The Master of Engineering program in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research 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. It is intended to prepare students for professional practice, explicitly developing skills in managing complex projects and directing financial and operational matters.
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.
How to Apply
UPDATE as of August 2020: Due to Covid 19 testing difficulties, the GRE is not required for Fall 2021 admits. However, you are welcome to include the exam in your portfolio. Learn more
Additional admission information for the FinTech program
104 Full-Time Students
5 Part-Time Students
72% Undergrad Engineering Majors
29% Undergrad Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Majors
28% Undergrad Finance, Math, Econ, Stats and Related Majors
44% Identify as Female
Capstone Project Profiles
[Arris Composites] Optimizing the Design and Manufacturing of Aligned Carbon Fiber
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 MEng student Kaan Ardic.
Our accelerated program provides an intensive, industry-oriented experience that can be completed in just one year.