Bachelor of Environmental Design

The Bachelor of Environmental Design (ENDS) is a four-year undergraduate, honours degree program.  Prospective applicants can apply to the ENDS program after completing at least two years of full-time college/university study or the equivalent of 60 UBC credits. Students enter into the ENDS program in their third year and can expect to take a minimum of two years to complete the program. The curriculum is anchored by a core design studio sequence and supplemented with courses in history and theory, design media and representation, and technical and material systems. In each studio, students focus on an area of exploration based on a successive graduation of scale: terrain(s), construction(s), institution(s), and settlement(s). 

Admirable student-faculty ratios lead to involved and active ENDS alumni who participate in a yearly lecture series, ENDS@Work. Alumni return to discuss their myriad of experiences and career paths that arose from the wide breadth of the curriculum.

Graduating students gain further exposure to the UBC community and design affliates from curating and organizing an annual exhibition showcasing their best design projects. 

Each student will have the opportunity to work with a broad array of full-time faculty and local professional design community who are active participants in lectures and studio reviews. Within the Faculty of Applied Science, students have access to a research library ranked among the best in Canada and other faculty in engineering or community and regional planning.