University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science

Introduction

The Faculty of Applied Science oversees administrative procedures for the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the School of Community and Regional Planning, the School of Nursing, and all engineering activities at the Vancouver campus and the UBC Okanagan School of Engineering.

APSC at a glance

  • 5,714 undergraduate students
  • 1,767 graduate students
  • 320 faculty and 365 staff
  • 30,000 alumni
  • $46 million annual research funding
  • $8 million annual industry funding
  • 106 spin-off companies
  • 1,975 annual co-op work terms in 26 countries
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Core Purpose

Our core purpose is to create and apply knowledge and to educate globally responsible professionals empowered to effect enduring, positive change for society.

Strategic Planning

The Faculty of Applied Science is involved with a number of projects and planning activities intended to continuously improve the learning, research and professional practice experiences of those involved with the Faculty. These activities are complementary to UBC's Place and Promise, and thus align our long-term goals with those of the university and business communities.

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MA

Master of Arts in Planning

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The restructured Master of Arts in Planning is a thesis-based research program of study, which is differentiated from SCARP's accredited, professionally oriented Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) and is intended to provide learning opportunities for practicing professionals who want to strengthen their research skills; those with undergraduate planning degrees from accredited programs; and students (with or without a master's degree) interested in eventually doing doctoral research; to undertake graduate-level study leading to a non-accredited, research-based master's degree. [+]

The restructured Master of Arts in Planning is a thesis-based research program of study, which is differentiated from SCARP's accredited, professionally oriented Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) and is intended to provide learning opportunities for:

practicing professionals who want to strengthen their research skills; those with undergraduate planning degrees from accredited programs; and students (with or without a master's degree) interested in eventually doing doctoral research; to undertake graduate-level study leading to a non-accredited, research-based master's degree.

This degree program is designed to provide a stimulating opportunity for students who have an interest in planning as a career, and who seek a strong and robust graduate educational experience as a platform for high-level planning and public policy work. Specifically, our program will appeal to students desiring a richer theoretical understanding of complex issues in city and community planning, environmental planning, and international development planning, as well as intensive study of instructive case studies.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

Chemical and Chemical & Biological engineers create and develop processes to change raw materials into the products that society depends on; food, chemicals, fuels, energy, metals, pharmaceuticals, paper, plastics, and personal care products. Chemical and process engineers help to manage natural resources, protect the environment, control health and safety procedures and recycle materials while developing and managing the processes which make the products we use. [+]

Chemical and Chemical & Biological engineers create and develop processes to change raw materials into the products that society depends on; food, chemicals, fuels, energy, metals, pharmaceuticals, paper, plastics, and personal care products. Chemical and process engineers help to manage natural resources, protect the environment, control health and safety procedures and recycle materials while developing and managing the processes which make the products we use.

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering was established in 1999 at UBC and reflects the growing need for engineers in the fields of biotechnology, biomedical and bio-resource engineering. At present, there are 24 full-time faculty members in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, together with a support staff of 17.... [-]


Master of Science in Materials Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

Materials research in the Department emphasizes the development of new processes and process models primarily for novel materials in the transportation sector and biomaterials for medical applications and aims at providing materials process solutions of societal magnitude including lightweight materials, cleaner and greener metallurgical processes, engineered materials to replace or repair injured body parts. The Department fosters a strong interaction with industry through their Industrial Research Chairs. Industrially oriented research is combined with fundamental studies to advance understanding of the microstructure mechanisms and resulting properties. [+]

Materials research in the Department emphasizes the development of new processes and process models primarily for novel materials in the transportation sector and biomaterials for medical applications and aims at providing materials process solutions of societal magnitude including lightweight materials, cleaner and greener metallurgical processes, engineered materials to replace or repair injured body parts. The Department fosters a strong interaction with industry through their Industrial Research Chairs. Industrially oriented research is combined with fundamental studies to advance understanding of the microstructure mechanisms and resulting properties.

