Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

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 build your competencies in the architecture, design and selection of ship machinery systems, learning how to use technical tools – such as sequencing, blocks and integration – and exploring ways to optimize operations.

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 and the only centre for the study of naval architecture and marine engineering on the Pacific Coast of North America.

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 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program, you will grow your personal and professional network by:

  • learning from world-renowned faculty members who have close ties to British Columbia’s shipbuilding industry
  • 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
  • attending workshops and presentations featuring industry leaders (discover our professional development sessions to see the most recent speakers and topics), offering you opportunities throughout the year to gain insight into the latest issues and trends in your field

Go further

Engineers 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 across the marine sector.

“Industry is engaged in all aspects of this program, and our advisory committee includes representatives from organizations involved in ship building, design and operations.” – Dr. Jon Mikkelsen

Learn more about this innovative professional master’s degree from our professors.

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