Engineering Physics is one of the most competitive and academically challenging undergraduate programs at UBC. With a strong foundation of academic courses, project courses, and co-op work experience, the five-year Engineering Physics program provides you with the skills and experience needed to develop new technology and interdisciplinary engineering projects. You will take high-level Math and Physics courses, as well as courses in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. In second year, you will take courses in each of these areas and choose one of four possible options as your specialty. The academic program is normally supplemented with technical experience, and protected time for technical work terms is built into the curriculum.
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.