Develop your ability to lead multidisciplinary
teams in the resource sector, tackling
resource-, environmental- and energy-related
development challenges.

Program update: The MEL in Resource Engineering Management has received approval from the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. Due to the late approval of this new degree, we have decided to wait until 2019 to launch it to ensure the quality and standards are in place for all of our students. We expect applications for 2019 into the MEL in REM will open on February 1, 2018.

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Resource Engineering Management is an intensive one-year degree (January to December), at the UBC Okanagan campus in the city of Kelowna, for engineers ready to deepen their technical expertise and widen their leadership perspectives within the resource sectors.

Resource industries are searching for technical leaders and project managers who know how to sustainably maximize asset value and minimize risk. They need engineers who are able to manage complex, multidisciplinary projects for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy.

Propel your career forward

This unique master’s degree will:

  • deepen your knowledge of major resource-, environmental- and energy-related resource development challenges
  • 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 project work, seminars, conferences and other innovative teaching strategies
  • include a real-world professional resource engineering project that brings together mechanical, civil and electrical engineering
  • offer opportunities for you to collaborate with world-renowned faculty and industry experts at the UBC Okanagan campus
  • 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:

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering and
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience (applicants with less experience may be considered)

$248 billion

Total value of BC’s natural resource projects planned and underway as of 2015


of Canada’s GDP and 1.8 million jobs rely on the energy sector


people work in Canada’s $57 billion mining industry

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