Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Industry Partners

go beyond the classroom 

Throughout the program – in core classes, in technical electives and in Capstone Projects – technology and innovation is seen from the industry perspective. Entrepreneurship is learned from entrepreneurs. Students study with engineering professors who have turned their inventions and ideas into successful companies. With the Capstone Project, students work together to understand and resolve a challenge posed by a specific industry sector.

In the Berkeley Master of Engineering program, leaders in engineering, technology and entrepreneurship will become a part of your professional network and help facilitate your career growth. Some of the corporate executives and venture partners who have recently lectured and taught Berkeley Engineering classes on entrepreneurship and innovation include:

  • Shai Agassi, Founder & CEO, Better Place
  • Adam Bosworth, Founder & CEO, Keas
  • Matt Caspari, Co-Founder, Aurora Biofuels
  • Charles Giancarlo, Managing Director, Silver Lake 
  • Nat Goldhaber, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures
  • Amine Haoui, CEO, Sensys Networks 
  • Ben Horowitz, Co-Founder, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Charles Huang, Co-Founder, RedOctane (maker of GuitarHero)
  • Mike Olson, Founder & CEO, Cloudera
  • Kim Polese, CEO, SpikeSource
  • Roger Sippl, Founder, Informix

Berkeley Engineering also engages in deep and extensive partnerships with technology companies and investors of global prominence and reach. At Berkeley, students join a rich ecosystem of university-industry interaction, focused on transferring technology from the lab to businesses and consumers. Here are just a few of Berkeley Engineering’s corporate collaborators:

  • Agilent
  • Applied Materials
  • Boeing
  • Cooper Industries
  • Genentech
  • Marvell Semiconductor
  • National Instruments
  • Qualcomm
  • SanDisk
  • Siemens
  • Tallwood Venture Capital
  • Adobe
  • Applied Materials
  • BlueGoji
  • Dow Chemical
  • Form Factor
  • Headway Technologies
  • HP Labs
  • Marvell
  • NetApp
  • SanDisk
  • Siemens
  • University of California Office of the President

For information about affiliating your company with the Berkeley Master of Engineering Program, contact Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist, Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership.