The MECH Student Machine Shop and the MECH MakerSpace are open only to persons with appointments (including joint appointments) to the Department of Mechanical Engineering and those who are actively registered in degree programs supported by the operating budget of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. This currently includes all mechanical engineering degree programs and Manufacturing Engineering undergraduate degree programs.
There is no eligibility for persons who do not meet the above requirements. These facilities have limited capacity which is regularly exceeded by internal demand from the ~800+ persons who are already eligible to use this space.
Eligibility is also dependent on completion of orientation requirements below.
All users should self enroll in the Canvas course MECH Student Machine Shop Training at https://canvas.ubc.ca/enroll/CAWEGP as most of the detailed instructions, downloads and videos are provided through this course site.
Student MakerSpace Orientation
This consists of a 45 minute on-site orientation which includes distribution of the required agreement. Upon successful completion, eligible students will have their student card authorized to open the fob-controlled doors.
The MakerSpace handbook is posted on Canvas, as are downloads, instructions and videos for equipment in the MakerSpace
Sign-up for a MakerSpace Orientation
Request a Refresh of MakerSpace Access
Student Machine Shop Orientation
This consists of a 60 minute on-site orientation in the Student Machine Shop. Completion of one of MECH 220, MECH 231, MECH 512, MECH 560 or the Basic Shop Orientation requirements (below) is required for access to the MECH Student Machine Shop regardless of background or experience.
Orientation to other UBC shops or makerspaces does not fulfill the requirements for orientation to either of these facilities and likewise, orientation to our facilities does not qualify persons to work in other facilities.
MECH 220, 231 and MANU 230 Students
Students who are enrolled in or have completed any session of MECH 220,MECH 231 or the 2022W session of MANU 230 are automatically oriented to the Student Machine Shop as part of the course provided the required document submissions are completed. Incoming MECH 220 and 231 students should refer to the outline for the Machining Module posted on the respective MECH Canvas course site for details on the steps needed to prepare (you need to review material and write an online quiz and sign some papers prior to coming to the shop). Documents available for download on the Canvas site MECH Student Machine Shop Training include the Student Machine Shop Handbook , the Acknowledgement of Risk, and the Waiver and Indemnification Agreement.
MECH 512 AND 560 Students
Students who are enrolled in or have completed MECH 512 or MECH 560 are automatically oriented to the Student Machine Shop as part of the course. Incoming MECH 512 and 560 students who have not otherwise completed the Basic Shop Orientation should review the Student Machine Shop Handbook, then self enroll in the Canvas course MECH Student Machine Shop Training and complete the Orientation Quiz and then complete the Acknowledgement of Risk, and the Waiver and Indemnification Agreement. MECH 512 and 560 students are strongly encouraged to view the MITtechTV series of videos (outline provided here), focusing on Machine Shop 4 and Machine Shop 8.
All Other MECH and MANU Students
- View the machine introduction videos and review the Student Machine Shop Handbook before completing the orientation.
- Participate in an on-site 1 hour Student Machine Shop Site Safety Orientation. Sign up here for a session.
- Submit a complete On-site Orientation and Use Agreement.
- Successfully complete the Canvas orientation quiz that is based on the site orientation and the Student Machine Shop Handbook.