Engineering & Computer Science

Tania Akter demonstrates virtual reality software at LlamaZoo.

Co-op education

At UVic, you learn by doing and graduate with work experience gained through paid co-op work terms in your field. Tania Akter worked on virtual reality software at LlamaZoo.

Co-op education
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Advancing innovation. Building inspiration.

We’re expanding our physical spaces to increase our capacity for next-generation engineering. Canada’s economic future is tied to clean and sustainable growth, and our researchers and graduates will lead the way.

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Careers in engineering

Simon Park is closer to his dream career. He landed a coveted internship at Tesla with the strength of his capstone project. His ‘Caboost’ converts any bicycle into an e-bike simply by attaching a small electric bike trailer.

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Student clubs and teams

Join a student club or team to have fun tackling a project, getting hands-on experience—and maybe even competing internationally. Interested in rockets? Hybrid race cars? Game design? There’s a team for everyone!

Clubs and teams
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Research that makes an impact

Our research has a real impact on people, places and the planet. Civil engineer Heather Buckley is working to develop low-cost water test strips that identify health-threatening contaminants from mining.

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Check out our Summer 2021 e-newsletter

This issue is packed with big news – from our new dean to a significant funding announcement, and from a student who won BC’s Medal of Good Citizenship to a researcher’s partnership with a local company that’s manufacturing green-energy products

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Why UVic Engineering?

Studying engineering at UVic is about more than your classes—our students make a real difference. Amee Gorana is President of the UVic Women in Engineering and Computer Science.

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Graduate studies

Our graduate programs focus on innovation, new technology and sustainability. Harsh Rathod’s research focuses on using drone technology to collect data to ensure buildings are safe and serviceable.

Graduate studies

Invent the future

At UVic Engineering and Computer Science, we're pushing the edges of applied science, creating tangible solutions to real-world problems, and making an impact in areas such as:

  • sustainable housing and energy systems,
  • virtual reality simulations that help people understand the effects of a tsunami,
  • medical devices that will improve the health of people around the world, and
  • new applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

At UVic, you’ll get the dynamic hands-on experience you’ll need to launch a successful career. Take part in co-op work placements, join award-winning student teams and study in state-of-the-art facilities with professors whose research makes a difference every day.

Find your edge in UVic's Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science