Prospective Students

Why Apply to Engineering Physics?

The program attracts students who are highly motivated to learn and who have a sense of adventure. The students are usually looking for careers that are at the cutting edge of new technologies. They all have ample opportunity to test their skills and aptitudes in these areas by participating in a research or development project in each of their final two years. The types of projects possible include:

  • One of the many exciting fields of research in the Physics and Astronomy Department such as radio astronomy, astrophysics, fluid dynamics, nuclear magnetic resonance, nuclear physics and accelerator physics at TRIUMF, applied optics, plasma physics, solid state research, advanced materials, and thin film technology.
  • One of the research projects being performed at UBC in the program┬áspecialty of their choice.
  • A project with one of the many technology based companies that sponsor projects for engineering physics students.