The Department of Civil Engineering offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Civil Engineering. General information about the civil engineering discipline, the program, and admission to the program is given below.
The Civil Engineering Discipline
Civil Engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment. It is a broad field made up of several sub-disciplines such as environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrotechnical engineering and structural engineering. A brief overview of the discipline and the Civil Engineering program at UBC is given here.
The Civil Engineering Program
The program is designed to prepare you to practice engineering as a licensed professional, to enable you to specialize by pursuing a graduate degree in civil engineering, or to apply the knowledge and skills acquired as a “stepping stone” to a non-engineering career. The program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), and so meets the academic requirements needed to attain the “Professional Engineer” (P.Eng.) designation in Canada.
Curriculum. The courses needed to complete the program are listed here.
The program has been designed so as to provide you with a broad knowledge base in civil engineering and in-depth knowledge in one or more civil engineering sub-disciplines; skills in areas such as design, problem analysis, leadership, teamwork and communication; and an understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities of a professional engineer.
Admission to Civil Engineering
Admission to Civil Engineering occurs at the second year level, following completion of the general first year Engineering at UBC or transfer from another post-secondary program outside UBC Engineering. For details of the admissions process and to apply, see here.
Prospective students should be aware that an enrolment limit may apply, and that, without the successful completion of ENGL 112 or equivalent prior to entry, the program will require an additional year for completion. All students are required to take the course CIVL 201 (Introduction to Civil Engineering) in the first term following entry to the program. A Communication Skills Module of this course, commencing two weeks before the normal start of term, is mandatory for some students (For further details, see here.)