Clean Energy Engineering

Program Goals

MEL’s Clean Energy Engineering program enables participants to broaden their technical skill sets while pursuing studies in the areas of sustainable energy systems, energy distribution networks, energy efficiency, energy and the environment, and the societal impacts of energy choices and use.

See the big picture

The project-based curriculum covers all stages of the industry value chain and exposes you to alternative energy systems including hydro, wind, solar, tidal, geothermal and other emerging technologies.


Deepen Your Technical Skills

While working in collaboration with faculty and industry experts at UBC’s internationally renowned Clean Energy Research Centre, you will deepen your technical and operational understanding of:

  • conventional thermal systems and alternative energy technologies
  • energy storage and transportation in terms of both technology and optimization
  • strategic energy management
  • the impact of various energy systems on the environment and potential routes to reduce pollution and develop sustainable clean energy systems
  • the social and political dimension of energy efficiency and conservation, energy policy and economics

Develop as a leader

In the Clean Energy Engineering 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 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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