The Integrated Engineering (IGEN) program will provide you with a broad, non-specialized engineering education. Rather than earning a degree in only one specific area of engineering, you will gain background in core areas such as materials, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and systems involving chemical, electro-mechanical, and biological components. In addition to the core, you may select 18 credits of technical electives to explore your interests further. The program emphasizes engineering design through design project courses taken in each term. Most of the design projects directly involve knowledge gained in courses in the IGEN program, but some projects require independent learning. The program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.
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.