Read about the successful graduates of the MEL in Naval Architecture and Marine 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 learn from renowned UBC experts and broaden their technical knowledge in all facets of ship design, operation and maintenance. 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 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering could benefit you.
Having worked in the maritime industry both at sea and ashore, Sohan Mishra has a holistic perspective on the fast-evolving marine industry through his experience in vessel performance and project management.
After 18 years working in the maritime industry, Anthony Brandon took a sabbatical to expand his knowledge of naval architecture, marine engineering and business leadership. He’s now combining his professional experience with the knowledge he acquired in the program in his new role at Harland & Wolff Group as a Naval Architect in a lead integration function.
After training as a marine engineer, Pavan went on to spend six years working on board oil tankers and bulk carriers. Now, after completing the MEL in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, he’s returned to his passion for ship-building and is working as a production engineer contractor for Seaspan.
For Rohan Madethatt, the MEL in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering was an opportunity to enhance his first-hand knowledge of the operations side of the shipping industry with a deeper understanding of naval design and architecture. He’s now putting his new technical knowledge and business skills to use to help the shipping industry become more sustainable.
After completing the one-year professional master’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, mechanical engineer Donghee Kim made a successful career shift to pursue his passion for shipbuilding.