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Dependable Software Systems

University of British Columbia

12 months
36244 CAD/year
19872 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Dependable Software Systems from University of British Columbia  is a professional degree for engineers who want to excel and drive innovation in this rapidly evolving field.


This Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Dependable Software Systems from University of British Columbia combines graduate-level engineering courses with UBC Sauder School of Business courses – giving you the skills and confidence to take your career in new directions.

Our world is increasingly reliant on dependable software. Leading companies across a range of industries – from health care and finance to transportation, power generation and telecommunications – need software engineers with the technical knowledge to design and maintain safety-critical software systems. They’re also looking for individuals who have the business insight and interpersonal skills to assess risk, manage projects and lead teams.

In program you will:

  • update your technical and analytical skills, enabling you to develop and maintain dependable systems
  • complete a major capstone project and gain specific domain expertise
  • study under renowned faculty and industry experts
  • expand your professional network while collaborating with other MEL students
  • gain the fundamental business, project management and interpersonal skills to advance your career and confidently take on positions of increased responsibility


Our graduates will be in high demand locally, nationally and internationally, with government and industry employers constantly seeking experts in this field. Read some of alumni stories on our website to find out how our graduates have gone on to excel their careers with their UBC MEL in Dependable Software Systems degree. Graduates of the program started in positions, such as Product Manager, Software Engineer, Software Consultant.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software Verification & Testing
  • Software Project Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Strategy & Innovation
  • Analytics & Interpretation For Applied Sciences
  • Error-resilient Computing Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants are advised to use the online application system. Learn more about application fees, payment methods, and application fee waivers.
  • A statement of interest is an important part of most graduate school applications. It may also be called a "statement of intent", "description of research interests" or something similar. 
  • Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application.
  • All students who are enrolled in programs that include a practicum component involving work with children or vulnerable adults will have to undergo a criminal record check before they will be permitted to register in the practicum.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36244 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18122 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    19872 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9936 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • per instalment

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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