Introduction to Engineering

This course is part of the UBC Future Global Leaders Online 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 100% online and instructor supported with real-time classes.

During the course you’re online for two hours a week attending a live, virtual class. You can log on from wherever you are. Class times are in the Pacific Time Zone (Vancouver, BC, Canada) and vary by session.

Instructors also hold office hours one hour each week. You can drop in and ask your instructor questions about the course or about university life in general.

In addition to the live virtual classes and office hours, you can expect to spend 1-2 hours per week reading, researching and participating in discussion boards.

All UBC Future Global Leaders students have access to the online Virtual Student Lounge where they can hang out and develop friendships with students from across Canada and around the world.

Learning Technology
We use Canvas, an intuitive and easy-to-use web-based learning application. You will receive instructions to access this application two business days before your first class.

UBC Extended Learning suggests that you have the following technology and expertise in order to keep up with the program and complete assignments online:

  • access to a computer using Windows or Mac OS
  • a reliable internet connection. a computer operating system that meets the following minimum specifications:
    • Windows XP SP2 Home/Pro
    • Mac OS X 10.4

You can also use your IOS or Android mobile device by downloading the Canvas App in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

After you register, you are directed to create an account. If you are a parent, guardian or other adult registering, please create the account in the name of the high school student attending UBC Future Global Leaders, not in your name.

Available Sessions

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Jan 29, 2022-Apr 2, 2022 | Online | $850.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: SO102W22O
Offered: On Sat
Jan 29, 2022-Apr 2, 2022
10 sessions
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$850.00 $42.50 $892.50