University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science


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 School of Engineering at the Okanagan campus.

APSC At A Glance

Student Enrolment

  • Undergraduate: 5,714
  • Graduate: 1,767
  • Alumni: 30,000


  • $46 million annual research funding
  • $8 million industry funding


  • 106 spin-off companies
  • 1,975 annual co-op work terms in 16 countries


  • 320 faculty members
  • 365 faculty staff


Core Purpose

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


Applied Science is currently led by Dean James Olson, who is assisted by six Associated Dean’s. Each school, engineering department, engineering program and research centre within Applied Science has a Director or Head.

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

  • Dean's Advisory Council
  • School of Nursing Advisory Council
  • School of Community Planning and Regional Planning (SCARP) Advisory Council



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