The School of Engineering is part of the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC. It is the fastest growing deparment at the Okanagan Campus of the University of British Columbia. The School offers three undergraduate programs; civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering.
In 1907, and again in 1916, a bridge under construction in Quebec collapsed resulting in 85 deaths. This called for the regulation of the engineering profession. Out of this came a symbol for engineers, the Iron Ring. The Iron Ring is worn on the dominant hand of the engineer to remind them to live by a high standard of professional conduct. In every aspect of engineering, safety holds a high priority. At the School of Engineering on the Okanagan Campus, engineers and engineering students are held to this high standard and practice safety in all aspects of their work.