The department offers opportunities for study in the fields of casting and solidification of metals, ceramic processes and properties, corrosion, composite material processing and properties, hydrometallurgy and electrorefining, physical metallurgy, pyrometallurgy, remelting processes, thermomechanical processing and environmental processing.... [-]


Master of Science in Planning

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The restructured Master of Science in Planning is a thesis-based research program of study, which is differentiated from SCARP's accredited, professionally oriented Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) and is intended to provide learning opportunities for practicing professionals who want to strengthen their research skills; those with undergraduate planning degrees from accredited programs; and students (with or without a master's degree) interested in eventually doing doctoral research; to undertake graduate-level study leading to a non-accredited, research-based master's degree. [+]

The restructured Master of Science in Planning is a thesis-based research program of study, which is differentiated from SCARP's accredited, professionally oriented Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) and is intended to provide learning opportunities for:

practicing professionals who want to strengthen their research skills; those with undergraduate planning degrees from accredited programs; and students (with or without a master's degree) interested in eventually doing doctoral research; to undertake graduate-level study leading to a non-accredited, research-based master's degree.

This degree program is designed to provide a stimulating opportunity for students who have an interest in planning as a career, and who seek a strong and robust graduate educational experience as a platform for high-level planning and public policy work. Specifically, our program will appeal to students desiring a richer theoretical understanding of complex issues in city and community planning, environmental planning, and international development planning, as well as intensive study of instructive case studies.... [-]


Master

Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture (MASA) is a post-professional research degree offered in a two-year curriculum. Students work in independent design or research-based studies in collaboration with faculty members engaged in certain research themes. This immersive program is for those who wish to synthesize existing knowledge in architecture and progress contemporary concepts in the field. Within the wider University community, students engage themselves in a focused research environment enriched by resources and support from related disciplines such as community and regional planning, civil engineering, geography, and art history, visual and theory. [+]

The Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture (MASA) is a post-professional research degree offered in a two-year curriculum. Students work in independent design or research-based studies in collaboration with faculty members engaged in certain research themes. This immersive program is for those who wish to synthesize existing knowledge in architecture and progress contemporary concepts in the field. Within the wider University community, students engage themselves in a focused research environment enriched by resources and support from related disciplines such as community and regional planning, civil engineering, geography, and art history, visual and theory.

The Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture is a two-year research degree. You’ll work within the school and the wider University community as you pursue independent design or research-based studies in collaboration with a faculty supervisor. You may enrich this research through related disciplines such as community and regional planning, civil engineering, geography, art history, and visual art.... [-]


Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture (MASLA) is a post-professional research degree offered in a two-year curriculum. Students work in independent research-based studies in collaboration with faculty members engaged in certain research themes. This immersive program is for those who wish to synthesize existing knowledge in landscape architecture and progress contemporary concepts in the field. Within the wider University community, students immerse themselves in a focused research environment enriched by resources and support from related disciplines such as community and regional planning, civil engineering, geography, and art history, visual and theory. [+]

The Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture (MASLA) is a post-professional research degree offered in a two-year curriculum. Students work in independent research-based studies in collaboration with faculty members engaged in certain research themes. This immersive program is for those who wish to synthesize existing knowledge in landscape architecture and progress contemporary concepts in the field. Within the wider University community, students immerse themselves in a focused research environment enriched by resources and support from related disciplines such as community and regional planning, civil engineering, geography, and art history, visual and theory.

The MASLA program is intended for qualified applicants with a previous professional degree with the capacity for independent research. The main criteria for admissions include a comprehensive proposal for their research and prior consultation with individual faculty members to discuss student's ambitions and supported research topics.... [-]


Master of Applied Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

Chemical and Chemical & Biological engineers create and develop processes to change raw materials into the products that society depends on; food, chemicals, fuels, energy, metals, pharmaceuticals, paper, plastics, and personal care products. Chemical and process engineers help to manage natural resources, protect the environment, control health and safety procedures and recycle materials while developing and managing the processes which make the products we use. [+]

Chemical and Chemical & Biological engineers create and develop processes to change raw materials into the products that society depends on; food, chemicals, fuels, energy, metals, pharmaceuticals, paper, plastics, and personal care products. Chemical and process engineers help to manage natural resources, protect the environment, control health and safety procedures and recycle materials while developing and managing the processes which make the products we use.

