Program Start Date: Monday, August 7, 2023
Please plan to attend the program starting on Monday, August 7, 2023 for the Master of Engineering Orientation August 7-8, 2023 (in person and limited online events), followed by 8 days of instruction for the required Engineering Leadership Fall Boot Camp: ENGIN 270A (Organizational Behavior & Negotiations) and ENGIN 270B (R&D Technology Management & Ethics) August 9-18, 2023 (in person and online sections). This is almost two weeks before the official start of the UC Berkeley instruction.
Each semester begins with two units of Engineering Leadership courses that are offered in a daily intensive format before the start of each semester. Please be prepared to start each semester early; MEng leadership boot camp courses run August 9-18, 2023 (in person and online) and January 3-12, 2024 (online).
|Fall Required Courses (12 units)||Spring Required Courses (13 units)|
|Engineering Leadership Boot Camp: August 9-18, 2023 (in person & online)|
ENGIN 270B - R&D Technology Management and Ethics & ENGIN 270A - Organizational Behavior and Negotiation for Engineers (2 units)
|Engineering Leadership Boot Camp: January 3-12, 2024 (online)
Two Electives (2 units)
|Technical Elective I (3-4 units)||Technical Elective III (3-4 units)|
|Technical Elective II (3-4 units)||Technical Elective IV (3-4 units)|
|ENGIN296 MA - Capstone Project (2 units)||ENGIN 296MB - Capstone Project (3 units)|
|ENGIN 295 - Communications for Engineering Leaders:|
Self (1 unit)
|ENGIN 295 - Communications for Engineering Leaders: Team (1 unit)|
|ENGIN 270C - Project Management & Teaming (1 unit)||ENGIN 270K - Coaching for High Performing Teams (1 unit)|
Decisions were announced in the offer letters recommending you for admission. If you have not been selected as a recipient at this time, you may choose to add yourself to a grant waiting list.
We will refer to this waiting list if additional grant funding becomes available for incoming students in the MEng program after the Saturday, April 15, 2023 Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) deadline to accept our offer and pay the non-refundable $1,500 deposit.
We also encourage you to explore all other options for outside funding including scholarships and loans.
Check out the Graduate Division website where you will find a vast list of resources available to you as a UC Berkeley student.
Enrollment information, including how to enroll in Fall Boot Camp courses, will be shared from the engineering department and Fung Institute with new students over the summer. The earliest enrollment window phases open is mid-July for all new UC Berkeley graduate students.
Information about how to use CalCentral to enroll in classes can be found Enrollment and Appointments and Phases webpages.
The Disabled Students’ Program (DSP) at UC Berkeley provides a wide range of services, including academic accommodations and campus access services, to help make the academic experience accessible for all students. Some ways students have utilized their accommodations in the past have been in regards to the classroom environment and on exams.
If you would like to seek accommodations, it’s advisable to apply with DSP(opens in a new tab) early so that we can ensure that you receive the most thorough support. Please note, appointments with DSP can often take 2-3 weeks to schedule.
The Master of Engineering degree from the University of California, Berkeley is awarded after the successful completion of 25 approved units that must be taken for a letter grade (with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0) in residence at the University of California, Berkeley. The MEng program consists of three major components, comprising a technical specialization (4 pre-approved courses), a curriculum of engineering leadership courses (8 units), and an integrative two semester capstone project (5 units). A minimum of 25 units is required.
Some programs may have higher performance standards than the minimum requirements stated by the Graduate Division. For example, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) has higher passing grade (B-) and GPA (3.5) requirements required for graduation. Please check with your degree-granting department for further information.
Program Requirements (minimum 25 units)
The MEng Degree requires at least 25 total units of credit that must be taken for a letter grade and comprehensive exam. Those credits are allocated across three essential areas:
- 4 courses in Technical Department area of concentration
- 12-16 units depending on department
- 8 units of Fung Institute Business & Leadership classes
- 2 units of boot camp short courses in mid August
- ENGIN 270A Organizational Behavior & Negotiations
- ENGIN 270B R&D Tech Management and Ethics
- 2 units of boot camp courses in early January
- Choose 2 x 1-unit electives (Note: Electives listed below are subject to change)
- ENGIN 270D: Entrepreneurship for Engineers
- ENGIN 270G: Marketing & Product Management
- ENGIN 270H: Accounting & Finance
- ENGIN 270I: Digital Platform Strategy
- ENGIN 270J: Industry Analysis
- ENGIN 270L: Global Leadership Expertise
- ENGIN 270M: Professional Ethics in Tech, Law & Business
- ENGIN 270N: Innovation Management
- ENGIN 270P: Power and Persuasion for Engineering Leadership
- ENGIN 270R: Product Management for Engineering Leaders
- ENGIN 270Q: The Power of Diversity and Inclusion for Engineering Leaders
- 2 units of Communications (total, fall and spring)
- 1 unit of ENGIN 270C Teaming & Project Management (fall)
- 1 unit of ENGIN 270K Coaching for High Performing Teams (spring)
- Choose 2 x 1-unit electives (Note: Electives listed below are subject to change)
- 5 units of ENGIN296MA and 296MB Capstone Project (total, fall and spring)
- Includes a final team report
- Students receive a final capstone grade at the end of Spring semester. Several weeks after receiving the final grade for E296, the spring and the fall records are reconciled and “IP” is removed.
