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Hands-on learning

UVic Engineering and Computer Science is bustling all year round. Here’s a peek at the learning and collaborating of our students – both online during the COVID pandemic and in-person as they’ve returned to campus.

Student stories

Co-op takes biomedical engineering student to new city
Rachael Mebs

Rachael Mebs

Working at a Montreal lab allowed Rachael to put her studies into practice and hone her soft skills, all while enjoying the chance to explore a new city.

Computer science student develops passion for cybersecurity

Chandula Kodituwakku

Chandula's work and extracurricular experiences reflect his belief in the importance of hands-on learning and getting out of your comfort zone.

Student finds her niche in civil engineering

Kirsten Krajnc

Kirsten loves how engineering focuses on problem-solving, as well as the potential for making a positive impact on the environment.

In the classroom

Replicating body parts in the lab

A fourth-year biomedical engineering course teaches students how 3D-printing technology can deliver individualized treatments for a wide range of health conditions.

Robot project tests students' skills

Teams of mechanical engineering students applied their classroom knowledge and collaboration skills to design and develop self-balancing robotic vehicles.

New program expands perspectives

A multi-disciplinary program hosted by UVic Civil Engineering gives students the chance to add big-picture, system-level thinking to their skill sets.

Academic experiences

Your ECS program will provide you with so many learning experiences. Find out what each of our programs offers for:

  • potential careers
  • work experience opportunities
  • hands-on learning courses
  • networking opportunities