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering was established in 1999 at UBC and reflects the growing need for engineers in the fields of biotechnology, biomedical and bio-resource engineering. At present, there are 24 full-time faculty members in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, together with a support staff of 17.... [-]


Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) program is suited to students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in a thesis based research program. An M.A.Sc. is expected to take about 24 months.The MASc thesis is prepared with guidance from your Research Supervisor, who must agree to its technical content and findings. The thesis must be approved by a second reader, who may request revisions to the document. The Research Supervisor, in consultation with the second reader, assigns a grade to the thesis. M.A.Sc. degree candidates registered as full-time students are required to spend at least one winter session at the University. M.A.Sc. candidates may also register as part-time students. In either case, the program must be completed within 5 years of initial registration. [+]

The Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) program is suited to students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in a thesis based research program. An M.A.Sc. is expected to take about 24 months. The MASc thesis is prepared with guidance from your Research Supervisor, who must agree to its technical content and findings. The thesis must be approved by a second reader, who may request revisions to the document. The Research Supervisor, in consultation with the second reader, assigns a grade to the thesis. M.A.Sc. degree candidates registered as full-time students are required to spend at least one winter session at the University. M.A.Sc. candidates may also register as part-time students. In either case, the program must be completed within 5 years of initial registration.... [-]


Master of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Electrical and Computer Engineering Program is for students interested in pursuing advanced studies and research in Biomedical Technologies, Communications Systems, Computer and Software Systems, Energy Systems, or Micro and Nano Technologies. Electrical and Computer Engineers develop computing systems, from chip architecture to mobile applications, to communications protocols as well as the energy systems to allow these devices and all other electrical systems to function. The discipline has a huge impact on society because it helps to design the systems we use in everything from health to finance to safety. [+]

The Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Electrical and Computer Engineering Program is for students interested in pursuing advanced studies and research in Biomedical Technologies, Communications Systems, Computer and Software Systems, Energy Systems, or Micro and Nano Technologies. Electrical and Computer Engineers develop computing systems, from chip architecture to mobile applications, to communications protocols as well as the energy systems to allow these devices and all other electrical systems to function. The discipline has a huge impact on society because it helps to design the systems we use in everything from health to finance to safety.

In this program, students can choose to contribute to research on technologies very close to or already in the market, or technologies that are in the early stages of research such as quantum computing or carbon nanotubes.... [-]


Master of Applied Science in Materials Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

Materials research in the Department emphasizes the development of new processes and process models primarily for novel materials in the transportation sector and biomaterials for medical applications and aims at providing materials process solutions of societal magnitude including lightweight materials, cleaner and greener metallurgical processes, engineered materials to replace or repair injured body parts. The Department fosters a strong interaction with industry through their Industrial Research Chairs. Industrially oriented research is combined with fundamental studies to advance understanding of the microstructure mechanisms and resulting properties. [+]

Materials research in the Department emphasizes the development of new processes and process models primarily for novel materials in the transportation sector and biomaterials for medical applications and aims at providing materials process solutions of societal magnitude including lightweight materials, cleaner and greener metallurgical processes, engineered materials to replace or repair injured body parts.

The Department fosters a strong interaction with industry through their Industrial Research Chairs. Industrially oriented research is combined with fundamental studies to advance understanding of the microstructure mechanisms and resulting properties.

What makes the program unique? ... [-]

Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The thesis-based Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc) in Mechanical Engineering is a traditional research-based degree. The program normally takes two years of full-time study and includes a total of thirty credits, research under the supervision of a faculty member and a thesis. The Master of Applied Science is the recommended course of study for students who may be interested in eventually pursuing a Ph.D. [+]

The thesis-based Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc) in Mechanical Engineering is a traditional research-based degree. The program normally takes two years of full-time study and includes a total of thirty credits, research under the supervision of a faculty member and a thesis. The Master of Applied Science is the recommended course of study for students who may be interested in eventually pursuing a Ph.D.

Students taking their M.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering can select one of four research areas: Design and Applied Mechanics, Mechatronics and Manufacturing, Thermofluids or Biomedical Engineering.*

*The Department of Mechanical Engineering also offers a full Biomedical Engineering (BMEG) program. Students in the BMEG program will achieve a degree in Biomedical Engineering.... [-]


Master of Applied Science in Mining Engineering

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Applied Science is a Research degree requiring a thesis. Students can specialize in any of the following areas: social issues in mining, mining engineering, mineral processing, mining and the environment, Rock mechanics, Mine Economics, Safety, Corporate Social Responsibility, etc. [+]

The Master of Applied Science is a Research degree requiring a thesis. Students can specialize in any of the following areas: social issues in mining, mining engineering, mineral processing, mining and the environment, Rock mechanics, Mine Economics, Safety, Corporate Social Responsibility, etc.

