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About our faculty

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Our faculty is a leader in engineering and computer science education and research in Canada. We deliver inspired, hands-on teaching and develop high-impact solutions that address society’s most urgent challenges, such as:

  • sustainability
  • health
  • big data
  • computing

As our world continues to change, we're preparing future-ready professionals equipped to:

Our priorities

  • equity, diversity and inclusion
  • dynamic, hands-on learning
  • high-impact, interdisciplinary research
  • community and global collaboration
  • sustainable futures

Faculty successes

  • consistently ranked in the top 20 among Canada’s 40+ engineering schools
  • greenest civil engineering program in the country
  • first biomedical engineering program in Western Canada
  • home to the only accredited software engineering program in BC
  • 100+ faculty members teach more than 3,000 students
  • ECS alumni are a significant force in the 900+ technology firms on Vancouver Island
  • start-up companies launched by our students and grads employ 1,200+ people in BC

Faculty figures

  • established in 1983 as UVic’s Faculty of Engineering
  • name changed in 2021 to reflect the important role of the Department of Computer Science
  • 100+ faculty members
  • 60+ staff
  • 3,000 undergraduate students
  • 600 graduate students
  • 4 departments:
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • 2 additional program areas:
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Software Engineering

Growth & transformation

  • BC needs 12,800+ engineers in the next 10 years
  • the average age of BC engineers is 50 – the highest in Canada
  • UVic ECS enrolment has more than doubled in the last 10 years
  • 500 new student spaces are set to open by 2024

Two new faculty buildings are being constructed, which will be the greenest on campus. These buildings will give the next generation of engineers and computer scientists the space to build a more resilient and sustainable future for us all.

With your support, we will expand our engineering and computer science facilities to produce the leaders of tomorrow. Learn more about UVic’s Engineering and Computer Science Expansion.

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