Program Requirements



Unless otherwise specified, the rules and regulations will be those applicable at the institution (UBC or UNBC) at which the students are attending at the time the rules/regulations need to be applied. In the case where the rules and regulations are needed to cover the program as a whole, or where the institution of attendance is not relevant, then the more stringent rules/regulations will be applied. Any academic appeals will be handled using the procedures at the institution where the rules/regulations need to be applied.


The minimum residency requirement is 90 credits combined at UNBC or UBC, of which at least 30 credits must be completed at each of UNBC and UBC.


Progression between years and institutions requires good academic standing in the program at the most recent institution of residence (UNBC or UBC). At UNBC this means a GPA of at least 2.0 or 63%. At UBC this means that an average of 55%, and passing grades in at least 65% of the credits taken.


Transfers into the program (into year two and beyond) are allowed as long as the prerequisite courses or articulated courses are completed, and there is space available in the program. Acceptance of transfers into the program will be based upon GPA, with priority given to those with the highest GPA. Regardless of the articulated courses transferred, students must complete a minimum of 90 credit hours combined at UNBC or UBC, of which at least 30 credit hours must be completed at each of UNBC and UBC.

GPA Calculation for Transfer Students

Only transfer courses used in meeting degree requirements will be used in the calculation of GPA and CGPA for continuance, progression and graduation, as described above.

Co-operative Education

Co-operative education is an optional but a strongly recommended element of the Environmental Engineering program. The co-op option of the program will be administered by UBC with the close co-operation of UNBC. Students will require a 2.75 GPA in their program of study to qualify for entry and continuance in the co-op option. Students will be eligible to apply for the co-op option during their first academic year at UBC and will be eligible to experience their first work term upon completion of 30 credits at UBC.

Co-operative education is available to UNBC/UBC Environmental Engineering students through UBC Engineering Co-op. The UBC Engineering Co-op Program formally integrates a student’s academic studies with valuable, relevant, paid technical engineering paid work with approved industry organizations. As a Co-op student you will be well prepared professionally for your future career as an engineer. Environmental Engineering Co-op students work in a variety of areas including consulting firms, industrial plants/mills, and federal, provincial and municipal government offices.


It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that his/her degree requirements are met. Students must have a CGPA of at least 2.0 (63%) over all courses at both institutions to graduate. The diploma will carry crests from both granting institutions (UNBC and UBC).

Upon graduation, you will receive a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) degree in Environmental Engineering. The program is designed to meet accreditation criteria of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Graduates will be eligible for registration as Professional Engineers (P.Eng.) and have access to great career opportunities.