SUBC is UBC’s Submarine Design Team

We design and build submarines to race in the International and European Submarine Races.

About Us

SUBC, UBC’s Submarine Design Team, is a team of undergraduate students, mostly engineers from a variety of different departments including Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Engineering Physics. As a team we design, build, test and race a one person, “wet” submarine.

Our primary goal is to provide team members with the opportunity to gain good practical experience. The experience that students gain through this project is not available in a classroom. SUBC allows students the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to a practical problem, to gain experience with project and budget management, and to encourage a hands-on design approach that will benefit them in future design challenges. SUBC also has the opportunity to promote post-secondary education through exhibitions and display venues such as Science World and the Vancouver International Boat Show. Our project captures the interest of young students and demonstrates to them the exciting side of science and engineering. Our third goal is to sustain a record of improvement in the project and enter one of the most competitive submarines at the competition.