Clean Energy Engineering

Program Goals

Embark on a comprehensive journey through the clean energy sector with our Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) program. This program is an immersive exploration into the latest advancements and sustainable practices in clean energy, including hydro, wind, solar, tidal, geothermal, and cutting-edge technologies. You will gain in-depth knowledge of energy systems, from generation to management, while tackling the real-world challenges of energy distribution and environmental impact.


Collaborative learning with industry experts

Learn from the best. Our program brings together top-tier researchers and industry professionals, providing a unique blend of academic excellence and real-world experience. You’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and research centres, where collaborative projects await in areas like:

  • Advanced thermal systems and renewable energy technologies
  • Energy storage and efficient transportation solutions
  • Strategic energy management for a sustainable future
  • Environmental impacts and pathways to reduce pollution
  • Socio-political aspects of energy conservation, policy, and economics

Business acumen for technical leaders

Go beyond engineering. In partnership with UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School, our curriculum integrates key business concepts to mold well-rounded professionals. You’ll dive into strategic thinking, innovation, project management, and leadership, acquiring skills essential for today’s dynamic business environment. Course highlights include:

  • Managing manufacturing systems and supply chains
  • Utilizing visual analytics for effective communication
  • Hands-on project management experience
  • Sustainability strategies across industries
  • Case studies in organizational leadership
  • Multi-faceted business decision-making

Leadership skills for tomorrow’s challenges

Leadership is at the heart of our program. The MEL isn’t just about creating excellent engineers but shaping visionary leaders and influencers. Our professional development workshops, embedded within the 12-month program, focus on essential interpersonal skills like communication, teamwork, coaching, and mentoring. Engage in group projects and collaborative problem-solving, honing your leadership abilities in real-time.

The “L” in the acronym of the Master of Engineering Leadership program’s name is not accidental: the MEL program will train not just fantastic engineers, but really good leaders, policymakers and businesspeople.” – Walter Merida, Associate Dean 

Become an agent of change

Discover how this pioneering master’s degree positions you to tackle significant industry challenges and contribute to solving global issues. Join us at the intersection of engineering expertise and visionary leadership, and become an agent of change in the world of clean energy.

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