Explore Electrical & Computer Engineering concepts through a hands-on
design project with UVic Faculty, Engineering students, and industry professionals.


How does it work?


You and a team of 4-5 other students will address a societal need by applying Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) concepts.

Why should I participate?


  • Get to know real-world applications of UVic’s ECE Engineering programs
  • Connect with industry mentors
  • Get one-on-one mentorship
  • Access UVic tools and labs
  • Meet some of UVic’s Engineering student clubs

What will I learn?


You will be introduced to the skills and tools that industry is looking for, including:

  • Engineering Design
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Embedded Systems
  • C Coding
  • Project Management

In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop key soft skills as you work on your project with your team, such as:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Innovation
  • Resilience

Who can participate?


Students eligible to participate in HighTechU programs must satisfy all of the following criteria:

☑️ Be a high-school student, or home-learner, in Grade 9-12 living & studying in Canada.

☑️ Have an interest in learning through/about technology.

☑️ Be committed to cultivating a positive, safe, & inclusive learning environment for everyone in accordance with our Core Values & Code of Conduct.

How do I apply?


Applications to the EngAcademy will open soon. Let us know if you’re interested here, and we’ll reach out to you as soon as they open.

When is the program?


Summer Cohort

August 15th to 19th | Monday to Friday | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where does the program take place?


The EngAcademy program will be held on-campus in the UVic Engineering & Computer Science buildings.

What technology do I need to have?


All materials and equipments and software will be provided during the program.

What is the cost?


The cost of the program is $500 (CAD) per student.


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