Backed by an unparalleled reputation for expertise and innovation in mineral extraction, mineral processing and environmental protection, the graduate program in Mining Engineering has two types of students in mind:

Those from industry who wish to improve their workplace skills; and Those who wish to pursue research leading to advances in state-of-the-art or state-of-the-practice mining and mineral process engineering. ... [-]

Master of Architecture

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Architecture (MArch) graduate degree program offers an accredited three-year curriculum. This professional course of study is highly demanding with a large proportion of the curriculum being required coursework. Design studios are integrated with courses in architectural history and theory, technical and material systems, and design media and representation. Within this challenging program, opportunities to develop an individual identity and special skills are made possible through the selection of special topic design studios, thoughtful engagement with electives, and especially through the execution of the Graduation Project. [+]

The Master of Architecture is a professional graduate degree, leading to certification with the Canadian Architectural Certification Board. The three-year program is highly demanding, with a large proportion of the curriculum dedicated to required coursework. You’ll take design studios alongside courses in history and theory, technical and material systems, and design media.

You’ll have opportunities to pursue individualized research through the selection of special topic design studios, thoughtful engagement with electives, and your graduate project. You can also participate in a number of optional and complimentary activities within the M.Arch program. These include co-op, design-build, study abroad, and exchanges.... [-]


Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The dual degree option is a four-year program to pursue the Master of Architecture and the Master of Landscape Architecture at the same time. The dual degree is certified with both the Canadian Architectural Certification Board and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. The dual degree program harmonizes architectural design with ecological consciousness to create an inclusive understanding of built and natural environments. [+]

The dual degree option is a four-year program to pursue the Master of Architecture and the Master of Landscape Architecture at the same time. The dual degree is certified by both the Canadian Architectural Certification Board and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. The dual degree program harmonizes architectural design with ecological consciousness to create an inclusive understanding of built and natural environments.

Dual degree option

The dual degree option is a four-year program to pursue the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) and the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) at the same time. Each degree is accredited: the MArch degree by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board and MLA degree by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Council.... [-]


Master of Community and Regional Planning

Campus Full time 20  September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The MCRP is a 20-month professional master's degree in Planning. It is an innovative and flexible program that anticipates and responds to rapidly changing urban, regional, and global environments. The MCRP curriculum begins with a strong core sequence of 18 credits that are tailored to the evolving demands of the profession. [+]

September 2017 Intake closed. Applications will reopen in October 2017 for September 2018 intake

The MCRP is a 20-month professional master's degree in Planning. It is an innovative and flexible program that anticipates and responds to rapidly changing urban, regional, and global environments.

The MCRP curriculum begins with a strong core sequence of 18 credits that are tailored to the evolving demands of the profession. Students will additionally undertake a sequence of courses in an area of concentration customized for their interests and professional aspirations. In their second year, students will be required to take a studio course that integrates theories and methods covered throughout the curriculum into a single team-based project with a real or simulated client or community group. The program's Capstone requirement provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their competency through developing a professional portfolio or professional research report.... [-]


Master of Engineering in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Campus Full time 12 - 16  September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Department has opened applications to its course based Master of Engineering (MEng) degree program. The Master of Engineering is a course-based program designed for engineers wishing to upgrade their training. During this 12-16 month program, students take a prescribed set of courses. [+]

The Department has opened applications to its course based Master of Engineering (MEng) degree program. The Master of Engineering is a course-based program designed for engineers wishing to upgrade their training. During this 12-16 month program, students take a prescribed set of courses.

Course Requirements

The MEng is not a research degree and is intended primarily for candidates who have work experience in addition to a bachelor's degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering. The degree requires 30 credits of advanced coursework, which are divided as follows:

12 credits of CHBE 500 level fundamental courses. Additional 6 credits of CHBE 500 level courses OR MEng report. The remaining 12 credits may be chosen from CHBE or non-CHBE (Engineering & Science) courses. For the non-CHBE courses, 6 credits at the 300 or 400 level will be permitted. CHBE courses include IWME, GBPR and CEEN courses. ... [-]

Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time 12 - 16  September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (MEng) program is a non-thesis, course-based graduate program in Civil Engineering, and is available in several areas of specialization. Successful completion of the MEng degree requires the completion of 30 credits of coursework, subject to various constraints and requirements. [+]

The Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (MEng) program is a non-thesis, course-based graduate program in Civil Engineering, and is available in the following areas of specialization:

Environmental Systems Engineering. Geotechnical Engineering. Hydrotechnical Engineering. Project & Construction Management. Structural & Earthquake Engineering. Transportation Engineering.

Note that the specialization does not appear on the degree parchment or on the transcript.

