Faculty of Engineering
Invent the future
UVic’s engineers and computer scientists are developing innovations crucial to modern industry and society. Engineering is home to ten Canada Research Chairs and an NSERC environmental Design Chair – exceptional for a faculty with 83 faculty members. Faculty, undergraduate and graduate students undertake a broad spectrum of challenges involving theory and practice in computer, electrical, mechanical and software engineering, and computer science.
The faculty prides itself on the balance it has achieved in undergraduate education, graduate programs and research. Co-operative education is a cornerstone of our degree programs and provides our graduates with invaluable experiential learning during their studies.
The expertise in the faculty is wide ranging including areas as diverse as advanced materials, combinatorial algorithms, computer graphics, digital signal processing, energy and power systems, high performance computing, information security, photonics, nanotechnology, wireless networks and underwater vehicles.
UVic engineers and computer scientists are helping to build a new economy on Vancouver Island. Today, the region’s high-tech sector generates annual revenues of $1.7 million, greatly strengthening the region’s economic diversity. Engineering at UVic educates many of the highly-qualified personnel so critical to that growth.
The faculty is looking to increase its partnerships with industry and donors in continuing to strengthen and expand its research activities. UVic Engineering is competing with universities provincially, nationally and world-wide for the brightest undergraduate and graduate students. The faculty plans to expand its portfolio of scholarships to ensure a diverse group of promising students will choose UVic. The faculty has excellent physical facilities including the new Engineering/Computer Science building, a stunning 'green' facility. However, much of the undergraduate lab equipment needs to be updated. The faculty is looking to external supporters to help "invent the future" by funding laboratory equipment renewal and enhancement.
For more information, visit the Faculty of Engineering or contact Ms. Jody Kitts, Development Officer, Faculty of Engineering, at 250-853-3245, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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