Curriculum

Thermofluids specific courses focus on building a firm foundation in thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and energy conversion. Thermofluids technical electives are key to adapting the curriculum to your personal interests. These courses cover topics such as Aerodynamics, Naval Architecture, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning), Thermal Power Generation and Efficient Energy Building Design. Many of these courses feature labs that encourage students to apply the theory they have learned in class to practical real-world problems. Students in Thermofluids can expect to learn industry-applicable practices and knowledge, and gain access to a wealth of advice from experienced professors and guest speakers.

The table below presents a list of the courses that are different between the Thermofluids Option and the general option. The courses highlighted are courses that are unique to the Thermofluids Option.

Note: Due to limited course availability, students in any option are required to follow the regular Co-op schedule, regardless of their Co-op status. It will thus take students a minimum of three years (after completing Mech 2) to complete their degree. For a comprehensive list of courses and schedules, see the UBC Calendar program listing.

General MECHANICAL ThermoFluids OPTION
MECH 386 (Industrial Fluid Dynamics)
MECH 479 (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
MECH 489 (Experimental Thermofluids)
MECH 326 (Mechanical Design II)
MECH 329 (Materials for Mechanical Design)
MECH 368 (Engineering Measurement and Instrumentation)
MECH 392 (Manufacturing Processes)
Technical Elective Thermofluids or General Technical Elective
Technical Elective Thermofluids Technical Elective
Technical Elective Thermofluids Technical Elective

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