UBC's Human Powered Submarine Team

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The University of British Columbia Human Powered Submarine Team (SUBC) is an engineering student team that designs, builds, and races human powered submarines. Founded in 1989 by a small group of mechanical engineering students, SUBC is UBC’s longest lived engineering design team. The team was created to participate in the second International Submarine Races (ISR2), and has since had many successes with both one and two-person submarines. Most recently, the team placed in the top 5 for our design at our first-ever European competition (eISR3). Now, SUBC is working to prepare for ISR14 this June, where they will be racing against over 20 teams from all over the world.


Drivetrain Redesign
Electronic Steering


Thank you to our 2016-2017 sponsors!