Graduate Resources

Graduate students are supported by the College of Graduate Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Below are some useful links to important information and forms that pertain to graduate students at the School of Engineering.

New to UBC?

Watch the 2021 School of Engineering Online Graduate Studies Orientation


Centre for Scholarly Communication (CSC) functions as an access point for the diverse needs of all researchers at every step of the research lifecycle.

UBCO Student Union (UBCSUO) provides the following support:

  • Extended Medical/Dental plans
  • Advocacy
  • Services

UBC Student Services

International Students – guide to resources:

  • Immigration,
  • Health Insurance,
  • Events & Workshops,
  • UBC Support and Resources
  • Taxes, SIN#, ITN#

Connect with an International Programs & Services Advisor:

College of Graduate Studies:



MASc students must be registered in ENGR 599 every term of their program

More information pertaining to MASc defence scheduling is available by



PhD students must be registered in ENGR 699 every term of their program.

More info on: PHD Candidacy Exam, PHD Proposal Exam, PHD Dissertation defence



Engineering Graduate Students Society

The Engineering Graduate Students Society (EGSS) is a student-run organization representing engineering graduate students enrolled in PhD, MASc, and MEng programs on UBC’s Okanagan campus. It’s objectives are to organize academic, social, and professional events and services for students as well as to facilitate communication between the students, the School of Engineering, and the Student Union of UBC Okanagan (UBCSUO).

For information on events and activities, visit the EGSS website and/or follow the EGSS Facebook Page. Any questions or concerns can be addressed to the EGSS by sending them an email.

Annual Engineering Graduate Symposium

The Annual Engineering Graduate Symposium is held annually at UBC’s Okanagan Campus. Attending graduate students are given the opportunity to showcase their research in oral presentation or poster format, with both options being judged and prizes awarded.

Anyone interested in volunteering or organizing the upcoming Symposium is encouraged to connect with EGSS.

Learn more about UBCO Clubs

Visit the UBCSUO Club Directory


Find all applicable School of Engineering forms at the below link.  Most documents are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Word (.doc) formats