Course Planning

Use this information to confirm your Degree Requirements, review your core courses, and choose your humanities and social sciences elective. Visit the UBC Course Schedule to browse courses, save them to a worklist, or view them in a timetable.


First Year Program

Curriculum

The first-year engineering program consists of a Standard Timetable (STT), a 3 credit Humanities and Social Science elective, and a 3 credit English/Communication course. The STT will include the majority of courses required for your first-year program. Click here for Pre-Biomedical PBME timetables information.

A maximum of 3 credits in a language course can be used towards your degree requirements.

CourseCreditTitleIncluded in STT?
APSC 1003Introduction to Engineering IYes
APSC 1013Introduction to Engineering IIYes
APSC 1603Introduction to Computation in Engineering DesignYes
CHEM 1543Chemistry for EngineeringYes
MATH 1003Differential CalculusYes
MATH 1013Integral CalculusYes
MATH 1523Linear SystemsYes
PHYS 1573Introductory Physics for Engineers IYes
PHYS 1583Introductory Physics for Engineers IIYes
PHYS 1591Introductory Physics Laboratory for EngineersYes
PHYS 1703Mechanics 1Yes
WRDS 150*3Strategies for University Writing or Engineering Communication

*WRDS 150 or equivalent (ENGL 100, 110, 111 or 112)
No
Complementary Studies Electives
Humanities or Social Science Elective3One course totalling 3 credits of a humanities and social science elective. This is a non-scientific and non-technical course that is generally found in the Faculty of Arts. It is recommended that you select a 100-level course. If you are intending to pursue a minor in your third year, consider taking courses that might be applicable to the minor program. Please see Complementary Studies for further details and exceptions.No

The complete standard First Year Engineering curriculum consists of 37 credits

Pre-Requisites for Engineering Programs

For the most up to date program specific requirements, please consult the Academic Calendar.

The following tables indicate the first-year engineering courses that are pre-requisites for upper-year (years 2+) courses by program. First-year BASC students are expected to complete all STT courses before advancing to 2nd year. Students are encouraged to book an appointment with an academic advisor before dropping any courses. Failure to do so, could impact academic standing, academic progression, study permits and student loans.

Please click on the program name to view the pre-requisites.

This table applies to first year BASC students enrolled in the Pre-Biomedical Engineering STT

First-Year Course Second Year Courses Second-Year Pre-Reqs and Co-Reqs Updated
APSC 100* 2022/06/14
APSC 160 CPEN 221 2022/06/14
CPEN 223 2022/06/14
BMEG 257** Additional Pre-Req: BMEG 102 2022/06/14
BMEG 102 BMEG 257** Additional Pre-Req: BMEG 101 2022/06/14
CHEM 121* 2022/06/14
CHEM 123 2022/06/14
WRDS150 BMEG 201 2022/06/14
MATH 100* 2022/06/14
MATH 101 MATH 253 2022/06/14
MATH 226 Additional Pre-Req: 80% or higher in MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 152
2022/06/14
MATH 256 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152
Co-Req: MATH 253 or MATH 266
2022/06/14
MATH 152 MATH 256 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/14
PHYS 157* BMEG 210 2022/06/14
PHYS 158 BMEG 220 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 253 and MATH 256
Co-Req: MATH 264
2022/06/14
PHYS 170 BMEG 230 Additional Pre-Req: BMEG 101 2022/06/14
CHBE 251 Co-Req: MATH 256 2022/06/14
* This course is a pre-req for a course in term 2 of the first year STT.
** BMEG 257** has two options for pre-reqs. A student can either take (a) all of BMEG 101, BMEG 102 or (b) all of APSC 101, BMEG 200, PHYS 159.
Note: Students who are in the PBME STT and hope to achieve priority placement must follow the guidelines outlined by BMEG

