The Master of Engineering Leadership in Advanced Materials Manufacturing is not currently accepting applications.
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
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.
Meet a Representative
March MEL Online Information Sessionwebinar
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
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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.
Applicants to UBC have access to a variety of funding options.
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.
Tax credits and RRSP withdrawals
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.
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.
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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.