Naval architecture
and marine engineering

Combine the engineering
and physics of ship design with
business and leadership training.

Transform the future in a thriving industry

Unlock your potential with the Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. This advanced degree is tailor-made for ambitious naval architects and marine engineers eager to spearhead innovation and excel in their careers. Our unique interdisciplinary program blends top-tier engineering coursework with cutting-edge business education from UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School. Equip yourself with the expertise to navigate new career paths confidently.

Navigating global demand in shipbuilding

The world’s shipbuilding sector is experiencing a surge, opening doors for engineers skilled in designing innovative, sustainable vessels and components. There’s a growing need for experts who not only understand the technical nuances of ship design, operation, and maintenance but also possess the business acumen and leadership abilities to steer multidisciplinary teams and oversee complex projects. Step into a world where your broad technical knowledge meets keen business insight.

A unique blend of engineering and business

The MEL in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is a distinctive program that offers a harmonious blend of technical and business education. Delve into comprehensive technical modules that cover the entire spectrum of the naval industry. Complement this with businesses courses from the renowned UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School, focusing on strategy, innovation, operations, project management, and leadership.


In this intensive 12-month program, you will:

  • Master the art of managing intricate shipbuilding and procurement projects, qualifying you for top-tier project management roles.
  • Hone your technical and analytical prowess through a project-centric curriculum that spans the full spectrum of the industry’s value chain.
  • Learn from esteemed faculty and collaborate with industry leaders at a globally recognized university.
  • Build a robust professional network by connecting with fellow MEL students.
  • Develop essential business, project management, and interpersonal skills to escalate your career and confidently step into higher leadership positions.

Discover more about this innovative professional master’s degree through the experiences of our students.

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