2nd Year Placement

Please Note:

Students admitted after mid to late JUNE will be placed on a rolling basis, shortly after being admitted to UBC.

The Program Preference Form is now closed - please contact UBC Engineering Student Services immediately if you have not filled out the form. Check your account for your placement and registration date/time.  


Please read this page before you apply, as there is an additional deadline/application for the Biomedical option in Electrical Engineering and for the Environmental Engineering option (joint program with UNBC).
Ready for your second year at UBC Engineering Vancouver? Follow the following 3 steps...


Step 1: Explore - departments and programs: 

Explore your options:
  1. Go to the department/program Open Houses in Term 2. Note - not all the departments/programs will have open houses as some held open houses in Term 1.


  3. Check out the department/program sites below

  4. APSC 122 - Lunchtime Explorations and presentations by Departments & Programs (1st Term)

  5. Come to our Open House in November - departments & programs have information booths, demonstration rooms and lab tours for you to explore

  6. Do some research on your own - google it, check out videos, find engineers in the field to talk to, be proactive!

Regardless of the industry or field your passion lies within, you can practice your specialty within an ever growing diversity of industries. 

Step 2: Submit your preference

The Preference Form is now CLOSED. If you have not filled out the form, please contact UBC Engineering Student Services IMMEDIATELY

Click on the button below to access the Program Preference form for 2nd year placement. It will be available for you to fill in/update/change from the beginning of March until the deadline of MAY 15th. Remember to think carefully about your choices - take the time to explore the programs and career options (we've prepared a HELPFUL TIPS for EXPLORING CAREER OPTIONS page for you).

  1. Log in to the form with your CWL (Campus Wide Login) - see below.

  2. Check your information on the form – correct in your SSC account if necessary.

  3. Rank your preferences.

  4. Support your 1st choice: Tell us why you think you should be considered for your program of choice.

  5. Registration information from UBC has not yet been released so the following are general guidelines/dates.  This will be updated by the start of the placement process.  Placements for current UBC Engineering students will be made in by June 30 and your registration should be early-mid July. Students transferring into UBC Engineering in 2nd-year will be placed over the summer, after you have been admitted to UBC. Check your account for your placement and registration date/time.

  6. And remember, in our last round, over 90% of students got their first or second choice.


Step 3: Check our Frequently Asked Questions