Fluid Dynamics

UBC AeroDesign builds and flies payload lifting, radio controlled airplanes to compete in the international SAE Aero Design Competition. The team strives to provide a learning environment for students to experiment and experience what it is like to work on a world class engineering challenge in the field of aerospace.


SUBC, also known as UBC’s Human Powered Submarine, is exactly that.  Students design and fabricate a “wet” submarine (which means that it’s flooded) that is powered entirely by a single person!  But don’t worry, along with being in full scuba gear, the submarine pilot is also accompanied by a trained dive team as they race to get the fastest time.  Their competition alternates between Maryland, USA and Gosport, England every year.