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Master of Engineering

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The application period for Fall 2024 admissions to the IEOR MEng program has closed. Fall 2025 admissions information will be available in Summer 2024.

Program Overview


The Master of Engineering program in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research is a one year, full-time program that combines business-oriented coursework with applications-focused industrial engineering and operations research courses, emphasizing Optimization Analytics, Risk Modeling, Simulation, and Data Analysis. Machine Learning and Data Science are exciting new topics that combine results from stochastics and optimization to provide a growing range of products and services. This program is intended to prepare students for professional practice, explicitly developing skills in managing complex projects and directing financial and operational matters.

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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 develop a broader skill set that equips them for the next step in their careers.

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Develop your technical expertise

Along with leadership development, students are required to take IEOR 240 (Optimization Analytics) and IEOR 241 (Risk Modeling, Simulation, and Data Analysis), and two additional IEOR electives in areas such as data science, financial engineering, supply chain management, operations research, and decision analytics.

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Hands-on capstone experience

Set in the heart of the Bay Area, the worldwide epicenter for engineering innovation, Master of Engineering students at UC Berkeley form interdisciplinary teams, partner with industry, and benefit from the expertise of industry leaders and faculty to apply their learning by creating real projects.



Our accelerated program provides an intensive, industry-oriented experience that can be completed in just one year.

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Capstone Project Profiles

Day in the Life

What's it like to be a master of engineering student?

Get an inside perspective of the life of a master of engineering student at the University of California, Berkeley with this "Day in the Life" video with former MEng student Kaan Ardic.

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