Master of Engineering Leadership in Sustainable Process Engineering (MEL)
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Sustainable Process Engineering is a professional degree for engineers who want to develop and commercialize products and processes that are sustainable by design, safeguard the environment and make the best use of existing resources. This hybrid master’s program combines graduate-level engineering courses taught by the world’s leading researchers on sustainability with UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School courses - giving you the skills and confidence to take your career in new directions.
CHOOSE ENGINEERING AND BUSINESS
The MEL in Sustainable Process Engineering offers a unique combination of technical and business courses – giving you a blueprint for technopreneurial success and translating innovations in green chemistry and sustainable manufacturing into new ventures. Engineering courses explore chemical processes and biotechnologies, covering reaction and reactor engineering, process systems engineering and sustainable operations. 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:
learn to design new chemicals, materials and fuels with improved properties and performance by applying advanced concepts in molecular sciences and engineering
sharpen your technical and analytical skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain and incorporates hands-on learning opportunities
study under renowned faculty and industry experts at one of the world’s top 40 universities and the leading institution in the world for research on sustainability
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 or entrepreneurship
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, make the shift into a new industry sector or launch your own entrepreneurial venture.
UPGRADE YOUR TECHNICAL SKILLS
You’ll deepen your understanding of chemical engineering and associated biotechnologies to develop innovative processes with reduced carbon and energy footprints, as well as products that improve quality of life and the environment.
LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS
Technical knowledge is not enough. Through courses offered by UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School, you’ll gain foundational business and entrepreneurial 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.
Professionals 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.
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.
TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement
IELTS Overall Score Requirement
Prior degree requirements
Applicants must hold an undergraduate credential in Chemical and/or Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering or equivalent.
Applicants are required to have a minimum of three years relevant experience.
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:
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.
Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$9,936.72||$18,122.36|
|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)|
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.