UVic engineering programs get funds to expand


Students in the Engineering/Computer Science building. UVic Photo Services.

The University of Victoria will receive $400,000 in start-up funding from the BC Government to expand its undergraduate computer science and engineering degree programs—including electrical, computer, software, civil, mechanical and biomedical, the Ministry of Advanced Education announced today.

Prospective UVic students can look forward to an additional 500 undergraduate degree spaces by 2022-23. This is expected to result in 125 additional UVic engineering and computer science graduates per year by 2023. The funding also supports key labour market demands in Victoria and throughout BC. The Faculty of Engineering at UVic grants bachelors degrees in engineering and science (BEng and BSc) and masters degrees in science, engineering and applied science (MEng, MASc and MSc).

The new spaces enabling the expansion of UVic’s undergraduate computer science and engineering degree programs were part of a larger announcement made today by Melanie Mark, minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, to add 2,900 tech spaces throughout the province.

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