Please note that for students all department information and policies reside on the UBC Mechanical Engineering Information Portal on Connect. For faculty and staff, this information is found on the Mechanical Engineering Intranet. Information regarding what is available on these sites and how to gain access is outlined below.

For students

For faculty and staff

Connect Intranet
The Mechanical Engineering Information Portal provides a wide range of resources to help assist students with questions regarding the following:

  • Course Advising
  • Student Resources
  • Department Policies
  • Scholarship & Awards
  • Machine Shop Hours
  • Machine Shop Services
  • Department Facilities
  • Grad Checks
For faculty and staff, the Intranet contains useful information covering:

  • Contact Information
  • Teaching and Department Resources
  • HR and Information and Forms
  • Safety
  • Facilities
  • IT

To set up access to the portal:

  • Log on to Connect ( with your CWL
  • Go to Courses
  • Under Course Catalog, click Browse Course Catalog
  • Under Search Catalog type in “UBC Mechanical Engineering Information Portal” and click Go
  • Hover over the course ID WS.UBC.MECH.220.101.2014W1.46031, click the down arrow, and click Enrol
  • Type in “mech” as the Access Code and click Submit

You only need to follow these steps once. Once you have set up access, the Information Portal will always appear on Connect under your list of Courses.

To set up access to the intranet:

  • Go to
  • In the box that pops up, enter your CWL login information
  • If you have not yet been granted access, you will be redirected to an online form. (If you already have access you will be taken directly to the Intranet site and no further steps are necessary.) Enter your reason for requesting access and click Send.
  • If you are a faculty or staff member, you will be approved within a few days. Note that only faculty and staff members will be granted permission to access this site.

Once approved, you will be able to access the Intranet by logging in with your CWL at