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Project Lab

The Project Lab is where UBC’s Engineering Physics students develop projects in machine learning, quantum

computing, robotics, clean energy, medical devices, particle physics and anything that involves engineering and
physics.   If you have a challenging, interesting, high-risk, high-tech project, please get in touch with us.
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Prototyping Tools

We provide access for our students to a variety of prototyping tools such as a waterjet cutter3D printersa laser cutter,

as well as more conventional fabrication facilities, both with staff support such as the  Physics and Astronomy Student

Machine Shop but also self-serve labs, facilities, shops, and tools.


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.