IEOR Master of Engineering Program

Join the Next Generation of Leaders

Application deadline for fall 2019 M.Eng program: January 6, 2020 at 8:59pm PT

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.

Capstone Project Profiles

Recent News

MEng Alumni are Finalists in IBM Call for Code 2019 Global Prize

By Keith McAleer | September 17, 2019

A group of five University of California, Berkeley master of engineering alumni are finalists in the IBM Call for Code 2019 Global Prize. The alums’ Project AsTeR used artificial intelligence to help analyze and respond to the surge of emergency calls that typically take place after a disaster strikes. Over 5,000 projects applied to the…

Announcing a New Master of Engineering Concentration: Data Analytics & IP Strategy

By Keith McAleer | July 17, 2019

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to announce that starting in fall 2019, master of engineering (MEng) students will have the opportunity to enroll in a new concentration: Data Analytics & IP Strategy. Students in the new track will receive the same rigorous quantitative training…

Master of Engineering alum helps Syrian refugees create makerspaces to grow their skills

By Keith McAleer | June 12, 2019

When Patrick Thelen (MEng IEOR ’17) was a kid, he loved building LEGO

Program Overview


Management Science & Engineering


Data Analytics & IP Strategy



Our full-time option provides an intensive, industry-oriented experience that can be completed in just one year.


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. Please note courses may not be offered in the evening.

Degree Requirements

Student Profile: Fall 2018

500+ Applicants

104 Full-Time Students

5 Part-Time Students

18 Countries

50+ Institutions

72% Undergrad Engineering Majors

29% Undergrad Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Majors

28% Undergrad Finance, Math, Econ, Stats and Related Majors

Average GRE Scores: Quantitative 167 and Verbal 156

44% Identify as Female

Employment Data

How to Apply

Additional Admission Information for the FinTech Concentration

Frequently Asked Questions

Prospective Students

Current Students



Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Heather Iwata (MS, MEng, & PhD)