This table applies to first year BASC students enrolled in the STT 

First-Year Course Second Year Courses Second-Year Pre-Reqs and Co-Reqs Updated
APSC 100* 2020/11/24
APSC 160 CPEN 221 2020/11/24
CPEN 223 2020/11/24
BMEG 101 BMEG 230 Additional Pre-Req: PHYS 170 2020/11/24
BMEG 257** Additional Pre-Req: BMEG 102 2020/11/24
BMEG 102 BMEG 257** Additional Pre-Req: BMEG 101 2020/11/24
CHEM 121* 2020/11/24
CHEM 123 2020/11/24
ENGL 112/111/110/
WRDS150
BMEG 201 2020/11/24
MATH 100* 2020/11/24
MATH 101 MATH 253 2020/11/24
MATH 226 Additional Pre-Req: 80% or higher in MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 152
2020/11/24
MATH 256 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152
Co-Req: MATH 253 or MATH 266
2020/11/24
MATH 152 MATH 256 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 253
2020/11/24
PHYS 157* BMEG 210 2020/11/24
PHYS 158 BMEG 220 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 253 and MATH 256
Co-Req: MATH 264
2020/11/24
PHYS 170 BMEG 230 Additional Pre-Req: BMEG 101 2020/11/24
CHBE 251 Co-Req: MATH 256 2020/11/24
* This course is a pre-req for a course in term 2 of the first year STT.
** BMEG 257** has two options for pre-reqs. A student can either take (a) all of BMEG 101, BMEG 102 or (b) all of APSC 101, BMEG 200, PHYS 159.
Note: Students who are in the PBME STT and hope to achieve priority placement must follow the guidelines outlined by BMEG

First-Year Course Second-Year Courses Second-Year Pre-Reqs and Co-Reqs Updated
APSC 100* 2022/06/14
APSC 101 2022/06/14
APSC 160 CHBE 230 Co-Req: MATH 256 2022/06/14
CHEM 154 CHBE 220 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101 2022/06/14
CHBE 241 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152 2022/06/14
CHEM 250 2022/06/14
CHEM 260 2022/06/14
WRDS 150B or equivalent CHBE 201 Co-Req: CHBE 220
Equivalent: APSC 201 (Only with Instructor approval)
20221/06/14
MATH 100* 2022/06/14
MATH 101 CHBE 220 Additional Pre-Req: CHEM 154
Co-Req: CHBE 201
2022/06/14
MATH 253 2022/06/14
MATH 256 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/14
MATH 152 CHBE 241 Additional Pre-Req: CHEM 154 2022/06/14
MATH 256 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/14
PHYS 157* 2022/06/14
PHYS 158 2022/06/14
PHYS 159 2022/06/14
PHYS 170 CHBE 251 Co-Req: MATH 256 2022/06/14
* This course is a pre-req for a course in term 2 of the first year STT.

First-Year Course Second-Year Courses Second-Year Pre-Reqs and Co-Reqs Updated
APSC 100* 2022/06/14
APSC 101 2022/06/14
APSC 160 2022/06/14
CHEM 154 CIVL 204 2022/06/14
WRDS 150B or equivalent CIVL 201 Co-Req: CIVL 203 2022/06/14
CIVL 203 Co-Req: CIVL 201
Equivalent: APSC 201
2022/06/14
MATH 100* 2022/06/14
MATH 101 CIVL 215 Additional Pre-Req: PHYS 170 2022/06/14
CIVL 230 Additional Pre-Req: PHYS 170 2022/06/14
MATH 253 2022/06/14
MATH 256 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/14
STAT 251 2022/06/14
MATH 152 CIVL 231 Additional Pre-Reqs: CIVL 203 and CIVL 230 2022/06/14
MATH 256 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/14
PHYS 157* 2022/06/14
PHYS 158 2022/06/14
PHYS 159 2022/06/14
PHYS 170 CIVL 215 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101 2022/06/14
CIVL 230 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101 2022/06/14
*This course is a pre-req for a course in term 2 of the first year STT.

