Mechanical Engineering

at UBC's

Okanagan Campus

Investigate practical, hands-on ways of creating and improving physical systems to meet the demand of modern industries, from aircraft and energy systems to biomedical, mechatronics, and manufacturing.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Okanagan
  • Faculty: Faculty of Applied Science (Engineering)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

The teaching approach in Mechanical Engineering combines hands-on activities with traditional academic teaching to give you the practical and analytical skills needed to become a successful engineer. Mastery of fundamental engineering concepts and application of practical design skills are particularly emphasized.

The program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.

Experiential learning and research

In fourth year you can complete the Engineering Capstone Design Project, where you design a project – which can be multidisciplinary or in a specialized area of engineering – in response to an actual engineering problem. You will then submit a comprehensive project report and deliver a formal presentation. Through Engineering Co-operative Education, you can work in BC, across Canada, or around the world while gaining international insight and developing technical skills, industry networks, and mentoring opportunities with professionals. As an engineering student, you can apply for a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada undergraduate student research award, and gain valuable work experience while working with a faculty member on one of their research projects.

From Women in Engineering to Engineers Without Borders to the Concrete Toboggan Club, UBC’s Okanagan campus has engineering-focused student clubs and associations that will help you meet your peers, have fun, and find opportunities for career growth in the process.

Campus features

The engineering program on UBC’s Okanagan campus has superb new facilities for teaching and research, which include undergraduate laboratories for mechanical engineering courses and research labs for robotics, mechatronics, materials and manufacturing, microfluids, and more.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

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