Master of Engineering Leadership in Sustainable Process 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 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.

GO FURTHER

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.

 

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

India One-on-One Phone Consultations

via Phone
Date: Thursday, 28 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.

One-on-One Phone Consultations: Edmonton

via phone
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 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 ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION – JUNE

webinar
Date: Friday, 05 June 2020
Time: 08:00 to 10:00
The MEL Online Information Session is for established engineering professionals considering study in 2021. This session is an easy opportunity for you to learn more about the program, eligibility criteria and initial application steps. Have your initial questions answered by our expert recruitment specialist and program-specific coordinators.

MEL ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION – JULY

webinar
Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Time: 20:00 to 22:00
The MEL Online Information Session is for established engineering professionals considering study in 2021. This session is an easy opportunity for you to learn more about the program, eligibility criteria and initial application steps. Have your initial questions answered by our expert recruitment specialist and program-specific coordinators.

ONE-ON-ONE PHONE CONSULTATIONS: TORONTO

via phone
Date: Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one phone consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. If you are interested in chatting with a UBC MEL & MHLP representative over the phone, please complete the form below to book a phone consultation. Located outside of Canada? Request a phone consultation to suit your time zone and schedule.

ONE ON ONE PHONE CONSULTATIONS: VANCOUVER

via phone
Date: Friday, 24 July 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one phone consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. If you are interested in chatting with a UBC MEL & MHLP representative over the phone, please complete the form below to book a phone consultation. Located outside of Canada? Request a phone consultation to suit your time zone and schedule.

MEL ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION – AUGUST

webinar
Date: Thursday, 13 August 2020
Time: 08:00 to 10:00
The MEL Online Information Session is for established engineering professionals considering study in 2021. This session is an easy opportunity for you to learn more about the program, eligibility criteria and initial application steps. Have your initial questions answered by our expert recruitment specialist and program-specific coordinators.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers - Annual Meeting

Hilton Americas and George R. Brown Convention Centre, Houston, TX
Date: Sunday, 16 August 2020 to Thursday, 20 August 2020
Time: 09:00 to 17:00
The AIChE Spring Meeting is a yearly technical conference for practicing chemical engineers that covers a wide range of subjects regarding the current needs of the industry. Chat with a representative from the Master of Engineering Leadership program about how you can transform your career and become a leader within your field.

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.

Tuition & Financial Support

Tuition

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.

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 green chemistry and sustainable manufacturing solutions depend upon innovation, operations and logistics, project management and organizational leadership. Graduates are expected to be employed in diverse engineering roles as well as other fields, including reactor engineering, process systems engineering and sustainable operations.

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

Further Program Information

The program covers the following areas:

  • Learn 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
  • Gain the fundamental business, project management and interpersonal skills

Faculty Overview

Program Identifier

VGMMEL-Y82
 
 

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