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. For the 2018–19 academic year, the seven departments shown here are offering the one year full-time professional Master of Engineering (MEng) degree program. The deadline to apply for all departments is Monday, January 7, 2019 for enrollment in the program starting in fall: early August 2019. Admissions decisions will be released in early March 2019.
Each semester begins with two units of the three-unit Engineering Leadership courses that are front-loaded before the start of each semester. Attendance is required for all MEng students. Fall 2018 applicants: Please be prepared to be on-campus full time during August 7-17, 2018 and January 7-18, 2019.
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 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 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
- Evidence of English language proficiency through TOEFL or IELTS score (International students only)
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 one degree program and one department at UC Berkeley per admission term. CEE, EECS, IEOR, MSE, ME, and NE departments are also offering a part-time self-paced, decelerated daytime program for working professionals. Part-time students take the same classes as full-time students, taking one or two classes per semester and completing the program in 2-4 years.
IEOR also offers an Evening MEng concentration in Decision Analytics for working professionals. Student visas are not available for part-time students.
You will be asked to choose which department, concentration and enrollment option you will be considered for during the application process. All options employ the same standards and criteria for admissions.
Please visit the individual departments website listed below for complete information on admissions requirements and application instructions:
- Civil & Environmental Engineering
- Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
- Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
- Materials Science & Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering
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.