First-Year Course Second-Year Courses Second-Year Pre-Reqs and Co-Reqs Updated
APSC 100* 2022/06/14
APSC 101 2022/06/14
APSC 160 CPEN 211 2022/06/14
CPEN 221 2022/06/14
CHEM 154 2022/06/14
WRDS 150B or equivalent CPEN 281 2022/06/14
MATH 100* 2022/06/14
MATH 101 ELEC 201 Additional Pre-Req: Co-Req: PHYS 158
Co-Req: MATH 256
2022/06/14
MATH 220 Note: Must have obtained 64% or higher in MATH 101 2022/06/14
MATH 253 2022/06/14
MATH 256 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/14
MATH 152 MATH 256 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/14
PHYS 157* 2022/06/14
PHYS 158 ELEC 201 Additional Pre-Req: Co-Req: MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 256
2022/06/14
PHYS 159 2022/06/14
PHYS 170 2022/06/14
* This course is a pre-req for a course in term 2 of the first year STT.

First-Year Course Second-Year Courses Second-Year Pre-Reqs and Co-Reqs Updated
APSC 100* 2020/06/22
APSC 101 2020/06/22
APSC 160 CPEN 211 2022/06/22
CPCS 259 2022/06/22
CHEM 154 2022/06/22
WRDS 150B or equivalent ELEC 281 2022/06/22
MATH 100* 2022/06/22
MATH 101 ELEC 201 Additional Pre-Req: Co-Req: PHYS 158
Co-Req: MATH 256
2022/06/22
ELEC 202 Additional Pre-Reqs: ELEC 201 , PHYS 158 and MATH 256 2022/06/22
MATH 253 2022/06/22
MATH 256 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/22
MATH 152 MATH 256 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/22
PHYS 157* 2022/06/22
PHYS 158 ELEC 201 Additional Pre-Req: Co-Req: MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 256
2022/06/22
ELEC 211 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 253
Co-Req: MATH 264
2020/06/22
PHYS 159 2022/06/22
PHYS 170 2022/06/22
* This course is a pre-req for a course in term 2 of the first year STT.

First-Year Course Second-Year Courses Second-Year Pre-Reqs and Co-Reqs Updated
APSC 100* 2022/06/24
APSC 101 2022/06/24
APSC 160 CPEN 221 2022/06/24
CHEM 154 2022/06/24
WRDS 150B or equivalent ENPH 259 Additional Pre-Reqs: PHYS 157 , PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 2022/06/24
MATH 100* 2022/06/24
MATH 101 MATH 217** Additional Pre-Req: PHYS 158
Co-Req: MATH 152
Note: Both PHYS 158 and MATH 101 grades must be 68% or higher
2022/06/24
MATH 255 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152
Co-Req: MATH 217
2022/06/24
MECH 260 Additional Pre-Req: PHYS 170 2022/06/24
MATH 152 ELEC 204 Additional Pre-Req: PHYS 158
Co-Req: MATH 255
2022/06/24
MATH 255 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 217
2022/06/24
PHYS 157* ENPH 259 Additional Pre-Reqs: WRDS 150 or equivalent, PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 2022/06/24
PHYS 158 ELEC 204 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152
Co-Req: MATH 255
2022/06/24
ENPH 259 Additional Pre-Reqs: WRDS 150 or equivalent, PHYS 157 and PHYS 159 2022/06/24
MATH 217** Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 255
Note: Both PHYS 158 and MATH 101 grades must be 68% or higher
2022/06/24
MECH 280 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152 , MATH 217, PHYS 170 , PHYS 157 and PHYS 159 2022/06/24
PHYS 250 2022/06/24
PHYS 203 Co-Req: MATH 217 2022/06/24
PHYS 159 ENPH 259 Additional Pre-Reqs: WRDS 150 or equivalent, PHYS 157 and PHYS 158 2022/06/24
MECH 280 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152 , MATH 217, PHYS 170 , PHYS 157 and PHYS 158 2022/06/24
PHYS 170 ENPH 270 2022/06/24
MECH 260 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101 2022/06/24
MECH 280 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152 , MATH 217, PHYS 157 , PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 2022/06/24
*This course is a pre-req for a course in term 2 of the first year STT.
** A score of 68% or higher must have been achieved in first year pre-req course.

