Years 1 and 2

First Year

Students admitted into the Engineering program directly from secondary school will take the first-year Engineering curriculum.

Other students will need to contact Engineering Advising for advice on their first-year program.

Students proceeding to second year will have the option of continuing their Engineering program at the UBC Okanagan campus in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, or transferring to the UBC Vancouver campus into one of the following programs: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Geological Engineering, Integrated Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Mining Engineering. Admission to a selected program is dependent on performance in first year.

  Year One Curriculum Credits
APSC 169 Fundamentals of Sustainable Engineering Design 3
APSC 171 Engineering Drawing and CAD/CAM 3
APSC 172 Engineering Analysis I 3
APSC 173 Engineering Analysis II 3
APSC 176 Engineering Communication 3
APSC 177 Engineering Computation and Instrumentation 3
APSC 178 Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves 4
APSC 179 Linear Algebra for Engineers 3
APSC 180 Statics 3
APSC 181 Dynamics 3
APSC 182 Matter and Energy I 3
APSC 183 Matter and Energy II 3
Total Credits 37

*Criteria must be met and include completion of 37 credits of first year UBC Okanagan Campus Applied Science. The admission process is competitive, with limited seats available.

Second Year

  Year Two Curriculum Credits
APSC 201 Technical Communication 3
APSC 246 System Dynamics 3
APSC 248 Engineering Analysis III 3
APSC 252 Thermodynamics 3
APSC 254 Instrumentation and Data Analysis 3
APSC 256 Numerical Methods for Analysis1 3
APSC 258 Applications of Engineering Design1 3
APSC 259 Materials Science I 3
APSC 260 Mechanics of Materials I 3
Humanities/Social Sciences Elective2 3
2 Program Specific Courses3 6
Total Credits 36
1 Students pursuing the Manufacturing Program will take MANF 230 Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory, MANF 270 Production Systems Management I and COSC 210 Software Construction in place of APSC 256 and 258.
2 In general, scientific geography courses, statistical courses, and studio/performance courses in fine arts, music, and theatre will not satisfy this requirement. Courses that teach language skills are not acceptable. See Complementary Studies Courses. Students in the Manufacturing Program will normally take their humanitites elective in their 4th year.
3 Students pursuing the Civil Program will take APSC 253 Fluid Mechanics I and APSC 261 Theory of Structures. Students pursuing the Electrical Program will take APSC 255 Electric Circuits and Power and APSC 262 Digital Systems Design. Students Pursuing the Mechanical Program will take APSC 253 Fluid Mechanics I and APSC 255 Electric Circuits and Power.

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