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.
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- Campus: Okanagan
- Faculty: School of Engineering
- Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering)
- Length 4 yrs
You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
You can study intense specialization in a single field.
Electrical Engineering is the study and application of electricity and electromagnetism. Electrical engineers deal with power generation and distribution, control systems, electronics, and telecommunications.
- Biomedical Option
- Mechatronics Option
Consult with a School of Engineering Advisor about these options.
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.
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A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.
English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.
General admission requirements
IB Diploma Programme
- Completed IB Diploma, including at least three Higher Level courses.
IB Certificate Courses
- IB Certificate courses (Standard and Higher Level) may be used in an admissions average if you are graduating from a recognized high school curriculum that can be used as your basis of admission.
- IB Math Applications and Interpretations SL, or IB Math Studies, do not satisfy the math requirement for admission to UBC’s science-based programs, the Faculty of Management, the UBC Sauder School of Business, or the Vancouver School of Economics.
Degree-specific requirements: Applied Science (Engineering)
- IB Math Analysis and Approaches SL or HL, or IB Math Applications and Interpretations HL. (IB Math Applications and Interpretations SL, or IB Math Studies, are not acceptable.)
- IB Chemistry
- IB Physics
- Academically strong candidates missing either IB Chemistry or IB Physics may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis
The following subject categories are particularly relevant for this degree. Consider taking courses in these areas in your junior year and senior year.
- Language Arts
- Mathematics and Computation