Established in 1915, Civil Engineering was one of the founding departments when the University of British Columbia opened its doors to the first students. The first UBC Civil Engineering degrees were conferred in 1922, and the first woman graduated from the Department in 1973.

Today, UBC Civil Engineering is widely recognized as a top-ranked department. The 2021 QS World University Rankings places UBC Civil Engineering at number one in Canada and top 25 in the world. Combining reputation with performance, these rankings attest to the Department’s strong history and the significant accomplishments of students, faculty, and administration.

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