Study at the cutting-edge of technology and be part of global solutions related to energy conservation, power grids, communications networks, and intelligent products. You’ll be solidly schooled from the ground up before studying modern topics in electrical engineering, including communications, electromagnetics, microsystems, nanotechnology, power systems, and electronics.
- Campus: Okanagan
- Faculty: Faculty of Applied Science (Engineering)
- Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering)
- 4 yrs Length
- Yes Co-op Option
- No Honours Option
Electrical Engineering is the study and application of electricity and electromagnetism. Electrical engineers deal with power generation and distribution, control systems, electronics, and telecommunications.
Experiential learning and research
In fourth year you can complete the Engineering Capstone Design Project, where you design a project – which can be multidisciplinary or in a specialized area of engineering – in response to an actual engineering problem. You will then submit a comprehensive project report and deliver a formal presentation. Through Engineering Co-operative Education, you can work in BC, across Canada, or around the world while gaining international insight and developing technical skills, industry networks, and mentoring opportunities with professionals. As an engineering student, you can apply for a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada undergraduate student research award, and gain valuable work experience while working with a faculty member on one of their research projects.
From Women in Engineering to Engineers Without Borders to the Concrete Toboggan Club, UBC’s Okanagan campus has engineering-focused student clubs and associations that will help you meet your peers, have fun, and find opportunities for career growth in the process.
- Engineering Capstone Design Project
- Engineering Co-operative Education
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada undergraduate student research award
- Engineering research projects
- Women in Engineering
- Concrete Toboggan Club
The engineering program on UBC’s Okanagan campus has superb new facilities for teaching and research, which include undergraduate laboratories for electrical engineering courses and research labs for power electronics, lasers and optics, computer simulations, radio-frequency systems, micro- and nano-fabrication, and wireless communications.