WWEST helped establish this program, but it is now managed by the Mechanical Engineering Department.
MECH 2 is the cornerstone program of the UBC Mechanical Engineering Department, and a revolutionary new way to think about undergraduate education. It goes far beyond classes and exams to include all areas of personal and professional development needed to become a successful engineer.
As part of the the program, students participate in Community Based Experiential Learning (CBEL). Students combine the theory and practice of mechanical engineering by spending a full day completing a hands-on team project for a community-based organization to exercise their project-planning skills.
Past examples of community organizations MECH 2 has collaborated with include:
- Free Geek
- Richmond Food Bank
- Habitat for Humanity
- World in a Garden