8874
Research interests: State of the art sensors focusing on microwave resonators;High-speed and low-power analog circuit design; Analog-to-digital converters for a variety of applications
Teaching: Introduction to VLSI Systems ENGR466 Microwave Systems ENGR470 System Dynamics APSC246


Meet Our Students

The Engineering Graduate Students Society (EGSS) keeps members up to date on club activities, organizes academic and recreational events, and conveys student issues to the School of Engineering. Find out more on the EGSS’s Facebook page.

Theses and Dissertations

Search all UBC School of Engineering student publications at cIRcle, the University’s digital repository for research and teaching materials.


Admission to UBC graduate programs is competitive. Applicants must meet the following criteria.

Master of Applied Science Applicants (MASc)

Domestic students admitted to the MASc degree will normally possess a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related area, with a minimum GPA of B+ (76–79%).


Domestic students admitted to the MEng degree will normally possess a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related area with a minimum GPA of B+ (76–79%).

Doctoral Applicants (PhD)

Admission to the PhD program for domestic students will normally require the completion of a thesis-based master’s degree in Engineering or a related field. In special circumstances, students who demonstrate exceptional research ability may apply directly to the PhD program upon completion of an undergraduate degree in engineering. Students are also required to meet the minimum standards specified for admission by the UBC Okanagan’s College of Graduate Studies.



For program requirements, use the following links to the UBC Okanagan Academic Calendar; the calendar is a comprehensive guide to all programs, courses, services and academic policies at the University of British Columbia: MASc | MEng | PhD.*

* In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

For additional information please contact:

Shannon Hohl
Graduate Studies Administration Assistant

Master of Applied Science Applicants (MASc)

International students admitted to the MASc degree will normally possess a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related area, with a minimum GPA of B+ (76–79%). See below for English Language Proficiency requirements.

Doctoral Applicants (PhD)

Admission to the PhD program for international students will normally require the completion of a thesis-based master’s degree in Engineering or a related field. In special circumstances, students who demonstrate exceptional research ability may apply directly to the PhD program upon completion of an undergraduate degree in engineering. See below for English Language Proficiency requirements.

In exceptional cases, applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the Engineering Graduate Program committee and approval of the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Master of Engineering Applicants (MEng)

Full-time international students admitted to the MEng degree will normally possess a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related area with a minimum GPA of B+ (76–79%). Part-time MEng studies are open to domestic students only. See below for English Language Proficiency requirements.



For program requirements, use the following links to the UBC Okanagan Academic Calendar; the calendar is a comprehensive guide to all programs, courses, services and academic policies at the University of British Columbia: MASc | MEng | PhD.*

* In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must provide English Language Proficiency. Test scores must have been taken within the last 24 months. Acceptable English language proficiency tests for applicants are:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): The School of Engineering requires a minimum overall score of 92, with minimum scores of 22 in Reading & Listening and 21 in Writing & Speaking (Internet version); minimum score of 550 (paper version). The TOEFL institution code is 2499.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service): minimum overall band score of 6.5, with no individual component score less than 6.0; or
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): minimum overall score of 85, with a final score of 3 in the speaking test.

Required Grades and Credential Guide

Grades and degree credentials required by UBC vary by country. Search the Required Grades and Credential Guide—a guide to assist international students in estimating their eligibility.

International Advisors

An international student advisor can answer questions about immigration, medical insurance and the transition to UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC. Visit the International Programs and Services website to meet the team.

For additional information please contact:

Shannon Hohl
Graduate Studies Administration Assistant

Tuition & Funding

UBC Okanagan’s tuition and fees compare favourably with universities of the same high calibre.


Tuition amounts presented here are estimates only and all fees are subject to change. For official tuition and fee information, use the following links to the UBC Okanagan Academic Calendar; the calendar is a comprehensive guide to all programs, courses, services and academic policies at the University of British Columbia: Standard Master’s Degree | MEng | Doctoral.

Program Schedule Domestic (per year) International (per year)
MASc Full-time $4,987.45 $8,604.67
MEng Full-time
PhD Full-time
$4,987.45 $8,604.67

Tuition is paid three times a year, on the first day of each term: Winter Term 1 (September), Winter Term 2 (January), and Summer Term (May).

Funding Opportunities

The School of Engineering has a number of graduate research assistantships (RA) and teaching assistantships (TA) available. Talk to your supervisor about research grants, as well as award and scholarship opportunities.


Teaching Assistantships (TA):

Providing financial support, TAs allow graduate students to develop skills in teaching, supervision, facilitation and student assessment. TAs may lead seminars, help teach undergraduate courses, or assist in student evaluations and marking. TAs are mentored both from their supervisor and via the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Research Assistantships (RA):

As a paid research assistant, RA students assist their supervisor or other researchers in conducting high-level research, which often contributes to the student’s thesis. RAs are typically funded by the supervisor’s external grants, contracts or other sources of funding.

