Students may enter Engineering Physics from first year Science, Science One, or Applied Science at UBC or one of the local transfer colleges. Typically, students apply for and enroll in first year Applied Science directly from Grade 12, and apply to the Engineering Physics Program during the first year of studies at UBC.

Students in first year Science or Science One may wish to consult with the director to ensure a smooth transition into Applied Science.

Please direct inquiries concerning placement into engineering programs to Engineering Academic Services, Faculty of Applied Science, Vancouver Campus.  Phone 604 822-6556.

Admission to this Program is based on the student’s prior academic performance combined with broad-based evaluation which has been in the form of an in-person interview.

In Engineering Physics we strongly believe that marks and written statements alone do not provide us with the full picture of whether a student is suited for our program, or whether the Program is the best one to achieve a particular student’s goals.

In past years we have met all applicants in person prior to placement in second year with the purpose of ensuring that there is a good fit between an applicant’s goals and skills, and the Program’s curriculum and demands. In the meeting, we assess the applicant’s motivation, preparation, and need for entry into our program, as well as try to answer any questions the applicant may have to ensure they are well informed with respect to the challenges associated with Engineering Physics.

This year, the interview process has been adjusted to account for Covid.  We are asking applicants to submit a 5-minute video.  The deadline to submit your application video is March 15, 2021.  More information about this revised application format is on the home page under “News and Events.”

Admission to UBC is handled by Enrolment Services.