Gain the technical, business and project management skills
to design and maintain reliable software systems.

Dependable Software Systems

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Dependable Software Systems will be paused in January 2024 in order to do a comprehensive curriculum review and assessment.

The following information about Dependable Software Systems summarizes the goals and outcomes of the program as a record for employers, current students and our past graduates.

The Master of Engineering Leadership in Dependable Software Systems was offered between 2016 and 2023 as a professional degree for engineers and technical leaders who wanted to excel and drive innovation in software systems industries.

The Dependable Software Systems program offered a unique combination of technical and business classes – giving students the strategic skills to play a leading role in forward-thinking organizations. Engineering courses explored software testing and verification, error-resilient computing, and security and privacy. Business courses offered by the top-ranked UBC Sauder School of Business gave students a solid foundation in business strategy and innovation, operations and logistics, project management, and organizational leadership.

Graduates of the program:

  • updated their technical and analytical skills, enabling them to develop and maintain dependable systems
  • completed a major capstone project and gained specific domain expertise
  • studied under renowned faculty and industry experts
  • expanded their professional network while collaborating with other MEL students
  • gained the fundamental business, project management and interpersonal skills to advance their career and confidently take on positions of increased responsibility

Learn more about our accomplished Dependable Software Systems alumni.

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