Why Get This Degree?
Develop solutions for a growing industry
There are more than 100,000 vessels in the world’s fleet – designed, built, maintained and managed by naval architects and marine engineers. It’s a growing sector, and it’s growing here in BC.
In 2011, as part of the federal government’s National Shipbuilding and Procurement Strategy, BC’s Seaspan Marine Corporation was awarded over $7 billion in contracts to build non-combat vessels. This contract is expected to generate many opportunities within the sector, including the addition of 4,000 new jobs.
Deepen your technical and leadership skills
The MEL in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering degree was developed in close collaboration with industry partners, who told us they need to hire leaders with cross-functional technical and business skills to develop innovative solutions, manage teams and direct projects.
The combination of technical expertise and leadership development makes the MEL in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering program unique and highly relevant in today’s business environment.
Pursue opportunities and advance your career
Our graduates will be in high demand locally, nationally and internationally by employers seeking technical experts who can also manage and lead teams. Job opportunities include working as a ship surveyor, in a shipyard engineering position, as a design engineer and as a class society representative.