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.


Katz stands in a machine shop, where there are various machines and materials, holding a small piece of cardboard to which five metal parts are attached.

Staff help bring online courses to life

In-house manufactured kits enable Engineering Drawing students to assemble, measure and test small devices in their own homes.Read more



Robot project puts students' skills to the test

Teams of fourth-year mechanical engineering students applied their knowledge and collaboration skills to design and develop robot vehicles from their own homes.Read more


An oscilloscope is shown, with the lab instructor’s hand holding a pencil that points to electrical signals shown on the machine.

Bringing engineering labs into students’ homes

Close-up video tutorials and remote access to some lab equipment create a rich virtual environment for the lab component of an engineering course in linear circuits.Read more


Image seen on computer screen shows three frames: a slideshow about arm muscles, a video of Giles speaking and a video of his hand writing.

Multimedia approach helps students' understanding

Simultaneous videos and slideshows create a rich learning experience for engineering students taking this course in Musculoskeletal Biomechanics.Read more


Sowmya Somanath sits in front of her computer at home, smiling at the camera. The screen has one of her lessons on it.

Virtual classroom enables wide-reaching approach

A Computer Science instructor is finding innovative ways to engage students in this popular Human-Computer Interaction class. Read more


Claire Remington writes calculations with a neon marker on a glass pane with a black background.

Lightboard enlivens online teaching

A glass lightboard is enabling instructors in our faculty to fully face students during pre-recorded lectures, while working on calculations. Read more


Screenshot of a Zoom meeting showing the five members of the team.

Capstone team embraces transition online

A team of fourth-year mechanical engineering students impresses the District of Saanich with a plan to convert the municipality’s fleet to electric. Read more