The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in High Performance Buildings is an intensive one-year degree program for engineers and architects who want to make a difference in the building sector.
Graduates of this program will have the technical and leadership skills to improve the energy performance of existing buildings and design integrated high-performance energy systems for new buildings.
Propel Your Career Forward
This unique master’s degree program will:
- deepen your knowledge of building energy systems design and modelling;
- broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that balances advanced engineering modelling and design with green building and regenerative design theories and applications;
- provide a dynamic learning environment that includes project work, seminars, conferences and other innovative teaching strategies;
- give you hands-on experience developing real-world solutions for clients through two capstone projects;
- offer opportunities for you to collaborate with world-renowned faculty and industry experts; and
- help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication.
You are eligible for this program if you meet the MEL admission requirements and you have:
- an undergraduate degree in engineering or a master’s degree in architecture and
- three or more years of relevant work experience in the building sector.
As a graduate of this program, you will have the skills to advance your career in the building sector, enabling you to take on complex engineering challenges in this growing field while confidently leading collaborative interdisciplinary teams.
The MEL in High Performance Buildings is a 12-month, full-time program.
Many of the courses you take will adopt a flipped classroom format. This means that you will be expected to review course content ahead of classroom time, through readings or watching lecture videos. During classroom time, you’ll be engaged in discussions and activities to apply what you’ve learned. This could include case studies, group project work, and experiments and demonstrations.
Energy use in buildings is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, making it a high priority to design more energy-efficient buildings and retrofit existing buildings. This is a growing sector, with opportunities in consulting, construction, manufacturing and government. With governments at all levels increasing the standards for energy conservation, there is a need for professionals who can take leadership in designing the integrated high-performing energy systems in our built environment.
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Cost & Fees
- International students: CAD $48,801.40 per year
- Canadian students: CAD $28,090 per year
- Degree: Master of Engineering Leadership
- Subject: Engineering
- Mode of delivery: On campus
- Specialization: High Performance Buildings
- Program Components: Coursework only
- Faculty: Faculty of Applied Science
- School: School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Last updated August 28, 2017