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Integrated Water Management, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #37 (WUR) ,
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management offered by University of British Columbia is designed for engineers and environmental science graduates who want to develop and lead advanced and sustainable water management initiatives. 


Participants of the Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management offered by University of British Columbia will learn how to apply physical, chemical and biological unit operations and processes to water resources, and will become conversant with regulatory and environmental frameworks.

Due to the growing demand in the public and private sectors for water management professionals, graduates of this program will be highly sought after for their combination of leadership and technical sector-specific skills.

Pursue opportunities and advance your career

Our graduates will be in high demand locally, nationally and internationally by employers in industry and government seeking professionals who can develop and deliver sustainable water management initiatives. Graduates of the program started in positions, such as:

  • Environmental EIT
  • Environmental Specialist
  • President & CEO.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Chemical & Biological Water Treatment Design
  • Engineering Hydrology
  • Business Acumen for Technical Leaders
  • Water & Wastewater Management Strategies
  • Water Resources Systems Planning & Management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date
    • 1st Round: June 1, 2018
    • 2nd Round: August 1, 2018
    • Final Round: October 1, 2018.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Canadian students:

Normally, applicants for a master's degree program must hold the academic equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree from UBC including one of the following:

  • A minimum overall average in the B+ range (76% at UBC) in third- and fourth-year courses.
  • Academic standing with at least 12 credits of third- or fourth-year courses in the A grade range (80% or higher at UBC) in the field of study.

International students:

  • Most three-year, Bologna-compliant degrees from research-intensive universities are acceptable as a basis for admission to master's programs at UBC.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52276 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52276 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    29225 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29225 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Vancouver

  • 1590 - 2690 CAD/month
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