Master of Engineering Leadership in Advanced Materials Manufacturing (MEL)
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Advanced Materials Manufacturing is designed for engineers who want to advance their careers in the automotive, aerospace and manufacturing sectors.
Advanced simulation tools are an integral facet of the program, and you will gain foundational knowledge in the latest composites, light alloys and advanced high-strength steels currently used and planned for the future. Combined with leadership courses to enhance business and communication skills, you will be equipped to develop innovative solutions, manage teams and direct projects.
In the last decade, it has become clear that companies must reinvent their advanced manufacturing capabilities to remain globally competitive. There is a growing need across multiple industries for engineers with the technical skills and expertise to research, develop, test and optimize these next-generation manufacturing solutions. This is a rapidly evolving field, and companies are challenged to find engineers who have the sector-relevant cross-disciplinary technical expertise to develop innovative solutions.
The MEL is a 12 month program with a 60 per cent focus on your technical specialization, the remaining 40 per cent are leadership development courses that will enhance your business, communication and people skills. Delivery of the management and leadership courses are in partnership with UBC's Sauder School of Business. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about the MEL in Advanced Materials Manufacturing.
What makes the program unique?
It only takes 12 months to complete the program and get an MEL degree. Starting in January, in the Advanced Materials Manufacturing program, you will:
- Deepen your technical skills
- Sharpen your business skills
- Develop as a leader
- Collaborate with industry partners
MEL students are required to have professional experience before starting the program. That means you will be part of a mature student cohort with a variety of professional and career experiences to draw on when you collaborate on projects with one another. Access to this diversity of knowledge and experience is essential to your development.
To find out how the MEL in Advanced Materials Manufacturing has helped our alumni’s careers please read their profiles on our website.
Meet a UBC representative
Q&A with UBC Graduate Student Ambassadorswebinar
Date: Thursday, 23 August 2018
Time: 09:00 to 10:00
Join our Graduate Student Ambassadors Samuel Adenyanju (MSc Forestry, Nigeria), Federico Andrade (PhD Public Health, Colombia), Maria Angélica Guerrero (MA Educational Studies, Colombia), Xining (Linda) Yang (PhD Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, China) and Dorine Akwiri (Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Kenya) who will be available to answer questions about their experiences at UBC, including topics such as accommodation, moving to a new city/province/country and settling in, making friends, being an international student, and more. This session is open to participants interested in different programs across all faculties at UBC. Please note that we will not be able to provide answers to questions regarding application or admissions policies or any that involve specific personal information.
One-on-One Consultations - VancouverUBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL/MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2019. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL/MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at the UBC Robson Square Campus (800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7) on Wednesday, August 30th from 8:00am-7:00pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the registration form selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm details.
One-on-One Consultations - Los AngelesPitchoun!, 545 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, California
Date: Friday, 14 September 2018
Time: 08:00 to 17:00
The MEL/MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for prospective students considering study in 2019. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL/MHLP programs. Kenneth Zuidema, Strategic Partnership & Talent Acquisition Specialist for the MEL/MHLP programs will be in attendance.
Coffee & Chat - TorontoDineen Coffee, 140 Yonge Street, Toronto
Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Time: 08:00 to 15:30
The MEL/MHLP programs will be running “Coffee & Chat” sessions for prospective students considering study in 2019. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL/MHLP programs. Kenneth Zuidema, Strategic Partnership & Talent Acquisition Specialist for the MEL/MHLP programs will be in attendance.
Applications for January 2019, the MEL degrees will admit in three application rounds:
1st Round: June 1, 2018 (Decision by July 1, 2018)
2nd Round: August 1, 2018 (Decision by September 1, 2018)
Final Round: October 1, 2018 (Decision by November 1, 2018)
We highly recommend international students to apply by June 1st to ensure plenty time to allow for processing of study permits.
TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement
IELTS Overall Score Requirement
Prior degree requirements
Applicants must normally hold an undergraduate credential in Material Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering or related discipline.
Applicants must have a minimum of two years of relevant experience.
Being a professional program, there are no scholarships, grants or funding offered by UBC for MEL students. Students who require financial assistance are encouraged to look for external scholarships or loans that may be available to them. Provincial student loans are available to domestic students.
Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$9,550.87||$16,755.15|
|Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)||Not applicable|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$923.38 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)|
|Deposit to accept offer (if admitted)|
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.