UBC MEL MHLP Professional Leadership Master Degrees
Technical classes offer exciting opportunities for industry-driven projects where you will work with your peers to apply your knowledge to a real-world issue. Read about some recent projects where students used their technical and business knowledge to develop practical, innovative and sustainable solutions.
Under the guidance of visiting professor Fredrik Ahlgren, two students from the Master of Engineering and Master of Engineering Leadership in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering worked on a project for BC Ferries to develop a machine learning model that can predict vessel fuel consumption.
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering student Gaby Marino completed a student project where she investigated the potential for data visualization software to streamline operations on naval vessels. She talked to us in August 2020 about her work.
As part of his capstone project in the MEL in High Performance Buildings program, Chris Moore took on the challenge of improving the energy efficiency of a recently built LEED Gold building on the UBC campus.
A research project conducted by three Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Urban Systems students explored whether designated smoke- and vape-free areas were successfully deterring people from lighting up.
For his capstone project in Clean Energy Engineering, Derek Oppedisano developed a business case for supplementing diesel-powered electricity generation with lithium ion battery storage in a remote community.
For her capstone project, Anna Swanson analyzed the potential greenhouse gas emission reductions and financial implications of both supply-side and demand-side strategies for remote communities, and then developed a tool that they can use to determine where to begin investing.
For their capstone project, students in the High Performance Buildings program developed energy models for a research lab in Prince George, BC, to explore the potential of three certification standards.