Master of Engineering Leadership in Advanced Materials Manufacturing (MEL)

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 (MEL) in Advanced Materials Manufacturing is a professional degree for engineers who want to excel and drive change. The hybrid program combines graduate-level engineering courses with UBC Sauder School of Business courses – giving you the skills and confidence to take your career in new directions.

CHOOSING ENGINEERING AND BUSINESS

The MEL in Advanced Materials Manufacturing program offers a unique combination of technical and business classes – giving you the strategic skills to play a leading role in forward-thinking organizations. Engineering courses span the entire industry value chain, from materials selection through to production. Business courses offered by the top-ranked UBC Sauder School of Business give you a solid foundation in business strategy and innovation, operations and logistics, project management, and organizational leadership.

GAIN A COMPETITIVE EDGE

Over the 12-month program you will:

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

What makes the program unique?

A Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) degree from UBC gives you the credentials and knowledge to confidently take on positions of greater responsibility or make the shift into a new industry sector.

UPDATE YOUR TECHNICAL SKILLS
Immerse yourself in a cutting-edge research environment at UBC – a leader in advanced materials manufacturing that is recognized globally for its expertise in metals, alloys, composites and associated manufacturing operations. You’ll work with the latest process simulation tools and complete case studies on materials selection and life-cycle analysis.

LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS
Technical knowledge is not enough. Through courses offered by UBC Sauder School of Business, you’ll gain foundational business skills, improving your understanding of broad-based management concepts.

BECOME A CONFIDENT LEADER
Leadership development is embedded throughout the program, giving you ongoing opportunities to lead teams and projects and strengthen your interpersonal skills.

GO FURTHER
Engineering who have mastered both a technical specialization and have an understanding of business have a distinct competitive advantage. In demand locally, nationally and internationally, our graduates have successfully moved into sought-after positions and new industry sectors.

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

Applying to course-based and professional programs

Date: Friday, 09 September 2022
Time: 10:00 to 11:00

At UBC we have approximately 100 different course-based and professional programs. These programs typically have a set program length, are cohort-based, and as the name suggests involve working through set course curricula. These programs do not have an in-depth research component. However, the depth and sophistication of your work will be a step up from what you did as an undergraduate.

In this webinar we focus on applying to course-based programs and provide advice on making your application as strong as possible.

This session will cover:

  • Difference between course-based and research-based graduate programs.
  • Differences in the application process for course-based vs research-based programs.
  • Writing a statement of interest for course-based and professional programs
  • References – What we look for and who you should ask
  • CV tips
  • Interview tips
  • Q&A

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is for anyone who is interested in applying to a course-based or professional graduate program and wants to gain some advice and insight on putting together a strong application

September MEL Online Information Session

webinar
Date: Thursday, 08 September 2022
Time: 17:00 to 18:30

The MEL online information session is for experienced technical professionals seeking to continue their studies, beginning in January 2023. This session is a great opportunity to explore the program, application steps, and admissions process. Our expert student recruitment specialist will share exclusive information on how to submit a strong application and answer your initial questions.

November MEL Info Session

webinar
Date: Thursday, 17 November 2022
Time: 17:00 to 18:30

Excited to advance and accelerate your career? Register today for an online information session to explore the advantages of the Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) professional master’s degree. Join our student recruitment specialist for a live presentation and question-and-answer session!

Tuition & Financial Support

Tuition

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$110.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$10,338.15$19,601.14
Program Fee$31,014.45$58,803.42
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$1,057.05 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $17,366.20 (check cost calculator)
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.

Program Funding Packages

Being a professional program, there are no UBC scholarships, grants or funding offered directly for MEL or MHLP students. Students who require financial assistance are encouraged to look for external scholarships or loans that may be available to them. Please find a list of options and areas for you to independently explore and investigate on our webpage: https://apscpp.ubc.ca/admissions/tuition/scholarships/

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.

Career Options

Our graduates will be in demand locally, nationally and internationally in industries where the latest design solutions depend upon multi-material solutions. Graduates are expected to be employed in diverse engineering roles as well as other fields, including operations project leader Quality Inspection Leader, R&D consultant, senior project engineer, Chemical & materials Testing Technician.

Read some of our alumni stories on our website to find out how our graduates have gone on to excel their careers with their UBC MEL in Advanced Materials Manufacturing degree.

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

 20212020201920182017
Applications1616191717
Offers977912
New registrations27254
Total enrolment997911

Completion Rates & Times

Based on 20 graduations between 2017 - 2020 the minimum time to completion is 0.99 years and the maximum time is 1.00 years with an average of 0.99 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 7 April 2022]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. 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 [data updated: 19 October 2021].

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.

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