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Okanagan campus

The Faculty of Applied Science oversees administrative procedures for the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the School of Community and Regional Planning, the School of Nursing, and all engineering activities at the Vancouver campus and the UBC Okanagan School of Engineering.

APSC at a glance

  • 5,714 undergraduate students
  • 1,767 graduate students
  • 320 faculty and 365 staff
  • 30,000 alumni
  • $46 million annual research funding
  • $8 million annual industry funding
  • 106 spin-off companies
  • 1,975 annual co-op work terms in 16 countries

Core Purpose

Our core purpose is to create and apply knowledge and to educate globally responsible professionals empowered to effect enduring, positive change for society.

Strategic Planning

The Faculty of Applied Science is involved with a number of projects and planning activities intended to continuously improve the learning, research and professional practice experiences of those involved with the Faculty. These activities are complementary to UBC's Place and Promise, and thus align our long-term goals with those of the university and business communities.

We invite you to read the Applied Science Strategic Plan.


Applied Science is currently led by Interim Dean James Olson, who is assisted by six Associate Deans. Read more about the Senior Leadership.

Each school, engineering department, engineering program and research centre within Applied Science has a Director or Head who provides leadership for the Faculty unit.

Advisory Councils

The Faculty of Applied Science and each of its schools and engineering departments have advisory councils to help insure the most relevant academic programs, teaching, research and professional service.

The councils’ advice—which stems from the collective experience of distinguished professional, industry and governments representatives—is aimed at helping Applied Science remain responsive to cultural, economic and technological changes taking place in society and the marketplace.

Advisory Council Links