Environmental Engineering

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

If you are interested in engineering, and in preservation of our natural environment, then Environmental Engineering could be for you. Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to improve air, land, water, and living systems for a healthy environment. Environmental engineers help control and decrease adverse environmental impacts by applying beneficial engineering practices.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Applied Science (Engineering)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering)
  • 4.5 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

Environmental Engineering is a 4.5-year (nine semester) joint degree between UBC and the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC – located in Prince George, BC).  Application for admission is made through UNBC.

The program starts with a two-year foundation in mathematics, basic sciences, and environmental sciences from UNBC. The third and fourth years offer training in engineering fundamentals, engineering analysis, and engineering design, through courses in Civil Engineering and Chemical & Biological Engineering at UBC. The final term at UNBC exposes you to practical environmental engineering problems.

The program is designed to meet the criteria of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board and of environmental engineering registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia. Prospective international students should determine certification requirements in the country of their intended practice.

Campus features

The Environmental Engineering program is based on a unique collaboration between UNBC and UBC, which capitalizes on the strength of UNBC in Environmental Science and the strength of UBC in Engineering. It incorporates complementary elements and expertise from each institution while maintaining the exposure of students to the distinctive character of both institutions.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

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