Green Bio-Products

Degree Benefits

Develop solutions for a growing industry

Organizations are seeking to create new products and consumers are demanding green alternatives. This has given rise to many opportunities to develop green, sustainable products and chemistries to replace oil-based products and fuels. These include pharmaceuticals, food packaging, clothing and building materials, as well as cutting-edge carbon nanofibers and biofuels.

Deepen your technical and leadership skills

The MEL in Green Bio-Products degree was developed in close collaboration with industry partners, who told us they need to hire leaders with cross-functional technical and business skills to develop innovative solutions, manage teams and direct projects.

The combination of technical expertise and leadership development makes the MEL in Green Bio-Products degree unique and highly relevant in today’s business environment.

Pursue opportunities and advance your career

Our graduates will be in high demand locally, nationally and internationally, equipped to take on challenging roles in this rapidly evolving sector. They will be participating in developing advanced technical processes, product ideation and take on senior management roles. Graduates of the Green Bio-Products program started in positions, such as:

  • Business Analyst
  • Analyst

Read some of our alumni stories of how our graduates have gone on to excel their careers with their UBC MEL degree.

Stand out from the crowd

The MEL in Green Bio-Products degree is a unique graduate degree that empowers you to develop the sector-relevant interdisciplinary technical skills in demand by top employers. There is no other program like this in North America. You will:

  • be immersed in a dynamic research environment at UBC
  • learn from world-renowned faculty – including Program Director Dr. Mark Martinez, Assistant Director Dr. Nuwan Sella Kapu and Dr. Scott Renneckar
  • take courses with a cohort of like-minded peers – a group of engaged and ambitious professionals working in industries that include advanced materials manufacturing, software, urban infrastructure, naval architecture and marine engineering and more
  • collaborate with industry partners who were instrumental in the design of the program
  • develop professional networks with top researchers, industry partners and motivated graduate students
Keep Reading: Program Goals