Graduates

Students will normally find answers to questions and help with registration and records inquiries through their Graduate Program Office in their Department of Specialization. For information on MASc and PhD programs, contact The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies or the individual department/program advisors.

UBC offers four engineering graduate programs for students.

Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL)

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) is a one-year professional degree programs for practicing professionals who want to excel in their careers, broaden their technical perspectives and gain new business and leadership skills. MEL students are eligible for scholarships based upon submitted program application.

Master of Engineering (MEng)

The Master of Engineering is a non-thesis course-based (30 credits) professional program designed for engineers wishing to upgrade their training. The program is normally completed in 12 to 16 months of full-time study. The MEng program is administered by the Faculty of Applied Science. MEng students are not eligible for financial assistance although they may apply for Teaching Assistantships.

Master of Applied Science (MASc)

The Master of Applied Science is a thesis-based (30 credits) research program designed for engineers wishing to pursue research. The program is normally completed in 24 months of full-time study. The MASc program is administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. MASc students are normally eligible for financial assistance from their thesis supervisors and may apply for Teaching Assistantships, graduate awards and scholarships.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy is a thesis-based research program designed for engineers wishing to pursue advanced original research. The program is normally completed in 48 months of full-time study. The PhD program is administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. PhD students are normally eligible for the PhD Tuition Award for their first 4 years, financial assistance from their thesis supervisors and may apply for Teaching Assistantships, graduate awards and scholarships.

Specializations

Specialization Degree Programs Available
Advanced Materials Manufacturing MEL
Biomedical Engineering MEng, MASc, PhD
Chemical & Biological Engineering MEng, MSc, MASc, PhD
Civil Engineering MEng, MASc, PhD
Clean Energy Engineering MEL
Dependable Software Systems MEL
Electrical & Computer Engineering MEng, MASc, PhD
Geological Engineering MEng
Green Bio-Products MEL
High Performance Buildings MEL
Integrated Water Management MEL
Materials Engineering MSc, MASc & PhD
Mechanical Engineering MASc, PhD
Mechatronics Design MEng
Mining Engineering MEng, MASc, PhD
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering MEL, MEng
Urban Systems MEL

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