UNBC engineering students

Whether you’re interested in laying the groundwork for a career in civil or environmental engineering through an undergraduate program or seeking to investigate leading-edge construction and design solutions in a Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design, UNBC has an engineering program for you.

UNBC’s commitment to smaller class sizes means you won’t simply be a face in the crowd – you have the opportunity to stand out, get to know your fellow students and teachers. Our commitment to experiential learning includes many hands-on laboratory experiences, a senior capstone industry project, opportunities to do co-op work terms and even the ability to get involved in research projects as early as your first undergraduate year.

Engineering Labs at UNBC

UNBC students Rika Rao and Jeffrey Watson tour the Engineering Materials Lab and Hydrology Lab.

Materials Lab tour

Civil and environmental engineering students use the Materials Lab to gain a practical understanding of soil mechanics, the physical properties of soils, soil compaction and permeability; seepage; stresses in soils; and consolidation. Civil engineers further study structure the properties of common building materials such as aggregates, cement, concrete, wood, steel and other construction materials.

Hydrology Lab tour

Civil and environmental engineering students use the Hydrology Lab to understand fluid mechanics. The lab has the equipment to study concepts such as fluid properties, variation of pressure in a fluid, hydrostatic forces, buoyancy, kinematics of flow and flow in closed conduits. Environmental engineers further study water quality criteria and standards, treatment techniques and systems for surface water and groundwater sources as well as wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.

Engineering programs at UNBC