A School within the Faculty of Applied Science
Associate Dean and Director's Offices
Will Hughes, Director
The University of British Columbia
Engineering, Management & Education Building
1137 Alumni Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
The School of Engineering at the UBC Okanagan campus offers the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) degree in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Each program, excluding the newly added Computer Engineering, 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 program is common to all Engineering disciplines and lays the foundation for Engineering specializations in subsequent years. It 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 year one, students have the option of continuing at the UBC Okanagan campus in the second year of the integrated program or transferring to the UBC Vancouver campus. Students who elect to transfer compete for program spaces with students at the UBC Vancouver campus and limited seats are available.
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.