First-Year Course Second-Year Courses Second-Year Pre-Reqs and Co-Reqs Updated
APSC 100* 2022/06/24
APSC 101 2022/06/24
APSC 160 2022/06/24
CHEM 154 CHBE 241 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152 2022/06/24
CIVL 204 2022/06/24
ENVE 202 Additional Pre-Reqs: CHBE 241 , CIVL 204 , and ENVE 200 2022/06/24
WRDS 150B or equivalent ENVE 201 Co-Reqs: One of ENVE 200 , ENVE 202 and ENVE 203 2022/06/24
MATH 100* 2022/06/24
MATH 101 CIVL 215 Additional Pre-Req: PHYS 170 2022/06/24
MATH 253 2022/06/24
MATH 256 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/24
STAT 251 2022/06/24
MATH 152 CHBE 241 Additional Pre-Req: CHEM 154 2022/06/24
MATH 256 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/24
PHYS 157* 2022/06/24
PHYS 158 2022/06/24
PHYS 159 2022/06/24
PHYS 170 CIVL 215 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101 2022/06/24
*This course is a pre-req for a course in term 2 of the first year STT.
*This course is a pre-req for a course in term 2 of the first year STT.

First-Year Course Second-Year Courses Second-Year Pre-Reqs and Co-Reqs Updated
APSC 100* 2022/06/24
APSC 101 2022/06/24
APSC 160 EOSC 213 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152 and MATH 253 2022/06/24
CHEM 154 EOSC 220** 2022/06/24
MATH 100* 2022/06/24
MATH 101 CIVL 215 Additional Pre-Req: PHYS 170 2022/06/24
CIVL 230 Additional Pre-Req: PHYS 170 2022/06/24
MATH 253 2022/06/24
STAT 251 2022/06/24
MATH 152 EOSC 213 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 253 and APSC 160 2022/06/24
PHYS 157* 2022/06/24
PHYS 158 2022/06/24
PHYS 159 2022/06/24
PHYS 170 CIVL 215 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101 2022/06/24
CIVL 230 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101 2022/06/24
WRDS 150b or equivalent APSC 201 2022/06/24
*This course is a pre-req for a course in term 2 of the first year STT.
** EOSC 220 lists CHEM 121 as a pre-req. BASc students must have CHEM 154 completed to take EOSC 220.

First-Year Course Second-Year Courses Second-Year Pre-Reqs and Co-Reqs Updated
APSC 100* 2022/06/24
APSC 101 2022/06/24
APSC 160 2022/06/24
CHEM 154 CHBE 241 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152 2022/06/24
MATH 100* 2022/06/24
MATH 101 CIVL 215 Additional Pre-Req: PHYS 170 2022/06/24
MATH 253 2022/06/24
MATH 255 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/24
MECH 260 Additional Pre-Req: PHYS 170 2022/06/24
MATH 152 CHBE 241 Additional Pre-Req: CHEM 154 2022/06/24
ELEC 204 Additional Pre-Req PHYS 158
Co-Req: MATH 255
2022/06/24
MATH 255 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/24
PHYS 157* 2022/06/24
PHYS 158 ELEC 204 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152
Co-Req: MATH 255
2022/06/24
PHYS 159 2022/06/24
PHYS 170 CIVL 215 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101 2022/06/24
MECH 260 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152 2022/06/24
WRDS 150b or equivalent IGEN 201 Co-Req: IGEN 230 2022/06/24
*This course is a pre-req for a course in term 2 of the first year STT.

