Department Tours

PR2 - CARISThe Department of Mechanical Engineering offers public tours throughout the year. Our student-led tours typically take 1.5 hours, and include a tour around our facilities. We typically stop at two labs and two student teams, where you will learn a bit about the research done in Mechanical Engineering and some of the great design opportunities that our students have. At the end of the tour there is an optional half-hour advising session where we will have program advisers to answer any questions you may have about the department or UBC Engineering.

The next tour will be: TBD

To RSVP, please email and let us know your name, how many people will be joining you, and (if applicable) what grade you are in. There are limited spaces available on each tour; only confirmed participants will receive the tour location.

If you are interested in a private tour for a large group (e.g. a high school class), please contact Amelia Pitt-Brooke at We apologize that we are not able to host private tours for individuals.

Virtual Tour

Can’t make a public Tour? Check out our virtual tour of the Mechanical Engineering student workspaces, support services, community spaces, and featured labs!



In addition to tours, the Department of Mechanical Engineering conducts outreach to promote STEM and Mechanical Engineering as a career choice. We are able to host workshops for all age groups. In the past our outreach groups have built and tested wind turbines, boats, cars, and other devices. We have worked with Shad Valley, CEDAR, and other groups.

If you would like to discuss hosting an outreach event for your group, please contact Amelia Pitt-Brooke at