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Add immediate value to your organization by hiring an experienced professional with a unique combination of technical and business skills, ready to lead teams and projects that contribute to smart cities, resilient urban infrastructure and strategic asset management.

The talent you need

It can be challenging to find the right person for your team – someone who has the multidisciplinary technical and business skills to contribute strategic value to your organization and confidently lead teams and projects.

Graduates of the UBC Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Urban Systems are ready to step into a range of professional roles in urban infrastructure design and management to support smart cities and growing communities.

Our graduates stand out with their unique combination of skills. Over the course of their 12-month full-time, or 24-month part-time postgraduate degree, they have expanded their knowledge of engineering and urban planning through courses from UBC Faculty of Applied Science, including studies in the School of Community and Regional Planning and UBC Civil Engineering. They have also deepened their business and leadership skills through classes offered from UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School.

This powerful interdisciplinary education enables them to lead multidisciplinary teams and complex projects. They are strategic thinkers who thrive in fast-paced environments as they collaborate with multidisciplinary internal and external stakeholders to develop innovative solutions and build resilient communities.

Experienced professionals with specialized skills

An Urban Systems graduate has the multidisciplinary technical expertise needed to address evolving urban infrastructure demands. Collaborative team players, visionary leaders and technically adept, they add value to your organization with their ability to:

  • Anticipate, strategize, manage and plan for rapidly changing urban systems and infrastructure assets, taking into account system interdependencies and the criticality of core municipal services provided by resilient infrastructure
  • Address large urban challenges using data-driven techniques leading to a greater understanding of systems issues and enabling the development of key recommendations
  • Critically analyze proposals through the lens of multiple perspectives, and apply engineering economics to model, evaluate and analyze large-scale infrastructure projects and other initiatives
  • Identify the direct and indirect influences of infrastructure and services on people, while understanding the critical roles played by a diversity of stakeholders in infrastructure projects and the delivery of sustainable services

Urban Systems graduates add value

From asset management to community planning, and from energy solutions to transportation, our graduates are immediately ready to contribute to your organization in a diverse range of positions. 

They have achieved great success in private and public sector roles that include:
Transportation Planning Engineer
Asset Integration Specialist
Consultant – Business Analyst
Asset Planner
Construction Project Manager
Asset Advisory Consultant
Technology Analyst
Project Manager
Project and Utility Management Engineer
Project Manager, Capital Assets and Infrastructure

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