UBC’s Vancouver campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded land of the Musqueam people, and its Okanagan campus is located on the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation. For generations, these lands have been a place of teaching and learning for Indigenous peoples – a tradition that continues to this day.

Find your path to an amazing career where your unique perspective can help address some of the most critical issues facing our communities and world.

Indigenous people have long used their ingenuity to develop innovative solutions to complex challenges – and engineering is a career where you can use your problem-solving skills to have a meaningful impact in diverse and important ways. As a UBC Engineering student, you’ll be part of a vibrant community with access to incredible extracurricular opportunities.

The World Needs Your Insight

The world needs your perspective and input to create solutions that serve and represent all within our society. As an engineer, you’ll integrate your talents and unique world view with technologies, Indigenous ways of knowing and new approaches to build a better future for yourself, your community and our planet. UBC is committed to Indigenous student success and providing a welcoming learning environment for all.

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Indigenizing the engineering curriculum

Member of the Metis Nation and Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering professor Ian Foulds is leading efforts to Indigenize the engineering curriculum

Make an Impact

With an engineering degree, you can make a difference, and the value you can contribute to improving lives and addressing challenges is boundless. As an engineer, you can use your skills to generate clean energy, design longer-lasting infrastructure, develop technologies to ensure drinking water is safe and create solutions that reduce inequality, keep us healthy and improve our quality of life.

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Multiple Paths to Your Destination

Whether it be direct entry to UBC, being able to study closer to home for your first year or taking prerequisite courses before starting your UBC journey, there are many options for you to consider. 

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Engineering is a Career for the Future

10 of the top 15 highest-paying bachelor degrees are in engineering, making this an in demand and high-paying career option. The number of jobs in engineering continues to grow, giving you significant opportunities for professional and personal success.

Join Us

As a UBC Engineering student, you’ll join a diverse group of people who want to make a difference. There are so many opportunities to get involved – from joining a student design team and participating in an extracurricular club to working as a co-op student or conducting innovative research as an undergraduate. Throughout your journey, you’ll be supported by professors, staff and other students who are as eager as you are to make a difference – for the generations of today and tomorrow.

Explore the UBC Engineering Community

Check out our videos to learn about the community of Indigenous students at UBC Engineering.

Talk with a Student

Our UBC Engineering Ambassadors can answer your questions about UBC Engineering – including what it’s like to be an Indigenous engineering student. Chat with them in real-time, when they’re online, or send a message when they’re offline and they’ll reply later.


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