Why Get This Degree?
Develop sustainable solutions for the resource industry
The resource sector is a building block of many national economies, including Canada’s, and finding ways to maximize the value of our natural resources while protecting the environment is a constant challenge. There is a growing need across multiple industries for experts who are able to use technical data to make sound business decisions about resource-related infrastructure.
Deepen your technical and leadership skills
The MEL in Resource Engineering Management degree, at the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna, was developed in close collaboration with industry partners, who told us they are seeking experts to develop new processes and systems to implement positive changes in their industry. Top employers want to hire leaders with the cross-functional technical and business skills needed to develop innovative solutions, manage teams and direct projects.
The combination of technical expertise and leadership development makes the MEL in Resource Engineering Management program unique and highly relevant in today’s business environment.
Pursue opportunities and advance your career
As a graduate of this program, you can expect to advance your career locally, nationally and internationally. Employers in industry and government are seeking talented engineers in sectors that include forestry, mining, energy, electricity and the environment. And given the continued importance of resource-based industries to both the Canadian and global economy, graduates of this program are expected to be in high demand.