Registration in Standard Timetables at UBC

Read this registration guide for steps on how to register. Students will be notified by email with the date and time that they can register through the Student Service Centre (SSC). The email address you have on file on the SSC is the one UBC will use to contact you.

UBC Engineering uses standard timetables (STTs), which enable students to register for all core courses at once. Students must register in one of the ENVE STTs before adding technical electives. After you have registered for STTs and technical electives, consult with the ENVE academic calendar to ensure you have satisfied all your degree requirements.

You can manually drop the individual courses you do not need from your STT if, for example, you already completed the course.

Please be aware of the deadlines for dropping courses on the UBC calendar.

Additional Instructions for 3rd Year STTs:

  • Ensure you add a CIVL 315 lab after you have registered in an STT.

Additional Instructions for 4th Year STTs:

  • You  may choose either CHBE 459 or CIVL 403. CHBE 459 will already be in the STTs, but if you wish, you can drop it individually and add CIVL 403.
  • Students who have already taken EOSC 429, must choose the STT without EOSC 429. Students who have not taken EOSC 429, must choose the STT with EOSC 429.

Registration in Technical Electives at UBC

Students must take 12 credits of technical electives at UBC—a minimum of 6 of these credits must be from the primary list. A maximum of 3 credits can be taken at UNBC in your first two years of study at UNBC. Classes fill up. Do not leave your technical electives registration until just before the class convenes. A strong suggestion is to choose and register for your full year of technical elective courses once your registration opens. You must be registered in an STT before you can register for technical electives.

Instructions for registering in approved technical electives:

Registration is not guaranteed. If the course if full, please add yourself to the waitlist. If you are not able to register in a technical elective yourself, follow these instructions:

  • CIVL technical electives: Complete the Civil Course Registration Request Form. For pre-requisites required for a course that the UBC system does not recognize (i.e. equivalent courses successfully completed in your years at UNBC) choose ‘ENVE transit student – Prerequisites met’ under the ‘Registration Issues’ drop down menu and provide the course equivalent and which institution you took it at in the ‘Comments’ box. ENVE students will hear back within a few weeks regarding their requests. If you do not hear back, you may follow-up with the CIVL Department.
  • CHBE technical electives: You may be able to register for CHBE technical electives directly on your own, but if you are having difficulties, please email your request to the CHBE Department. Be sure to include your full name, student number, course code, section number, your year level and state that you are an ENVE student.
  • For EOSC, ENVR, CHEM, FRST, CONS, MINE, and PLAN technical electives: Please email your name, student number, course code and section number, and registration date and time to the UBC ENVE Administrator/Advisor with your request.  If there are necessary pre-requisites that the UBC system does not recognize (i.e. equivalent courses successfully completed in your first years at UNBC), please also include the course name, code and description of the pre-requisite equivalent you took at UNBC in your request.

Instructions for registering in technical electives that are not on the approved list or to take more than the required number of technical electives:

Check that you have the prerequisites (or similar) necessary for the course in question and that it is not restricted. You must then request approval from the UBC Co-Director (and cc the UBC ENVE Administrator/Advisor), providing the following information:

  • the course name, code and description (available in the online calendar);
  • a summary of all primary and secondary technical electives you plan to take (approval is not given one course at a time);
  • a rationale for your request.

The UBC Co-Director will respond to you via email. Please print and retain a copy of this response until you have graduated and ensure a copy is sent to the UBC ENVE Administrator/Advisor so that your record can be updated.

Instructions for potentially registering in a graduate course as a technical elective:

You must email your request to the UBC Co-Director, providing the following: