Make your sustainable vision a reality
by developing your technical
and leadership skills in this in-demand area.

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Clean Energy Engineering is an intensive one-year degree (January to December) for engineers and environmental science graduates who want to make their sustainable vision a reality and advance their careers in the in-demand field of clean energy.

There is a growing need across multiple industries for technical experts in clean energy engineering. Our planet needs viable energy solutions to minimize environmental impacts, promote geopolitical stability and enable economic diversification.

Watch this video and learn more about this unique technical management program from our students and professors.

Propel your career forward

This unique master’s degree program will:

  • deepen your knowledge of sustainable energy systems, energy distribution networks, energy efficiency and energy policy
  • broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain
  • provide a dynamic learning environment that includes project work, seminars, conferences and other innovative teaching strategies
  • offer opportunities for you to collaborate with world-renowned faculty and industry experts at UBC’s high-tech facilities and multidisciplinary research centres
  • help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication

Eligibility requirements

You are eligible for this program if you meet the MEL admission requirements and you have:

  • an undergraduate degree in engineering or a bachelor of science degree in environmental science
  • completed a second-year undergraduate thermodynamics course
  • three or more years of relevant work experience (applicants with less experience may be considered)



of global final energy consumption came from renewables in 2013

$249.8 billion

of new investments in renewable energy recorded globally in 2013


of Canada’s electricity is sourced from hydro generation

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