The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Manufacturing Engineering is a second-year entry program. Admission requires completion of a general first-year engineering program at UBC or another post-secondary institution.

Entry into the Manufacturing Engineering programme at UBC is extremely competitive, with students admitted through a broad-based admissions procedure. In addition to strong academic performance, we encourage prospective students to demonstrate involvement in UBC’s Engineering community during their first year by actively participating in a student club or team.

As in all other engineering, undergraduate programs at UBC students will apply to the common undergraduate engineering first year and then specialize in Manufacturing Engineering starting in their second year.

Note that the GPA cut-off for admission into the program varies each year based on the applicant pool and the Department does not have a set minimum.


Manufacturing Engineering is the newest program offered by the UBC Faculty of Applied Science, and the first cross-campus program meaning students in the Okanagan and Vancouver will experience the same high-quality learning experience.

Curriculum for years 1 through 3 are designed as equivalent at both campuses, and students have the opportunity to specialize in the 4th year of their program.

The program offers two specialization options to students:

  • Technical manufacturing (Vancouver campus).
  • Production management (Okanagan campus).

The two programs will run in parallel and in collaboration with each other. It has been designed to provide students with the same high-quality experience at both campuses. The curriculum for years 1 through 3 has been designed as equivalent at both sites. An option for students to direct their studies to either the technical aspects of production or production management in their final year is under development. More details will be posted when this option becomes available.