Master of Engineering Leadership in Clean Energy Engineering (MEL)
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Clean Energy Engineering is a professional degree for engineers who want to excel and drive innovation in the field of clean energy. This hybrid master’s 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 Clean Energy Engineering 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 energy generation, transmission and distribution to energy use and management. 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
In this 12-month program you will:
- broaden your knowledge of sustainable energy systems, energy storage, energy distribution networks, energy efficiency and energy policy
- sharpen your technical and analytical skills through a project-based curriculum that incorporates hands-on learning opportunities, including a capstone project
- study under 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
Courses in sustainable energy generation, transmission, distribution, storage and use give you a broad understanding of the opportunities and challenges inherent in making the shift to a more sustainable energy future.
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.
Engineers who have mastered a technical specialization and the fundamentals of business have a distinct competitive advantage. In demand by both government and industry employers, our graduates are successfully moving into sought-after positions and new industry sectors.
Applications for January 2020, the UBC MEL professional master’s degree will be considered in three application rounds:
1st Round: May 1, 2019
2nd Round: August 1, 2019
Final Round: October 1, 2019
Visa Processing: To ensure adequate time of study permit processing, International students should apply by August 1, 2019
TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement
IELTS Overall Score Requirement
Prior degree requirements
Applicants must normally hold an undergraduate credential in engineering or a BSc in environmental science or related specialization.
Prerequisites / Course Requirements
Applicants are required to have completed a 2nd or 3rd-year-level-course in thermodynamics.
A minimum of three years relevant experience in the energy sector.
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:
Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$9,741.89||$17,425.35|
|Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)||Not applicable|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$930.14 (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. 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.