Welcome to Mech 2!
Mech 2 is the cornerstone program of the UBC Mechanical Engineering Department, and a revolutionary new way to think about undergraduate education. It goes far beyond classes and exams to include all areas of personal and professional development needed to become a successful engineer.
Rather than take six or seven concurrent courses per term, students in the Mech 2 program take four consecutive courses over the entire year. Each course is taught by a team of enthusiastic instructors and the curriculum has been carefully developed to create an integrated learning experience. Rather than studying each academic subject separately, students learn the principles of mechanical engineering in a practical context. Classes are supported by small-group tutorials, question and answer sessions with Professors, labs, projects and field trips.
Mech 2 classes begin one week before the official start of Term 1 at UBC. Please note our early start date - for the 2010W session, classes start on August 30. Attendance during the first week of Mech 2 is mandatory. If you will be staying in UBC Housing during this time, you must apply for early arrival. You should do this early and not wait to receive confirmation of acceptance into Mech 2. If it turns out that your application to Mech 2 is not successful, you can cancel the early arrival with UBC Housing. Please disregard the Mech 2 start date published in the course calendar as it is incorrect.
Important Registration Information! Prospective Mech 2 students who have not received information on their placement at this time do not need to register for any Mech-related elective courses, as all of our courses are either in the STT or have reserved seats. You may wish to register for the elective courses for your second-choice program, in case you are not placed into Mech. If you then receive a placement in Mech you can drop those electives prior to registering for a Mech 2 STT.
Once you have been placed into Mech, all you need to register for is a Mech 2 STT (any of them will do; the only difference is some of the lab times). You will add APSC 201 to this STT in the late fall after you are placed in your project group (the Mech 2 reserved sections are sorted by project groups), to bring your registration to a total of 40 credits.
Note that the schedule you see on the SSC will not reflect your actual course schedule, which will change from week to week (you won't be in classes all day, every day).
Information for new students: Important information for students entering Mech 2, including where to go on the first day and what to bring, can be found in the FAQ.
Mech 2 Wins Alan Blizzard Award! The Mech 2 Program has received the Alan Blizzard Award from the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. You can view the video address by Professor Toope, the President of UBC. The award was established to "encourage, identify, and publicly recognize those whose exemplary collaboration in university teaching enhances student learning. The Award seeks to make visible and disseminate scholarship of teaching and learning, based on values and practices of collaborative teaching." ( Alan Blizzard Website ) In addition to the ASME Curriculum Innovation Award and the UBC Alfred Scow Award, the Alan Blizzard Award is the third major award Mech 2 has received in the last three years.
Two video testimonials from previous Mech 2 students have been added to the Testimonials and Awards page. The videos feature students speaking in their own words about their Perceptions and Experiences and their Reflections on Mech 2.
Last reviewed 7/7/2010 8:32:14 AM