The Faculty of Applied Science oversees administrative procedures for the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the School of Community and Regional Planning, the School of Nursing, and all engineering activities at the Vancouver campus and the UBC Okanagan School of Engineering.
In total, Applied Science comprises more than 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students and approximately 300 faculty members.
Our core purpose is to create and apply knowledge and to educate globally responsible professionals empowered to effect enduring, positive change for society.
The Faculty of Applied Science is involved with a number of projects and planning activities intended to continuously improve the learning, research and professional practice experiences of those involved with the Faculty. These activities are complementary to UBC's Place and Promise, and thus align our long-term goals with those of the university and business communities.
We invite you to read the UBC Applied Science Strategic Plan.
Applied Science is currently led by Dean Marc Parlange, who is assisted by four Associate Deans. Read more about the Senior Leadership.
Each school, engineering department, engineering program and research centre within Applied Science has a Director or Head who provides leadership for the Faculty unit.
The Faculty of Applied Science and each of its schools and engineering departments have advisory councils to help insure the most relevant academic programs, teaching, research and professional service.
The councils’ advice—which stems from the collective experience of distinguished professional, industry and governments representatives—is aimed at helping Applied Science remain responsive to cultural, economic and technological changes taking place in society and the marketplace.
Read about the Engineering Advisory Council.