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GRADUATE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Graduate studies integrate and advance project learning and interdisciplinary thinking in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering disciplines. View More


The MASc is increasingly viewed as an entry-level degree with many engineering consulting firms due to the specialized nature of many engineering projects. It is also typically a prerequisite to a PhD. MASc programs are designed to meet a student’s needs within the graduate course offerings of the School of Engineering. Students select courses in consultation with their supervisor to suit research or career interests.


The PhD program is designed for engineering graduates who want to magnify their knowledge and skills through rigorous research practices related to civil, mechanical or electrical engineering. The PhD program requires the completion of required coursework, a qualifying examination, the development and defence of a research thesis proposal, and the completion of a research thesis.



ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to UBC graduate programs is competitive. Applicants must meet the following criteria. View More


MASTER OF APPLIED SCIENCE APPLICANTS (MASC)

Domestic students admitted to the MASc degree will normally possess a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related area, with a minimum GPA of B+ (76–79%). View More

DOCTORAL APPLICANTS (PHD)

Admission to the PhD program for domestic students will normally require the completion of a thesis-based master’s degree in Engineering or a related field. In special circumstances, students who demonstrate exceptional research ability may apply directly to the PhD program upon completion of an undergraduate degree in engineering. Students are also required to meet the minimum standards specified for admission by the UBC Okanagan’s College of Graduate Studies. View More

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information please contact:

Shannon Hohl

Graduate Studies Administration Assistant

engineering.graduate@ubc.ca


MASTER OF APPLIED SCIENCE APPLICANTS (MASC)

International students admitted to the MASc degree will normally possess a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related area, with a minimum GPA of B+ (76–79%). See below for English Language Proficiency requirements. View More

DOCTORAL APPLICANTS (PHD)

Admission to the PhD program for international students will normally require the completion of a thesis-based master’s degree in Engineering or a related field. In special circumstances, students who demonstrate exceptional research ability may apply directly to the PhD program upon completion of an undergraduate degree in engineering. See below for English Language Proficiency requirements. View More

In exceptional cases, applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the Engineering Graduate Program committee and approval of the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must provide English Language Proficiency. Test scores must have been taken within the last 24 months. Acceptable English language proficiency tests for applicants are:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): The School of Engineering requires a minimum overall score of 92, with minimum scores of 22 in Reading & Listening and 21 in Writing & Speaking (Internet version); minimum score of 550 (paper version). The TOEFL institution code is 2499.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service): minimum overall band score of 6.5, with no individual component score less than 6.0; or
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): minimum overall score of 85, with a final score of 3 in the speaking test.
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS

An international student advisor can answer questions about immigration, medical insurance and the transition to UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC. Visit the International Programs and Services website to meet the team.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information please contact:

Shannon Hohl

Graduate Studies Administration Assistant

engineering.graduate@ubc.ca



TUITION & FUNDING

UBC Okanagan’s tuition and fees compare favourably with universities of the same high calibre.

Tuition

For official tuition and fee information, use the following links to the UBC Okanagan Academic Calendar ; the calendar is a comprehensive guide to all programs, courses, services and academic policies at the University of British Columbia.

Tuition is paid three times a year, on the first day of each term: Winter Term 1 (September), Winter Term 2 (January), and Summer Term (May).

Funding Opportunities

The School of Engineering has a number of graduate research assistantships (RA) and teaching assistantships (TA) available. Talk to your supervisor about research grants, as well as award and scholarship opportunities.


UBC AWARDS

The College of Graduate Studies administers merit-based graduate awards at the Okanagan campus. The College manages a number of award competitions each year and administers payment of all internal awards and selected external awards.

EXTERNAL AWARDS

All prospective graduate students (Domestic and International) should explore and apply for external awards and fellowships, including awards offered by Canada’s three research councils: CIHR , NSERC and SSHRC .

Graduate scholarships and awards may also be available from foundations, private companies or foreign governments (check with your country’s education authority).


TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS (TA):

Providing financial support, TAs allow graduate students to develop skills in teaching, supervision, facilitation and student assessment. TAs may lead seminars, help teach undergraduate courses, or assist in student evaluations and marking. TAs are mentored both from their supervisor and via the Centre for Teaching and Learning .

RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS (RA):

As a paid research assistant, RA students assist their supervisor or other researchers in conducting high-level research, which often contributes to the student’s thesis. RAs are typically funded by the supervisor’s external grants, contracts or other sources of funding.


Our lab offers opportunities to work with industry partners. Students are encouraged to do innovative research and present their work at domestic and international conferences as well as peer-reviewed journals. Collaboration with industry will help prepare the students for future career in research and development.

Please make sure you meet the admission requirements and then contact us at:
isdprl-ubco@gmail.com .