The manufacturing sector is one of the biggest drivers of the Canadian economy, and it is changing rapidly, becoming more complex and is employing evolving high-tech solutions. To compete on a global scale, Canadian industry needs engineers who are trained and prepared to meet these demands of this fast-paced, dynamic and growing sector.

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 modelling, 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

Prospective Careers

Manufacturing engineers may be employed in industrial and government research facilities, government and regulatory agencies, as well as industry in areas of rubber, plastics and chemical manufacturing, manufactured mineral products, computer and electronics manufacturing, transportation manufacturing. Manufacturing engineers may also be employed as consultants in professional business services and educational services.

Vancouver Campus
Learn more at manufacturing.engineering.ubc.ca

Okanagan Campus
Learn more at manufacturing.engineering.ok.ubc.ca