Read about the successful graduates of the MEL in Dependable Software Systems 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 and advancing their knowledge of designing and maintaining safety-critical software. 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 interdisciplinary 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.
Learn more about this innovative professional master’s degree from our students.
Read their stories
Imagine how the 12-month MEL in Dependable Software Systems could benefit you.
With more than a decade of high-level experience in information technology – including working for India’s and Bangladesh’s largest power company – Vinod Kotiya returned to school to update his technical skills and gain new expertise in business, strategy and leadership.
Returning to school after several decades in the workforce was a big decision – but Dicky Wong says it was worth moving out of his comfort zone to refresh his technical knowledge and deepen his communication and leadership skills.
The MEL in Dependable Software Systems was the stepping stone Oksana Hlushko was looking for to move to a new country, expand her technical and business skills, and pursue more advanced positions in her field.
Whether at a biotech company working on biomedical instruments or at Teck Resources optimizing the haul cycle of the world’s largest trucks, Scott Greene excels by uniting his technical skills and leadership strengths.
When it came to choosing a grad program, Neha Bedi saw in UBC a unique culture of collaborative research, with the technical and business courses in the MEL program challenging students to see problems from different perspectives in order to develop cross-disciplinary and innovative software solutions.
Krupa Harthi says the one-year program in Dependable Software Systems has “made me a different person” — one whose experience and technical skills in avionics software engineering are now complemented by her new strengths in leadership, teamwork and project management.
Before enrolling in the MEL, Touraj Vaziri spent three years with Brock Solutions, developing automation systems for the aviation industry. Wanting to launch the next stage of his professional career, he saw the MEL as an opportunity to acquire formal training in business and leadership to balance his strong technical skills.
When Tunde Akinniyi learned about the MEL in Dependable Software Systems, he immediately knew it was the right fit for him with its industry focus, technically advanced classes, one-year time frame and opportunities to develop his business and leadership skills.