Naval architecture
and marine engineering

Combine the engineering
and physics of ship design with
broad business and leadership training.
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Be a leader in your field

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is designed for engineers who want to accelerate their career by leading and supervising teams and managing complex technical projects. This program combines the engineering and physics of ship design with broad business and leadership training.

UBC is the only centre for naval architecture and marine engineering study on the Pacific coast of North America, and Vancouver is a strategic coastal location with an industrially diverse environment. The program maintains vigorous links to the regional marine industry in both the government and private sectors, offering learning resources that add value to each student’s experience.

Created by educational leaders

UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science is home to one of North America’s premier engineering schools and houses an impressive suite of high-tech facilities led by world renowned faculty. Local naval industry leaders regularly participate in lectures, introducing a dynamic balance between academic theory and real-world industrial and commercial practices.

The Sauder School of Business is one of the world’s leading academic business schools. It is dedicated to rigorous, relevant and experiential teaching.

In just one year, this master’s degree will:

  • equip you with the ability to manage complex shipbuilding design and procurement programs and become fully qualified in ship project management
  • 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 the option of a 12-week co-op work program
  • offer opportunities for you to collaborate with 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

Watch this video and learn more about this unique technical management program from our students and professors.

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