Introduction

A School within the Faculty of Applied Science

Associate Dean and Director's Offices
Rehan Sadiq, Associate Dean
Mina Hoorfar, Director (Acting)
The University of British Columbia
Okanagan Campus
Engineering, Management & Education Building
3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Tel: 250.807.8723
Fax: 250.807.9850
Email: engineering.okanagan@ubc.ca
Web: www.ubc.ca/okanagan/engineering/welcome.html

The School of Engineering at the UBC Okanagan campus offers the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Each program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. Qualified applicants can be admitted directly from secondary school into Engineering One. Students may also enter the Engineering program after having successfully completed the equivalent of first-year Science. There are also admission routes via engineering transfer programs at various colleges and Engineering Bridge programs with Okanagan College and Camosun College.

Following entry from secondary school, the B.A.Sc. degree generally requires four or five years to complete.

The first-year Engineering One program is common to all Engineering disciplines and lays the foundation for Engineering specializations in subsequent years. Engineering One is equivalent to first-year Engineering at the UBC Vancouver campus. The engineering-specific curriculum emphasizes project-based team learning, and offers first-year students the opportunity to implement the principles of engineering in a second-term design project. Upon successful completion of Engineering One, students have the option of continuing at the UBC Okanagan campus in the second year of the integrated program - Engineering Two - or transferring to the UBC Vancouver campus. Students who elect to transfer compete for program spaces with students at the UBC Vancouver campus.

Students who choose to continue their Engineering education at the UBC Okanagan campus will take the Engineering Two program, which is common to all specializations. Students will specialize in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering in their third- and fourth-year programs.

Scheduled field trips and the activities of professional and technical societies complement the undergraduate programs, and students are expected to participate in them as fully as circumstances permit.

An optional Co-operative Education program, which integrates academic study with supervised work experience, is available during the second year.

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Enrolment Services
University Centre, Room 322
3333 University Way, Kelowna BC, Canada V1V 1V7