Academic Programs

Student working on a project. Photo: Martin Dee.
Photo credit: Martin Dee.

Why choose our program?

Civil Engineering is a broad engineering discipline with a variety of unique and interesting sub-disciplines. The undergraduate (B.A.Sc.) degree in Civil Engineering at UBC is designed to provide you with a broad exposure to many of these sub-disciplines.

Some graduates from the program use the broad knowledge and many skills they acquire as a “stepping stone” to non-engineering careers, such as in business or management, while many go on to practice engineering as licensed professionals.

The program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) and thus meets the academic requirements needed to attain the “Professional Engineer” (P.Eng.) designation in Canada. Graduates who wish to become specialized engineering consultants in one of the subdisciplines usually return to complete a Master’s degree.

For more information on what a UBC Civil Engineering student needs to know click on the Civil Engineering Student Handbook.