Engineers share an immense curiosity about how the world works and an intense desire to make it work better. The practice of engineering opens doors to a remarkable number of career opportunities — in scientific, technical, humanitarian and social fields, where creativity and imagination meet technical rigour, real-world practicality and purpose.
Explore 14 different engineering disciplines. Pursue challenging academic coursework. Meet like-minded solution seekers. Discover your passions. Unlock your potential, all while revelling in a natural paradise. UBC Engineering is the perfect place to build school-work-life balance.
If you are entering UBC Engineering directly from high school, you'll want to find out more about:
Ensure you are taking the required courses in high school whether you are currently studying at a:
Students will apply in the fall of their grade 12 year, for more details on the application, review our resource about how to apply.
Choosing a Specialization
- First-year students go through a general foundational first year before applying to a second-year specialization
- Placement to a specialization is based on your first-year grades and a personal statement that is submitted towards the end of first-year