Introduction to Engineering

This course is part of the UBC Future Global Leaders On-Campus program for high school students ages 15–18.

Learn about the profession of engineering, and the disciplines of chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental and mechanical engineering. Prepare for success by practising and developing key skills in technical problem solving and engineering design, ethical decision-making, teamwork and communicating to diverse audiences.

This course is ideal if you’re interested in engineering, architecture or applied science.

Dr. ATAOLLAH (Ata) KHEYRANDISH, PhD, is a lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UBC. Ata has taught an introductory course in chemical engineering, as well as a course on water treatment for graduate students at UBC. Before joining UBC, Ata worked as a chemical engineer finding solutions to environmental problems.

Course Format

This course is held on the UBC Vancouver campus. You attend class in-person 9am–12pm, Monday through Friday. After lunch, you attend university preparation workshops and participate in group activities on campus from 1:30–3pm. 

You can also join the Virtual Student Lounge, hosted by our UBC Student Ambassadors. Meet other Future Global Leaders from across Canada and around the world.

To Register

After you add the course to your cart, you’re asked to complete your registration by creating a new account or logging in. If you are a parent, guardian or other adult registering for the first time on behalf of your student, please create the account in the name of the high school student attending UBC Future Global Leaders, not in your name.

To register, click “Open all” under Available Sessions, select the applicable Type under Fees / Tuition. You can pay a CAD$500 now or pay in full. Select “Scheduled Payment” if you wish to pay a CAD$500 deposit now and the balance later. We will automatically process the balance owing on May 13, 2022 for the Residence option and June 10, 2022 for the Commuter option. Do not select Scheduled Payment if you wish to pay in full now.

Click ADD TO CART. Once you have successfully added the items to your shopcart, click COMPLETE REGISTRATION to be directed to our online payment portal.

Available Sessions

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