Not to be outdone by its famous neighbour, Canada is one of the world's top study abroad destinations. A Masters in Canada means studying in spectacular settings at some of North America's most successful universities.
The Canadian higher education system is also one of the most prestigious in the western world, with several renowned research universities and a range of specialised institutions. Investment in Canadian universities is also amongst the highest in the developed world, with local provincial governments possessing the freedom to support the individual strengths of their local university systems.
There's more to Canada than its universities though. As a multilingual and multicultural country with modern cities and beautiful natural features, Canada offers an ideal location for postgraduate study abroad. Whilst completing your Masters degree you'll have the opportunity to visit stunning sites such as the Rocky Mountains and Great Lakes.
Your choice of institution will also range between the vibrant French-Canadian province of Quebec (where degree programmes are offered in French and English) or remote cities such as Halifax, in northern Nova Scotia.
Canada is an increasingly popular destination for international students, with over 150,000 now studying at its universities.
Most Masters Canadian Masters degrees are one year long, but some courses incorporate additional project work or internship opportunities. The Canadian academic year normally begins in September.
Fees for Canadian Masters degrees vary between programs, but are usually higher for international students. Typical costs range between CAD $8,600 (USD $6,825) and CAD $20,000 (USD $15,870) per year, but various scholarship schemes are available. You can read more Masters fees and funding in Canada in our guide.
Most Canadian degree programmes are taught in English, but universities in the Quebec region also offer a large number of courses in French.
International students require a study permit to live and study in Canada. This is conditional on acceptance at a Canadian university and can be applied for online or via a Canadian embassy.
You can find detailed information about postgraduate study in Canada in our guide; this includes an overview of the Canadian university system, as well as application advice and more details of Canadian student visa requirements.
You can also read our guide to postgraduate student life in Canada, which covers accommodation, living costs and work permits for international students. We’ve also put together a guide to Canadian university rankings.
In the last decade, it has become clear that companies must reinvent their advanced manufacturing capabilities to remain globally competitive. There is a growing need across multiple industries for engineers with the technical skills and expertise to research, develop, test and optimize these next-generation manufacturing solutions. This is a rapidly evolving field, and companies are challenged to find engineers who have the sector-relevant cross-disciplinary technical expertise to develop innovative solutions.
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 project-based curriculum covers all stages of the industry value chain and incorporates advanced simulation tools and case studies. You will work in world-class facilities, including the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory – a multidisciplinary research centre where engineers, scientists and health scientists collaborate – and the Centre for Metallurgical Process Engineering, an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research centre.
While 60 per cent of your classes will focus on your technical specialization, the remaining 40 per cent are leadership development courses that will enhance your business, communication and people skills. Delivery of the management and leadership courses are in partnership with UBC's Sauder School of Business.
The MEL in Advanced Materials Manufacturing degree was developed in close collaboration with industry partners, who told us they need to hire leaders with cross-functional technical and business skills to develop innovative solutions, manage teams and direct projects.
The MEL in Advanced Materials Manufacturing degree is a unique graduate program that empowers you to develop the sector-relevant cross-disciplinary technical skills in demand by top employers. The combination of technical expertise and leadership development makes the MEL in Advanced Materials Manufacturing program unique and highly relevant in today’s business environment.
To complement your academic studies, professional development workshops, delivered by industry leaders, are offered throughout the year-long program. These extra-curricular sessions cover a range of topics such as:
-Giving and receiving feedback
-Learning how to deliver a successful pitch
The workshops also provide opportunities to network with professionals from a wide range of industries, UBC faculty and students in the MEL and MHLP programs.
Our graduates will be in demand locally, nationally and internationally in industries where the latest design solutions depend upon multi-material solutions. Graduates are expected to be employed in diverse engineering roles as well as other fields, including project manager, R&D consultant, senior project engineer, lab manager, metallurgist, R&D portfolio manager, quality manager and senior packaging engineer.