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Academic supports

Academic advisers are an invaluable resource. They can:

  • help you understand general and individual program requirements;
  • work with you to adjust your course load; and
  • direct you towards many of the learning resources available as a UVic student.

The 2023 New Student Welcome provides important information and resources for students who are new to the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. It was presented by the Dean, faculty members and staff on Sept. 5, along with a welcome and EDI presentation video by the Assistant Dean, Community and Culture.

A similar 2024 Bridge Student Orientation for engineering students entering directly into 3rd year via a bridge program was presented on January 10th.

Program planning worksheets

Use a program planning worksheet to help plan your courses for your degree. Note that these worksheets are for planning purposes only and don’t replace your Curriculum, Advising and Program Planning (CAPP) report once you’ve declared your program.

If you need support with program planning, please contact your undergraduate adviser.

If you're wondering whether you can take a particular undergraduate course in engineering or computer science, check our list of course registration restrictions.

Undergraduate advisers

All prospective and current Undergraduate inquiries

Computer science students

First-, second- and third-year Computer Science students: David Clark 

Fourth-year and second degree Computer Science students: Irene Statham 


All first-year Engineering, Undeclared and general Undergraduate students
Tracy Kirkendale
Marika Allen-Mangold
Mimi Lin
LeAnne Golinsky

Second-, third- and fourth-year MECH and SENG students
Belinda de Jong

Second-, third- and fourth-year BME, CENG, CIVE and ELEC students
Alejandra Montenegro

Exchange and visiting students
Admissions/Advising assistant

Contacting Advising

In person assistance at the Engineering Undergraduate Office

Engineering Office Wing (EOW) room 206 – counter to the left off the main floor lobby

  • Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 4:15pm

Book a virtual advising appointment

Use the online appointment booking system to book an appointment with your engineering program adviser.

Booked sessions for undeclared students are available:

  • Monday and Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am

while booked sessions for declared students are available:

  • Monday – Friday from 10:00am to noon
  • Monday – Friday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm

You can cancel or change appointments through the same system. If you have a change in plans, please cancel your appointment so that other students can use the time slot.

Please direct questions here about the appointment booking system.

Drop-in virtual advising sessions

Drop-in sessions are available for first year and undeclared BEng/BSEng students:

  • Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am

Visit here to access the advising session.

You must be signed into using your Netlink ID to be considered an authenticated user to access the meeting.

For prospective students without a NetLink ID, please email to book an appointment.

Peer advisors

ECS Peer Advisors – Ask us Anything

PASS Drop-In – ECS Room 253

2024 Summer term

Drop-in hours effective May 11th through end of classes on August 2nd.

Monday      {   9:00 – 10:30 am
12:30 –  2:30 pm
Tuesday   9:00 – 11:30 am  
Wednesday {   9:00 – 10:30 am
12:30 –  4:00 pm
Thursday –     
Friday –     

Do these days/times not work for you, or outside these dates? Email us at and one of our PASS Advisors will get back to you to set up a scheduled appointment. Please include your name, current program and a sentence about what you would like to discuss with us. Thank you!

Past seminar presentations

Graduate advisers

Biomedical Systems

Dr. Christopher Dennison
Program director

Katharine Waring
Program coordinator

Civil Engineering

Dr. Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya
Graduate program director

Lorrie Barth
Graduate secretary

Computer Science

Dr. Kui Wu
Graduate advisor

Ms. Wendy Beggs
Graduate secretary

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Alexandra Branzan Albu
Graduate advisor

Ms. Ashleigh Carlsen
Graduate secretary (MASc, PhD & NOND)

Victoria Simpson
Graduate secretary (MEng & MTIS)

Jessica Fox
Graduate secretary (MADS)

Industrial Ecology

Dr. David Bristow
Graduate program director

Lorrie Barth
Graduate secretary

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Ben Nadler
Graduate program director

Jaerang Lee
Graduate secretary

Visit the Faculty of Graduate studies for more resources and supports.