Successful completion of the MEng degree requires the completion of 30 credits of coursework, subject to various constraints and requirements as provided below. For further information, please contact the Civil Engineering Graduate Support Office.... [-]


Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Campus Full time 12 - 16  September 2018 Canada Vancouver

ECE’s Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program is designed for students who want to pursue their electrical and computer engineering education beyond the undergraduate level but are looking for an alternative to a thesis-based research program. The M.Eng. is now considered a minimum qualification for graduation in Europe, and the content provided here exceeds those expectations. [+]

ECE’s Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program is designed for students who want to pursue their electrical and computer engineering education beyond the undergraduate level but are looking for an alternative to a thesis-based research program. The M.Eng. is now considered a minimum qualification for graduation in Europe, and the content provided here exceeds those expectations.

The Master of Engineering program requires students to complete 30 credits of coursework with the option of completing a supervised project. Students are free to choose among a number of graduate and senior undergraduate courses to complete the program.

Possible areas of concentration include:

Communications Computer Systems Energy Production Energy Utilization Micro/Nano Electronic Systems Signal Processing Software Engineering ... [-]

Master of Engineering in Mechatronics Design

Campus Full time 12 - 18  September 2018 Canada Vancouver

Mechatronics Design combines the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering in the study of integrated modelling, analysis, design and manufacture of electromechanical and mechatronic systems. These principles can be applied in the following industries: transportation; manufacturing and production engineering; biomedical and healthcare technologies; energy; aviation and aerospace; automated office and household technologies; and computer systems. [+]

Mechatronics Design combines the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering in the study of integrated modelling, analysis, design and manufacture of electromechanical and mechatronic systems. These principles can be applied in the following industries: transportation; manufacturing and production engineering; biomedical and healthcare technologies; energy; aviation and aerospace; automated office and household technologies; and computer systems.

Students must have a Bachelor of Applied Science or equivalent, as well as some prior education in mechatronics design, to be eligible for the Mechatronics Design MEng program.

Why UBC?

STRONG RESEARCH

The department has one of the most active research programs in Canada. It is home to 9 Research Chairs and is a member of 12 Research Institutes and Centres. Our major research groups are in Biomedical Engineering, Design and Applied Mechanics, Mechatronics and Manufacturing, and Thermofluids.... [-]


Master of Engineering in Mining Engineering

Campus Full time 12 - 18  September 2018 Canada Vancouver

Join the academic community of one of the world’s leading mining schools. We are one of a few mining schools in Canada with facilities and expertise in Mining, Mineral Processing, Rock Mechanics, Social License, Mine Economics and Environmental Sustainability. Enroll in a Master of Engineering Degree at a top-ranked university and in one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world.* [+]

Join the academic community of one of the world’s leading mining schools. We are one of a few mining schools in Canada with facilities and expertise in Mining, Mineral Processing, Rock Mechanics, Social License, Mine Economics and Environmental Sustainability. Enroll in a Master of Engineering Degree at a top-ranked university and in one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world.*

Our cohort-based, professional Master of Engineering Degree is a course-based master which allows one to specialize in one of the following areas:

Mining geotechnics, Mineral processing, Mine economics, or Mining sustainability and the environment.

The program attracts mining professionals from all corners of the world and creates a diverse network of mining expertise. Students benefit from the academic content as well as the international professional experience each student brings to the program. Students also have the opportunity to enhance their experience with a 4-8 month paid work term.... [-]


Master of Engineering in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Campus Full time 12 - 18  September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (MEng NAME) is an interdisciplinary, industry-focused program that trains students in the design and construction of ships and other structures in the marine environment. The comprehensive and innovative curriculum draws material from Mechanical, Civil, and Materials Engineering, and offers instruction by both leading researchers and industry professionals. Students leave the program prepared for immediate and stimulating work in a vital and growing industry. [+]

The Master of Engineering in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (MEng NAME) is an interdisciplinary, industry-focused program that trains students in the design and construction of ships and other structures in the marine environment. The comprehensive and innovative curriculum draws material from Mechanical, Civil, and Materials Engineering, and offers instruction by both leading researchers and industry professionals. Students leave the program prepared for immediate and stimulating work in a vital and growing industry.

