We invite you to apply to UBC to be part of an incredible community of problem-solvers and innovators. Even as undergraduates, our students are making a difference in the world – through their involvement in student engineering design teams, contributions as co-op students and innovative capstone projects.
We'd love for you to join us. Here are the steps involved in applying to UBC to study engineering as an undergraduate student.
Step 1: Find out if you meet our admission requirements
If you want to study engineering at UBC, you will be applying to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering) degree. The admission criteria vary and depend on factors that include:
- If you attended high school in Canada or internationally.
- Whether you want to study at UBC Vancouver or UBC Okanagan.
- If you self-identify as an Aboriginal person.
- If you are transferring from one of our Engineering Transfer Programs.
- If you are transferring from another UBC Faculty or post-secondary institution.
Find out if you meet our admission requirements by:
- Reading our article What courses do you need to get into engineering? to learn about some of the high school credits we’re looking for.
- Heading to UBC Admissions for details on courses you need to have completed, general grade point averages, English language requirements and more.
What to do if you don’t meet our admissions requirements
If you don’t meet our admission requirements and you would still like to study engineering at UBC, you can pursue a few options. Depending on your circumstances, these could include:
- Applying to our Engineering Transfer Program and completing first year at one of nine partner universities and colleges.
- Upgrading your high school courses to get the credits you need in Physics, Chemistry, Math or English.
- Applying to Vantage One Bachelor of Applied Science if you don’t meet the English language competency requirement.
Next steps if you meet our admission requirements
If you think you meet our admission requirements, great! Check out the steps below to learn what’s involved in applying to UBC. Learn more by reading Step 2: Familiarize yourself with the application process.
Step 3: Keep track of deadlines and submit your application
The online application portal for UBC for the Winter Session (September to April) opens in early October. Remember that you can start your application and save it while it is still in process. Just make sure you submit before the deadline!
The deadline to apply for September entry is January 15. However, you need to apply earlier if you want to be considered for scholarships and awards or for first-round offers of admission.
You can find all the important dates on admissions deadlines at Dates and deadlines.
Here are some of the key deadlines for undergraduate admissions:
- Early October: Online applications open.
- November 15: Deadline to submit an award application for international applicants who want to be considered for the UBC International Scholars Program awards.
- December 1: Deadline for international applicants who submitted an award application for the UBC International Scholars Program awards.
- December 1: Deadline for Canadian citizens and permanent residents who want to be considered for the Presidential Scholars Awards and UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Awards.
- December 1: Deadline for high school students studying a Canadian curriculum who want to be considered for a first-round offer of admission.
- December 1: Deadline for Canadian post-secondary applicants who want to be considered on the basis of interim transcripts.
- January 15: Deadline to apply.
After you’ve submitted your application, UBC Admissions will email you to let you know which documents you are required to submit and when. The documents required will vary depending on your level of studies, location and program.
- Review the Dates and deadlines page for the important dates to keep in mind.
- Select the category that best describes your education background to learn how to submit your documents.
A UBC Engineering degree is an investment in your future. Unlike other professional degrees, you can start working in your field immediately after you finish your undergraduate education without having to complete additional post-secondary studies. Find out why engineering might be the most versatile undergraduate degree and how UBC Engineering sets you up for success.