Integrated Water Management

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

You’ll gain the technical skills needed to develop practical solutions in areas that include water treatment and monitoring, information technologies, efficient water use and reuse, and novel biotechnologies.

Learn the language of business

Technical knowledge is not enough. Through courses offered by UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School, 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, with noted strengths in the departments of civil engineering and chemical and biological engineering.

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 Integrated Water Management program, you will grow your personal and professional network by:

  • learning from world-renowned faculty members
  • 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 multidisciplinary MEL and Master of Health Leadership and Policy programs

“As an integrated program, 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.” – Dr. Susan Baldwin

Go further

Professionals who have mastered a technical specialization and the fundamentals of business have a distinct competitive advantage. In demand by both government and industry employers, our graduates are successfully moving into sought-after positions and new industry sectors.

“Our graduates will have the knowledge and skills to launch or enhance their career in this exciting and continually evolving area.” – Dr. Susan Baldwin

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