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Applicant Information

The Master of Engineering Leadership in Advanced Materials Manufacturing is not currently accepting applications.

The Master of Engineering Leadership is not administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Please check the UBC Applied Science Professional Programs website for admission requirements, deadlines and application procedure.
 

Overview

The Master of Engineering Leadership in Advanced Materials Manufacturing was offered between 2016 and 2023 as a professional degree for engineers and technical leaders who wanted to excel and drive innovation in the automotive, aerospace and manufacturing industries.

The following information about Advanced Materials Manufacturing summarizes the goals and outcomes of the program as a record for employers, current students and our past graduates.

This interdisciplinary master’s program combined graduate-level engineering courses with UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School courses – giving students the skills and confidence to take their careers in new directions.

This program covered all stages of the industry value chain, from materials selection through production.

Graduates of the program:

  • broadened their sector-specific knowledge through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain
  • updated their technical and analytical skills by working with advanced process simulation tools and reviewing case studies
  • studied under renowned faculty and industry experts at UBC’s high-tech facilities and multidisciplinary research centres
  • expanded their professional networks while collaborating with other MEL students
  • gained the fundamental business, project management and interpersonal skills to advance your career and confidently take on positions of increased responsibility

 

Program Structure

Degree completion requires completion of 30 credits. This includes 18 credits of Pillar courses, including 6 credits of constrained electives and 12 credits of Platform courses, including 1.5 credits of approved electives from the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. Platform refers to foundational coursework focused on the professional skills required for an experienced graduate to be an effective professional leader. These courses are common across many of the Applied Science Professional Master’s programs. The Pillar contains the relevant technical material and is equivalent to a specialization. Each student's coursework must be approved by the MEL in AMM graduate program office.

 
 

Program Enquiries

If you have reviewed the information on this program page and understand the requirements for this program, you may send an enquiry

Meet a Representative

March MEL Online Information Session

webinar
Date: Tuesday, 05 March 2024
Time: 08:00 to 09:30

This online presentation and question-and-answer session is for engineers, architects, planners and technical professionals who are considering applying to the MEL. Our Student Recruitment Team will share information about the program specializations, eligibility and application process. This is the last online information session before the upcoming application deadline on March 25, 2024.

Tuition & Financial Support

Tuition

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$114.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$10,755.80$21,610.24
Program Fee$32,267.40$64,830.72
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$1,116.60 (approx.)
Costs of livingEstimate your costs of living with our interactive tool in order to start developing a financial plan for your graduate studies.
Deposit to accept offer (if admitted)
Deposit requirement$5000.00$5000.00
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
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. Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students. New students may see higher increases in tuition. Admitted students who defer their admission are subject to the potentially higher tuition fees for incoming students effective at the later program start date. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Financial Support

Applicants to UBC have access to a variety of funding options.

Employer support

Organizations may provide their employees with tuition benefits as part of an employment package to support lifelong learning of their workforce.

Scholarships & awards (merit-based funding)

Professional / course-based programs usually do not provide merit-based funding. Some programs may offer bursaries.

Financial aid (need-based funding)

Canadian and US applicants may qualify for governmental loans to finance their studies. Please review eligibility and types of loans.

All students may be able to access private sector or bank loans.

Foreign government scholarships

Many foreign governments provide support to their citizens in pursuing education abroad. International applicants should check the various governmental resources in their home country, such as the Department of Education, for available scholarships.

Working while studying

The possibility to pursue work to supplement income may depend on the demands the program has on students. It should be carefully weighed if work leads to prolonged program durations or whether work placements can be meaningfully embedded into a program.

International students enrolled as full-time students with a valid study permit can work on campus for unlimited hours and work off-campus for no more than 20 hours a week.

A good starting point to explore student jobs is the UBC Work Learn program or a Co-Op placement.

Tax credits and RRSP withdrawals

Students with taxable income in Canada may be able to claim federal or provincial tax credits.

Canadian residents with RRSP accounts may be able to use the Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) which allows students to withdraw amounts from their registered retirement savings plan (RRSPs) to finance full-time training or education for themselves or their partner.

Please review Filing taxes in Canada on the student services website for more information.

Cost Calculator

Applicants have access to the cost calculator to develop a financial plan that takes into account various income sources and expenses.

Enrolment, Duration & Other Stats

These statistics show data for the Master of Engineering Leadership in Advanced Materials Manufacturing (MEL). Data are separated for each degree program combination. You may view data for other degree options in the respective program profile.

ENROLMENT DATA

 20222021202020192018
Applications1015182018
Offers88779
New Registrations42725
Total Enrolment27254

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 100% based on 12 students admitted between 2014 - 2017. Based on 14 graduations between 2019 - 2022 the minimum time to completion is 1.02 years and the maximum time is 1.02 years with an average of 1.02 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each registration year, May to April, e.g. data for 2022 refers to programs starting in 2022 Summer and 2022 Winter session, i.e. May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023. Data on total enrolment reflects enrolment in Winter Session Term 1 and are based on snapshots taken on November 1 of each registration year. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Graduation rates exclude students who transfer out of their programs. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs.

Further Information

Advanced Materials Manufacturing courses span the entire industry value chain, from materials selection through to production and give you a solid foundation in business strategy and innovation, operations and logistics, project management, and organizational leadership.

Faculty Overview

Program Identifier

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