The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Advanced Materials Manufacturing is a professional degree for engineers who want to excel and drive change. The hybrid program combines graduate-level engineering courses with UBC Sauder School of Business courses – giving you the skills and confidence to take your career in new directions.
Choosing Engineering and Business
The MEL in Advanced Materials Manufacturing program offers a unique combination of technical and business classes – giving you the strategic skills to play a leading role in forward-thinking organizations. Engineering courses span the entire industry value chain, from materials selection through to production. Business courses offered by the top-ranked UBC Sauder School of Business give you a solid foundation in business strategy and innovation, operations and logistics, project management, and organizational leadership.
Gain a Competitive Edge
Over the 12-month program you will:
Broaden your sector-specific knowledge through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain;
Update your technical and analytical skills by working with advanced process simulation tools and reviewing case studies;
Study under learned from renowned faculty and industry experts at UBC’s high-tech facilities and multidisciplinary research centers;
Expand your professional network while collaborating with other MEL students;
Gain the fundamental business, project management, and interpersonal skills to advance your career and confidently take on positions of increased responsibility.
What Makes the Program Unique?
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.
Update your Technical Skills
Immerse yourself in a cutting-edge research environment at UBC – a leader in advanced materials manufacturing that is recognized globally for its expertise in metals, alloys, composites, and associated manufacturing operations. You’ll work with the latest process simulation tools and complete case studies on materials selection and life-cycle analysis.
Learn the Language of Business
Technical knowledge is not enough. Through courses offered by UBC Sauder School of Business, 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.
Engineering who have mastered both a technical specialization and have an understanding of business have a distinct competitive advantage. In demand locally, nationally, and internationally, our graduates have successfully moved into sought-after positions and new industry sectors.
Degree completion requires the completion of 30 credits. This includes 18 credits of Pillar courses, including 6 credits of constrained electives, and 12 credits of Platform courses, including 1.5 credits of approved electives from the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. Platform refers to foundational coursework focused on the professional skills required for an experienced graduate to be an effective professional leader. These courses are common across many of the Applied Science Professional Master’s programs. The Pillar contains the relevant technical material and is equivalent to a specialization. Each student's coursework must be approved by the MEL in the AMM graduate program office.
Our graduates will be in demand locally, nationally and internationally in industries where the latest design solutions depend upon multi-material solutions. Graduates are expected to be employed in diverse engineering roles as well as other fields, including operations project leader Quality Inspection Leader, R&D consultant, senior project engineer, Chemical & materials Testing Technician.