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The UBC EngPhys Project Lab is home to open-ended projects in prototyping and design for students in the UBC Engineering Physics program.

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For Fizz Club Space access in the “Life” building (old SUB), email Bernhard (include your #)

Prototyping Tools

We can give access to students to a variety of prototyping tools waterjet cutters3D printerslaser cutters, microcontroller programming with Arduino boards and our own in-house  TINAH boards among other tools, and can arrange access to the Physics and Astronomy Student Machine Shop.



ENPH 253 Intro to Instrument Design

Our Intro to Prototyping course exclusively for 2nd year Engineering Physics.  Every summer, students gain access to the widest variety of fabrication tools to design and fabricate a fully autonomous robot.    Past competitions have included one-on-one hockey, volleyball, search-and-rescue, and wall-climbing robots.


ENPH 459 /  ENPH 479 –  Engineering Projects I and II

Small groups of students with academic interests in electronics, mechanics and computer science work together on a broad spectrum of projects. The objective is to present the students with “real world” problems where the solution is influenced by constraints such as time, money, basic knowledge, and manpower as well as the complex requirements of society. Students will learn how to judge what factors are important and how to get the best answers with limited resources.


Project Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring a project?   Students will work on a variety of projects involving physics, engineering, electronics, mechanical prototyping, and software development.   Read more about how to sponsor a project with our students.



Jon Nakane   | jnakane “at”   |   604.822.2110 |   Hennings 115

Bernhard Zender  | bzender “at”   |   604.822.2961   |   Hennings 115