Each Fall, the Berkeley Master of Engineering Program will enroll a select cohort of future engineering leaders. We seek candidates with strong technical foundations and demonstrated leadership potential. In reviewing applications, we identify those candidates who are the best ﬁt for our concentrated and accelerated program. The program welcomes recent college graduates as well as early-career technical professionals.
We accept applications once per year for a fall semester program start. The Berkeley MEng application opens in September and is due on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 for Fall 2021 enrollment.
Each semester begins with two units of engineering leadership courses that begin before the official start of each semester. Attendance is required for all MEng students. Fall 2021 applicants: Please be prepared to start the program from August 2-13, 2021 and January 3-14, 2022.
Past academic performance helps to indicate whether a student will be able to handle the rigor of this program. Applicants that hold a bachelor’s degree, or recognized equivalent, in engineering or a related scientiﬁc or mathematics discipline from an accredited institution OR students with a quantitative background and the prerequisites to be successful in graduate-level technical courses in their chosen engineering concentration will be considered for admission. In reviewing each transcript, we take into account each applicant’s choice of coursework, rigor of undergraduate major, competitiveness of academic institution(s) attended and grade point average (GPA). We also evaluate performance on the GRE (optional for fall 2021 applicants) and, if required, the TOEFL, as well as relevant professional experience. Finally, we evaluate each applicant’s statement of purpose, personal statement, and letters of recommendation for indications of leadership potential.
- Academic transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation (a combination of professional and academic)
- Two short essays
- GRE score (optional for Fall 2021 applicants)
- Evidence of English language proficiency through TOEFL or IELTS score (international students only)
- Application Fee
- UC Berkeley undergrads and alumni are eligible for Berkeley MEng application fee waiver & GRE waivers
- US citizens and permanent residents may request an Application Fee Waiver based on financial need or participation in qualified programs
Visit Berkeley Graduate Division admissions requirements for details.
Full-Time and Part-Time Enrollment Options
All seven departments are offering the one year full-time professional Master of Engineering (MEng) degree program. Applicants may only apply to one degree program and one department at UC Berkeley per admission term. CEE, MSE, ME, and NE departments are also offering a part-time self-paced, decelerated daytime program for working professionals. Part-time students enroll in the same classes as full-time students, taking one or two classes per semester and completing the program in 2-4 years.
You will be asked to choose which department, concentration, and enrollment option you would like to be considered for during the application process. All options employ the same standards and criteria for admissions.
Please visit the individual degree-granting departments website listed below for complete information on admissions requirements and application instructions. Each technical department differs slightly in their specific requirements:
- Civil & Environmental Engineering
- Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
- Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
- Materials Science & Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering
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To start the application process, start by selecting the engineering department in which you will pursue your technical concentration. After obtaining the checklist of instructions from the appropriate department, please visit the UC Berkeley Graduate Division for your online application.