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.
Both government and private industry are fueling demand for high performance buildings experts with the creative and visionary skills to develop new processes and systems that drive positive and proactive change. Graduates can expect to pursue careers in advanced integrated green building design locally, nationally and internationally.
In just one year, this master’s degree 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 experts from the Faculty of Applied Science and the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) and industry experts
- help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication
Watch this webinar recorded live as prospective students asked questions on everything from admissions to work outcomes. Listen in to hear from the course co-director Dr. Steve Rogak and Ron Kellett and a current student.
- Undergraduate degree with an overall average of 76 %
- Document proving your current citizenship (usually a passport or other citizenship document from your country) or your Canadian permanent residency
Program Specific Requirements:
- Undergraduate degree in engineering or architecture
- 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.
Cost & Fees
- International students: CAD $50,265.44 per year
- Canadian students: CAD $28,652.62 per year
Please note that UBC tuition and student fees are approved by the Board of Governors following consultation with students and are subject to change in future academic years. 2020 program tuition fees to be announced early 2019.
- 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
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Last updated October 1, 2018