Studying Engineering at UBC on exchange (CIE)

Studying at UBC on exchange under Coordinated International Experience (CIE) agreement

Guidelines for prospective CIE students

  1. Students must be nominated by the home universities to UBC on exchange for the CIE program. Please see the list below for universities that have a CIE Engineering-specific agreement.
  2. CIE students are expected to select the majority of their courses in the Faculty of Applied Science (Engineering) at UBC. CIE students may request a maximum of two non-engineering courses.
  3. Go Global will collect CIE students’ final course requests through an emailed online survey link in either late April / early May or October, depending on when students are nominated by their home universities.
  4. CIE student course registration will be done by either the Faculty of Applied Science or the Go Global office. CIE students are not able to register themselves in courses.
    • Faculty of Applied Science course registration: The Faculty of Applied Science will assist CIE students with engineering course registration requests in August. It is important to note that specific engineering course registration is not guaranteed and dependent on the CIE student meeting course pre-requisites (if any) and space availability.  
    • Course registration outside the Faculty of Applied Science: The Go Global office will manage the course registration taking into consideration course pre-requisites, restrictions and course size limitations. Registration in other faculty courses will be done after engineering course registration is complete. Spaces in courses for CIE students outside the Faculty of Applied Science cannot be guaranteed and are dependent on availability.

Universities with CIE engineering-specific agreements


  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National Taiwan University
  • National University of Singapore
  • The University of Hong Kong


  • Monash University         
  • University of Melbourne         
  • University of Queensland         
  • University of New South Wales         
  • University of Sydney


    • Delft University of Technology    
    • École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
    • ETH Zurich
    • Technical University of Denmark
    • Technical University of Munich
    • University of Glasgow

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    When emailing us, please include:
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    • Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email
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