First-Year Course Second-Year Courses Second-Year Pre-Reqs and Co-Reqs Updated
APSC 100* 2022/06/24
APSC 101 2022/06/24
APSC 160 CPEN 223 2022/06/24
CHEM 154 2022/06/24
MATH 100* 2022/06/24
MATH 101 MANU 261 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152 , and PHYS 158
Co-Req: MATH 255
2022/06/24
MANU 265 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152 , PHYS 170 and PHYS 158
Co-Req: MATH 255
2022/06/24
MATH 253 2022/06/24
MATH 255 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/24
MECH 260 Additional Pre-Req: PHYS 170 2022/06/24
MATH 152 MANU 261 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101 and PHYS 158
Co-Req: MATH 255
2022/06/24
MANU 265 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101 , PHYS 170 and PHYS 158
Co-Req: MATH 255
2022/06/24
MATH 255 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/24
PHYS 157* 2022/06/24
PHYS 158 MANU 261 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101 and MATH 152
Co-Req: MATH 255
2022/06/24
MANU 265 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101 , MATH 152 and PHYS 170
Co-Req: MATH 255
2022/06/24
PHYS 159 2022/06/24
PHYS 170 MANU 265 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101 , MATH 152 and PHYS 158
Co-Req: MATH 255
2022/06/24
MECH 260 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152 2022/06/24
WRDS 150b or equivalent MANU 201 2022/06/24
*This course is a pre-req for a course in term 2 of the first year STT.

First-Year Course Second-Year Courses Second-Year Pre-Reqs and Co-Reqs Updated
APSC 100* MECH 220 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101, MATH 152, PHYS 170 , APSC 160, PHYS 157 , PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 , and WRDS 150b
Co-Reqs: MECH 221
2022/06/03
APSC 101 2022/06/03
APSC 160 MECH 220 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101, MATH 152, PHYS 170 , APSC 100, PHYS 157 , PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 , and WRDS 150b
Co-Reqs: MECH 221
2022/06/03
CHEM 154 2022/06/03
MATH 100* 2022/06/03
MATH 101 MECH 220 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152, PHYS 170 , APSC 160, APSC 100, PHYS 157 , PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 , and WRDS 150b
Co-Reqs: MECH 221
2022/06/03
MECH 221 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152, PHYS 170 , PHYS 157 , PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 , and WRDS 150b
Co-Reqs: MECH 220 and MECH 224
2022/06/03
MATH 254 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152
Co-Reqs: MECH 222 and MECH 225
2022/06/03
MATH 258 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152
Co-Reqs: MECH 221 and MECH 224
2022/06/03
MATH 152 MECH 220 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101, PHYS 170 , APSC 160, APSC 100, PHYS 157 , PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 , and WRDS 150b
Co-Reqs: MECH 221
2022/06/03
MECH 221 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101, PHYS 170 , PHYS 157 , PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 , and WRDS 150b
Co-Reqs: MECH 220 and MECH 224
2022/06/03
MATH 254 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101
Co-Reqs: MECH 222 and MECH 225
2022/06/03
MATH 258 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101
Co-Reqs: MECH 221 and MECH 224
2022/06/03
PHYS 157* MECH 220 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101, MATH 152, PHYS 170 , APSC 160, APSC 100, PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 , and WRDS 150b
Co-Reqs: MECH 221
2022/06/03
MECH 221 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101, MATH 152, PHYS 170 , PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 , and WRDS 150b
Co-Reqs: MECH 220 and MECH 224
2022/06/03
PHYS 158 MECH 220 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101, MATH 152, PHYS 170 , APSC 160, APSC 100, PHYS 157 and PHYS 159 , and WRDS 150b
Co-Reqs: MECH 221
2022/06/03
MECH 221 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101, MATH 152, PHYS 170 , PHYS 157 , and PHYS 159 , and WRDS 150b
Co-Reqs: MECH 220 and MECH 224
2022/06/03
MECH 280 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152 , MATH 217, PHYS 170 , PHYS 157 and PHYS 159 2022/06/03
PHYS 159 MECH 220 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101, MATH 152, PHYS 170 , APSC 160, APSC 100, PHYS 157 , PHYS 158 and WRDS 150
Co-Reqs: MECH 221
2022/06/03
MECH 221 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101, MATH 152, PHYS 170 , PHYS 157 , PHYS 158 and WRDS 150b
Co-Reqs: MECH 220 and MECH 224
2022/06/03
MECH 280 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152 , MATH 217, PHYS 170 , PHYS 157 and PHYS 158 2022/06/03
PHYS 170 MECH 220 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101, MATH 152, APSC 160, APSC 100, PHYS 157 , PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 , and WRDS 150b
Co-Reqs: MECH 221
2022/06/03
MECH 221 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101, MATH 152, PHYS 157 , PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 , and WRDS 150b
Co-Reqs: MECH 220 and MECH 224
2022/06/03
MECH 280 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152 , MATH 217, PHYS 157 , PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 2022/06/03
WRDS 150b or equivalent MECH 220 Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 101, MATH 152, PHYS 170 , APSC 160, APSC 100, PHYS 157 , PHYS 158 and PHYS 159
Co-Reqs: MECH 221
2022/06/03
MECH 226 (score of 65% or higher in WRDS 150b)** Co-Reqs: MECH 220 , MECH 221, MECH 222, MECH 223, MECH 224 and MECH 225 2022/06/03
MECH 227 ** Additional Pre-Reqs: MECH 220 2022/06/03
*This course is a pre-req for a course in term 2 of the first year STT.
**Students can take either MECH 226 or MECH 227
Note: There are specific course required for students to begin MECH 2, details can be found on the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate webpage.

