Message from the Head

Message from the Head

Steve Feng

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. We are deeply appreciative to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, as the traditional caretakers of this land, for the opportunity to work, learn, play, and live here.

Our department has been a vital component of the Faculty of Applied Science since the University was founded in 1915, with a distinguished record in both teaching and research. Several faculty members within the Department are recipients of teaching awards from the University and the external community. In addition to excellent teachers, we also provide our students with an innovative and engaging curriculum, including our award-winning Mech 2 program and the Mechatronics Option. Mechanical Engineering continues to be a highly sought-after program for undergraduate students at UBC Engineering; the number of students who rank us as their preferred program is often twice as large as the number of students we can accept.

We are proud to be one of the most research-intensive Mechanical Engineering departments in Canada. The research activities of our faculty members range across the wide spectrum of Mechanical Engineering, aiming at developing innovative technologies to improve quality of life and solve global challenges. We are fortunate to have modern facilities and dedicated technical and office staff to support our academic programs and research. Many of our faculty have received national and international recognition for their research work. Collectively, we oversee the work of approximately 200 graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and research engineers, with an average annual research budget of over $12 million, attracted from both government agencies and industry.

Our faculty, staff, and students come to UBC from around the world, and we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, inclusive community. We welcome applications from anyone wishing to join us, whether as a student, staff or faculty member. We hope you will find this website informative and encourage you to reach out to us for further inquiries.

Hsi-Yung (Steve) Feng, PhD, PEng, FASME
Professor and Head
Tel: 604-822-1366