The B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at UBC prepares students for the future with a solid foundation in theory through traditional courses, paired with practical design and project courses and technical electives that are relevant to today's industry. Our graduates are given the skills and edge they need to succeed in the work force or higher degrees. Our program is fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board so graduates are eligible for Engineer-in-Training status (leading to the Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia as well as from other provincial and territorial associations.
Your degree in mechanical engineering starts in the faculty-wide common first-year curriculum focusing on physics, math, chemistry and other complementary courses. Three academic years follow the common first year.
Mech 2 is your integrated introduction to the Department. The innovative, award-winning curriculum begins with practical sessions in machining, solid modeling, electronics and much more. The academic curriculum is presented in a cohesive manner and topics are carefully coordinated between subjects. Labs, tutorials and field trips complement lessons in the classroom and design projects help you apply your studies to industry standards.
Your senior years see you explore design, thermal systems, fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, electronics, materials, manufacturing and more. Technical electives allow you to tailor your learning to topics that interest you. For students who wish to focus on a particular area of study, the Department offers three options and three minors. The options include Biomedical Engineering, Mechatronics and Thermofluids. Minors include a Minor in Commerce, a Minor in Information Technology (not available for students in the Mechatronics Option), and a Minor in Honours Mathematics.
Your final year also features the 45X Capstone Design Project, a unique partnership program with industry that allows students working in teams to solve problems affecting real companies. This project provides a great opportunity to showcase your skills to industry.
All Mechanical Engineering students are strongly encouraged to join the Co-op program . Co-op students integrate industrial work terms into their degree, giving them an opportunity to apply their skills in the real world, explore career opportunities within industry and to improve their understanding of how the topics they study relate to the real world. As Co-op jobs are paid positions, it is also a great way to help fund your education. Participation in the Co-op program will generally take an additional year.
45X Capstone Design
Options (Mechanical Engineering Specializations)
UBC Engineering Co-op
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