Master of Engineering Leadership in Clean Energy Engineering (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 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.

GO FURTHER

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.

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Engineering Leadership
Subject
Engineering
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Clean Energy Engineering
Program Components
Coursework only
Faculty
Faculty of Applied Science

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 UBC representative

One on One Consultations - Vancouver

UBC Robson Square Campus, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
Date: Thursday, 30 April 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. 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 in April (final date(s) to be confirmed) from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

One on One Consultations - Toronto

Dineen Café – 140 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Date: Monday, 11 May 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at Dineen Coffee on May 11, 2020 from 8:00 am-7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

One-on-One Consultations: Toronto

Dineen Cafe, 140 Yonge St, Toronto ON
Date: Monday, 11 May 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at Dineen Coffee on May 11, 2020 from 8:00 am-7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

One on One Consultations - Calgary

Monogram Coffee – 420 2 Street Southwest, Calgary, AB
Date: Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at Monogram Coffee in Calgary in May 13 from 8:00 am-7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

One-on-One Consultations: Robson Square

UBC Robson Square Campus, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
Date: Friday, 15 May 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. 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 on May 15 from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

Middle East One-on-One Phone Consultations

Via Phone
Date: Tuesday, 19 May 2020 to Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Time: 18:00 to 22:00
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) and Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) degree programs will be running one-on-one phone consultations for prospective students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. To reserve your 20 minute appointment time, please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time and a representative from the university will contact you to confirm details. All appointment times listed in Middle East Time Zone.

India One-on-One Phone Consultations

via Phone
Date: Thursday, 28 May 2020
Time: 18:00 to 22:00

One-on-One Consultations: Edmonton

Second Cup Coffee, 10309 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB
Date: Friday, 05 June 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at Second Cup Coffee in Edmonton on June 5 from 8:00 am-7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

MEL & MHLP Open House

UBC Robson Square Campus, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
Date: Friday, 12 June 2020
Time: 18:00 to 20:00
Interested in expanding your career in engineering, health or leadership? Don’t miss the opportunity to chat about your professional goals with world-leading academics and professional peers at UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science Open House event. Meet with current students, program directors and industry experts to discuss the importance of technical and leadership skills in the ever-changing industries of health and engineering.

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS: TORONTO

Dineen Café – 140 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Date: Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
Chat face-to-face with one of our representatives about studying a Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) or Master of Health Policy and Leadership (MHLP) professional degree in 2021. The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at Dineen Coffee on July 22 from 8:00 am-7:00 pm.

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Application Notes

The online application portal will be open and accepting submissions for all January 2021 applications as of January 1st 2020.

1st Round: April 1, 2020 (Decision by May 1, 2020)
2nd Round: July 1, 2020 (Decision by August 1, 2020) 
CAN and USA only: September 1, 2020 (Decision by October 12, 2020). 

To ensure your application is completed by the deadline and to allow plenty of time for processing study permits and organizing your relocation to Vancouver, we encourage all applicants to apply early.

Funding Sources

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/

Applicants to course-based and professional programs might seek employer support in the form of a benefits package, private institution credit lines and loans, or rely on personal savings. Some programs may offer entrance awards or bursaries. Domestic applicants may be eligible to apply for financial aid or other benefits in the form of government loans, tax credits, or similar.

Career Options

Our graduates will be in high demand locally, nationally and internationally, with government and industry employers constantly seeking experts in the field who can develop new processes and systems. 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 Clean Energy Engineering degree. Graduates of the program started in positions, such as Project Manager, Business Development, Energy Officer, Energy Engineer, Energy Specialist.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$106.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$9,936.72$18,122.36
Program Fee$29,810.16$54,367.08
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$944.51 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,954.00 (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.

Statistical Data

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

Enrolment Data

  2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Applications 76 59 58 67 67
Offers 39 37 40 50 45
New registrations 17 20 24 26 22
Total enrolment 39 44 49 44 23
Disclaimer

Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 10 March 2020]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots.

 
 

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