Undergraduate Academic Advising

Academic advising is shared between the Department of Materials Engineering and the Engineering Academic Services (EAS) office. Which group will best be able to help you depends on your question; see below to help you make your choice.

To make sure that your enquiries to MTRL staff are handled as efficiently as possible, we ask that you send an email to undergraduate@mtrl.ubc.ca. We will respond as quickly as possible to answer your question or to arrange an in-person (or online) meeting.

What would you like help with?

Program Advising, Student Experience

For questions related to:

Program AdvisingStudent Experience & Support
• Course registration 
• Academic Progress (Degree Navigator)
• Scholarship applications
• Selection of technical electives
• Information about the discipline or profession
• Referrals to on-campus resources
• Help with stress & maintaining wellbeing
• Feedback on overall program

Please send an email to undergraduate@mtrl.ubc.ca

First Year, Complimentary Studies

For questions related to:

  • First Year Engineering program at UBC
  • Complementary studies electives (humanities and social sciences component) requirements
  • Registration in APSC courses
  • Exchange programs, transfer credits and credit equivalencies
  • Registration in supplemental exams
  • Application for deferred exams

Please contact:

Engineering Academic Services

Open Monday to Friday from 9 am – 4 pm (Thursday from 10:30 – 4 pm) 

Click here for more info and to book an appointment.

Academic Accommodation and Academic Concession

Students facing academic difficulties should be aware that accommodations and concessions may be an option for them. It is important that you use the below resources as soon as you develop concerns about your ability to succeed academically in a given term.

  • Academic accommodation. Students with a disability may apply for academic accommodation through the Centre for Accessibility.
  • Academic concession. Otherwise, to explore the possibility of being granted an academic concession, please use the Academic Concession Request forms administered by Engineering Academic Services.

If you are unable to resolve your academic concession request at the instructor level please do reach out to undergraduate@mtrl.ubc.ca

MTRL Undergraduate Advising Team

Associate Head, Undergraduate

Chad Sinclair, Professor (He/Him/His)

Undergraduate Advisor

Gabrielle Lam, Assistant Professor

Program Assistants (Frank Forward room 309A)

Lydia Lyu Temporary Senior Program Assistant, Student Services

Sharen Mangat, Temporary Program Assistant, Student Services