What is CIE?

The CIE exchange program enables students to study for up to two terms at one of our international partner institutions while earning credits that can apply towards your UBC degree. CIE partner institutions all have world-class engineering programs, and have been specially selected to complement your UBC studies. The CIE program offers a high level of support to students who are preparing to go abroad, and every effort is made to provisionally map how the courses you take at the partner institution will apply to your UBC degree before you depart.

Difference between CIE and Go Global exchanges?

CIE

Go Global

Uses agreements between Applied Science faculties at different institutions.Uses university-wide agreements with different institutions.
Spaces are reserved in these agreements for BASC and BDES students.Spaces are open to competition with students from all faculties.
Pre-mapped courses ease the coordination of transfer credits. Additional courses can be articulated at your request.Limited course articulations may exist for some partner institutions. You may need to submit requests for additional courses to be articulated.
Exchange can be used as a Co-op term.Exchange cannot be used as a Co-op term. (Exception: BMEG. See program specific information below)
18 partners across 3 regions.200+ partners worldwide.
Two-thirds of your study plan should be comprised of courses that apply towards your BASC and BDES degree.Flexibility in focus of study plan.

CIE and Co-op?

It is possible to be in the Co-op program and complete a CIE exchange. If you choose to go on exchange to a CIE partner institution, you can substitute your exchange term for your final Co-op work term. Most students who count a CIE exchange as a co-op term are not able to complete a summer work term directly after their term abroad due to conflicting study dates at our partner institutions. You may need to submit a Co-op Sequence Change form. Please consult with your Co-op Coordinator.

How can it work in my program?


Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism

Students in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism program are recommended to participate in Term 2 in third year. Below are samples of courses that Environmental Design students have previously studied.

In Term 1 of 2018/19 at the University of New South Wales;

Courses at UNSWTransferred to UBC degree
Architectural Design Studio ENDS 401
Architectural History and Theory ARCH 405
Construction and Structures ARCH 411
Construction and Structures ARTS 1st

Biomedical

We ask students to kindly indicate the program stream that they are hoping to apply for when they send their study plan to the program contact for approval. Please note that all study plan approvals are tentative until courses have been officially mapped to UBC equivalencies.

Biomedical Engineering students who are not in the Co-op program are recommended to participate in an exchange in Term 2 in third year. Biomedical Engineering students who are in the Co-op program are recommended to participate in an exchange during their fourth year.


As Biomedical Engineering is a relatively new program, there are fewer pre-mapped courses at our CIE partners to choose from. Therefore, with approval from Go Global and the CIE advisor, Biomedical Engineering students may be permitted to use an exchange through a Go Global university-wide agreement to replace a fourth Co-op term, in the same way that a CIE exchange can replace a Co-op term for students in other programs.

Chemical & Biological

Chemical & Biological Engineering students are recommended to participate in Term 2 in third year. Below are samples of courses that Chemical & Biological Engineering students have previously studied.

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at the University of Queensland;

Courses at UQTransferred to UBC degree
Process Systems AnalysisCHBE 457
Biomolecular EngineeringCHBE 3rd
Process Control SystemsCHBE 356
Food ScienceCHBE 3rd

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at the Technical University of Denmark;

Courses at DTUTransferred to UBC degree
Instrumental Chemical Analysis CHBE 3rd
Polymer Chemistry CHBE 3rd
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics CHBE 346
Economics CHBE 459

Civil

Civil Engineering students are recommended to participate in Term 2 in third year. Please note that CIVL students must have completed at least 6 terms of course work prior to going on exchange to Delft University of Technology.

Below are samples of courses that Civil Engineering students have previously studied.

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at Monash University;

Courses at MonashTransferred to UBC degree
Structural Mechanics CIVL 231
Design of Steel and Timber Structures CIVL 331
Water Systems CIVL 316
Environmental Impact Assessment and Management Systems CIVL 305

In Term 2 of 2019/20 at University of Glasgow a student from Okanagan campus studied;

Courses at GlasgowTransferred to UBC degree
Introduction to Scottish CultureHumanities elective
MicroeconomicsENGR 305
Ground Engineering 4ENGR 4th Tech Elective
Environmental Biotechnology 4ENGR 4th Tech Elective
Hydrogeology and Environmental GeoscienceENGR 4th Tech Elective

Electrical & Computer

Electrical & Computer Engineering students are recommended to participate in Term 2 in third year. Below are samples of courses that Electrical & Computer Engineering students have previously studied.

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at Nanyang Technological University;

Courses at Nanyang Transferred to UBC degree
Engineering Electromagnetics ELEC 311
Electrical Devices & Machines ELEC 342
Computational Intelligence CPEN 4th

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at the University of Melbourne;

Courses at Melbourne Transferred to UBC degree
Probability and Random Models ELEC 321
Control Systems ELEC 341
Electronic Circuit Design ELEC 301
Electronic and Magnetic Materials ELEC 315

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at the University of Glasgow;

Courses at GlasgowTransferred to UBC degree
Software Engineering CPEN 333
Microeconomics E1 ELEC 481
Biosensors and Diagnostics ELEC 473
Ultrasounds Technology and Applications ELEC 3rd

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at University of Melbourne a student from Okanagan campus studied;

Courses at MelbourneTransferred to UBC degree
Economic Analysis for EngineersENGR 305
Electrical Network Analysis and DesignENGR 350
Energy for Sustainable DevelopmentENGR 4th Tech Elective
Solar EnergyENGR 4th Tech Elective

Engineering Physics

Engineering Physics students are recommended to participate in Term 1 in fourth year. Below are samples of courses that Engineering Physics students have previously studied.

