Students in the Manufacturing program will gain broad exposure to foundational engineering disciplines, and training across a range of major manufacturing processes and platforms, and instruction in production management and modern manufacturing practices, including newly emerging practices in digital modeling, virtual machining, additive manufacturing and composites.

With an emphasis on project based team learning, students will explore how robotics, artificial intelligence, and autonomous systems are transforming the manufacturing industry. The program combines both traditional and hands-on learning to give you practical and analytical skills needed to become a successful engineer. Through the program students will learn to:

  • Design, operate, and optimize advanced manufacturing environments.
  • Develop digital models for manufacturing processes.
  • Design and control manufacturing machinery.
  • Manage the manufacturing environment.

Student experience

This is the first program in UBC Applied Science to provide students specific opportunities to take some of the courses simultaneously through use of video linked classrooms.


As all other engineering undergraduate programs at UBC students will apply into the common undergraduate engineering first year, and then specialize in Manufacturing Engineering starting in their second year.


The program offers two specialization options to students:

  • Technical manufacturing (Vancouver campus).
  • Production management (Okanagan campus).

The two programs will run in parallel and in collaboration with each other.  It has been designed to provide students the same high quality experience at both campuses. Curriculum for years 1 through 3 have been designed as equivalent at both sites. An option for students to direct their studies to either the technical aspects of production or production management in their final year is under development. More details will be posted when this option becomes available.