UBC Engineering Requirements

Written by Stephanie Pugh and Matthew Tran

Students at UBC Engineering have access to rich learning possibilities. Their world-class professors and researchers are dedicated to providing a diversified, practical, and engaging educational experience.

So, you’re probably wondering what it takes to get into this high-achieving program? Well, keep on reading and we will outline the exact eligibility requirements you will need to get into UBC Engineering!

UBC Engineering Student Centre – SABMag

General Admission Requirements

To be admitted to UBC, you must complete both the general admission standards that apply to all candidates and the degree-specific requirements that vary depending on which province you apply from and what degree you want to pursue!

General admission requirements, for Canadian high school students, include:

  • Graduation from high school (Grade 12 diploma)
  • Minimum of 70% in Grade 11 or Grade 12 English (or equivalent)
  • At least six academic/non-academic Grade 12 courses (recommended, but not required!)
  • English language requirement
    • English is the language of instruction at UBC. All students applying must demonstrate English-language competency before admission. There are 9 different ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.

UBC Engineering Requirements

For the UBC Engineering requirements, you will need these extra qualifications upon your graduation from high school.

Grade 12 requirements:

  • ENG4U (English)
  • MHF4U (Advanced Functions)
  • SCH4U (Chemistry)
  • SPH4U (Physics)

NOTE: Outstanding candidates who might be missing SCH4U or SPH4U are still encouraged to apply! These applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by UBC.

Grade 11 requirements:

  • SCH3U (Chemistry)
  • SPH3U (Physics)

Related courses:

Additionally, it is important to know that the following subject categories are particularly relevant for UBC Engineering; you will want to consider taking courses in these subject areas in Grade 11 and Grade 12 for a better chance at getting into UBC Engineering.

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics and Computation
  • Sciences
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How to Apply to UBC Engineering

Students can apply to UBC Engineering in the fall of their Grade 12 year, starting in early October!

  1. Once you are ready to apply, you can view the UBC Undergraduate Programs and Admissions application instructions for more details.
  2. You will need to complete your application on Education Planner BC. First, fill out your applicant profile, and select UBC as your institution; make sure to indicate the Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering) as your program choice!
  3. You will have to submit your application before the deadline! Visit this Dates and Deadlines webpage on the UBC website to check the list of important dates for your application.
  4. Remember to pay the non-refundable application cost, which includes the General Admissions and Applied Science application fees, to complete your application!

For more in-depth details about the application process, you can check out UBC’s resource on how to apply!

UBC Engineering Personal Profile

The Personal Profile gives you the chance to tell the UBC Engineering admissions team more about yourself, your personal challenges, and your accomplishments upon your application to UBC. You will express this through a set of brief written essays that will be used to determine acceptance and entry scholarships.

In this profile, you will want to bring up achievements that you have made beyond your academic life; like any of your volunteer experiences or science and math competitions! Essentially, you will want to prove to the committee why you would make a great addition to the UBC Engineering program! UBC Admissions will then evaluate to see if you’ve satisfied the program’s prerequisites and will take into account your grades, course selections, and extracurricular achievements.

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