Prospective Graduate Students
With seven Research Chairs and every research faculty member holding at least one NSERC grant, UBC Mechanical Engineering has one of the most active research programs in Canada and consistently produces industry and academic leaders. Faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally for both their high caliber of research and their dedication to teaching and learning. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, UBC is one of the most beautiful and diverse campuses in Canada. It’s a great place for research, a great place to learn and a great place to live.
Everyone has different educational goals, so UBC Mechanical Engineering offers three distinct degrees, four research groups, and two affiliated programs to suit your needs.
The M.Eng. Program is a non-thesis, course-based professional program designed for students who would like to further their studies without pursuing research. Students in the program complete twenty-four credits of coursework and a six credit project. The Master of Engineering Program normally takes 12 - 18 months.
The Thesis-based M.A.Sc is a traditional research-based degree. The program normally takes two years of full time study, includes a total of thirty credits, research under the supervision of a faculty member and a thesis. The Master of Applied Science is the recommended course of study for students who may be interested in eventually pursuing a Ph.D.
The thesis-based Ph.D. is an advanced research-based degree. The program normally takes four to five years of full-time study and includes a total of thirty-three credits, original research under the supervision of a faculty member, and a thesis. It is normal department practice to initially register students into the M.A.Sc. Program, and to transfer them to the Ph.D. program upon completion of the M.A.Sc. (or earlier if recommended by the supervising faculty member).
The Engineering Management Program
The Engineering Management Program is a sub-specialization available to all graduate engineering students within the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC. It allows students to get a more balanced education in both technical and managerial subjects. Students get their technical education through their graduate engineering program and their management education through the Engineering Management Sub-specialization. Please see here for more information.
Research groups in the Department include: Design and Applied Mechanics, Manufacturing and Control, Biomedical Engineering and Thermofluids. We also offer degrees for our two affiliated programs. The Mechatronics M.Eng. includes a twelve-credit industry-based project and eighteen credits of coursework and is open to students with a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Design - Mechatronics Option. The Biomedical Program offers any of the three degrees and grants a degree in Biomedical Engineering (rather than a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Biomedical Option). The requirements for the Biomedical Engineering degree are similar to those for the regular Mechanical Engineering degree.
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