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University of British Columbia, The, Applied Science - Engineering Graduate Programs

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Program Overview

Master of Engineering professional degree. Choose one of Biomedical, Chemical & Biological, Civil, Clean Energy, Electrical & Computer, Geological, Mechanical, Mechatronics Design and Mining with electives in management, economics, sustainability and the environment.


The Faculty of Applied Science has educated engineers since 1915, with an alumni network of more than 20,000 engineers around the world and has earned an international reputation for outstanding graduates. The University of British Columbia (UBC) Engineering is one of Canada's largest and most research-intensive engineering faculties. UBC Engineering ties these foundations to a diverse program - one that uses knowledge from a variety of engineering disciplines to work on the complex technical challenges faced by society in the 21st century.

Admissions & Tuition

Information For International Students
Admissions Criteria
 Admissions CriteriaMinimum GPA: 76.0
 Admissions CriteriaMinimum GRE: No Set Minimum
 Admissions CriteriaMinimum Work Experience: No Set Minimum
English Language Proficiency  (Minimum Score)
       IELTS: 6.5
       TOEFL (Computer-based): 213.0
       TOEFL (Internet-based): 80.0
       TOEFL (Paper-based): 550.0
Deadlines (Month/Day)
 DeadlinesApplication: 1/1
 Notification of AcceptanceNotification of Acceptance: Varies
Fees (C$)
 Application FeeApplication Fee: 150
 Total Tuition for ProgramTotal Tuition for Program: 15,820
 Total Fees for ProgramTotal Fees for Program (excluding books): 2,000
 Total Cost of ProgramTotal Cost of Program (excluding books): 17,820

Comparison of Selected Graduate Engineering Credentials

  Approx. # Students
(all options)
Campus Based Option Online
Time To Complete
Master's Degree (Non-Thesis) (F/T) 230  Campus Based Option    12 - 16 months 
Master's Degree (Non-Thesis) (P/T) 10  Campus Based Option    5 years 
Master's Degree (Thesis) (F/T) 395  Campus Based Option    2 - 3 years 
Master's Degree (Thesis) (P/T) Campus Based Option    5 years 
PhD in Engineering (F/T) 530  Campus Based Option    3 - 4 years 

Fields of Study

Aerospace Engineering
Agriculture & Bio-resources Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Geosystems Engineering
Industrial & Management Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mineral & Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Plastics Engineering
Sanitary Engineering
Systems Engineering
Technology Management
Transportation Engineering

Ranking and Reputation

 The UBC campus located in Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada's third largest city - is poised on the West Coast, the gateway to the Pacific
 Vancouver was recently rated "the most livable city in the world" based on factors such as stability, health care, culture and education by The Economist Magazine
 UBC is one of Canada's largest and most prestigious public research and teaching institution
 UBC was ranked 35th in the world's top 500 universities in 2008 (Shanghai Jiaotong University)

Buildings & Resources

Students work and study in relatively small groups and have the advantage of access to world-class facilities.