First-Year Course Second-Year Courses Second-Year Pre-Reqs and Co-Reqs Updated
APSC 100* 2022/06/03
APSC 101 2022/06/03
APSC 160 2022/06/03
CHEM 154 2022/06/03
MATH 100* 2022/06/03
MATH 101 CIVL 215** Additional Pre-Req: PHYS 170 2022/06/03
MATH 253 2022/06/03
MATH 255 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/03
MECH 260 Additional Pre-Req: PHYS 170 2022/06/03
STAT 251 2022/06/03
MATH 152 MATH 255 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/03
MECH 280** Additional Pre-Reqs: PHYS 170 , MATH 217, PHYS 157 , PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 2022/06/03
PHYS 157* MECH 280** Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152 , MATH 217, PHYS 170 , PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 2022/06/03
PHYS 158 MECH 280** Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152 , MATH 217, PHYS 170 , PHYS 157 and PHYS 159 2022/06/03
PHYS 159 MECH 280** Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152 , MATH 217, PHYS 170 , PHYS 157 and PHYS 158 2022/06/03
PHYS 170 CHBE 251** Co-Req: MATH 256 2022/06/03
CIVL 215** Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101 2022/06/03
MECH 260 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152 2022/06/03
MECH 280** Additional Pre-Reqs: MATH 152 , MATH 217, PHYS 157 , PHYS 158 and PHYS 159 2022/06/03
WRDS 150b or equivalent APSC 201 2022/06/03
*This course is a pre-req for a course in term 2 of the first year STT.
**Students pick from MECH 280, CIVL 215 or CHBE 251

First-Year Course Second-Year Courses Second-Year Pre-Reqs and Co-Reqs Updated
APSC 100* 2022/06/03
APSC 101 2022/06/03
APSC 160 2022/06/03
CHEM 154 2022/06/03
MATH 100* 2022/06/03
MATH 101 MATH 253 2022/06/03
MATH 255 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 152
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/03
MECH 260 Additional Pre-Req: PHYS 170 2022/06/03
MATH 152 MATH 255 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101
Co-Req: MATH 253
2022/06/03
PHYS 157* 2022/06/03
PHYS 158 2022/06/03
PHYS 159 2022/06/03
PHYS 170 MECH 260 Additional Pre-Req: MATH 101 2022/06/03
WRDS 150b or equivalent MTRL 201 Co-Req: MTRL 280
Equivalent: APSC 201
2022/06/03
*This course is a pre-req for a course in term 2 of the first year STT.

Complementary Studies

As part of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board requirements, you must complete courses from each of the following Complementary Studies categories.

RequirementCredit RequirementCourses Considerations
Professional Ethics, Equity and Law2APSC 450Civil and Geological engineering students will take CIVL 402 and Biomedical engineering students will take BMEG 455.
Communication6

WRDS 150B or equivalent, and Year 2 Technical Communication course


List of accepted equivalents to WRDS 150b:
-ENGL 100
-ENGL 110
-ENGL 111
-ENGL 112
-ENGL 1st (3 credits)
-ENGL 1st (6 credits)
-WRCM 1st (3 credits)


Students will take WRDS 150B, or equivalent in Year 1 in addition to their STT. ENGL 140 does not satisfy this requirement.

