Here's why studying engineering will set you up for success.
"Why Engineering?" It’s a great question, and one that’s likely on your mind if you’re currently deciding which university major and potential career path is right for you.
Engineering is a versatile, practical and rewarding choice. Studying to be an engineer will set you up for success – whether you decide to work as an engineer or ultimately pursue a different career path.
Engineering is creative
Solving problems is an inherently creative act. Engineers look at the world and imagine how it might be better.
If you are concerned about the challenges our world is facing, engineering can empower you to use your creativity to take action and make a difference.
Engineers are resourceful and get things done
There’s a strong practical bent to engineers. If you want to get something done, get an engineer involved!
Check out some of our student and alumni success stories to be inspired by what UBC Engineering grads have achieved.
Engineering is useful
Engineering touches every aspect of our built environment and technology. Engineers solve the most complex of problems, and their expertise and skills are needed now more than ever.
Engineers are developing solutions to global challenges, but they also work on the smallest scale – designing new microchips and biotechnology – and are creating new processes in manufacturing to use natural resources and materials more efficiently. Even during their undergraduate program, UBC Engineering students have numerous opportunities to apply their knowledge and make a difference through innovative student projects.
Engineering welcomes diversity
The challenges that engineers tackle are complex, often requiring the skills and insight of teams of individuals representing a range of expertise and perspectives. Engineers are adept at collaborating with others to create solutions that benefit all, regardless of gender, ethnicity, class or other factors. Check out our resources specific to women, Indigenous and international students for more information.