UBC Applied Science Professional Programs

Eligibility Requirements

Please review the eligibility requirements regarding:

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Undergraduate degree with an overall average of 76 % (UBC GPA equivalencies for master programs (MEL and MHLP) can be found here)
  • Document proving your current citizenship (usually a passport or other citizenship document from your country) or your Canadian permanent residency

PROGRAM SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

Program Program Specific Requirements
Seniors Care
  • Undergraduate degree in nursing, social work, dietetics, occupational or physical therapy, or another related field
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience, of which one year is in seniors care
Clinical Education
  • Undergraduate health professional credential (such as in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, dietetics or medicine)
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience
Advanced Materials Manufacturing
  • Undergraduate degree in materials engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering or a related discipline
  • One or more years of relevant work experience in high-tech manufacturing industries such as aerospace or automotive
Clean Energy Engineering
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or a bachelor of science degree in environmental science
  • Completed a second-year undergraduate thermodynamics course
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience
Dependable Software Systems
  • Undergraduate degree in computer engineering, software engineering or computer science
  • Coding proficiency
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience
Green Bio-Products
  • Undergraduate degree in applied science, science or forestry, such as chemical and biological engineering, forestry, wood products processing, chemistry or plant science
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience
High Performance Buildings
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or architecture
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience in the building sector
Integrated Water Management
  • Undergraduate degree in chemical and biological engineering, civil engineering, geological engineering or a related discipline in engineering, environmental sciences, geology, fluid mechanics, hydrology, biotechnology, biology, biogeography or microbiology
  • Two or more years of relevant work experience
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience
Resource Engineering Management
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering and
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience
Urban Systems
  • Undergraduate degree in a discipline related to urban systems (a degree in engineering is not required for program entry)
  • Two or more years of relevant work experience

PROOF OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:

Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application:

  • If your undergraduate or master degree was completed outside Canada at an English speaking university, we will accept an official proof of English proficiency letter from the university stating that the primary language of instruction for your degree was English.
  • If your undergraduate or masters degree was not taught in English you need you must provide a valid English language proficiency score:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):
      • A minimum score of 90 (internet-based exam), with minimum component scores of 22 [in reading, listening] and minimum component score of 21 [in writing, speaking]
      • Minimum score 55 each for reading, listening, and writing (in the paper-based test), with 4.0 on the Test of Written English (TWE).
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service): minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no other component score less than 6.0 of the academic (NOT general) IELTS test
  • The English language proficiency tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your application. If your English language proficiency results are due to expire soon, you need to submit the official results (in additional to the unofficial results submitted with your online application) to The University of British Columbia, Graduate School Admissions department (IELTS) or using code 0965 (TOEFL). Official test results must be received directly from the issuing organization before the 24 month expiry deadline. The department is not responsible for students unable to submit their results after they have expired.
  • Students must submit their official test results directly to UBC via the instructions on the Submitting your Documents in order for your application to be complete.
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