WRDS 150B, or its equivalent, must be taken prior to the start of Year 3. Students who do not meet this requirement will be limited to 12 credits in term 1 of their year 3 standing and no further credits until completion of the requirement.

Note: Some programs contain second-year courses that require WRDS 150 as a pre-requisite, and some require successful completion of WRDS 150 prior to beginning second-year. Therefore, it is recommended that students make every effort to complete this requirement prior to the start of second year.

Technical Communication is a mandatory course taken in Year 2 and is normally part of your Standard Timetable. Please consult with your program to determine if you need to add this course to your schedule manually. Students who do not meet this requirement will be limited to 12 credits in term 1 of their year 4 standing and no further credits until completion of the requirement.
Engineering Economics3BMEG 401
CHBE 459
CIVL 403
CPEN 481
ELEC 481
MECH 431
MINE 396
MTRL 455
Students must take the course which corresponds with their specialization (ie: MECH students must take MECH 431). This course is built into third or fourth year STTs.

Exceptions include IGEN and GEOE students, who may take any Engineering Economics course.
Humanities and Social Sciences Electives66 Credits from the Faculty of Arts focusing on the study of people, culture and social issuesStudents can take almost any course offered within the Faculty of Arts to fulfill the Humanities and Social Sciences elective requirement. Students can take a maximum of 3 credits in a language course towards fulfilling this requirement.

If you are considering a Minor in Arts, Commerce, or Entrepreneurship, you could use this opportunity to take a course that fulfills both requirements. For example, if you are considering a Minor in Commerce, ECON 101 would satisfy the Engineering Humanities and Social Sciences elective as well as one of the Minor in Commerce courses.

The following topics and courses cannot be taken to fulfill the Humanities and Social Sciences elective requirement: scientific geography courses, statistics courses, technical or scientific courses, studio/performance courses in fine arts, music and theatre, ANTH 140, ARCL 140, CLST 301, PHIL 125, PHIL 220, PSYC 218, VISA 110

To ensure a course is eligible prior to registering, please review the Humanities and Social Sciences Electives course list.
Impact of Engineering on Society, Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship3APSC 261
APSC 262
APSC 367
APSC 377
APSC 462
BMEG 400A
CIVL 200/250
DES 130/ENDS 211
DES 230/ENDS 221
ENVE 203
MECH 410T
MECH 410U
PLAN 211
PLAN 341

Approved Courses are effective as of May 2022.
BMEG engineering students will take BMEG 400A.

CHML and CHBE engineering students will take APSC 261 or APSC 262 which is included in their third year STT.

CIVL engineering students will take CIVL 302 which is included in their third year STT. CIVL 302 is only available to CIVL students.

ENVL engineering students will take ENVE 203, which is included in their second year STT. ENVE 203 is only available to ENVL students.

Students in other programs may take any of the listed courses unless specified above.

Courses may not be offered every year. Consult the course schedule for current availability.

Program Specific Requirements

Program specific degree requirements are listed in the UBC Academic Calendar, and can be viewed using the links below. The information reflected in the calendar is for the current academic year. Program requirements may change between academic years due to accreditation requirements or curriculum updates. If you started your program in a prior year your degree requirements may vary slightly, we recommend that you contact your  Faculty Advisor to confirm if you have questions.

Biomedical EngineeringGeological Engineering
Chemical and Biological EngineeringIntegrated Engineering
Civil EngineeringManufacturing Engineering
Electrical and Computer EngineeringMaterials Engineering
Engineering PhysicsMechanical Engineering
Environmental EngineeringMining Engineering

Check Your Degree Requirements

UBC’s Degree Navigator will help you make informed decisions about your academic program. Degree Navigator will help you:

  • View your program requirements and course list
  • View course information as outlined in the UBC calendar
  • Evaluate courses you have taken against your program’s requirements
  • Plan hypothetical registration scenarios for future sessions

Use the ‘How To Use Degree Navigator‘ Guide to get started. Degree Navigator is accessed through the Student Service Centre (SSC).