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Dean's Message and Welcome

We’re here to create deep learning experiences for you, in and out of the classroom. Our professional development services create opportunities for you to build networks, gain professional experience, expand your horizons and give back to your community.

The Faculty of Applied Science offers the best possible education to the architects, landscape architects, community and regional planners, nurses and engineers of tomorrow.

Our students are immersed in innovative educational environments, learning from exceptional researchers and taking advantage of UBC’s state-of-the-art facilities. At Applied Science Professional Development, we enhance our faculty’s internationally respected educational programs with unique and enriching student experiences beyond our classrooms and labs.

These experiences can take many forms – from a co-op work term at a mining operation to a study semester in Australia or working on a robotics team designing an autonomous vehicle.

These programs create important connections between students, faculty and employers, providing students with the opportunity to connect their academic pursuits to practical applications, better preparing them to address today’s greatest challenges and create positive change – here in BC and across the globe.

Join us and find out the difference that professional development can bring to your academic and professional career.

Warmest regards,

James Olson, PEng, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Applied Science
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Engineering Co-op
The University of British Columbia
2385 East Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604 822 3022
Fax: 604 822 3449
Email: eng.coop@ubc.ca
Professional Development
The University of British Columbia
2332 Main Mall
Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604 822 0493
Email: apsc.pd@ubc.ca