Student Design Teams

Student Design Team Projects are done by UBC Engineering Design Teams. A list of these teams can be found on the EDTC website: http://teams.engineering.ubc.ca.

Registered engineering design teams are funded to a maximum of $20,000/group or team, including travel.

Final Reports

2016-17

Advanced Gripper


Short Description of Project: The advanced gripper was a difficult project that was lead by two PHD students on the design side, with other team members contributing to fabrication and simper design tasks. The gripper design progressed well through both semesters, however the project did not progress far into the fabrication stage.

AIChE App. Design Project


The App Design Project is an automated brewing system that utilizes the internet of things to be monitored and controlled all from the comfort of a phone. The project will be presented in a workshop at the AIChE National Conference in Minneapolis.

CSDC Cubesat


The CSDC CubeSat mission is the main goal of UBC Orbit. The aim is to create a means of extremely early forest fire detection and prevention using image recognition and an extremely wide field of view enhanced spectrum cameras. This satellite will be in low earth orbit and will provide a very high update rate of moderate resolution expanded spectrum images of Earth. This satellite will do onboard processing of the images it captures to monitor macro-phenomenons like fires, droughts, and storms using neural networks and artificial intelligence algorithms.

Formula UBC 2017 Car


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

Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race 2017


UBC Concrete Toboggan is an engineering student team from UBC that competes in the annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR). It is the oldest and largest engineering student competition in Canada. The goal is to design, construct, and race a toboggan with a sliding surface made of concrete.

ROSEbot – ROS(Robot Operating System) Educational robot


ROSEbot was developed as a scaled down domestic assistive robot. Its purpose is to be a functional training platform that can be improved while being used for software development.It includes omni-directional drivetrain, vertically actuated torso, 6 DOF arm with gripper, pan/tilt neck, expressive face, power management system, powerful onboard computer, and comprehensive operating manual.

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.

Skookumchuck Mk. II: Redesign & Competition (SUBC)


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.

Skookumchuck Mk. III: Design & Fabrication (SUBC)


SUBC’s objective is to provide students with the opportunity to grow and develop as future engineers and managers, by exposing them to hands-on project experience. With PAF’s support, we were able to justifiably expand our team in size, and finance a greater number of projects. The additional project that we added this year was the construction of a new hull to compete with in the European International Submarine Races. The two competitions that SUBC attends runs every two years and require for a new hull to be raced at the respective competitions. PAF has allowed us to implement innovative designs for mount points in the hull. We are also using carbon fibres as a composite material this year, an unprecedented method for SUBC offering many learning opportunities. With continued support from PAF, we are confident that we can continue to compete on an annual basis.

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 student team dedicated to designing, building, and testing a single-seat all-terrain vehicle to compete in the Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) series. Each year the team designs and builds a vehicle from the ground up that meets the rules and requirements set by Baja SAE. Baja vehicles are expected to be light, quick, maneuverable, and most importantly, durable.

UBC Biomedical Engineering Student Team (UBC BEST)


The UBC Biomedical Engineering Student Team (UBC BEST) is an extracurricular, undergraduate, and multidisciplinary student engineering design team comprising of 80 students. BEST develops context appropriate solutions to address medical challenges world wide through our 4 unique projects: Femur Fracture Treatment Project (FFTP), Music 2 Movement (M2M), Respiratory Rate Monitor (RRM), and Medical Innovation in NeuroTechnology (MINT). We aim to develop our members both technically and professionally, while working to create a positive impact in the engineering and medical communities.

UBC ChemECar 2016 Nationals Competition


UBC Chem-E-Car represents The University of British Columbia in the annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Chem-E-Car competition where we compete with other North American teams. We design, build and test a shoe-box sized car from scratch every year. The process involves building a power system (batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors etc), selecting a stopping mechanism reaction, designing the circuitry, coding microcontrollers and assembling the mechanical components and car body.

UBC ChemECar Flow Cell


The Flow Cell project is a novel Zinc-Nickel rechargeable battery system that upon completion will be hooked up to a renewable power source and deployed on campus.

UBC ChemECar Junior Car Regionals 2017


UBC ChemECar Junior Car allows new members to have full autonomy and resources to prototype, build and test their own ChemECar. The members are advised by the senior team, which is comprised of past members, but are responsible for coming up with novel ideas for their own car.

UBC ChemECar Junior Car Regionals 2017


UBC ChemECar Junior Car allows new members to have full autonomy and resources to prototype, build and test their own ChemECar. The members are advised by the senior team, which is comprised of past members, but are responsible for coming up with novel ideas for their own car.

UBC ChemECar Senior Car Regionals 2017


4. The annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Chem-E-Car competition where we compete with other North American teams. We design, build and test a shoe-box sized car from scratch every year. The process involves building a power system (batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors etc), selecting a stopping mechanism reaction, designing the circuitry, coding microcontrollers and assembling the mechanical components and car body. The regional conference is held in the pacific northwest and involves schools from all over the region.

UBC Concrete Canoe


UBC Concrete Canoe is a team of 40 students who design, build and race a canoe built entirely out of concrete. We participate in competitions with universities across North America. The team provides students an opportunity to learn about concrete technology as part of a real-world engineering project.

UBC EERI Seismic Design Team


The UBC EERI Seismic Design Team is an extra-curricular, student oriented team that attracts undergraduate students in civil engineering with an interest in structural and seismic design. We focus on promoting the study of earthquake engineering while providing each team member with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a safe and supportive learning environment.

UBC Formula Electric 2017 Car


UBC Formula Electric works on building open-wheel race cars to compete annually in FSAE Electric. The 2016-2017 school year was our first build, culminating in completion of Luna, our first car.

UBC Mars Colony – Airlock Project Year 1


Developing to building an automated and collapsible entrance for a Mars colony. Pressure differences will be controlled to allow people to go in/out of a base. We are a multidisciplinary team, with mechanical, electrical/software, and structural sections. Main challenges are designing a sealed vessel that would withstand extreme temperature differences.

UBC Rapid


UBC Rapid is an engineering student design team that focuses on designing, building, using, fixing, and improving open-source rapid prototyping tools like 3D printers and CNC mills. This year, we ran the Hack Your 3D Printer competition.

UBC Rocket – Competition Rocket


The competition rocket project involved the design, manufacture, testing and launch of UBC Rocket’s first rocket, Cypress. Cypress was launched and recovered successfully at the Spaceport America Cup 2017, resulting in a first place finish in our category.

UBC Rocket – Payloads Project


The UBC Rocket payloads project was centered around developing a standalone payload for the Space Dynamics Laboratory Payload Challenge, held as part of the Spaceport America Cup in June 2017. This involved designing, manufacturing, testing, and finally launching a suite of three distinct payload units on a suborbital rocket.


 

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