Note – The course syllabuses below are NOT official. They are only samples, intended to provide an overview of what type of content will be covered and the nature of the course, as this information can be useful for selecting courses and determining transfer credits, etc. For the official Mechanical Engineering course list, refer to the UBC Calendar. For official course syllabus and curriculum details, please refer to the instructor’s handouts and the course’s website (if available).
|Code||Title/Syllabus||Credits||Current Course Schedule|
|Mech 220||Technical Skills Practicum||4||Course Page|
|Mech 221||Engineering Science I||12||Course Page|
|Mech 222||Engineering Science II||6||Course Page|
|Mech 223||Mechanical Design||7||Course Page|
|Mech 260||Introduction to Mechanics of Materials||3||Course Page|
|Mech 280||Introduction to Fluid Mechanics||3||Course Page|
|Code||Title/Syllabus||Credits||Current Course Schedule|
|Mech 305||Data Analysis and Mechanical Engineering Laboratories||6||Course Page|
|Mech 306||Data Analysis and Mechatronics Laboratories||4||Course Page|
|Mech 325||Mechanical Design I||4||Course Page|
|Mech 326||Mechanical Design II||3||Course Page|
|Mech 327||Thermal System Design||3||Course Page|
|Mech 328||Mechanical Engineering Design Project||3||Course Page|
|Mech 329||Materials for Mechanical Design||3||Course Page|
|Mech 358||Engineering Analysis||3||Course Page|
|Mech 360||Mechanics of Materials||3||Course Page|
|Mech 366||Modeling of Mechatronic Systems||3||Course Page|
|Mech 368||Engineering Measurements and Instrumentation||3||Course Page|
|Mech 375||Heat Transfer I||3||Course Page|
|Mech 380||Fluid Dynamics||3||Course Page|
|Mech 386||Industrial Fluid Mechanics||3||Course Page|
|Mech 392||Manufacturing Processes||2||Course Page|
Students must complete their registration for both academic terms by August 1st, after which:
- Courses with low enrollment will be cancelled.
- It may not be possible for us to accommodate registration requests; this includes core courses if room capacities have been reached.
For Students in Mech
Please see the Course Planning and Registration Guide on the Department Connect Information Portal for technical elective information and regulations.
For Other Engineering Students
The available technical electives for 2015W are listed below. Note that these are the courses Mech is making available – your program will not necessarily accept them for credit. Also, please note that this list is for convenience only. Please use the Registration Guide on Connect or available in CEME 2205 as the primary source of information.
All of the Mech lecture-based courses being opened as technical electives to our own students are open to engineering students in all departments, provided they are in third year and above and meet the prerequisites. Please note that a few courses with lab space limitations may reserve some of the seats for Mech students only.
Term 1, September 2016
- MECH 386 – Industrial Fluid Mechanics
- MECH 405 – Acoustics and Noise Control
- MECH 410M – Special Topics: Intro to Mechatronics
- Introduction to mechatronic systems; basic electronic components and circuits; actuators and sensors, and signal conditioning. Modeling and analysis of mechatronics components and systems. Selection of components based on overall system performance requirements.
- MECH 410R – Special Topics: Microfluidics
- Goal: To provide a functional understanding of the physics of fluids at small scales which is leveraged by microfluidic technologies.
- Course topics:
- Introduction – What is microfluidics? Introduction to physics at small scales. Scaling principles and dimensional analysis.
- Fluid Mechanics – Low Reynolds number hydrodynamics, network flows, porous flows.
- Capillarity – Interface energetics. Capillary driven flows.
- Scalar Transport – Diffusion, random walks, advection-diffusion equation. Mixing, separation, dispersion. Surfactant effects on drops.
- Electrokinetics – Electric double layer, zeta potentials, electroosmosis, charge transport, streaming potential. Electrophoresis.
- Microrheology – An introduction to passive and active microrheology.
- Lab on a chip – Experimental techniques, chip fabrication, flow visualization.
- MECH 435 – Orthopaedic Biomechanics
- MECH 436 – Fundamentals of Injury Biomechanics
- MECH 468 – Modern Control Engineering
- MECH 469 – Dynamic System Modeling
- MECH 479 – Computational Fluid Dynamics
- MECH 485 – Aircraft Design: Structures
- MECH 488 – Introduction to Ship Hydrodynamics
- MECH 489 – Experimental Thermofluids
- MECH 493 – Introduction to Academic Research (2 term)
- MECH 496 – Engineering Management
- MECH 502 – Fluid Mechanics
Term 2, January 2017
- MECH 410D – Special Topics: Engineering Dynamics
- Two-dimensional kinematics using vector methods; Three-dimensional kinematics and Euler angles; Dynamics of rigid bodies and mechanisms in two and three dimensions; Lagrange equations; Gyroscopic effects and rigid rotors.
- MECH 433 – Biofluids
- MECH 445 – Fuel Cell Systems
- MECH 460 – Advanced Mechanics of Materials
- MECH 462 – Finite Element Analysis
- MECH 464 – Industrial Robotics
- MECH 470 – Energy Conversion Systems
- MECH 473 – Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
- MECH 478 – Internal Combustion Engines
- MECH 481 – Aerodynamics of Aircraft I
- MECH 484 – Aircraft Design: Aerodynamics
- MECH 491 – Computer-Aided Manufacturing
- MECH 495 – Industrial Engineering
- MECH 505 – Industrial and Environmental Acoustics and Vibration
Note: Students may only register in up to six credits of MECH 410 courses over the course of their degree.
Non-Mech, “Listed” Courses Offered in 2016W
For a full list of these technical electives please refer to the Course Planning and Registration guide found on the Department Connect Information Portal