UBC Applied Science Professional Programs

Student Projects

With program-specific Capstone Projects or cross-related UBC projects — students in the MEL and MHLP programs have the opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders and experience real-life problems. Read some of our student projects.

Student projects

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Increasing Citizen Engagement through Free Public Wi-Fi
MEL in Urban Systems students worked with the City of New Westminster to explore the impact of added free public Wi-Fi zones.
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Using Occupancy Data to drive Sustainability Decisions
MEL in Urban Systems students Kevin Chen and Zeshan Nurani explore the potential of Wi-Fi occupancy data.
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Holistically assessing Building Performance
MEL Clean Energy Engineering student Kerry Shaw piloted a tool to help UBC identify if new buildings are living up to expectations.
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clean energy engineering capstone project 2017 swathi bhat
Making the Business Case for fast-charging Fuel Stations
Student Swathi Bhat has ideas for how to make electric vehicle fast-charging stations more profitable — and more prevalent
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Urban Systems project
Edmonton Blatchford Site Redevelopment
Turning a brownfield site into a sustainable community: Students developed design concepts for sustainable, livable, mixed-use multimodal and innovative neighborhoods
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Research to Action: Advancing Urban Sustainability
MEL students participated in the “Research to Action: Advancing Urban Sustainability” conference
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Capstone Story 2016_Eric Cheng
Bringing Wind Power up to Speed
Student project finds ways to remove limits from one of Canada’s most valuable energy sources
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Capstone Story 2016_Ivan Lapczak
Using Unconventional Energy Sources to fuel District Energy
A student’s project underlines the benefits of district energy, and the innovative ways in which clean energy can work
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