Scholarships & Awards

College of graduate studies awards & scholarships

UBC Awards

The College of Graduate Studies administers merit-based graduate awards at the Okanagan campus. The College manages a number of award competitions each year and administers payment of all internal awards and selected external awards.

External Awards

All prospective graduate students (Domestic and International) should explore and apply for external awards and fellowships, including awards offered by Canada’s three research councils: CIHRNSERC and SSHRC.

Graduate scholarships and awards may also be available from foundations, private companies or foreign governments (check with your country’s education authority).


Find a Supervisor

Admission to the MASc and PhD degree programs requires the support of a research supervisor as well as meeting program-specific criteria for admission requirements. Please contact our faculty before starting your application.

MEng candidates do not have to contact a professor before applying.

Required Documents

A complete application package will contain:

  • Statement of intent or purpose
  • Online application and application fee
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended
  • English language test (for non-native speakers of English)
  • CV or resumé
  • Three reference forms or letters

Applying takes time. We recommend you start your application two months in advance.

For full consideration students should submit all application materials by the following:

Intake Application Deadline
Domestic applicants
September January 31
January June 2
May October 1
International applicants
September January 31
January June 2
May October 1


The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. At the School of Engineering on UBC’s Okanagan campus, you gain all the benefits of attending a globally respected university while studying in a close-knit learning community.


UBC’s Okanagan campus borders the dynamic city of Kelowna, a hub of economic development with a population of about 150,000 people—the fourth fastest growing population in Canada. In fact, the Okanagan Valley is rated one of the best communities in Canada to grow your business.

More than 160 buses travel daily from campus to key locations such as Kelowna’s cultural district and thriving downtown waterfront. The campus is two minutes from the Kelowna International Airport, one of the top 10 busiest airports in Canada.

UBC Okanagan is situated within the First Nations territory of the Okanagan Nation, whose spirit of stewardship for the land is reflected in the university’s respect for sustainability.


A diverse natural region with sandy beaches, beautiful farms, vineyards and orchards, and snow-capped mountains, the Okanagan Valley features sweeping stretches of lakeside and endless mountain trails for biking and hiking.

Check out this 360-degree video: Kelowna From Above.*

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Full-time UBC Okanagan students can live in residence, which offers modern living with easy access to academic and personal support. Residences are surrounded by hiking and biking trails, plus panoramic views of the campus and valley.


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Clubs: Make friends with similar interests, stay informed, and organize or participate in academic and recreational events in the Engineering Graduate Students Society.

Events: Various orientations help graduate students to explore, discover and learn about the School of Engineering, UBC Okanagan, and living in the Okanagan Valley.

Stay active: Take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved and play—from workout space in the new Hangar Fitness and Wellness Centre and our 1,561 square-metre gymnasium, to athletic courts, intramurals, fitness classes and nationally ranked varsity athletics. Have a ball in Sports and Recreation.

Relax: The Graduate Collegium is a gathering place where grad students can hang out, eat lunch, spend time with their fellow students, and attend or host special events. The lounge-style room is open seven days and week and is outfitted with comfortable furniture, kitchen facilities, and individual and group-work spaces.

College of Graduate Studies: Your hub for administrative support and such things as graduate workshops for professional development and for assisting you from the admissions process through to your graduation.

Centre for Scholarly Communication: Supports graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, staff, and faculty in disseminating their research. The Library’s CSC provides one-on-one consultations and workshops, including writing support for theses, dissertations, journal articles, and grant proposals.

Centre for Teaching and Learning: Provides support related to teaching, TA training, and use of technology in educational programming.

Learn more about graduate student resources and support.

Career Development

With a master’s or doctoral degree from UBC’s School of Engineering, graduates are well-positioned to meet the requirements for membership in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC).

The licensing and regulatory body responsible for BC’s professional engineers and geoscientists, APEGBC is charged with protecting public safety in BC by setting and maintaining high standards of professional practice and ethical conduct for its members and licensees.

Member benefits include professional development and employment resources.

Career Services

Map out your future and prepare to hit the ground running with resources and services provided by the Advising & Involvement Centre.

Tell your story with resumé and cover-letter strategies, and search Work Study jobs for experience relevant to your degree and career goals. You can also book an appointment to meet one-on-one with our career advisor.

alumni UBC

alumni UBC is a member-driven association that offers a variety of lifetime programming and communications to enrich the lives of UBC graduates.

The ‘Your Next Step’ program offers webinars, speaker series and professional development sessions. It is designed to provide advice, tips and resources in areas of career development to graduates for life after university.

Realize the promise of a global community with shared ambition for a better world and an exceptional UBC.