Apply your technical and leadership skills in
private and public sector organizations involved
with water use, treatment, research and protection.

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management is an intensive one-year degree (January to December) that will enable you to spearhead initiatives focused on water use, treatment, research and protection.

There is a growing demand for professionals in the public and private sectors who can develop and lead sustainable water management solutions. Graduates of this program will be highly sought after for their unique combination of leadership and technical sector-specific skills.

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Propel your career forward

This unique master’s degree will:

  • equip you with an understanding of the aquatic environment; how to apply physical, chemical and biological unit operations and processes to water resources; and increase your familiarity with regulatory and environmental frameworks
  • broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain
  • provide a dynamic learning environment that includes working on collaborative projects with students and faculty
  • offer opportunities for you to learn from world-renowned faculty and industry experts
  • help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication

Eligibility requirements

You are eligible for this program if you meet the MEL admission requirements and you have:

  • an undergraduate degree in chemical and biological engineering, civil engineering, geological engineering or a related discipline in engineering, environmental sciences, geology, fluid mechanics, hydrology, biotechnology, biology, biogeography or microbiology
  • two or more years of relevant work experience (applications with less experience may be considered)


of the world’s fresh water is accessible for direct human use

7 billion

people use 30% of the world’s accessible renewable water supply today


of the world’s total accessible renewable supply of water is estimated to be used by 2025

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Integrated Water Management

"The courses fit together to give students opportunities that would be hard to find elsewhere and could certainly not be found in a single department."

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