Prospective Student Events
For events for current high school students who are interested in applying to UBC Engineering in the future, please check out all of our events to help you learn more about UBC Engineering.
Applicants to UBC Engineering
If you have already submitted your application to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering), check out our exclusive events just for you.
Changing the World: Engineering the Future
High school girls and gender non-conforming students in grades 10-12 are invited to explore why engineering is an amazing career for women who want to change the world, help improve the lives of others and the environment around us, and who like teamwork and problem-solving.
Saturday, March 26, 2022
10:00 am to 12:30 pm PST
UBC Engineering Prospective Student Online Presentations
Check out the recordings from earlier this year:
May 31: UBC Engineering: Everything You Need to Know
Engineers solve problems and make the world a better place to live. Discover some of the ways engineering impacts your life every day and everything you need to know in order to become an engineer, beginning with admissions details to UBC Engineering. This session is great for younger high school students to learn about the courses you need to take in high school to be eligible for UBC Engineering.
March 1: Design, Create, Innovate
Interested in a future career where you'll get to design, create, and innovate? Want a career that can make an impacting change in our world? With over 14 engineering programs ranging from biomedical to environmental to manufacturing, all with a focus on sustainability and making a positive impact on our world, we invite you to learn about how a degree with UBC Engineering can lead to unlimited career opportunities.
October 19: UBC Engineering: Everything You Need to Know
Engineers solve problems and make the world a better place to live. Discover some of the ways engineering impacts your life every day and everything you need to know in order to become an engineer, beginning with admissions details to UBC Engineering.
November 17: UBC Engineering: University Basics and Application Tips
Join us for a 'Post-secondary 101' lesson that will give you all of the basics you need to know when applying for UBC Engineering. Topics we'll cover include the difference between an Engineering Technology Diploma and the UBC Bachelor of Applied Science degree, what you need to know to apply, and tips and tricks for your personal profile. All are welcome to attend, but this presentation is designed for first-generation university applicants.
December 7: UBC Engineering: Engineering vs. Science -- What's the Difference?
You've taken science courses in high school, but whether it is biology, chemistry, or physics, did you know you can also focus on these areas in engineering? Whether your interests are in sustainability, design and technology, or preserving our earth, engineering can open up doors for you.
UBC Engineering Open House
The UBC Engineering Open House took place in November 2021. We are planning our next Open House for fall 2022.
If you missed the On-Campus or Online event, we encourage you to check out the recordings of all of our presentations including information about admissions, Co-op, and all of our engineering programs.
All-Girls* Events invites girls in Grades 8-12 to explore engineering as a career and participate in hands-on engineering workshops in person at the UBC Vancouver Campus or online.
Jan 22, 2022 Innovative Engineering: The World of Biomedical Technology | Grade 11 | UBC Vancouver Campus
Feb 5, 2022 Engineering into the Universe | Grade 10 | UBC Vancouver Campus
Feb 24, 2022 Engineering into the Universe | Grade 8-10 | Online
Mar 5, 2022 Invitation to Create | Grade 8 | UBC Vancouver Campus
High School Engineering & Design Competition
April 2, 2022
With the theme “Tackling Food Shortages”, students will work in teams to develop innovative solutions on the competition day. After developing their solution, groups will present their work and have it evaluated by a panel of judges and the winning team will be awarded.
Please note that although each student will register individually, you are able to select your own team. Don't have a team? Don't worry! Simply let us know in the registration form and we will place you in a team. The High School Engineering and Design Competition is co-hosted by Outward Engineering and UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach.
Each co-ed workshop shows the exciting possibilities of the tech industry through digital skills literacy! We dive into different emerging technologies by incorporating programming activities, links to real-life applications, and hands-on experiential learning.
Geering Up Clubs
Geering Up clubs are a mix of science and engineering through hands-on projects, demos and design challenges! All clubs are taught by experienced university students with a passion for their field of study at the UBC Vancouver Campus or Online.
STEM Info Session for Parents/Guardians
March 31, 2022
UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach invites all Parents/ Guardians to our virtual Info Session Evening.
How can you continue to support your child/youth’s journey in STEM?
Explore innovative ideas and activities to help integrate STEM in daily life. Connect with current engineering students, alumni and our UBC admissions team.
Geering Up In-class Workshops
Geering Up offers engineering and science workshops consisting of exciting demonstrations, interactive experiments, and hands-on activities. Workshops include two Geering Up instructors equipped with all the supplies, enthusiasm and excitement needed for a hands-on 1 to 1.5 hours of discovery.
Geering Up Professional Development
Geering Up offers online courses and hosts professional development events for teachers focused on integrating STEM activities into your classroom! We focus on activities related to BC’s ADST and Science Curriculum. Our professional development days will leave you with fresh ideas, inspiration, and resources to effectively deliver STEM content to your students.
This fall we are offering free virtual and in-person Pro-D events on “Engineering With Empathy” and “Artificial Intelligence & Ethics”.
All of our online courses are free, self-guided, and aimed towards educators who are interested in developing their capabilities and confidence in teaching engineering activities in their classrooms. To further our goal of breaking STEM barriers in classrooms, these courses make STEM activities, resources, and tools, more accessible to educators.
Check out our YouTube playlist of UBC Engineering Tours to see a campus tour, lab tours, and residence tours.
UBC offers campus tours for prospective students that want to explore the larger UBC experience - the campus, residences, libraries, recreational and social facilities and student services.