University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science

Introduction

The Faculty of Applied Science oversees administrative procedures for the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the School of Community and Regional Planning, the School of Nursing, and all engineering activities at the Vancouver campus and the UBC Okanagan School of Engineering.

APSC at a glance

  • 5,714 undergraduate students
  • 1,767 graduate students
  • 320 faculty and 365 staff
  • 30,000 alumni
  • $46 million annual research funding
  • $8 million annual industry funding
  • 106 spin-off companies
  • 1,975 annual co-op work terms in 26 countries
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Core Purpose

Our core purpose is to create and apply knowledge and to educate globally responsible professionals empowered to effect enduring, positive change for society.

Strategic Planning

The Faculty of Applied Science is involved with a number of projects and planning activities intended to continuously improve the learning, research and professional practice experiences of those involved with the Faculty. These activities are complementary to UBC's Place and Promise, and thus align our long-term goals with those of the university and business communities.

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Master of Community and Regional Planning

Campus Full time 20  September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The MCRP is a 20-month professional master's degree in Planning. It is an innovative and flexible program that anticipates and responds to rapidly changing urban, regional, and global environments. The MCRP curriculum begins with a strong core sequence of 18 credits that is tailored to the evolving demands of the profession. [+]

September 2017 Intake closed. Applications will reopen in October 2017 for September 2018 intake The MCRP is a 20-month professional master's degree in Planning. It is an innovative and flexible program that anticipates and responds to rapidly changing urban, regional, and global environments. The MCRP curriculum begins with a strong core sequence of 18 credits that is tailored to the evolving demands of the profession. Students will additionally undertake a sequence of courses in an area of concentration customized for their interests and professional aspirations. In their second year, students will be required to take a studio course that integrates theories and methods covered throughout the curriculum into a single team-based project with a real or simulated client or community group. The program's Capstone requirement provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their competency through developing a professional portfolio or professional research report. Cumulative program requirements provide students with real world experience and prepare them for entry into a wide variety of planning jobs. The program also features an internship/work experience, and a mentoring program. Concentrations Students can choose from the Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) or Urban Design (UD) concentrations, or they can develop a customized concentration to suit their interests with guidance from their faculty advisor. A few examples of current student concentrations include: public engagement and participatory planning; social and community planning; urban development planning; resiliency planning; transportation and urban design; transportation and sustainability; and urban infrastructure and environmental sustainability. The ICP and UD concentrations have specific course... [-]

Master of Engineering Leadership in Advanced Material Manufacturing

Campus Full time January 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Advanced Materials Manufacturing is an intensive one-year degree program for engineers who want to advance their careers in the automotive, aerospace and manufacturing sectors. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Advanced Materials Manufacturing is an intensive one-year degree program for engineers who want to advance their careers in the automotive, aerospace and manufacturing sectors. There is a growing need across multiple industries for technical experts in advanced materials manufacturing. This is a rapidly evolving field, and companies are challenged to find engineers who have the sector-relevant cross-disciplinary technical expertise to develop innovative solutions. Watch this video and learn more about this unique technical management program from our students and professors. Propel Your Career Forward This unique master’s degree program will: broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain; deepen your technical skill base through advanced simulation tools and case studies; provide a dynamic learning environment that includes both classroom learning and integrated hands-on training; offer opportunities for you to collaborate with world-renowned faculty and industry experts at UBC’s high-tech facilities and multidisciplinary research centres; and help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication. Eligibility Requirements You are eligible for this program if you meet the MEL admission requirements and you have: an undergraduate degree in materials engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering or a related discipline; and one or more years of relevant work experience in high-tech manufacturing industries such as aerospace or automotive. As a graduate of this program, you will have the skills to take your career in the advanced manufacturing sector... [-]

Master of Engineering Leadership in Clean Energy Engineering

Campus Full time January 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) Clean Energy Engineering is an intensive one-year degree program for engineers and environmental science graduates who want to make their sustainable vision a reality and advance their careers in the in-demand field of clean energy. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) Clean Energy Engineering is an intensive one-year degree program for engineers and environmental science graduates who want to make their sustainable vision a reality and advance their careers in the in-demand field of clean energy. There is a growing need across multiple industries for technical experts in clean energy engineering. Our planet needs viable energy solutions to minimize environmental impacts, promote geopolitical stability and enable economic diversification. Watch this video and learn more about this unique technical management program from our students and professors. Propel Your Career Forward This unique master’s degree program will: deepen your knowledge of sustainable energy systems, energy distribution networks, energy efficiency and energy policy; broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain; provide a dynamic learning environment that includes project work, seminars, conferences and other innovative teaching strategies; offer opportunities for you to collaborate with world-renowned faculty and industry experts at UBC’s high-tech facilities and multidisciplinary research centres; and help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication. Eligibility Requirements You are eligible for this program if you meet the MEL admission requirements and you have: an undergraduate degree in engineering or a bachelor of science degree in environmental science; completed a second-year undergraduate thermodynamics course; and three or more years of relevant work experience. As a graduate of this program, you will have the skills to take your career... [-]

