Graduate admissions

Discover the UBC engineering graduate degrees offered in the following disciplines:

Vancouver Campus

Okanagan Campus

Graduate Programs

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) and Master of Engineering (MEng) are professional programs designed for engineers wishing to upgrade their training and fast-forward their careers.

The Master of Applied Science (MASc), Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are thesis-based research programs designed for students wishing to pursue research.

Master of Engineering Leadership

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) accepts engineers and technical leaders with three or more years of industry experience. The MEL is a hybrid degree with classes in both the Faculty of Applied Science and the Robert H. Lee Graduate School at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. The MEL focuses on developing students’ technical and business knowledge.

Master of Engineering

The Master of Engineering (MEng) accepts engineers with or without professional experience, including students applying directly after completing an undergraduate engineering degree. The program is taught wholly within UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science and emphasizes advancing students’ technical knowledge.

Master of Applied Science

The Master of Applied Science (MASc) is for engineering graduates who wish to pursue a thesis-based master’s degree.

Master of Science

The Master of Science (MSc) is for graduates of science undergraduate degrees who wish to pursue a thesis-based master’s degree.

Research-based doctoral degrees

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is typically for those who have already completed an undergraduate and graduate degree, and wish to pursue a doctoral-based research program.

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