Admission and Registration
How to Apply
All students accepted into second year Mechanical Engineering will take part in the Mech 2 program; Mech no longer offers a traditional program. Students wishing to take the Mechatronics Option must also apply for Mechatronics in a separate application.
More information on second year placements can be found here.
Notification of Acceptance
In July, Engineering Student Services begins to place and mail out acceptance letters to students, notifying them of which engineering department they have been admitted to. This process continues into the summer with the last placements occurring in about mid-August. You will not be able to register for any core engineering courses or Standard Timetables (STT) until you have been accepted to one of the engineering programs. Specifically for Mech 2 applicants, until you are admitted, you will not be able to register for any Mech 2 courses since they are all included in the STT's.
During July and August, to check your current placement status, Engineering Student Services has recommended using the procedure below. This will give immediate feedback while waiting for an acceptance letter will result in delays of several days or more.
- Visit the Student Services website
- For JAVA users: login with your student number and password. Under "myServices" select "Registration". Make sure that the upcoming Winter session is selected and then choose "Specialization".
- For HTML users: login with your student number and password. Select "Specialization" and the upcoming Winter session and then select "Add." (You will not be able to add a specialization but this procedure will indicate your current placement.)
- For both of the methods above, if your specialization indicates "MECH," then congratulations you have been accepted to Mechanical Engineering. If your specialization indicates "BASC" then you have not yet been placed in one of the engineering programs. Please be patient as placements will continue into August. If your specialization indicates a different department, we congratulate you and we wish you an enjoyable and prosperous time at UBC.
On your assigned registration date, if you have received placement to an engineering program, you should begin registering for your courses. If you have not yet received a placement, Engineering Student Services recommends that you register for non-core and non-STT components of your chosen programs. In the case of Mech 2, there are no non-STT courses so it is recommended that you register for available courses in your other program choices. Once you receive your placement, please remember to register for all necessary STT and core courses and to de-register for all courses that you do not need.
If you are accepted into Mech, please read the STT information below prior to registering.
Standard Timetables (STT)
The Mech 2 class is divided into four sections (standard timetables) with roughly 30 students per section. Each section has its own practicums, labs, computer labs, problem sessions, Q&A sessions, technical communication tutorials, and design activities. The 12 scheduled lectures per week and design competitions are common to all the sections. With this system, more time is spent working in teams and learning in small groups compared to a conventional engineering program.
The University system refers to the four Mech 2 standard timetables by the four-letter designations MEAD, MEAN, MEEK, and MEET. Similarly, labs and tutorials are denoted respectively with A, B, C, and D (for example, L1A and L1B). For Mech 2, designations with more meaning to engineers will be used (A = Armstrong, B = Brunel, C = Curie, and D = Dunbar). For each section, a link to the tentative MECH 220 schedule and to the typical MECH 221, 222, and 223 schedules are given below.
Note that the MATH 253 and MATH 256 lectures and computer labs do not appear separately in the timetables as they are fully integrated into the Mech 2 schedule. APSC 201 (technical communication) material is also seamlessly integrated into Mech 2 although the tutorial times are shown in the timetables. By registering for a standard timetable, students will automatically be registered in all necessary MECH and MATH courses.Students will be added into a Term 2 APSC 201 section in the late fall based on their assigned project group for term 2.
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