Thinking to study engineering?


UVic consistently ranked among the top three Canadian comprehensive universities, and is renowned for its extraordinary environment, dynamic learning and opportunities to make a difference.

The university has a vibrant Pacific Rim community, rich with Indigenous and international perspectives. It’s no coincidence that UVic have world-leading programs in environmental restoration, oceans, climate change and Indigenous research.

Surrounded by forest and the Salish Sea, UVic is full of green spaces, thoughtfully designed facilities and state-of-the-art libraries, and offers one of the world’s most unique and stimulating campus environments to live and learn for its 21,000 students.

About Faculty of Engineering

Invent the future

At UVic Engineering and Computer Science, they are pushing the edges of engineering and applied science. The university is creating tangible solutions to real-world problems and making an impact with projects like:

  • sustainable housing and energy systems,
  • virtual reality simulations that help people understand the effects of a tsunami,
  • medical devices that will improve the health of people around the world, and
  • new applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The Faculty of Engineering offers undergraduate programs in the fields of Engineering and Computer Science. Programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering are in the fields of Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Software Engineering is offered. Programs leading to a Bachelor of Science are in Computer Science and can be combined with programs in Geography, Health Information Science, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, and Visual Arts. Co-operative Education is mandatory for all Engineering degree programs, Health Information Science and Computer Science combined program and optional for the other Computer Science programs.

Program:     Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

Specializations and Integration: Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Software Engineering 

Study options:    Full-time study

Program delivery:     On-campus

Dynamic learning:    Co-op required

Length of study: 4 years

Application deadline for Sep 2021 intake: Jan 31st, 2021

Developing your Engineering career at UVic

UVic supports students with their career development. For instance, you can attend career development workshops , explore résumécover letter and interviewresources. You can even meet with a career educator and work with community through volunteer opportunities.

Pramuk Ponpitpitak (mechanical engineering), an international co-op student from Thailand, managed quality control and elevator traffic research for Island Health at Royal Jubilee Hospital on his work term (image source:

Job outlook for international students

Engineering and computer science is a high demand occupation in Canada. The scope in these fields is vast as you can choose your specialization. According to the Government of Canada Job Bank, the average pay for a mechanical engineer is $39.18 per hour and for a computer programmer the median pay is $36.06 per hour.

Whether you want to study engineering or computer science. UVic is a university that is a must to look into!

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