Read about the successful graduates of the MEL in Clean Energy Engineering program, who have gained the technical skills and business knowledge to increase their employment opportunities and advance their careers.
Our students are diverse – coming from across Canada and around the world to spend 12 months learning from renowned UBC experts in the field of sustainable energy solutions. They also learn the language of business, gaining fundamental insight into business strategy and leadership through courses offered by UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School.
It’s a unique hybrid degree program that is enabling our graduates to move into new industries, take on positions of increased responsibility and confidently lead teams and complex projects.
Read their stories
Imagine how the 12-month MEL in Clean Energy Engineering could benefit you.
A year after graduating from the MEL in Clean Energy Engineering, Jennifer Johnson launched Solar Connect, a company that designs and installs solar energy systems to help homeowners generate more sustainable energy and become energy self-sufficient.
The MEL in Clean Energy Engineering’s focus on the entire energy value chain – complemented by graduate-level management and leadership training – helped Douglas Davila land what he says is his “dream job” as an Energy Specialist at the Provincial Health Services Authority in Vancouver.
With the technical and business knowledge she’s gained from her one-year MEL in Clean Energy Engineering, Anna Swanson is excited to be pivoting from the oil & gas industry into the world of clean energy.
“I feel so lucky to have done the MEL,” says Namendra Anand, who says the 12-month program enabled him to reflect on his interests and values, gain Canadian experience and refocus his career on energy efficiency and sustainability.
With close to three decades of experience as a successful consulting engineer in his home country of Brazil, Airton Dudzevich moved to Vancouver — bringing his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for sustainability to the solar energy sector.
For entrepreneurially minded Ryan Prosser, the MEL in Clean Energy Engineering program was a unique opportunity to pursue his dual interests in engineering and business leadership. And after landing a job with a start-up solar energy company, he’s already contributing to the clean energy future.
After eight years in the oil and gas industry as a process engineer, Ivan Lapczak enrolled in the Master of Engineering Leadership program to broaden his knowledge of the sustainable energy sector. He’s now working at the City of Surrey’s district energy utility, developing innovative energy solutions that support our transition to a lower carbon future.