Overview of Manufacturing Engineering at UBC

This program looks at the entire manufacturing process from concept and fabrication of individual mechanical parts through to product delivery. For example, when compared to UBC’s Mechanical Engineering program (MECH), the fundamental difference is that it focuses on the manufacturing of machine parts, as opposed to general machine design. The Manufacturing Program includes elements from a variety of programs/disciplines including mechanical, electrical, computer and material and links them together within the context of manufacturing. The program is also highly unique in that there is no other program in BC training students for work in this area.

Beyond the factory, manufacturing engineering provides a different way of evaluating, conceptualizing and creating new things.

What is Manufacturing Engineering?

Manufacturing engineers oversee the production process from beginning to end – they design, operate and optimize advanced manufacturing environments, develop digital models for manufacturing processes, design and control manufacturing machinery, and manage the manufacturing environment.

What do manufacturing engineers do?

Manufacturing engineers work to design manufacturing processes and to optimize production costs and product quality, acting in supervisory capacity to provide strong technical guidance and overseeing production schedules. They are specialists in “making” products that customers want. They design factories, production schedules and quality systems to ensure that the products they make are economical, sustainable and safe.