Faculty of Applied Science

Overview of Activities in Asia

The UBC Faculty of Applied Science encompasses all engineering programs, departments and research centres on the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses as well as the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the School of Community and Regional Planning and the School of Nursing on the Vancouver campus. Each discipline within Applied Science welcomes international students and collaborations among researchers.

UBC Engineering: Engineering Student Services

UBC Engineering encourages applications from well-qualified international students. International students must demonstrate their English language proficiency by obtaining a minimum score determined by the University. Engineering Student Services has an international student advisor available to assist students from Asia in the application process.

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For research and/or graduate program inquiries, please visit:

UBC Engineering: Co-operative Education Program

The UBC Engineering Co-op program assisted in developing 21 Work Term opportunities in Asia during 2011-12. Engineering Co-op students have worked in China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.






The Canada-Japan Co-op Program is now in its 21st year and has seen over 810 students from across Canada participate in Co-op work-term opportunities in Japan.  For more information, please visit The Canada-Japan Co-op Program website


UBC Engineering: read the latest edition of Ingenuity

Ingenuity is published twice annually, sharing remarkable stories regarding faculty research, student achievements, the latest news from UBC Engineering and more.

Although primarily focusing on UBC Engineering, Ingenuity features subjects from across disciplines within the Faculty of Applied Science.

The Fall 2012/Winter 2013 edition featured the theme of the “Next Big Things,” showcasing the exciting research taking place at UBC – which could very well be the next big thing.


    Mining – Global Citizenship
    UBC’s Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering is poised to advance best practices in Mongolia and around the world.
    Urban Planning
    The world’s largest cities are resorting to tough love to reduce traffic congestion and pollution, according to UBC urban planning and transportation expert Jinhua Zhao. And students at the School of Engineering develop an active transit plan.
    Roboethics and Solar Power
    Wonder how your robot should behave? Seeking the latest clean energy solution? Discover the next big things from UBC Engineering research.

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Click here for past editions of Ingenuity.

For specific research and teaching projects within the Faculty of Applied Science’s schools and departments, please visit the department or school sub-page linked below:

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UBC Asia Pacific Regional Office
Room 1207, 12/F., FWD Financial Centre, 308 Des Voeux Road Central,
Hong Kong, China
Tel: 852-2111-4400
Fax: 852-2111-9532

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