Accepting Applications for: Master of Engineering, Integrated Wood Design

September 17, 2015
The University of Northern British Columbia is pleased to announce a new program offering: our Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design, be­ginning January 2016.

Wood is the world’s most common and sustainable building material.  Known for its aesthetic beauty, durability, and ease of machinability, wood is becom­ing the leading building material in a new paradigm of sustainable and healthy building practices. Significant renewable wood resources and a wood culture in British Columbia provide a strong impetus for UNBC, the province, and in­dustrial partners to develop a leading education program centred on sustaina­ble healthy building practices using wood.

Built to meet the needs of the profession, the Master of Engineering, Integrat­ed Wood Design develops students’ skills in understanding wood as a versa­tile and sustainable building component that can be used in applications far beyond what could be achieved using concrete and steel. Students investigate wood at the micro and macro level and explore the science and art of designing and building wood structures.

This one year interdisciplinary Master’s program is built on four main pillars: Wood Mechanics and Timber Structures; Hands-on Experience; Team Work; and, Sustainability.

We are now accepting applications for this program.  Please contact us at by September 20th, 2015, and we’d be happy to provide you with further details about how to submit an application.  

You may also wish to visit our helpful prospective student site at,, for information on general admission requirements (including English Language proficiency), documents required, helpful application notes, information about fees and scholarships, and the link to submit an online application.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Contact Information

Marlina Hawes
Enrolment Services Officer