Admission and Courses

GET READY FOR A FUTURE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AT UBC.

ADMISSION

As all other engineering undergraduate programs at UBC, prospective students will apply to the common undergraduate engineering first year. Then, if accepted, students will specialize in environmental engineering starting in their second year. The first intake of second year students at the Vancouver campus will begin in September 2020.

COURSES

UBC’s environmental engineering degree program is designed to be completed in eight academic semesters with an optional 16 months of Co-op work placement.

In addition to the common first year engineering courses, students in the environmental engineering program will take courses in Civil Engineering and Chemical & Biological Engineering, as well as specifically-designed environmental engineering courses such as Environmental Engineering Science and Environmental Engineering and Sustainability. Each year of the program features a design course which will prepare students for a final capstone design project in their 4th year.

2nd Year Curriculum

CourseTitleCredits
CHBE 241Material and Energy Balances3
CHBE 244Chemical & Biological Engineering Thermodynamics I3
CIVL 204Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering3
CIVL 215Fluid Mechanics I4
ENVE 200*Environmental Engineering Design & Decision Making4
ENVE 201Technical Communications for Environmental Engineers3
ENVE 202**Environmental Engineering Science4
ENVE 203*Environmental Engineering & Sustainability4
MATH 253Multivariable Calculus3
MATH 256Differential Equations3
STAT 251Elementary Statistics3
Total37

3rd Year Curriculum

CoursesTitleCredits
CHBE 230Computational Methods3
CHBE 364**Environmental Laboratory2
CHBE 370Fundamentals of Sustainable Engineering3
CHBE 373Water Pollution Control3
CHBE 485Air Pollution Prevention & Control3
CIVL 305Introduction to Environmental Engineering3
CIVL 315**Fluid Mechanics II4
CIVL 316**Hydrology & Open Channel Flow4
CIVL 408Geo-Environmental Engineering3
ENVE 301*Environmental Engineering Intermediate Design Project3
EOSC 329**Groundwater Hydrology3
Complementary StudiesHumanities & Social Sciences3
Total37

4th Year Curriculum

CourseTitleCredits
CHBE 459Chemical & Biological Engineering Economics3
CHBE 483Energy Engineering3
CHBE 486Waste Management for Resource Recovery3
CIVL 402Professionalism & Law in Civil Engineering3
CIVL 409Municipal Engineering3
CIVL 416Environmental Hydraulics3
ENVE 401*Environmental Engineering Capstone Project6
EOSC 429Groundwater Contamination3
MINE 486Mining & the Environment3
Technical Electives6
Total36

* Project Course

**Laboratory Course

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