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Master of Engineering Leadership in Clean Energy Engineering

Program Overview

Master of Engineering Leadership in Clean Energy Engineering (MEL in CEEN) is a program within the Faculty of Applied Science.

The objective of the Clean Energy Program is to provide students with advanced knowledge in various aspects of energy conversion, distribution, storage and management, including renewable energy technologies, energy distribution networks and energy policy. It is designed to educate and challenge students to critical thinking about topics related to energy conservation and efficiency, energy and environment, and social impact. The curriculum is based on innovative teaching strategies which include a key feature of organizing and promoting interaction between students and industrial partners through seminars, debates on advanced energy related topics, industrially sponsored projects and conferences.

This is a 12-month, full-time program for professionals who have relevant industry experience and are wanting to accelerate their career.

The Faculty of Applied Science administers the Master of Engineering Leadership program. Please visit the MEL website for further information and contact details.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must normally hold an undergraduate credential in engineering or a BSc in environmental science or related specialization;
  • Have a minimum three years relevant experience in the energy sector;
  • Have completed a 2nd or 3rd-year-level-course in thermodynamics.

The minimum admission requirement for students with degrees from North American institutions is an average of 76% (UBC-equivalency), calculated from senior-level coursework. An applicant with an average slightly less than 76% may be admitted if they have achieved 80% or higher in at least 12 credits (UBC-equivalency) of senior-level coursework in the prospective area of study.

The minimum admission requirement for applicants with degrees from outside North America is an overall degree average of 76% (UBC-equivalency).

Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of English language proficiency prior to being extended an offer of admission. Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your application. Acceptable English language proficiency tests for the MEL in CEEN are:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum score of 550 (paper version); 213 (computer version); 80 (Internet version, effective September 2005)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service): minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no other component score less than 6.0
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): minimum overall score of 81
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): minimum overall score of 59
  • CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program): minimum scores; 4L/4L/4L
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment): minimum overall score of 60

Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements stated above, but who have had other significant formal training, relevant professional experience, and/or otherwise possess demonstrable knowledge or expertise that would prepare them adequately for successful study in the graduate program, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the Program Director and the approval of the Dean of Applied Science.

Lists of the required application documents are available on the program website. The Professional Masters office is responsible for collection and assessment of application documents.

Program Requirements

Degree completion requires completion of 30 credits. This includes 18 credits of Pillar courses and 12 credits of Platform courses, including 1.5 credits of approved electives from the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, and a 3-credit Capstone course. Platform refers to foundational coursework focused on the professional skills required for an experienced graduate to be an effective professional leader. These courses are common across many of the Applied Science Professional Master’s programs. The Pillar contains the relevant technical material and is equivalent to a specialization. Each student's coursework must be approved by the Applied Science graduate program office. Students in the MEL CEEN will choose in their second term between a Co-operative Education Placement (APSC 412 non-additive credits not counted in the 30 credits program requirement) and an entrepreneurial experience. A complete list of the courses required for successful completion are available on the program website.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance based on academic merit and financial need may be available.

Students should consult the MEL admissions Website for more information.

Contact Information

Graduate Admissions
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