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University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science Master of Engineering Leadership in Clean Energy Engineering
University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science

Master of Engineering Leadership in Clean Energy Engineering

Vancouver, Canada

12 Months


Full time

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CAD 29,810 / per year *


* $29,810.16 for Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, Refugees, Diplomats; $54,367.08 for international students


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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.

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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 centers;
  • 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 the 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.

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 in 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.

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