In Term 1 of 2016/17 at the Technical University of Denmark;

Courses at DTU Transferred to UBC degree
Physics of Sustainable Energy ENPH 4th
Development of Solar Energy Systems ENPH 4th
Energy and Sustainability ENPH 4th
Wind Turbine Technology ENPH 4th

In Term 1 of 2016/17 at the University of Glasgow;

Courses at GlasgowTransferred to UBC degree
Aircraft Structures and Materials ENPH 4th
Space Flight Dynamics ENPH 4th
Navigation SystemsENPH 4th
Simulation of Engineering Systems ENPH 4th

In Term 1 of 2017/18 at the ETH Zurich;

Courses at ETHTransferred to UBC degree
Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control ENPH 4th
Probabilistic Artificial Intelligence ENPH 4th
Robot DynamicsENPH 4th
Theory of Robotics and MechantronicsENPH 4th

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering students (ENVE program) are recommended to participate in Term 2 in fourth year. Environmental Engineering students (ENVL program) are recommended to go abroad in either Term 1 or 2 of third year. Below are samples of courses that Environmental Engineering students have previously studied.

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at the Technical University of Denmark;

Courses at DTUTransferred to UBC degree
Water SupplyCIVL 409
Contaminated SitesCIVL 408
Membrane TechnologyCHBE 4th
EconomicsCIVL 403

In Term 1 of 2017/18 at the Delft Technical University;

Courses at TU DelftTransferred to UBC degree
Water Systems AnalysisMTRL 4th
Flood DefencesMTRL 4th
Hydrological and Ecological Fieldwork in River SystemsCIVL 4th
Monitoring and Stability of Dikes and Embankments CIVL 4th

Geological

Geological Engineering students are recommended to participate in Term 2 in third year. Below are samples of courses that Geological Engineering students have previously studied.

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at the University of Queensland;

Courses at UQTransferred to UBC degree
Catchment Hydraulics CIVL 316
Geographical Information Systems GEOB 3rd
Environmental Hazards EOSC 4th
Mining Geomechanics MINE 303

Integrated

Integrated Engineering students are recommended to participate in Term 2 in third year. Below are samples of courses that Integrated Engineering students have previously studied.

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at the University of Hong Kong;

Courses at Hong KongTransferred to UBC degree
Water and Air Quality: Concepts and Measurements CIVL 2nd
Electronic Materials and Quantum Physics ELEC 3rd
Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering MECH 481

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at ETH Zurich;

Courses at ETHTransferred to UBC degree
Biomechatronics MECH 4th
Introduction to Robotics and Mechantronics ELEC 442
Manufacturing of Polymer Composites MTRL 340
Microsystems II: Devices and Applications ELEC 462

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at Delft Technical University;

Courses at TU DelftTransferred to UBC degree
3D Printing MTRL 4th
Automotive DesignMTRL 4th
Design of Lightweight Structures IIMTRL 4th

Materials

Materials Engineering students are recommended to participate in Term 2 of third or fourth year. Below are samples of courses that Materials Engineering students have previously studied.

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at the National University of Singapore;

Courses at NUSTransferred to UBC degree
Electronic Properties of Materials MTRL 478
Materials for Biointerfaces MTRL 495
Selected Advanced Topics on Polymers MTRL 4th
Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion MTRL 4th

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at the University of New South Wales;

Courses at UNSWTransferred to UBC degree
Electronic Properties of Materials MTRL 478
Materials for Biointerfaces MTRL 495
Selected Advanced Topics on Polymers MTRL 4th
Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion MTRL 4th

Mechanical

Mechanical Engineering students are recommended to participate in January-April term after completion of 3rd year courses – this typically falls in year 3.5.

Below are samples of courses that Mechanical Engineering students have previously studied.

In Term 2 of 2017/18 at the University of Queensland;

Courses at UQTransferred back to UBC
Hypersonics & Rarefied Gas MECH 4th
Signals, Systems & Control ELEC 221
Control Engineering MECH 466

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at ETH Zurich;

Courses at ETHTransferred back to UBC
Bone Biology and Consequence for Human HealthMECH 4th
Nanorobitcs MECH 4th
Rehabilitation Engineering I: Motor FunctionsMECH 4th
Orthopaedic Biomechanics MECH 4th

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at the National University of Singapore;

Courses at NUSTransferred back to UBC
Feedback Control Systems MECH 466
Vibration Theory and Applications MECH 463
Tool Engineering MECH 4th
Automation in Manufacturing MECH 4th

In Term 2 of 2018/19 at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) a student from Okanagan campus studied;

Course at DTUTransferred back to UBC
EconomicsENGR 305
Life Cycle Management in IndustryENGR 4th Tech Elective
Energy TechnologiesENGR 4th Tech Elective
Service and Work Systems DesignENGR 4th Tech Elective
Hydrogen Energy and Fuel CellsENGR 4th Tech Elective

Manufacturing

Manufacturing Engineering students are recommended to participate in Term 2 of third year. We currently don’t have any existing courses mapped out for this program, so please contact the CIE advisor on your campus to learn how to build a proposed study plan.

Mining

Mining Engineering students are recommended to participate in Term 2 of third year. A new CIE pathway has recently been established with the University of Exeter. The following study plan would be possible;

Courses at ExeterTransferred back to UBC
Surface Mining and DesignMINE 310
Mine and Plant Feasibility StudyMINE 491
Mine Ventilation and Occupational Health and SafetyMINE 402
Materials HandlingMINE 465