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Joint UNBC/UBC Program: Environmental Engineering

The Environmental Engineering program is a four and one-half year (nine semester) joint degree between the UBC and the University of Northern British Columbia. The program starts with a two-year foundation in mathematics and the basic sciences from the College of Science and Management of the University of Northern British Columbia. In the third and fourth years, the program provides a thorough education and training in engineering fundamentals, engineering analysis and engineering design, largely through courses in Civil Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering at UBC. The final term at UNBC will expose students to practical environmental engineering problems.

The Environmental Engineering program is a joint program under the jurisdiction of the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC and the Dean of the College of Science and Management at the University of Northern British Columbia. The program is administered by a joint board of study.

The program has been developed to satisfy Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) requirements for accreditation of engineering programs.

There is a Co-operative Education option (Co-op) where students normally take five work semesters in addition to the nine academic semesters. Accounting for summer work terms, this option results in a total duration of five and one-half years.

Environmental Engineering

First Year (taken at UNBC)1
CHEM 100 3
CHEM 101 3
CHEM 120 1
CHEM 121 1
CPSC 110 3
ENGR 110 3
ENGR 117 3
ENGR 151 1
ENGR 152 1
MATH 100 3
MATH 101 3
PHYS 110 4
PHYS 111 4
Elective 3
Total Credits 36
Second Year (taken at UNBC)1
BIOL 110 3
ENGR 210 3
ENGR 217 3
ENGR 220 3
ENGR 350 3
ENGR 451 3
ENSC 201 3
GEOG 210 3
MATH 200 3
MATH 220 3
MATH 230 3
STAT 371 3
Total Credits 36
Third Year (taken at UBC)4
CHBE 244 3
CHBE 364 2
CHBE 373 3
CHBE 484 3
CHBE 485 3
CIVL 200 3
CIVL 210 4
CIVL 315 4
CIVL 316 4
MINE 486 3
Technical Elective2 3
Total Credits 35
Fourth Year (taken at UBC)4
CHBE 351 3
CIVL 311 4
CIVL 402 3
CIVL 408 3
CIVL 409 3
CIVL 416 3
CIVL 418 3
One of CHBE 459, CIVL 403 3
Technical Electives2 12
Total Credits 37
Fifth Year (taken at UNBC)1
ENPL 401 3
ENSC 417 6
ENSC 418 3
Electives3 6
Total Credits 18
1 Course numbers are those of the UNBC course numbering system.
2 Technical electives to be chosen from a constrained list.
3 Minimum 6 credits in humanities or social science.
4 The curriculum tables show the requirements for each program year as they are in the current session.

See course descriptions at UNBC.

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