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Undergraduate Student Research

There are many opportunities for undergraduate students to become involved with innovative research at the School of Engineering. Students are encouraged to connect with faculty members and discuss their area of research expertise to learn more about ways to become involved.  


  • Capstone is a fourth-year course running from September to April during which students work in teams to solve engineering problems.

Capstone Program

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) 

The Undergraduate Student Research Awards are available to UBC Engineering domestic and international undergraduate students. Students have the opportunity to complete a paid, full-time, 16-week work term by conducting research with faculty supervision.  

Domestic students can qualify for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC USRAs).

International students can qualify for the International Undergraduate Student Research Award (IUSRA).  

Please Note: To qualify for these awards, students must reside Canada for the entirety of the term due to regulations and restrictions set out by UBC. Please ensure you read the entirety of the corresponding section to ensure you are eligible.


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