Undergraduate Academic Advising

Our office is open Monday – Friday from 9am to 4pm

Appointment Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (to book an appointment, please email soe.advising@ubc.ca with details of the topic you wish to discuss)

Walk-in Advising days: Tuesday and Thursday

During the start of each term of the Winter Session: Engineering Advisors are available for sign-in appointments (please see the sign-up board on the 3rd floor of EME Tower 2 for available appointments). After the add/drop deadline we return to our regular schedule (see above).

During the Registration Period (mid-June to mid-July): Engineering Advisors are available for appointments only.

Detailed course information for progression through all years can be found in the Academic Calendar.

For further Academic Advising information, please email Engineering Academic Advising at soe.advising@ubc.ca, and allow for 3-5 business days response time during peak times (registration, first weeks of term, etc.).


Undergraduate Resource Links

Approved Humanities topics for Engineering students:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • English (not ENGL 112)
  • Geography 128 or 129
  • Heal 100
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Philosophy (not PHIL 120 or 125)
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

The first- and second-year curriculum is common to all three School of Engineering programs and lays the foundation for engineering skills with integrated and project-based learning. Learn more in the APSC First Year Advising Guide.

APSC First Year Advising Guide

Please read this page before you apply, as there is an additional deadline/application for the Biomedical option in Electrical Engineering, all options in Mechanical Engineering and for the Environmental Engineering option (joint program with UNBC).

If you have been recently admitted, please call Engineering Student Services at 604-822-6556 for assistance.

Visit http://students.engineering.ubc.ca/enrolment/placement/ for more information.

Students interested in management or computer science as a minor are required to submit a COSC or MGMT Minor application.

Click here to be directed to the School of Engineering Online Management and Computer Science Minor Application

Enrich your experience by participating in our many student professional development opportunities.

With campuses in Vancouver and the Okanagan, UBC is home to the largest engineering school and co-op program in Western Canada. For close to 40 years we have matched ambitious and enthusiastic students with leading employers across the country and world.

Learn more at http://www.coop.apsc.ubc.ca/

Many resources are available for students, faculty and staff to address health & wellness.

A good place to start is Campus Health & Wellness.

UBCO students have 24/7 access to Studentcare’s EmpowerMe support services. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, connect with EmpowerMe here.

A School of Engineering Health & Wellness Task Force was established in the Spring of 2018 chaired by SOE Director Mina Hoorfar and included students from all SoE levels, faculty and staff.  The goal of the Task Force was to address survey results from the VOICE (Campus Health longitudinal research project) survey and surveys conducted by the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students.

Key survey findings:

Nearly 300 School of Engineering students interacted with Campus health and counselling (50% for mental health concerns) in 2017.

Main topics related to workload, gender equity and scheduling challenges

Action Items

  • Promotion of 5-year degree plan (approximately 100 Year 1 students have opted for this reduced course load option)
  • Assessment mapping at all year levels (coordination of assignments, quizzes, tests, mid-terms, labs and exams)
  • Empower social engagement – building community amongst students and faculty.
  • Equity workshops
  • Midterm & Final Exam Coordination

Students are encouraged to use campus resources if they need assistance: UBC Okanagan Health & Wellness staff (250-807-9270 or visit UNC337).  You can also speak with our Engineering Advising office staff or a member of faculty if you prefer.

NSERC-USRA (Undergraduate Student Research Award) Information

2018/19 DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 5th, 2019, 4:00pm

If you are an undergraduate student (Year 2-4) with an interest in working on research and development projects at a university, you may be eligible to apply for an Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA). The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) subsidizes eligible professors to hire students on their research projects, thereby creating interesting research-related jobs and giving you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.

Interested?  The following information will provide you with useful information about the NSERC USRA Application and opportunities at UBC’s Okanagan campus:


IURA (International Undergraduate Research Award)

2018/19 DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 5th, 2019, 4:00pm

If you are an international undergraduate student (Year 2-4) with an interest in working on research and development projects at UBC’s Okanagan campus, you may be eligible to apply for an International Undergraduate Research Award (IURA).  Further information and the application form can be found below:


IMPORTANT Award Information

Transcripts: Both of the above rewards require an official transcript. Students can order a transcript online through their SSC or visit the Student Service Desk in the UNC building. Once an official sealed transcript is obtained, bring it to Tanya Chartrand – she will scan it and email it to you for use in your application. It will then be kept on file and attached to your hard copy application form once submitted.

Submit completed hard copies of your application in person to the
SoE Undergraduate Program Assistant in EME 3257

The undergraduate handbook provides important information needed to succeed as a student at the School of Engineering.

You can download a PDF of this handbook here.