The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Dependable Software Systems is a professional degree for engineers who want to excel and drive innovation in this rapidly evolving field. This hybrid master’s 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 Dependable Software Systems 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 explore software testing and verification, error-resilient computing, and security and privacy. 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
In this 12-month or 24-month program you will:
Update your technical and analytical skills, enabling you to develop and maintain dependable systems;
Complete a major capstone project and gain specific domain expertise;
Study under renowned faculty and industry experts;
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 this 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
In addition to updating your technical skills in software testing and verification, error-resilient computing, and security and privacy, you’ll also explore the latest tools in software project management.
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.
Engineers 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.
Our graduates will be in high demand locally, nationally, and internationally, with government and industry employers constantly seeking experts in this field. Read some of the alumni stories on our website to find out how our graduates have gone on to excel in their careers with their UBC MEL in Dependable Software Systems degree. Graduates of the program started in positions, such as Product Manager, Software Engineer, Software Consultant.