The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) degree is a one-year, full-time program for practicing professionals who want to excel in their careers, broaden their technical perspectives and acquire new business and leadership skills.

A winning combination

The MEL degree is strongly grounded in cross-disciplinary technical instruction, with about 60 per cent of your classes being technical in nature. This technical focus is balanced by courses in leadership, business and communication that will develop the broad business skills you need to successfully lead teams and manage projects.

Together, these courses give you a career-changing combination of technical expertise and leadership ability – ensuring you have the integrated skills in demand by top employers.

Connect with an advisor today to explore the possibilities.

Build your professional network

Connect with a dynamic and diverse cohort of motivated students from across the Faculty and UBC as you build a strong network that will offer connections and opportunities well into the future.

Sharpen your technical skills

Immerse yourself in one of several sector-specific specializations, gaining practical training and developing the tangible technical skills demanded by leading organizations.

Develop as a leader

Acquire the leadership skills you need in today’s team-oriented work environments through unique learning opportunities such as professional development workshops and individual coaching.

Application Deadlines

January 2018 intake:
International students: will be considered on case-by-case basis.
Domestic students: October 1, 2017.

How to Apply


“I am trying to develop who I am as a leader and this program is helping me do that. ”
- Rishabh Rajiv – MEL

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