Green
Bio-Products

Develop the technical and business skills
required to make a difference in the
growing bio-economy.
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Program update: This program is currently under review. We are planning on relaunching this program with a January 2020 intake. Further details to be released in the coming months.

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Lead change in a high-growth industry

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Green Bio-Products is a professional degree for engineers and environmental science graduates who want to excel and drive innovation in the green bio-economy. This hybrid master’s program combines graduate-level engineering courses with UBC Sauder School of Business courses – giving you the skills and confidence to take your career in new directions.

There’s a growing demand for green alternatives to replace oil-based products and fuels in applications that include pharmaceuticals, food packaging, clothing and building materials, as well as cutting-edge carbon nanofibers and biofuels. Leading organizations are seeking professionals with the technical knowledge to maximize the opportunities inherent in these renewable materials and support a shift to a greener future. They’re also looking for individuals who have the business insight and interpersonal skills to lead multidisciplinary teams and guide change.

Choose engineering and business

The MEL in Green Bio-Products offers a unique combination of technical and business classes – giving you the strategic skills to play a leading role in forward-thinking organizations. Engineering courses explore the chemistry and anatomy of the tree and the production pathways to create bio-composites and fuels. Business courses offered by the top-ranked UBC Sauder School of Business give you a solid foundation in business strategy and innovation, operations and logistics, project management and organizational leadership.

Gain a competitive edge

In this 12-month program you will:

  • broaden your knowledge of chemistry and the production pathways for bio composites and fuels
  • sharpen your technical and analytical skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain and incorporates hands-on learning opportunities
  • study under renowned faculty and industry experts at one of the world’s top 40 universities
  • expand your professional network while collaborating with other MEL students
  • gain the fundamental business, project management and interpersonal skills to advance your career and confidently take on positions of increased responsibility
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