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Fall 2020: welcome new and returning students!

UVic Engineering and Computer Science students and researchers are finding green, healthy, intelligent solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges. We offer undergraduate programs in computer science and six branches of engineering. With more than a dozen specializations, options and interdisciplinary programs ranging from music to management, you can combine your technical skills with your other interests.

Wondering what it’s like to study at UVic Engineering and Computer Science? Need to talk to someone about admissions or courses? Browse the sections below. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for or would like to chat with someone, please , Clare Walton, directly.

The sections that follow provide an overview of what’s happening at UVic Engineering and Computer Science – and what you can expect in September 2020.

Ways our students are learning

UVic has the only engineering faculty in Western Canada that offers a full offering of courses each summer. That means we’re bustling all year round – and Summer 2020 has been no exception. Here’s a peek at how our students have been learning and collaborating.

Discover ways we're teaching online

Getting involved

Our faculty has an amazing range of award-winning student design teams and organizations. Most of these groups have been active through Spring 2020 and are almost always able to welcome new members. Here are just a few examples of their activities during Spring and Summer 2020, as well as plans for the Fall:

Meet all our teams and clubs

Co-op work terms

UVic’s co-op program lets students alternate in-class terms with paid-work terms, where they hold jobs related to their field of study. Our engineering programs include an integrated co-op component. Computer science students also have the option of participating in co-op and many take advantage of our co-op professionals’ guidance and training. Since COVID-19 restrictions came into effect, our co-op office has been working with employers to create new opportunities for the changing work environment, such as helping co-op students prepare to work remotely.

Check out our co-op program

Learn about our program areas

UVic offers undergraduate programs in computer science and six branches of engineering. Check out the videos below to learn more or go to the Undergraduate programs page for specific details about program options, areas of specialization and links to each program area.

See more videos from the UVic Engineering and Computer Science playlist on YouTube.


Getting to know UVic

Wondering what it’s like to be a UVic student? Need some helping finding the right resources? Check out the links below, the videos at the bottom of this page, and our virtual campus tour. If you’d like to get in touch, please email our recruiter, Clare Walton, for assistance.

  • LearnAnywhere – this website offers a central starting point for information about resources and services that students can access remotely to support their academic needs.
  • UVic Technology Guide for Students – this self-paced guide will help students get started with the online learning technologies needed for their courses, including CourseSpaces, Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate and Teams.
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