Master of Engineering Leadership in Dependable Software Systems

Campus Full time January 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Dependable Software Systems is an intensive one-year degree program for software engineers who want to explore the principles and techniques for maintaining the integrity and reliability of software systems in diverse application areas. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Dependable Software Systems is an intensive one-year degree program for software engineers who want to explore the principles and techniques for maintaining the integrity and reliability of software systems in diverse application areas. With their broad foundation for analyzing and addressing software dependability issues across many different industry sectors, graduates of this program will be highly sought after by employers. Watch this video and learn more about this unique technical management program from our students and professors. Propel Your Career Forward This unique master’s degree program will: deepen your understanding of how to develop and maintain dependable systems; broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain; provide a dynamic learning environment that includes collaborative projects with students and faculty, as well as a major capstone project enabling you to gain specific domain expertise; offer opportunities for you to collaborate with world-renowned faculty and industry experts; and help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication. Eligibility Requirements You are eligible for this program if you meet the MEL admission requirements and you have: an undergraduate degree in computer engineering, software engineering or computer science; coding proficiency; and three or more years of relevant work experience. As a graduate of this program, you will have the skills to take your career to the next level – tackling complex software engineering challenges while confidently leading collaborative... [-]

Master of Engineering Leadership in Green Bio-Products

Campus Full time January 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Green Bio-Products is an intensive one-year degree program that will equip you with the technical and leadership skills required to contribute to the growing bio-economy. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Green Bio-Products is an intensive one-year degree program that will equip you with the technical and leadership skills required to contribute to the growing bio-economy. UBC is a world leader in creating innovative value from forest biomass, and graduates of this program will take their place as technical leaders and sector specialists in this growing industry. Propel Your Career Forward This unique master’s degree program will: help you acquire the skills to develop advanced technical processes and product ideas and take on senior project management roles; broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain; provide a dynamic learning environment that includes working on collaborative projects with students and faculty; offer opportunities for you to collaborate with world-renowned faculty and industry experts; and help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication. Eligibility Requirements You are eligible for this program if you meet the MEL admission requirements and you have: an undergraduate degree in applied science, science or forestry, such as chemical and biological engineering, forestry, wood products processing, chemistry or plant science; and three or more years of relevant work experience. As a graduate of this program, you will have the skills to take your career to the next level – working as an industry leader who is a peer to your engineering team members and confidently managing projects. Course Information The MEL in... [-]

Master of Engineering Leadership in High Performance Buildings

Campus Full time January 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in High Performance Buildings is an intensive one-year degree program for engineers and architects who want to make a difference in the building sector. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in High Performance Buildings is an intensive one-year degree program for engineers and architects who want to make a difference in the building sector. Graduates of this program will have the technical and leadership skills to improve the energy performance of existing buildings and design integrated high-performance energy systems for new buildings. Propel Your Career Forward This unique master’s degree program will: deepen your knowledge of building energy systems design and modelling; broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that balances advanced engineering modelling and design with green building and regenerative design theories and applications; provide a dynamic learning environment that includes project work, seminars, conferences and other innovative teaching strategies; give you hands-on experience developing real-world solutions for clients through two capstone projects; offer opportunities for you to collaborate with world-renowned faculty and industry experts; and help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication. Eligibility Requirements You are eligible for this program if you meet the MEL admission requirements and you have: an undergraduate degree in engineering or a master’s degree in architecture and three or more years of relevant work experience in the building sector. As a graduate of this program, you will have the skills to advance your career in the building sector, enabling you to take on complex engineering challenges in this growing field while confidently leading collaborative interdisciplinary teams. Course Information The MEL in High Performance Buildings... [-]

Master of Engineering Leadership in Integrated Water Management

Campus Full time January 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management is an intensive one-year degree program that will enable you to spearhead initiatives focused on water use, treatment, research and protection. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management is an intensive one-year degree program that will enable you to spearhead initiatives focused on water use, treatment, research and protection. There is a growing demand for professionals in the public and private sectors who can develop and lead sustainable water management solutions. Graduates of this program will be highly sought after for their unique combination of leadership and technical sector-specific skills. Watch this video and learn more about this unique technical management program from our students and professors. Propel Your Career Forward This unique master’s degree program will: equip you with an understanding of the aquatic environment; how to apply physical, chemical and biological unit operations and processes to water resources; and increase your familiarity with regulatory and environmental frameworks; broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain; provide a dynamic learning environment that includes working on collaborative projects with students and faculty; offer opportunities for you to learn from world-renowned faculty and industry experts; and help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication. Eligibility Requirements You are eligible for this program if you meet the MEL admission requirements and you have: an undergraduate degree in chemical and biological engineering, civil engineering, geological engineering or a related discipline in engineering, environmental sciences, geology, fluid mechanics, hydrology, biotechnology, biology, biogeography or microbiology; and two or more years of relevant work... [-]

Master of Engineering Leadership in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering

