Professional Development


Degree Enhancements

Recognizing the diverse interests of its students, UBC Engineering offers many options for pursuing a second degree or minor in a complementary field. The opportunities to tailor students’ degrees to their aspirations are limitless. Students are encouraged to check with the Engineering Student Services team to see how they can build a degree that fits their interests and inspiration.

  • Minor in Arts
  • Minor in Commerce
  • Minor in Entrepreneurship
  • Minor in Science
  • Minor in Honours Mathematics
  • Dual Degree in Arts in Engineering

Ancillary Programs

Students are encouraged to develop a competitive edge before they graduate: network with employers, gain paid work experience, hone their professional skills. These all can be accomplished through professional development opportunities here on campus.

As the largest engineering school and co-op program in Western Canada, UBC Engineering graduates 75% of all new engineers in BC each year. What makes these new grads so compelling in today’s competitive job market? The richness and relevance of the real-world experience they gain through UBC’s well-developed and growing co-op program. Alternating academic and co-op work terms, these paid technical employment opportunities are designed to complement your academic specialization, giving you impressive professional experience while furthering your career network with local, national and international employers.

Interested in expanding your horizons by studying abroad? The Coordinated International Experience Program opens a world of experience. The Applied Science Coordinated International Experience (CIE) program is exclusively for UBC Applied Science students. The program offers equivalency in academic credit for a pre-selected and pre-approved set of courses over one academic term at one of our CIE international partner institutions. 

Partnered with over 200 universities and institutions worldwide, the Go Global programs let students venture out into the world to meet people, build skills and gain perspective in a way that students might never imagine. Go Global also administers over $1.4 million in international learning awards and manage the Student Safety Abroad Policy to keep students connected in an emergency abroad.

The Work Learn Program supports and subsidizes meaningful work experiences on campus that offer the opportunity for all current UBC students to develop your professional skills and learn in a work environment. From these experiences, students will gain mentorship opportunities, an expanded network, ownership and responsibility of work, self-awareness and reflection, as well as a chance to apply their knowledge in practical settings, contribute to personal learning goals and the University in a different way.