(Have 3+ years of industry experience and an interest in project management? Check out UBC’s Master of Engineering Leadership in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering as well.) ... [-]


Master of Engineering Leadership in Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Campus Full time January 2019 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Advanced Materials Manufacturing is an intensive one-year degree program for engineers who want to advance their careers in the automotive, aerospace and manufacturing sectors. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Advanced Materials Manufacturing is an intensive one-year degree program for engineers who want to advance their careers in the automotive, aerospace and manufacturing sectors.

Experts in advanced materials manufacturing are instrumental to the research, development, testing and optimization of new multi-material manufacturing solutions to lighten cars and planes and reduce their environmental footprint. This is a rapidly evolving field and the growing need across multiple industries for those technical experts make participants of the program highly sought after.

In just one year, this master’s degree will: broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain deepen your technical skill base through advanced simulation tools and case studies provide a dynamic learning environment that includes both classroom learning and integrated hands-on training offer opportunities for you to collaborate with world-renowned faculty and industry experts at UBC’s high-tech facilities and multidisciplinary research centres help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication ... [-]

Master of Engineering Leadership in Clean Energy Engineering

Campus Full time January 2019 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) Clean Energy Engineering is an intensive one-year degree program for engineers and environmental science graduates who want to make their sustainable vision a reality and advance their careers in the in-demand field of clean energy. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Clean Energy Engineering is an intensive one-year degree program for engineers and environmental science graduates who want to make their sustainable vision a reality and advance their careers in the in-demand field of clean energy.

Both government and private industry are fueling demand for clean energy experts with the creative and visionary skills to minimize environmental impacts, promote geopolitical stability and enable economic diversification. Graduates can expect to pursue clean energy careers locally, nationally and internationally.

In just one year, this master’s degree will: deepen your knowledge of sustainable energy systems, energy storage, energy distribution networks, energy efficiency and energy policy broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain provide a dynamic learning environment that includes project work, seminars, conferences and other innovative teaching strategies offer opportunities for you to collaborate with world-renowned faculty and industry experts at UBC’s high-tech facilities and multidisciplinary research centres help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication ... [-]

Master of Engineering Leadership in Dependable Software Systems

Campus Full time January 2019 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Dependable Software Systems is an intensive one-year degree program for software engineers who want to explore the principles and techniques for maintaining the integrity and reliability of software systems in diverse application areas. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Dependable Software Systems is an intensive one-year degree program for software engineers who want to explore the principles and techniques for maintaining the integrity and reliability of software systems in diverse application areas.

This program enables graduates to identify engineering errors, project management or process issues, and other source problems in complex software systems. With their broad foundation for analyzing and addressing software dependability issues across many different industry sectors, graduates of this program will be highly sought after by employers.

In just one year, this master’s degree will: deepen your understanding of how to develop and maintain dependable systems provide a dynamic learning environment that includes collaborative projects with students and faculty, as well as a major capstone project enabling you to gain specific domain expertise offer opportunities for you to collaborate with world-renowned faculty and industry experts help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication ... [-]

Master of Engineering Leadership in Green Bio-Products

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Green Bio-Products is an intensive one-year degree program that will equip you with the technical and leadership skills required to contribute to the growing bio-economy. [+]

Program update: The MEL in Green Bio-Products will not be accepting applications for the 2019 intake. Check our other MEL program offerings for further opportunities.

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Green Bio-Products is an intensive one-year degree program that will equip you with the technical and leadership skills required to contribute to the growing bio-economy. UBC is a world leader in creating innovative value from forest biomass, and graduates of this program will take their place as technical leaders and sector specialists in this growing industry.

Propel Your Career Forward

This unique master’s degree program will:

help you acquire the skills to develop advanced technical processes and product ideas and take on senior project management roles; broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain; provide a dynamic learning environment that includes working on collaborative projects with students and faculty; 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. ... [-]

Master of Engineering Leadership in High Performance Buildings

Campus Full time January 2019 Canada Vancouver

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Engineering Leadership in Integrated Water Management

Campus Full time January 2019 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management is an intensive one-year degree program that will enable you to spearhead initiatives focused on water use, treatment, research and protection. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management is an intensive one-year degree program that will enable you to spearhead initiatives focused on water use, treatment, research and protection.

Participants of the program will learn how to apply physical, chemical and biological unit operations and processes to water resources, and will become conversant with regulatory and environmental frameworks.

Due to the growing demand in the public and private sectors for water management professionals, graduates of this program will be highly sought after for their combination of leadership and technical sector-specific skills.

