Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) consists of three eight-month academic sessions either following first-year Engineering or following a transfer program from first-year Science. The second year is common to both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. In the second year, two educational streams are offered: the project integrated program (on a trial basis), which integrates principles of electrical and computer engineering with project work, and the traditional integrated learning method. Some undergraduate curriculum changes will emphasize laboratory work and engineering design, without detracting from the program's strong analytical base. You can select an option in Software Engineering, as well as a Minor in Honours Mathematics.
UBC Engineering gives you the opportunity to focus on issues that affect every global citizen and every facet of our planet. Choose from 11 specialized programs that lead to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) degree. Learn valuable analytic and design skills from the world’s leading experts, gain practical experience in our cutting-edge laboratory facilities and apply your knowledge in the field. UBC’s program focuses on team-based project work, early design experience and professional development, as well as active industry and community involvement. UBC students, faculty and researchers share a desire to create a better world. You can see this value through a sampling of current student and faculty research projects, including creating synthetic material that can help burn victims recover faster, improving copper-mining techniques using viruses and bacteria, and discovering how toxic substances disperse in bodies of water. UBC Engineers are among the best-prepared and most respected in industry and academia. An engineering degree from UBC provides you with a solid foundation on which to build your career anywhere, in almost any field. Astronautics, video game design, urban planning, medicine, law and business – these are just a few of your career options as a UBC Engineering alumnus.