MEL Student Project: Improving Naval Vessel Operations Through Data Visualization

MEL Student Project: Improving Naval Vessel Operations Through Data Visualization

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering student Gaby Marino completed a student project where she investigated the potential for data visualization software to streamline operations on naval vessels. She talked to us in August 2020 about her work.

NAME Professor teaches course on machine learning techniques at international marine conference

NAME Professor teaches course on machine learning techniques at international marine conference

On August 15th and 16th Dr. Rajeev Jaiman offered a successful short course, “Physics-Based Data-Driven Modeling and Machine Learning: Application to Marine/Offshore Engineering” at OMAE, the international conference on ocean, offshore and arctic engineering.  Dr. Jaiman’s two-day course focused on advanced data-driven and physics-based machine learning techniques and applications to fundamental unsteady flow and fluid-structure […]

NAME MEL Alumnus Story – Pavan Rao

NAME MEL Alumnus Story – Pavan Rao

After training as a marine engineer, Pavan went on to spend six years working on board oil tankers and bulk carriers. Now, after completing the MEL in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, he’s returned to his passion for ship-building and is working as a production engineer contractor for Seaspan.

Designing Quieter Ships to Reduce Noise Impacts on Whales

Designing Quieter Ships to Reduce Noise Impacts on Whales

Cetaceans – whales, dolphins and porpoises – depend on echolocation to navigate and forage for food. In BC, the southern resident killer whale population is in decline. One of the contributing factors is underwater-radiated noise from marine vessels. Other factors include the decline in Chinook salmon stocks, their prime source of food, and environmental pollution. Studies […]

Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship in Naval Architecture – Deadline: June 30, 2020

Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship in Naval Architecture – Deadline: June 30, 2020

Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship in Naval Architecture Apply for the Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship in Naval Architecture. The award value is approximately $2,500 which will be payable toward the cost of their tuition fees. The application deadline is June 30, 2020.  The Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship was created in 1982 by a bequest from the […]

NAME Faculty Receive NSERC/SEASPAN Industrial Research Chairs for Intelligent and Green Marine Vessels

NAME Faculty Receive NSERC/SEASPAN Industrial Research Chairs for Intelligent and Green Marine Vessels

Vancouver is a marine hub, a port for trade and shipbuilding that draws traffic from all over the world into BC’s coastal waters. These waters are also home to North America’s dwindling population of endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, one of many marine species threatened by the underwater noise pollution ships generate. This begs the […]

NAME Students visit Engine Room Simulator

NAME Students visit Engine Room Simulator

The room is dark except for a few colorful buttons on the instrument panels and the glow coming from the simulator screens. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) students have to figure out how to power up their “ship” before they can use the overhead lighting, in one of the challenges offered by the BCIT […]

Congratulations November 2019 Grads!

Congratulations November 2019 Grads!

Congratulations to all of our recent Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering graduates who crossed the stage on November 28th, 2019! In addition to everyone who received their degrees on Thursday, the department extends additional congratulations to all of our award winners who have shown exceptional academic and design achievements in the course of their studies. […]

2019 SNAME Maritime Convention – Canadian Alumni Gathering and Overview

2019 SNAME Maritime Convention – Canadian Alumni Gathering and Overview

Following the 2019 SNAME Maritime Convention (chaired by NAME faculty member, and former co-director, Professor Chris McKesson) attending Canadian alumni gathered for an event which brought together industry members, faculty and students from across Canada, including UBC NAME. SNAME Global Membership Committee Chair Glenn Walters shared the following overview of the event, and Canadian participation […]