The relationship between alumni, industry, and UBC has diversified over the years to create a stronger community and meet industry research needs. ECE is active in various university-wide initiatives to engage both alumni and industry members with academic research. Lecture series and student events, Co-op, Capstone Projects, internships, and faculty consulting are a few opportunities for past graduates and industry to connect with ECE.
“[At ECE], I was lucky to have the opportunity to closely observe relationships between academia and industry, to learn how the two groups collaborate and move forward on innovative projects while balancing different interests.”
Are you interested in becoming a Capstone partner?
ECE invites you to propose a project to our students which will prepare them for employment and in turn give you an opportunity to meet the next generation of graduates.
How does Capstone work for clients?
In the Capstone course, senior students in teams of four to six work on projects proposed by industry, or other organizations. Each team is supervised by a faculty member who acts as the technical director, assisting or pointing the student to appropriate technical expertise. You will act as the client.
The Engineering Co-op Program offered by the Faculty of Applied Science prepares students for the job market through valuable paid work experience. The Co-op Program gives students a first-hand look into industry. The Engineering Co-op Program is designed to integrate academic studies and technical engineering work.