A globally respected university that ranks among the world’s top 40. One of Canada's leaders in engineering research.

Each year, we admit an outstanding group of students who join our community and explore their research interests while helping to create new knowledge, understanding, and expression. Our students access an experiential curriculum, laboratories, libraries, and institutes as they build connections with outstanding network of peers, faculty and staff.

The common first-year curriculum — Year One — lays engineering skill foundations. The curriculum emphasizes project-based learning, offering first-year students an opportunity to implement engineering design projects. First-year engineering design projects include 3-D printing, computer-aided design, and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), and the opportunity to implement the principles of engineering in design projects. Upon completion of year one, students select one of four Engineering programs: Civil, Electrical, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering.

The School of Engineering also offers two minors and three options: minor in Computer Science, minor in Management, Biomedical option, Mechatronics option and Resilient Infrastructure Management option.

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Students participate in Co-op, The Coordinated International Experience (CIE), and many student design team/clubs.  Learn more about our undergraduate and graduate programs:


The first-year curriculum of a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) degree at UBC Okanagan emphasizes project-based learning. With a solid foundation from their first-year, students then choose a specific program following their first year: Civil, Electrical, Manufacturing, or Mechanical Engineering.



Integrated and advanced project learning through interdisciplinary thinking involving Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering empower graduates to advance their careers in academia or industry.  Three degrees are offered at the School of Engineering including MASc, MEng and PhD.

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The School’s world-class faculty are committed to an instructional approach that is varied, experiential, and engaging. Our close-knit, student-centered program ensures high levels of student-professor interaction and collaborations, enhanced laboratory experiences, and opportunities for field trips.

Our research clusters (advanced materials and manufacturing, advanced systems, clean technologies and environmental systems, health technologies and urban infrastructure and green construction) are making waves.  Research conducted at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia ranks above or on par with per publication outputs in top citation percentiles amongst the top five engineering universities in Canada.  What this means for undergraduate students is more opportunities for hands-on research experience.

The School of Engineering has a diverse and inclusive community of students and faculty.  Amongst our student body, 60 countries are represented.  Our Aboriginal enrollment has increased by 35% since 2013.

For over a decade, researchers at the School of Engineering on UBC’s Okanagan campus have been building partnerships to innovate in areas as varied as fuel-cell technology, composite materials, wearable devices, wastewater recovery, microfluidics, industry 4.0, intelligent systems, smart materials, transportation and nano-technologies.  World-class faculty and facilities enable us to support many stakeholders in the community including students, industry, not-for-profit organizations, and the general public.


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