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
Kodituwakku stands in front a rack of computer servers, which glow with colourful lights.

Meet some of our faculty’s “Humans”

Chandula Kodituwakku has had plenty of hands-on experience in his passion – cybersecurity – during his time at UVic. Get to know Kodituwakku and some of the other Humans of UVic Engineering and Computer Science.

Simon Park stands between two cars

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.

Students working on hybrid car.

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 2020 e-newsletter

Discover the ways our students are learning online, our researchers are addressing COVID-19 challenges, an alumna is promoting diversity, and more.

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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.

Study here
Harsh Rathod works on a drone in lab

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 engineering and applied science. We’re creating tangible solutions to real-world problems and making an impact with projects like:

  • 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

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