Clean Energy Engineering

Degree Benefits

Elevate your technical career with the Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Clean Energy Engineering at UBC.

Step into a leadership role or pivot into a new industry

Embark on a transformative journey with the MEL degree, designed to propel you into leadership roles and navigate seamlessly across the energy industry. This degree serves as a launchpad to a future brimming with elevated responsibilities and exciting new career possibilities. Our statistics speak volumes about the impact of this program: a remarkable 61% of our alumni have ascended to higher positions, while 88% have ventured into new career paths. The MEL degree is not just an educational experience; it’s a catalyst for professional reinvention and advancement.

Enhance your technical expertise

Delve into the intricacies of sustainable energy through comprehensive courses covering generation, transmission, storage, and usage. Our curriculum is designed to provide you with a well-rounded understanding of the complexities and prospects in the evolving sustainable energy landscape.

Master the fundamentals of business

In today’s fast-paced world, technical know-how alone isn’t enough. UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School offers essential business courses, equipping you with a solid grasp of broad management concepts, and enabling you to speak the language of business fluently.

Develop leadership excellence

Leadership skills are woven into every aspect of the MEL degree. As a student, you will find yourself immersed in a variety of leadership-building experiences. This includes leading diverse teams and managing complex projects. You will have the opportunity to attend a series of professional development workshops, each carefully crafted to refine and enhance your leadership abilities and interpersonal skills. These experiences are not just educational, but transformative, equipping you with the confidence and competence to emerge as an influential and effective leader in your field.

Obtain a prestigious degree from a top-ranked university

UBC is globally recognized as a top 40 university and stands 7th in the world for climate action, celebrated for its exceptional programs and distinguished faculty. Its Faculty of Applied Science, Canada’s top engineering school, features advanced facilities and the notable Clean Energy Research Centre. UBC’s Sauder School of Business is the best business school in Canada and ranks 38th worldwide, offering experiential and rigorous business education.

Connect with clean energy researchers and professionals

Engage with the cutting-edge Clean Energy Research Centre through our program, the nexus where innovation meets real-world application. This hub is a fertile ground for collaboration, bringing together top-tier researchers dedicated to advancing sustainable energy solutions.

“Students benefit from the program’s connection to the Clean Energy Research Centre, where some of the world’s leading researchers pursue sustainable solutions to energy challenges in collaboration with industry, government and other academic partners.” – Dr. Anthony Lau, Associate Professor

Build a robust professional network

In the MEL Clean Energy Engineering program, networking opportunities are plentiful:

  • Learn from globally-recognized faculty specializing in clean energy.
  • Collaborate with diverse, experienced peers in the program.
  • Engage in business courses alongside professionals from all six MEL specializations
  • Attend industry workshops and presentations for insights into current trends and issues.

Go further

Our graduates, equipped with specialized technical skills and business fundamentals, are highly sought after in government and industry roles. With our industry partners actively involved in curriculum design and student mentorship, our alumni are successfully navigating to coveted positions and exploring new sectors within the energy industry.

“Our industrial partners actively participate in curriculum development, provide industrial mentorship for student design projects, and hire graduates of the program to lead projects in this area.” –  Dr. Vladan Prodanovic, Associate Professor & Program Director 

Discover how the MEL in Clean Energy Engineering at UBC can transform your career and place you at the forefront of the sustainable energy sector.

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