Dependable Software Systems

Degree Benefits

A Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) degree from UBC gives you the credentials and knowledge to confidently take on positions of greater responsibility or make the shift into a new industry sector.

Upgrade your technical skills

In addition to updating your technical skills in software testing and verification, error-resilient computing, and security and privacy, you’ll also explore the latest tools in software project management.

Learn the language of business

Technical knowledge is not enough. Through courses offered by UBC Sauder School of Business, you’ll gain foundational business skills, improving your understanding of broad-based management concepts.

Become a confident leader

Leadership development is embedded throughout the program, giving you ongoing opportunities to lead teams and projects and strengthen your interpersonal skills.

Gain a professional master’s degree from a world-class university

UBC is one of the world’s top 40 universities and its programs and professors have a global reputation for excellence. The Faculty of Applied Science is home to one of North America’s premier engineering schools, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers an outstanding learning environment.

UBC Sauder School of Business is ranked first in Canada and 38th in the world for business and management studies, and the school is known for its commitment to rigorous, relevant and experiential teaching.

Expand your network

As a student in the MEL in Dependable Software Systems program, you will grow your personal and professional network by:

  • learning from world-renowned faculty members who are specialists in software engineering
  • studying alongside motivated peers who bring a diverse range of work experience and perspectives to the program
  • taking business courses with students from other professional graduate programs in the Faculty of Applied Science – engaged and ambitious professionals from the other multidisciplinary MEL and Master of Health Leadership and Policy programs

“Many of our faculty members are renowned specialists in this area and students benefit from their perspective and experience.” – Sathish Gopalakrishnan

Go further

Engineers who have mastered a technical specialization and the fundamentals of business have a distinct competitive advantage. In demand locally, nationally and internationally, our graduates are successfully moving into sought-after positions and new industry sectors.

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