Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Program Goals

MEL’s Advanced Materials Manufacturing program enables participants to broaden their technical skill sets and the project-based curriculum encourages bold exploration of advanced concepts in collaboration with other students, faculty, and industry leaders in advanced materials manufacturing.

See the big picture

The program incorporates advanced simulation tools and case studies. The project-based curriculum covers all stages of the industry value chain.


Deepen your technical skills

While working in world-class facilities, including the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory — a multidisciplinary research centre where engineers, scientists and health scientists collaborate — and the Centre for Metallurgical Process Engineering — an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research centre, you will:

  • explore advanced engineering technology
  • compare complex multi-material engineering processes
  • analyze the structure-property-process relationships inside materials manufacturing systems
  • design prototype components
  • plan a development cycle relevant to industry
  • evaluate production challenges
  • gain foundational knowledge in the latest composites, light alloys and advanced high-strength steels
  • illustrate the design of materials manufacturing processes, valuate production challenges and apply data for technical and business decision-making in case studies

Develop as a leader

In the Advanced Materials Manufacturing program you will complete courses on project management, organizational leadership, analytics for applied sciences, business acumen for technical leaders, and sustainability and leadership. These classes will empower you to:

  • effectively deliver multidisciplinary projects and operational results
  • use data for technical and business decision-making
  • understand the critical components of how business works
  • take on increasingly complex and high-profile leadership positions within organizations

Sharpen your business skills

Professional development workshops, delivered by industry leaders, are offered throughout the year-long program. They also provide opportunities to network with professionals from a wide range of industries, UBC faculty and students in the MEL and MHLP programs. These extra-curricular sessions cover topics such as:

  • giving and receiving feedback
  • learning how to deliver a successful pitch
  • mastering meeting and email etiquette
  • assessing and coaching others
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