Campus Full time January 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering is an intensive one-year degree program intended for engineers three to five years or more into their careers. This program combines the engineering and physics of ship design with broad business and leadership training. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering is an intensive one-year degree program intended for engineers three to five years or more into their careers. This program combines the engineering and physics of ship design with broad business and leadership training. For more recent engineering graduates, UBC also offers a more technical Master of Engineering degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. There is a growing need for talented engineers who can bridge the gap between technical staff and business leaders. Graduates of the MEL program will be highly sought after for their ability to bridge this divide and for their unique combination of leadership and technical sector-specific skills. Watch this video and learn more about this unique technical management program from our students and professors. Propel Your Career Forward This unique master’s degree program will: equip you with the ability to manage complex shipbuilding design and procurement programs and become fully qualified in ship project management; broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain; provide a dynamic learning environment that includes the option of a 12-week co-op work program; offer opportunities for you to collaborate with world-renowned faculty and industry experts; and help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication. Eligibility Requirements You are eligible for this program if you meet the MEL admission requirements and you have: an undergraduate degree in engineering; and... [-]

Master of Engineering Leadership in Resource Engineering Management

Campus Full time January 2018 Canada Kelowna

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Resource Engineering Management is an intensive one-year degree program, at the UBC Okanagan campus in the city of Kelowna, for engineers ready to deepen their technical expertise and widen their leadership perspectives within the resource sectors. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Resource Engineering Management is an intensive one-year degree program, at the UBC Okanagan campus in the city of Kelowna, for engineers ready to deepen their technical expertise and widen their leadership perspectives within the resource sectors. Resource industries are searching for technical leaders and project managers who know how to sustainably maximize asset value and minimize risk. They need engineers who are able to manage complex, multidisciplinary projects for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy. Propel Your Career Forward This unique master’s degree program will: deepen your knowledge of major resource-, environmental- and energy-related resource development challenges; broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain; provide a dynamic learning environment that includes project work, seminars, conferences and other innovative teaching strategies; include a real-world professional resource engineering project that brings together mechanical, civil and electrical engineering; offer opportunities for you to collaborate with world-renowned faculty and industry experts at the UBC Okanagan campus; and help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication. Eligibility Requirements You are eligible for this program if you meet the MEL admission requirements and you have: an undergraduate degree in engineering; and three or more years of relevant work experience. As a graduate of this program, you will have the skills to take your career in resource engineering to the next level – tackling complex engineering... [-]

Master of Engineering Leadership in Urban Systems

Campus Full time January 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Urban Systems is an intensive one-year degree program that equips you with the high-level technical skills needed to develop practical and sustainable solutions to meet the challenges associated with large urban infrastructure systems. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Urban Systems is an intensive one-year degree program that equips you with the high-level technical skills needed to develop practical and sustainable solutions to meet the challenges associated with large urban infrastructure systems. There is a growing demand for talented professionals with a confident understanding of engineering and urban planning and who have the management and leadership skills to guide large and complex projects. Graduates of this program will be highly sought after for their unique combination of leadership and technical sector-specific skills. Watch this video and learn more about this unique technical management program from our students and professors. Propel Your Career Forward This unique master’s degree program will: prepare you to assume the professional responsibilities of managing all facets of urban infrastructure systems; broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain; provide a dynamic learning environment that follows a project-based curriculum; offer opportunities for you to collaborate with world-renowned faculty and local leaders in infrastructure systems and urban planning; and help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication. Eligibity Requirements You are eligible for this program if you meet the MEL admission requirements and you have: an undergraduate degree in a discipline related to urban systems (a degree in engineering is not required for program entry); and two or more years of relevant work experience. As a graduate of this program,... [-]

Master of Urban Design

Campus Full time 11  September 2018 Canada Vancouver

Our Master of Urban Design program equips future urban designers with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges of modern urban growth. [+]

September 2017 Intake closed. Applications will reopen in October 2017 for September 2018 intake Our Master of Urban Design program equips future urban designers with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges of modern urban growth. The intensive 11-month curriculum focuses on enhancing your understanding of urban design at all scales—from the neighbourhood block to the regional. The post-professional course of study integrates design studios with courses in urban design history and theory, economics, and public policy. You will have the opportunity to pursue personal interests in the discipline by choosing the focus of your elective courses and research topics. The intersection of academia and the contemporary profession informs our investigation and practical work. Each year, we explore an urban design theme through active partnership with community and regional organizations. In the design studios, you will collaborate with faculty, stakeholders, and professionals on real-world projects for possible future applications. Our students benefit from intimate student-faculty ratios. You will work directly with the practicing professionals who developed Vancouver’s urban design successes. You will have the opportunity to see these achievements up close, through weekly tours to landmark places such as the Olympic Village, Granville Island, and Stanley Park. The urban design faculty and affiliates work alongside you throughout the program and in potential collaborations for local sustainable urbanism projects. In our annual international urban design forum, we bring you together with prominent thinkers and practitioners from around the world to engage in an informed discussion of your research and... [-]

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Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4 CA
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UBC Applied Science
5000 - 2332 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
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5000 - 2332 Main Mall
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Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
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3333 University Way

Kelowna, British Columbia, V1V 1V7 CA