Resource Engineering Management

Degree Benefits

Develop sustainable solutions for the resource industry

The resource sector is a building block of many national economies, including Canada’s, and finding ways to maximize the value of our natural resources while protecting the environment is a constant challenge. There is a growing need across multiple industries for experts who are able to use technical data to make sound business decisions about resource-related infrastructure.

Deepen your technical and leadership skills

The MEL in Resource Engineering Management degree, at the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna, was developed in close collaboration with industry partners, who told us they are seeking experts to develop new processes and systems to implement positive changes in their industry. Top employers want to hire leaders with the cross-functional technical and business skills needed to develop innovative solutions, manage teams and direct projects.

The combination of technical expertise and leadership development makes the MEL in Resource Engineering Management degree unique and highly relevant in today’s business environment.

Pursue opportunities and advance your career

As a graduate of this program, you can expect to advance your career locally, nationally and internationally. Employers in industry and government are seeking talented engineers in sectors that include forestry, mining, energy, electricity and the environment. And given the continued importance of resource-based industries to both the Canadian and global economy, graduates of this program are expected to be in high demand.

Stand out from the crowd

The MEL in Resource Engineering Management is a unique degree, at the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna, that empowers you to develop the sector-relevant interdisciplinary technical skills required by top employers. You will:

  • be immersed in a dynamic and integrated research environment that brings together mechanical, civil and electrical engineering disciplines
  • learn from world-renowned faculty – including program director Dr. Richard Klukas and Dr. Kasun Hewage
  • collaborate with industry partners who were instrumental in the design of the program
  • take courses with a cohort of like-minded peers – a group of engaged and ambitious professionals
  • develop professional networks with top researchers, industry partners and motivated graduate students
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