What is a Design Team?
An Engineering Design Team is an approved extra-curricular group comprised of current UBC students who design (and potentially develop a prototype of) a device or product (e.g. a robot or a vehicle).
Students often participate in these activities with a common goal of gaining relevant design, competition, teamwork, and leadership experience. Teams often choose to enter a regional, national, or international competition with their device, to represent UBC Engineering and put their hard work to the test.
Official design teams must be approved by the Engineering Design Team Advisory Council.
We currently have 35 teams that address a wide variety of disciplines including watercraft, civil & sustainability teams. Teams generally design and manufacture a device or product (e.g. a robot or a vehicle). Teams often choose to enter a regional, national, or international competition with their device, to represent UBC Engineering and put their hard work to the test. UBC supports existing teams, fosters the development of new ones, and encourages a wide range of collaboration with campus and external partners, helping them achieve their potential through adequate access to resources.
All students involved with engineering design teams must follow the UBC Student Code of Conduct found in the Academic Calendar. Failure to comply with the Code of Conduct is grounds for team termination.
Access a comprehensive list of all engineering design teams at UBC, categorized according to different disciplines.
Learn about the necessary steps and requirements for registered UBC Engineering Design Teams, including training modules and applications.
Each design team must have at least one faculty advisor. Learn about their roles, responsibilities, and how to approach them.
If you plan to attend or are already participating in a competition, find all the essential information you need to know.
Learn about the proper resources needed to establish a team.