Learn what makes the Berkeley MEng experience so unique
Here at UC Berkeley, we are are so proud of what’s happening in and outside the classroom! By choosing UC Berkeley, you’re choosing to study at an engineering institution which is 150+ years old and by many accounts, the most prestigious public university in the world. It’s also an opportunity to access the unique culture of Berkeley–one of excellence, international community, inclusivity, innovation, and leadership.
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. If this is your first time using Whova, please create a new account to join the online experience!
Meet with a Current Student Ambassador
Watch a Day in the Life of a former MEng student
Explore the Bay Area
Vibrant. Dynamic. Cutting edge. The San Francisco Bay Area is a global hub of commerce, innovation, culture and recreation. UC Berkeley sits in the East Bay region with easy access to both San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and a few hours from Yosemite, Napa Valley, Point Reyes and Lake Tahoe. When visiting UC Berkeley, we encourage you to explore the area, hike in the hills, indulge in the California food scene and enjoy the culture and optimism of one of the most desirable areas in the world.
Virtual Campus Experience through YouVisit
Wander the campus virtually through UC Berkeley’s Visitor Center’s YouVisit interactive experience!
Self-Guided Audio Tour
If you’re visiting the campus, the Berkeley Visitor Center has prepared a self-guided audio tour. “Walk” the campus at your own pace, dial in on your phone and listen to campus leaders and students share information about our campus.
Career development is a very important part of the program from the very start. The entire curriculum focuses on developing the most current and desirable leadership skills in professional settings. You might be asking yourself: “Where do Berkeley MEng students go after they graduate?” Below is a snapshot of where the Class of 2021 were employed after graduation:
Employers that hired the Berkeley MEng Class of 2021 upon graduation include: Apple, Abbott, Blue Goji, Boston Consulting Group, Huawei, McKinsey & Company, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Applied Materials, Tesla, and SpaceX.
Job titles held by our Class of 2021 alums upon graduation include: Application Engineer, Business Analyst, Founder, Software Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Engineering Management, etc.
Salary & Signing Bonus
The average base salary held by our Class of 2021 alumni upon graduation was up to $105,000 with an average signing bonus of up to $20,000. Review the placement data from the Berkeley MEng Class of 2021 alums and see the range by department.
Explore your network
Our dedicated Career Development Team offers a wide range of specialized career management resources specifically tailored for our MEng students.
Both the MEng Career Development and the Cal Career Center have special programs such as how to approach the job market, resume preparation, how to interview, along with providing opportunities to meet employers.
A career-focused affinity group is a group of people with a common career interest or goal (e.g. biotech, entrepreneurship, consulting, product design, tech+social justice, energy, automotive, etc.). With the support of the program, affinity groups may put on programs, arrange events, invite speakers and more. Affinity groups celebrate the diversity of our student cohorts, while also offering a space to share, support, and learn about/from each other. Students can sign up for multiple groups and join at any time, however, we encourage participation early in the program to get the most out of the experience.
Partner with a UC Berkeley faculty member and their research team to develop sensor-based tele-health platforms for smartphones. Collaborate with NASA to design and build the next generation of planetary robot rovers. Work with a Fortune 500 Company or a new start-up to apply data analytics and machine learning to mission-critical problems. The two-semester capstone experience will challenge you to integrate your technical and leadership skills to innovate in a dynamic, results-driven environment. Working with a team of fellow students, you will engineer solutions using cutting-edge technology and methods to address crucial industry, market, or societal needs.
Capstone projects are a hub for integrative, experiential, and team-driven learning. The goal of each project is to develop a technical solution that addresses an industry, market, or social need. Over the course of two semesters, MEng students work in teams of three to six students, where they develop effective leadership, communication, and teaming skills. Teams will have support from an advisor as they progress through their capstone project. This experience provides students an opportunity to apply what they are learning to a real world project, with multiple stakeholders, while preparing them for their next career opportunity.
If you want to learn more about projects that have been offered in the past, check out our featured project profiles and the Class of 2022 Capstone Showcase program.
What types of projects will be offered in 2023-24?
View preliminary list of 2023-24 capstone projects.
Admitted students can propose their own capstone project idea. Review the Student Capstone Proposal Submission Form for additional details. The deadline to propose a project is Friday, June 30, 2023. Getting a capstone project approved can be challenging. Please reach out to Jennifer Mangold to discuss your ideas before submitting the form.
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.
Your schedule the next two semesters
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)
View the regular UC Berkeley Academic Calendar for holidays. Please note that the required MEng Fall and Spring Boot Camps happen before the regular first day of instruction. Those start dates can be found in the schedule above.
We love our strong and growing network of alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area and in 50+ countries around the world. Through reunions, special events, and updates, like our alumni magazine, we strive to keep the network thriving and connected.
Connect with alumni now!
Coming to Berkeley MEng means joining an expansive network of alumni and the great news is you can start networking right now! Click here to see a list of alums who are available to chat to share about their experience and why Berkeley was the right choice for them. The password to view the directory has been shared via email to all new admits.
Learn what our MEng alumni community is doing
Read about our alumni who are contributing to making our world a better place.