In just one year, this master’s degree will: equip you with an understanding of the aquatic environment; how to apply physical, chemical and biological unit operations and processes to water resources; and increase your familiarity with regulatory and environmental frameworks broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain provide a dynamic learning environment that includes working on collaborative projects with students and faculty offer opportunities for you to learn from world-renowned faculty and industry experts help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication ... [-]

Master of Engineering Leadership in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering

Campus Full time January 2019 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering is an intensive one-year degree program intended for engineers three to five years or more into their careers. This program combines the engineering and physics of ship design with broad business and leadership training. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering is designed for engineers who want to accelerate their career by leading and supervising teams and managing complex technical projects. This program combines the engineering and physics of ship design with broad business and leadership training.

UBC is the only centre for naval architecture and marine engineering study on the Pacific coast of North America, and Vancouver is a strategic coastal location with an industrially diverse environment. The program maintains vigorous links to the regional marine industry in both the government and private sectors, offering learning resources that add value to each student’s experience.... [-]


Master of Engineering Leadership in Resource Engineering Management

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Resource Engineering Management is an intensive one-year degree program, at the UBC Okanagan campus in the city of Kelowna, for engineers ready to deepen their technical expertise and widen their leadership perspectives within the resource sectors. [+]

Program update: The MEL in Resource Engineering Management will not be accepting applications for the 2019 intake. Check our other MEL program offerings for further opportunities.

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Resource Engineering Management is an intensive one-year degree program, at the UBC Okanagan campus in the city of Kelowna, for engineers ready to deepen their technical expertise and widen their leadership perspectives within the resource sectors. Resource industries are searching for technical leaders and project managers who know how to sustainably maximize asset value and minimize risk. They need engineers who are able to manage complex, multidisciplinary projects for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy.... [-]


Master of Engineering Leadership in Urban Systems

Campus Full time January 2019 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Urban Systems is an intensive one-year degree program that equips you with the high-level technical skills needed to develop practical and sustainable solutions to meet the challenges associated with large urban infrastructure systems. [+]

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Urban Systems is designed for early-career professionals with undergraduate credentials in disciplines related to urban systems who want to advance their careers in this in-demand area. The program equips you with the high-level technical skills needed to develop practical and sustainable solutions to meet the challenges associated with large urban infrastructure systems.

There is a growing demand for talented professionals with a confident understanding of engineering and urban planning and who have the management and leadership skills to guide large and complex projects. Graduates of this program will be highly sought after for their unique combination of leadership and technical sector-specific skills.... [-]


Master of Landscape Architecture

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) graduate degree program offers an accredited three-year curriculum. This professional course of study is highly demanding with a large proportion of the curriculum being required coursework. Design studios are integrated with courses in landscape history and theory, site analysis and planning, and management of environments. Within this challenging program, opportunities to develop an individual identity and special skills are made possible through the selection of specialized topic design studios, thoughtful engagement with electives, and especially through the execution of the Graduation Project. [+]

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) graduate degree program offers an accredited three-year curriculum. This professional course of study is highly demanding with a large proportion of the curriculum being required coursework. Design studios are integrated with courses in landscape history and theory, site analysis and planning, and management of environments. Within this challenging program, opportunities to develop an individual identity and special skills are made possible through the selection of specialized topic design studios, thoughtful engagement with electives, and especially through the execution of the Graduation Project.

The academics are coupled with experience in the contemporary profession with internships available for credits. By working in firms or agencies related to student's areas of interest, design development, and documentation skills are honed for future practice. Students build and expand their professional network through these positions and small student-faculty ratios.... [-]


Master of Urban Design

Campus Full time 11  September 2018 Canada Vancouver

Our Master of Urban Design program equips future urban designers with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges of modern urban growth. [+]

Our Master of Urban Design program equips future urban designers with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges of modern urban growth. The intensive 11-month curriculum focuses on enhancing your understanding of urban design at all scales—from the neighbourhood block to the regional. The post-professional course of study integrates design studios with courses in urban design history and theory, economics, and public policy. You will have the opportunity to pursue personal interests in the discipline by choosing the focus of your elective courses and research topics.

The intersection of academia and the contemporary profession informs our investigation and practical work. Each year, we explore an urban design theme through an active partnership with community and regional organizations. In the design studios, you will collaborate with faculty, stakeholders, and professionals on real-world projects for possible future applications. Our students benefit from intimate student-faculty ratios. You will work directly with the practicing professionals who developed Vancouver’s urban design successes.... [-]


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