FAQ: COVID-19 and Engineering Student Services, Engineering Co-op, and Professional Development

Updated: June 14, 2021, 4:15pm:

We look forward to welcoming you back to campus this Fall!

UBC is making plans to welcome you to campus this September.  Our focus remains on the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff and we are working closely with health authorities to ensure that we are following the latest guidelines and safety protocols.  We are working hard to ensure a safe return to our beautiful, vibrant campus.

In addition to the information included here, information on UBC’s plans to return to campus can be found on the UBC Covid-19 webpage.

Mandatory self-isolation (also referred to as quarantine) requirements remain in place for travelers entering Canada.  Information about Canada’s mandatory quarantine can be found on the Government of Canada website.  Information about self-isolating at UBC can be found on the UBC Vancouver Self-Isolation Information website.

As vaccines have been proven to be the best way to protect against COVID-19, all members of the UBC community are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated.  Further information can be found on the UBC Covid-19 webpage.

Based on advice from the provincial health authority, UBC is planning to return to on-campus instruction for September 2021.  Courses for Engineering students will primarily be offered in person, with the expectation that students will be in attendance on campus.  A limited number of courses will be available online.  If any part of a course is being delivered online, the course schedule will show that it requires in-person attendance.  Information about how to search for online courses can be found on the Student Services website.

As British Columbia continues to roll out its restart plan and eases restrictions, staff and faculty will start to return to campus.  Throughout the summer, many offices will continue to offer online services, with a gradual increase in in-person services leading up to the Fall.  When you are seeking services, check the website for the unit to determine how services are being offered.

International students need a valid study permit to attend UBC. Getting a permit can take several months, so you should start the process immediately.  More information is available on the Student Services website.  Information is also available to help you plan your travel to Canada during COVID-19.

If you are unable to return on campus for September 2021 and would like to discuss your options, please make an appointment to speak with an advisor in Engineering Academic Services.

We are here to answer your questions.  Please reach out to us in Engineering Academic Services, Engineering Co-op, Professional Development, or your Program Office.