Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Degree Benefits

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’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School, 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.

Get a professional master’s degree from a world-class university

UBC is one of the world’s top 40 universities and its programs and professors have a global reputation for excellence. UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science is home to one of North America’s premier engineering schools and an impressive array of high-tech facilities and research centres, including the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory and the Centre for Metallurgical Process Engineering.

UBC Sauder School of Business is ranked first in Canada and 38th in the world for business and management studies, and the school is known for its commitment to rigorous, relevant and experiential teaching.

Expand your network

As a student in the MEL in Advanced Materials Manufacturing program, you will grow your personal and professional network by:

  • learning from world-renowned faculty members – technical experts who have long-standing research partnerships with key industry players, including Ford, GM, Toyota, Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier
  • studying alongside motivated peers who bring a diverse range of work experience and perspectives to the program
  • taking business courses with students from other professional graduate programs in the Faculty of Applied Science – engaged and ambitious professionals from the multidisciplinary MEL and Master of Health Leadership and Policy programs
  • attending workshops and presentations featuring industry leaders (discover our professional development sessions to see the most recent speakers and topics), offering you opportunities throughout the year to gain insight into the latest issues and trends in your field

“[Students] have a year-long opportunity to learn from technical experts who also have first-hand experience in technology commercialization and application.” – Chad Sinclair

Go further

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.

“This program should also allow students to move across industries. Perhaps someone has a few years of experience in automotive but wants to move into aerospace. Graduates of this program will be able to gain the credentials they need to make that kind of career move.” – Warren Poole

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