- 2 units of boot camp short courses in mid August
- Plan II Masters Comprehensive Exam: pass both leadership and technical parts
For any new admits interested in visiting Berkeley for our optional in-person campus visit the costs will be borne by them. While we hope you will visit our Berkeley campus, there are also virtual options available as well.
Welcome Emails to Admits
We are honored to welcome you to UC Berkeley and the College of Engineering. We know our program—given its technical depth and leadership development—is a great fit for your remarkable accomplishments, academic interests, and professional goals.
Meet Your Cohort!
Good news! There’s no need to wait until August to meet your future classmates. We invite you to download our official Berkeley MEng: Meet Your Cohort app, to access the Community Board and virtually meet your outstanding cohort of budding engineering leaders. The invitation code is in your email.
Connect with a current MEng student or alumnus
If you are undecided on how to respond to your offer of admission, speaking with a current student or alumnus is one of the most valuable ways to figure out if the Berkeley MEng is the best fit for you. We encourage you to reach out to our current student ambassadors: Joshua, Sean, Colin, and April and/or review the directory to connect with our alumni. The password is in your email.
Accept Your Offer of Admission by April 15, 2023
The deadline to respond to your offer of admission to the Berkeley MEng program is Saturday, April 15, 2023. Log into the status page of your UC Berkeley online application to accept or decline your offer of admission.
A $1,500 non-refundable Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) deposit is required. After you have submitted your SIR and activated your CalNet ID, you will have access to the deposit bill in CalCentral. This non-refundable deposit is applied toward payment of your first term of tuition and fees. For more information on next steps, read here on accepting your offer.
Program Start Date: August 7, 2023
Orientation and boot camp classes are planned as a combination of in-person and synchronous online activities. Plan to attend the program, in-person and/or remotely, starting Monday, August 7, 2023 for two days of MEng Orientation, followed by eight days of Fall Boot Camp courses from August 9-18, 2023 for two units (ENGIN 270A: Organizational Behavior and Negotiation for Engineers and ENGIN 270B: R&D Technology Management). Attendance is required.
Note: This is almost two weeks before the official start of UC Berkeley instruction on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. Spring Boot Camp is scheduled to take place January 3-12, 2024 (dates subject to revision). We strongly encourage international students to start their visa application process as soon as possible!
Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have as you get to know all that Berkeley has to offer – we are here to support you.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Once again, congratulations on your recommendation for admission to the Berkeley MEng program! We hope you choose to join us in August as we embark on another great year at UC Berkeley.
The MEng Career Development program offers opportunities to expand students’ professional aptitude through skill building and career exploration workshops along with individualized career coaching. We also offer students access to special events designed to help them connect with our international alumni network, industry partners, and start-up ecosystem.
Our career programming is intended to support students at all stages of their professional lives and our aim is to merge the concepts of Career Design and Changemaking to empower students to move towards a meaningful and impactful future. MEng alumni go on to have successful careers after graduation, you can review the most recent Career Destination Data on our website.
Career Development Programming
Our experienced career coaches provide a variety of services to assist MEng students with their career planning and to improve their job search skills. Career programming begins in the summer before the official start of the MEng program, allowing students to get a jump start on their career goals. Programming includes:
- Job Search Strategy
- Resume, Cover Letter, & LinkedIn Consultation
- Interview Preparation
- Professional Storytelling & Networking
- Salary Negotiation
From exclusive workshops to online resources to opportunities for mentorship, students are exposed to various career pathways, market trends, and opportunities to engage in resume boosting experiences including:
- Industry-Sponsored Tech Talks
- Leadership Seminar Series
- Industry Mentorship Initiative
- Career-Focused Affinity Groups
- Targeted Bi-weekly Jobs & Events Newsletter
As an MEng student you will also have access to an active alumni and industry network that is ready to help you get connected! We organize numerous networking experiences and maintain supportive online tools including:
- Recruiting Events
- Alumni Meet & Greets
- Design Challenges
- Dedicated Networking Platform & Job Board
Pursuing the Berkeley MEng degree is an exciting step in your career, and the career development team hopes to help you through the career planning process next year!
