There are three distinct elements to our Master of Engineering curriculum. Overall you will be required to complete 25 semester units divided into these three areas:
Technical Graduate Courses: You will take four graduate courses for a technology concentration. You can choose from all MEng classes, and will only require a petition if a course is not on the sample programs list. Each concentration includes a specific list of courses, giving you some options. You can deviate from this list to accommodate special needs, special interests, or take into account your prior academic work or work experience. Please consult our Technical Courses to find out more about the M.Eng. courses offered in 2013-2014. The UC Berkeley Course Catalog includes an extensive list of graduate courses.
Leadership Courses: You will take two courses, one in the Fall and one in the Spring, on engineering leadership. These courses fill out your technical education with many non-technical topics of importance to engineering developers and managers, such as intellectual property, communications, teamwork and project planning, and general business concerns like competition, accounting, human resources, organizational development, and so forth. These courses employ the same case study method used in many of the top business schools.
Capstone Project: A unique and important feature of the Berkeley Masters of Engineering is the capstone project experience. You will join a team of three to five students and pursue a specific problem or opportunity that can be addressed by technology. In the project you not only pursue the technology challenges, but you also gain direct experience in applying the skills you learn in your leadership courses. Throughout the project you are closely guided and mentored by faculty from both the technical and leadership sides, and at the end of the project you gain valuable experience in oral and written communication of your outcomes.