Graduates

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 and the Doctor of Philosophy are thesis-based research programs designed for engineers wishing to pursue research.

Degree Program Comparison

  Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) Master of Engineering (MEng) Master of Applied Science (MASc) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Research/Thesis-based No No Yes Yes
Duration (months, not including Coop) 12* 12 to 16 24 48
Eligibility for financial assistance Scholarships are available based upon submitted program application. May apply for Teaching Assistantships Normally from their thesis supervisors and may apply for Teaching Assistantships, graduate awards and scholarships Normally from their thesis supervisors and may apply for Teaching Assistantships, graduate awards and scholarships
Cooperative Education Co-op options available for  Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering. *12-week terms included in the 12-month program duration. Co-op options available. Approximately 4-8 month terms (Credits not applicable to master's requirements). Co-op options available. Approximately 4-8 month terms (Credits not applicable to master’s requirements).  

Specializations offered at the Vancouver campus

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

Specializations offered at the Okanagan campus

Specialization Degree Programs Available
Civil Engineering MEng, MASc, PhD
Electrical Engineering MEng, MASc, PhD
Mechanical Engineering MEng, MASc, PhD
Resource Engineering Management MEL