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Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering at UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering and, Supply Chain Management & Logistics Education at UBC Sauder School of Business

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The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses.

Vancouver, the largest campus of UBC is home to more than 37,000 undergraduate and 9,000 graduate students. Considered one of the world’s leading universities, UBC was ranked 30th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 36th by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Institute of Higher Education in 2010.

UBC is the only center for naval architecture and marine engineering study on the Pacific coast of North America and the Department of Mechanical Engineering Programs and the Applied Science Professional Programs are for practicing professionals eager to excel in their careers in several diciplines such as maritime engineering and naval architecture.

The Sauder School of Business is one of the world’s leading academic business schools. Located in Vancouver, Canada’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, Sauder provides a global business perspective at a dynamic crossroads of the international marketplace. Sauder’s MBA program is consistently ranked among the top 100 in the world by publications such as The Economist, which ranked the program 79th in 2010, and the Financial Times, which ranked the program 80th.

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Academic Programs


Maritime Program

  • Master of Engineering in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (MEng NAME) (1 year): This program is an interdisciplinary, industry-focused program that trains students in the design and construction of ships and other structures in the marine environment. The comprehensive and innovative curriculum draws material from Mechanical, Civil, and Materials Engineering, and offers instruction by both leading researchers and industry professionals. Eligible students will have the opportunity to complete a 4-month internship at a marine-related company or agency.

Logistics & Supply Chain - Undergraduate Programs

  • BCom with Global Supply Chain & Logistics Management Specialization: The new Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management specialization is a joint exchange program between the UBC Sauder School of Business, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen (CUHKSZ). With increasing demand for graduates trained in supply chain and logistics management, the program leverages the strengths of all three institutions in this area. Entry to this specialization is by application only, with limited enrolment. If admitted, you'll spend the first term of your third year at the Copenhagen Business School, the second term at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen, and return to UBC Sauder for your fourth year.
  • BCom with Operations & Logistics Specialization: You’ll learn about the efficiency and effectiveness of various transportation alternatives, warehousing and distribution, supply chain management and performance and inventory measurement techniques. This option is designed to prepare you for careers in logistics functions in manufacturing and distribution firms, and government departments at every level as well as with carriers.

Logistics & Supply Chain  - Graduate Programs

  • MSc in Business Administration with Transportation and Logistics Specialization: The MSc program in Transportation and Logistics is intended for individuals seeking a research program in transportation and/or logistics and for individuals considering advancing to a PhD. The purpose of the program is to provide students with analytical skills and in-depth knowledge of particular aspects of transportation and logistics.
  • PhD in Business Administration with Transportation and Logistics Specialization: Doctoral programs in transportation and logistics (TLOG) are cross-field within Business Administration or interdisciplinary across the University. Although the programs are designed to meet the needs of individual students, there are two main streams: one focusing on transport economics and policy analysis, and another focusing on logistics and supply chain management. Judging by the standards of research achievement, publications per faculty member and national research grants, the PhD program in transportation and logistics at the University of British Columbia is among the best of North American universities.

UBC Features


Sauder’s diverse portfolio of academic programs combines theory with practical application, emphasizing business fundamentals and critical thinking. They offer undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, executive education, certificate and diploma programs designed to help graduates and business professionals excel in today’s business climate. Sauder is located in the heart of the spectacular UBC Point Grey campus in Vancouver, with a second teaching facility in Downtown Vancouver.

  • Campus: The Vancouver campus, the largest campus is 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver, a spectacular location that is a must-see for any visitor to the city - where snow-capped mountains meet ocean, and breathtaking vistas greet you around every corner.
  • Accreditation: A Comprehensive Academic and Research Institution, the UBC is a public Institution recognized under the University Act & University Amendment Act, 2004. Sauder School of Business is accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS, one of less than 70 institutions accredited by both leading international systems of quality assessment.
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC); Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) and Languages Canada (LC)
  • Faculty: Sauder faculty is made up of over 100 outstanding professors, representing the most active group of business management scholars in Canada. Through innovative research and active engagement with the business community, government, and public interest groups, the faculty have a significant impact on business practices worldwide. Professors bring their leading-edge perspectives into the classroom to keep the educational programs current and dynamic.
  • Business Career Centre: From career skills assessment and resume writing to job search strategies, interview techniques, and recruiter contacts, the Business Career Centre provides students with the tools to excel in the competitive job market. The Centre is instrumental in marketing the graduates to major national and international corporations.
  • Co-Op Education: The University and employers provide you with an opportunity to alternate practical, paid work experience in your chosen field with academic studies for your professional degree program. As a Co-op graduate you will be well prepared, academically and professionally, for your future career.
  • Student Exchange: The Sauder School of Business has partnerships with 50 of the best business schools in 27 countries around the world. BCom students can also choose from over 150 of UBC's partner schools in over 40 countries.
  • Housing: Most first-year students live in Totem Park or Place Vanier, which offer shared and single rooms, accessible rooms for students with disabilities, and co-ed or single-sex buildings. Most first-year students live in a shared room, although you may be assigned a single room. Rooms come with basic furnishings and a high-speed Internet connection.

LAST UPDATED ON May 16, 2018

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