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Recommending UVic

We work to earn your confidence in recommending and sending students to our campus. As one of Canada's leading universities, UVic does much more than prepare students for the future -- we provide a safe, nurturing environment for them to succeed from the start. Find out more about UVic, including information for guidance counsellors and international counselling.

Amazing job prospects and satisfied students

Engineering and computer science job prospects are amazing and our grads are in demand. Recent surveys show that 94% of them find work immediately, with starting salaries around $56,000. With 96% of our graduates reporting that they were satisfied or very satisfied with their experience, our reputation speaks for itself.

Why UVic Engineering and Computer Science?

  • Our diverse options offer dozens of ways to customize your degree and focus on what students are really into.
  • Learning extends beyond the classroom here. Our co-operative education (co-op) program is integrated into the Engineering programs, and optional for Computer Science.
  • Our small class size (average 28) means students get the support and recognition that make the difference.
  • Students coming to UVic directly from high school are guaranteed a spot in residence. Get details on the housing and dining pages.
  • Many of our undergrads get a chance to do research in their co-op placements. Our professors often hire co-op students to work as research assistants through NSERC's USRA program.

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  • Students - Prospective students can sign up for regular email updates from UVic. It's an easy way to stay in the loop and connect to the UVic community.
  • Counsellors - Don't miss our monthly counsellors' email about changes that might impact your students. Sign up today -- include your name, email, school name, province/state and country.

First year classes

Bachelor of Engineering students have a common first year so they have a year to decide what to specialize in. See the Calendar for a list of courses they take in each term. First year Computer Science is more flexible; see the Calendar for recommendations for first year courses for Honours or Majors students.

Admission
requirements

Computer Science

Engineering

Grade 11

English
Math
Social Studies
An approved science*

English
Math
Social Studies
Physics
Chemistry
Grade 12 English
Math
An approved science*
Another approved academic course*
English
Math**
Physics
Another approved academic course***

* For a complete list of approved science and approved academic courses, see the UVic Admissions site.
** We require a minimum of 73% in this course
*** We recommend Grade 12 Chemistry for this course

A student's admission average is calculated based only on the listed Grade 12 courses.

Admission cut-offs in recent years have been 70%-80%. For more details, including admission requirements for applicants from other provinces and countries, see the UVic Admissions site.


Deadlines

February 28 - Early application deadline for high school students
March 31 - Entrance scholarship deadline
April 30 - Final deadline for BEng and BSEng applicants
May 15 - Final deadline for BSc Computer Science applicants

Grading
and GPA


Courses

ENGR undergraduate courses:

Course number

Course name

Offered

ENGR 020

Introduction to Professional Practice ( Workbook)

Fall, Spring, Summer

ENGR 240

Technical Writing

Fall, Spring, Summer

ENGR 280

Engineering Economics

Fall for BEng, Summer for BSEng

ENGR 297

Technology and Society

Summer

ENGR 400

Sustainable Energy Systems Design Projects

Summer

ENGR 446

Technical Report

Fall, Spring, Summer

ENGR 466

Integrated Mechanics and Embedded Systems Project

Summer

ENGR 498

Engineering Law

Spring

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advisor

Campus
Safety

Our students feel safe on campus. UVic received an A+ on students' overall satisfaction with sense of personal safety and security in the 2009 Globe and Mail's Canadian University Report.

Visit the Campus Safety page on the main UVic site for more details about Campus Security, theSafeWalk program, and personal safety coordinators.

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