Join the Next Generation of Tech Leaders

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Accelerate Your Career

Ready to take your career to the next level with an advanced degree from the world's top public university? The Master of Engineering program at UC Berkeley is a hands-on program for professionals looking to increase their engineering leadership and management skills, expand their technical expertise, and gain industry experience with hands-on projects and collaborations. In this full-time, accelerated program, you will not only learn current technologies in your area of interest, but also master skills that prepare you to lead teams in developing new engineering solutions: skills in managing complex projects, motivating people and directing financial and operational matters.

Students in this program earn the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree after completing a minimum of 24 units of coursework, taken over the fall and spring semesters. Upon graduation, you will be ready for a career path that leads to management and executive positions in companies and organizations as well as entrepreneurial ventures.

The program is supported by the College of Engineering's Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership. The Fung Institute's mission is to prepare engineers and scientists with the multidisciplinary skills to lead enterprises of all scales, in industry, government and the nonprofit sector. See their FAQ for more useful information about the Master of Engineering program.

Become an Engineering Leader

Expand your effectiveness as an engineer by gaining valuable leadership skills. All students in the program take core leadership courses in areas such as marketing, finance, law, analysis, and project management to help you take the next step in your career.

Develop Your Technical Expertise

The Master of Engineering program not only prepares students with the leadership skills necessary to manage multi-faceted projects, but also helps students gain a deeper understanding of an engineering discipline. Master of Engineering students concentrating in IEOR are required to take IEOR 240 (Optimization Analytics) and IEOR 241 (Risk Modeling, Simulation, and Data Analysis) and two additional IEOR electives of their choice in areas such as data science, financial engineering, supply chain management, operations research, and decision analytics.

Hands-on Capstone Experience

Set in the heart of the Bay Area, the worldwide epicenter for engineering innovation, students attending UC Berkeley are uniquely positioned to build lasting connections with industry. Through the capstone experience, students form interdisciplinary teams, partner with industry, and benefit from the expertise of industry leaders and faculty to apply their learning by creating real projects.

At Your Own Pace

The Master of Engineering program offers a flexible timeline for students:

  1. Full-time option - Our full-time option provides an intensive, industry-oriented experience that can be completed in just one year.
  2. Part-time option for working professionals - Not everyone is able to take a year off from work to go back to school. Our part-time option allows working professionals to complete the program in 2-4 years. See a sample part-time schedule here.
  3. Part-time evening option - For IEOR students who wish to focus on Decision Analytics, there is also a part-time evening option available.

MEng Application Process

For more information about how to apply, visit here.

2017 Admitted Applicant Profile

Total Number of Applicants: 403
Full Time Applicants: 388
Part Time Applicants: 15

Total Number Admitted: 175
Full Time Admitted: 164
Part Time Admitted: 11

Total Enrolled: 109

Age Range: 21-32

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*Underrepresented groups: 

African-American/Black; Other Hispanic; Mexican/Mexican-American/Chicano; Other Spanish-American/Latino; Puerto Rican

GRE Score
Verbal: 142-168
Quantitative: 155-170
Analytical Writing: 2.5-6

TOEFL (International Only): 90-119


Applicant Requirements

  • Graduate Division Application for Admissions
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts*
  • GRE Scores
  • TOEFL or ILETS exam scores (required for applicants who received their degree in countries where English is not the official language)*
  • Resume
*US Transcripts: Applicants must provide transcripts from all institutions where a minimum of 9 units were earned including: community colleges, study abroad, or any courses/units from another university that count towards the degree. 
*International Transcripts: Applicants from international universities must provide their transcripts and degree certificates. If the official transcripts are not in English, then you must provide a copy in both the original language and English. Additional information is located here on the Graduate Division website.
**US Citizens who did not complete high school in the US and attended a University in a country where the official language is not English must also complete the TOEF/ILETS exam. Additional information is located here on the Graduate Division website.
Admissions FAQ
1. What is the Fall 2019 application deadline?
January 7, 2019
2. What is the average GPA and GRE scores?
Click here to see our admitted applicant profile.
3. Can I still apply for Fall admission if I will not complete my degree by the admissions deadline?
Yes, as long as you finish your bachelor's degree before the start of the semester that you're applying for.  Graduates of recognized academic institutions outside the United States should hold a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree prior to the start of the semester. Equivalency is determined by International Evaluators in the Graduate Admissions Office.
4. I want to apply for two graduate programs, how can I do this?
UC Berkeley only allows applicants to apply for one degree program in an application cycle.
5. How much is tuition?
The College of Engineering M.Eng Fees are listed on this chart.
5. How do I apply for funding?
All applicants are considered for funding. No separate application is required. 
6. What courses are required?
All IEOR M.Eng students are required to take 12 units of graduate level technical electives, and 6 of those units must include 240 and 241
7. What IEOR technical electives can I take?
Click here to view courses that we've offered over the last two semesters
8. Where are IEOR M.Eng Alumni working?
Click here to view detailed employment information.
9. How do I apply for Spring admissions?
We only offer admission for fall semesters.
10. What is the difference between the Statement of Purpose and Personal History Statement? How long should they be?
The Statement of Purpose is your "academic statement" and should convey why you're interested in IEOR and the Master's of Engineering Degree at UC Berkeley. The average length of this statement is two pages double spaced. 
The Personal History statement should provide insight to you as a person and any personal experiences that have influenced you to apply for graduate studies in IEOR. This statement can also include any obstacles or barriers that you have overcome during your education career, or any social or community projects/ programs you have worked with.