Foundation Year

The foundation year

Building success—from day one

UBC Engineering’s foundation year is designed to prepare all first-year engineering students with the strong knowledge base from which to build a solid and rewarding academic and professional career.

All engineering students are grounded in the principles of math, chemistry, physics and English—the fundamentals that will move you forward. Engineering design projects, experiential learning and professional experience from the start enable first-year students to explore before selecting one of 12 specialized programs.