Welcome to Engineering

Welcome to Engineering Program


Your UBC Engineering journey is about to begin! This summer, the Welcome to Engineering Program will be with you every step of the way, introducing you to dedicated resources to help you transition to university. With the fall term just around the corner, keep an eye on this space for everything you need this summer to prepare for your first year. 

In Early June, you will receive a link to the Welcome to Engineering Handbook on Canvas which will give you a head start on how the Engineering program at UBC works. We will walk you through the enormous number of resources available for you to access. You can also chat with other incoming students and ask questions on the discussion boards. 

Check out our Welcome to Engineering Summer Events! Meet current Senior Engineering Student Leaders who will be facilitating panel sessions on a variety of topics to help you prepare for UBC Engineering. Bring your questions and begin to connect virtually with your peers. 

Continue the conversation and get to know your future classmates over on Discord. To access the link, visit the Welcome to Engineering Handbook. 


Review the pre-university checklist for New to UBC students for information about applying for your UBCcard, accessing your transit pass, learning details about your health insurance and more. 

At the heart of the on-campus Indigenous community, the First Nations House of Learning (the Longhouse) is dedicated to supporting Indigenous students in achieving their academic goals. Learn more about the First Nations House of Learning. 

Are you an international student? Coming to a new country can be daunting. Luckily, UBC has resources to help you land on your feet. Learn more in the International Student Guide. 

Will you be driving, taking transit, or biking to campus? UBC Collegia is a home away from home for first year commuter students. 


Have questions about your upcoming courses? As an engineering student, you have a dedicated team of professionals to support you along your academic journey. Engineering Academic Services (EAS) can help you with academic advising, course selection, registration, transfer credits and more.  

This summer, EAS will be holding a series of registration workshops to answer your questions in real time. Register here: EAS Workshop Registration   

Enroll in Academic Essentials, an optional, self-paced set of courses designed to give you a head start on academic readiness before classes start in the fall.  


There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with UBC Engineering and your wider university community. Start exploring what Campus Life looks like at UBC Engineering. 


UBC orientations are a fantastic way to meet new people, learn more about your new academic environment and discover what it means to be an Engineering Scholar.   

Register for Jump Start, a three-day program designed to give you your first look at UBC life, meet your professors and make your first friends.  

Participate in Imagine UBC on September 3rd. Check your email the week before school starts for your invitation to Imagine Day and personalized details about your orientation group. 


There are many supports at UBC Engineering to help you navigate your first-year experience. Find one-on-one help or explore the Services and Resources available when you arrive on campus. 



Erin Fehr, Student Recruitment Officer

I can help you find answers to any of your questions about your transition to UBC Engineering. Whether it is about our programs, the student experiences, or anything else, I'm happy to help!




Alana Hibbert, Undergraduate Student Development Coordinator 

I can answer your questions about Welcome to Engineering Summer Events, Orientations, Experiential Learning and opportunities to get involved in UBC engineering life. You can reach me at apsc.pd@ubc.ca.


Catherin McInnis


Catherine McInnis, Academic Advisor

My name is Catherine, and I am an academic advisor with the Engineering Academic Services Team. During your first year at UBC, EAS will be your main point of contact at UBC for all questions about the first year Engineering curriculumcourse registration, program placement,  and the academic resources available to you at UBC. Contact me and my team here!


Email us at apsc.pd@ubc.ca

Or come visit us at: 

Professional Development Office, Kaiser Building

2332 Main Mall, Room 1120-D , Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4  


Summer Timeline

Academia Essentials
Register for Jump Start
Register for Collegia
Sign up for e-nEUS
Imagine Day UBC