Student Design Teams

Student Design Teams is a funding category available only for competition teams recognized by the UBC Engineering Design Team Council (EDTC). A list of these teams can be found on the EDTC website: http://teams.engineering.ubc.ca.

Engineering design teams are funded to a maximum of $12,000/group or team, which includes travel.

Final Reports

2015-16

SAE Prototype Vehicle


UBC Supermileage Team (UBCST) works to design, develop and construct two single-person, fuel efficient gasoline powered vehicles. One of these vehicles, the Prototype, has few design limitations and is our chance to push the boundary of fuel-efficiency at Shell Eco-marathon Americas and at SAE Supermileage Competition.

Shell Eco-marathon Urban Concept Vehicle


UBC Supermileage Team (UBCST) works to design, develop and construct two single-person, fuel efficient gasoline powered vehicles. One of these vehicles, the Urban Concept, is closer to real world vehicles and is our chance to integrate both efficiency and functionality at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas.

SUBC – UBC’s Human Powered Submarine Team


SUBC, UBC’s Human Powered Submarine Team, consists of undergraduate and graduate students who collaborate to design, build, and race flooded, pedal powered submarines in the International Submarine Races. We work to expose students from all fields of study to the unique challenges of the marine industry while providing hands-on project experience.

The UBC Supermileage Team


The UBC Supermileage Team works to design, develop and construct two single-person, fuel-efficient gasoline powered vehicles for the annual Shell Eco-marathon Americas competitions. The team welcomes students from all disciplines and has members from nearly all engineering departments as well as other faculties. By producing high-mileage concept vehicles, we strive to inspire, educate and promote public energy awareness and sustainable transportation.

UBC AeroDesign


UBC AeroDesign is an engineering design team that designs and builds payload lifting R/C aircraft. Since the founding of the team in 1992, the team has competed annually at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aero Design Competition representing students, the Faculty and UBC at this event.

UBC Baja


UBC Baja is an engineering design team open to both undergraduate and graduate engineering students. It offers an opportunity to gain real-world experience in the engineering design and build process. Participants deal with unexpected roadblocks and other challenges encountered in the process by working as a team to design and construct a single-seat all-terrain vehicle in time for competition. Along with the design and build process, students gain valuable experience promoting the vehicle, generating financial support through various methods and, above all, managing team responsibilities with academic and educational priorities.

UBC Biomedical Engineering Student Team (BEST)


The UBC Biomedical Engineering Student Team (BEST), is an extracurricular, undergraduate, multidisciplinary student team comprising of 80 students. BEST develops context appropriate solutions to medical challenges world wide through our 7 unique projects. We develop members both technically and professionally, while working to make a positive impact on the medical community.

UBC Chem-E Car


One of two teams based in Chemical Engineering. We compete in the AIChe Chem-E-Car and BC LNG Innovation Game Changer Competitions. The purpose of these is to apply Chemical Engineering towards creating a chemically powered vehicle and increasing the LNG value chain respectively.

UBC Concrete Canoe Team


Every year the UBC Concrete Canoe team designs, builds and races a canoe made entirely out of concrete possessing a lower density than water. We travel to regional and national competitions, where we aim to place among top teams in Canada and the United States.

UBC Concrete Toboggan


The UBC Concrete Toboggan team competes annually in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR), this past year held in Ottawa. Teams from across Canada design, build and race toboggans with concrete running surfaces. Teams are judged on technical design through presentations, reports, sustainability, race day performance and team spirit.

UBC Formula Electric (Formerly UBC E-Racing)


UBC Formula Electric is a student engineering team formed by a merger between E-Racing and the UBC Electric Car Club. The team is now working to design and manufacture a competitive electric race car for competition in Formula SAE events against other university teams. In the process we strive to educate and inspire both students and the public about sustainable transport through technical training and community outreach.

UBC Formula Electric (Formerly UBC Electric Car Club).


UBC Formula Electric is a student engineering team now working to design and manufacture a competitive electric race car for competition in Formula SAE events against other university teams. In the process we strive to educate and inspire both students and the public about sustainable transport through technical training and community outreach.

UBC Formula SAE


Formula UBC is a student engineering team that designs and manufactures an open-wheeled racecar to compete in the Formula SAE Collegiate Design Series against universities from around the world. At the competition the car is judged based on its design, cost, marketing, and on-track performance.

UBC Hardware Design Team


The UBC Hardware Design Team (UBCHDT) is hoping to implement neural networks using Field-Progrmamable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). Neural networks are used for applications such as facial recognition, character recognition, and more. Using FPGAs will allow us to reduce power consumption greatly and may lead to increased speed of networks by exploiting parallelism.

UBC Open Robotics


UBC Open Robotics is a team of undergraduate engineering students devoted to designing and building an autonomous robot designed to aid in house hold tasks. It is our goal to compete in the RoboCup@home competition which is an international competition designed to further robotics research.

UBC Open Robotics


UBC Open Robotics is a team of undergraduate engineering students devoted to designing and building an autonomous robot designed to aid in house hold tasks. It is our goal to compete in the RoboCup@home competition which is an international competition designed to further robotics research.

UBC Orbit


The UBC Orbit Satellite Design Team is a student run organization with the goal of developing high impact CubeSats pushing the limits of the space technology field. This is done through competing in the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge which runs on a two year cycle.

UBC Rapid


UBC Rapid is an engineering student design team focused on advancing the state of open-source rapid prototyping by using, building, designing, modifying, breaking, and fixing tools like 3D printers and CNC mills.

UBC SailBot


UBC SailBot designed and built an autonomous sailboat - combining naval architecture, power systems, obstacle avoidance, control systems into a carbon fibre-crafted hull, this boat named "Ada" went the farthest into the Atlantic Ocean known in history by autonomous sailboat.

UBC Snowbots


UBC Snowbots brings students from different faculties together with the goal of constructing an autonomous robot. Our team members develop technical and soft skills beneficial to careers regarding autonomous technologies through competing in the annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition and ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition.

UBC Solar


UBC Solar is a solar car racing team. We build full-scale electric vehicles powered by solar panels built into the surface of the car, designed for competitive races against teams from other universities. We engage in a variety of different projects every year, with out current focus being on getting our mark I vehicle in to racing condition. The solar vehicle project is demanding because the technical complexity and shear size of the solar car. Students that join UBC Solar have the opportunity to design and build various different vehicle components, using industry standard automotive technologies. We work in a collaborative environment and emphasize knowledge transfer between senior and junior students.

UBC Unmanned Aircraft Systems


UBC UAS is a new student team dedicated to pushing the boundaries of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology through the teamwork and talent of passionate University Students, aside from our technical achievements, we are best known for providing an inclusive community for students to participate in this exciting and growing field of engineering.

UBCST Dynamo-meter Testing Rig


The Dynamometer is built for the purpose of testing and tuning our competition vehicles’ engines in a variety of conditions in preparation for the Shell Eco-marathon. This year we saw the addition of a hydraulic brake for adding resistance to the rollers as well as torque and speed sensors.


 

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