The career development team is hosting several virtual visit events for new admits, including a Career Development Panel Discussion with current students and alumni and career-focused affinity group sessions with student leaders.
Register for Career Development Events
We hope to meet you there. Let us know if you have any questions. Go Bears!
Julie, Dione, and Alicia
Let me congratulate you again on being recommended for admission to pursue your Master of Engineering degree at UC Berkeley where you’ll receive hands-on, advanced education in engineering and leadership skills. If you are weighing offers from other universities, I’d like to point out three reasons why you should pick our program, ranked #3 in the nation by US News & World Report.
#1 Create innovative solutions to current problems.
You will have the unique opportunity to contribute to a capstone project that addresses real world technical, business and societal challenges. Past examples include: developing a virtual reality tool for the US Patent Office, modeling the energy impact of autonomous vehicles, and designing a novel implant for regulating eye pressure in glaucoma patients. You’ll directly apply your classroom training from both technical and leadership classes and work in teams with oversight from a professor or industry mentor. While other masters programs might have a thesis or other limited opportunities to apply what you’re learning in real time, very few of them will have a rewarding, team-led experience that matches the MEng capstone.
#2 Access blend of technical and leadership courses
As a Berkeley MEng student, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in innovative pedagogy with case studies, lectures, simulations, and group exercises developed by leadership professors. While you are strengthening your leadership skills, you also take engineering courses to advance your technical skills and learn from leading engineering faculty who are experts in the field.
#3 Benefit from many career opportunities.
Grow a network of friends and connections that you won’t forget. From alumni happy hours and industry connections to networking events and reunions, these exclusive opportunities will keep you engaged. You’ll also have the chance to learn from your peers and those currently in the industry to prepare you for life after graduation.
We also have a great placement record and invite you to see where our alumni network got jobs after graduation.
Accept your offer of admission by Saturday, April 15, 2023 to save your spot in our next cohort and plan for your time pursuing your 9-month Berkeley MEng degree to be an unforgettable and transformational experience.
Anthony D. Joseph
Faculty Director, Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Chancellor’s Professor at UC Berkeley
As a graduate student at UC Berkeley, you are a part of a prestigious community that boasts 110 Nobel Laureates, 103 MacArthur Fellows, and 30 Pulitzer Prize winners among our alumni and faculty. You’ll learn from pioneers and innovators, be inspired by your peers, and make an impact through your innovative real-world projects, participation in discussion, and social activism.
Experience Diversity Event Series
Participate in a series of events and hear about the unique opportunities that exist for graduate students at UC Berkeley and the ways in which we are committed to your academic, professional, and social success. At Experience Diversity 2023, you’ll have the chance to:
- Hear from a diverse range of current students about graduate student realities
- Learn about housing options and navigating the best resources
- Gain insights about financial aid/fellowship opportunities
- Discover essential campus services and resources
- Win UC Berkeley swag
Admitted students will receive the registration links and information in an email from UC Berkeley. While many of these events have already taken place, they are available on demand via the Experience Diversity webpage.
Don’t forget about the virtual visit events curated specifically for Berkeley MEng admits. Access event registrations and recordings on our New Admit webpage.
Community & Diversity Fellows
To speak with other graduate students of color on campus, connect with our fabulous fellows, who bridge many academic disciplines and degree types and hold weekly office hours to talk to admitted students about their decision and answer any questions they may have about being a Berkeley student.
You don’t need to wait until you’re at UC Berkeley to meet your outstanding cohort of accomplished peers! Download our official app to connect with your future classmates.
- DOWNLOAD the Whova app. The invitation code is in your email. Update your profile to connect with others. Categories include biography, affiliation, education, social account links, and more!
- COMMUNITY. Navigate to the Community tab on the bottom right and join a discussion thread!
- BREAK THE ICE. Find the “Break the Ice!” forum and share a little about yourself. Tip: Start with your name, department, undergraduate institution, and why you’re excited to come to UC Berkeley! 🐻
We know you’ll enjoy connecting with one another!