Prospective graduate students
Graduate studies at Canada's top comprehensive university
Join UVic Engineering's internationally-recognized researchers in our vibrant graduate program. Our researchers include 10 Canada Research Chairs and an NSERC Environmental Design Chair -- exceptional for a Faculty with 83 faculty members.
We currently have over 300 graduate students from all over the world. They came to UVic specifically to work with our world-renowned researchers.
Our researchers received $24.6M in external research grants and contracts in 2007-2008. We have demonstrated leadership in emerging fields including alternative energies, human-computer interaction, biomedical and information sciences, and ocean engineering.
From waves to wattage
Dr. Afzal Suleman, whose expertise is aerospace engineering, sees an endless source of energy just waiting to be harnessed. With graduate student Julio Rodriguez, Suleman has developed a prototype wave energy converter. More...
Undergraduate student experiences:
Mallory Cluff spent a co-op term volunteering in Malawi, Africa, where she worked with a non-government organization to provide clean and safe drinking water. Read more about Mallory and watch her video.
Sean Toscano learned real-world professional skills in his co-op placements in UVic's Systems department. The projects he's working on are being used by thousands of students. Read more about Sean.
Graduate student experiences:
Jennifer Murdoch works in the interdisciplinary area of Musical Information Retrieval. She volunteers with Indigenous high school students who learn about the biology and behaviour of Orca whales. Read more about Jennifer.
Anthony Kroeker is doing his graduate work at UVic because he loves the small class sizes and close-knit Engineering community. His primary research is related to computer architecture and networking. Read more about Anthony.
Academic advice &
choosing a supervisor
Choosing a supervisor:
Need help finding a graduate supervisor? Check with your department's graduate secretary if you are unsure of the process. You'll find more information in the Faculty of Graduate Studies' document "Responsibilities in the Supervisory Relationship" (PDF - 50KB).
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