The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) is designed for students who plan to join the engineering profession following graduation. The accelerated program is designed to develop professional engineering leaders of the future who understand the technical, economic, and social issues of technology. More information about this degree program can be found at the M.Eng. Program Description and the College of Engineering Fung Institute websites. Students planning to pursue a PhD degree should consider the Master of Science (M.S.) degree.
Please consult the M.Eng. Admissions Checklist for complete admissions requirements.
The online application and supplemental materials (letters of recommendation, GRE, and TOEFL scores) deadline is January 6, 2015. Late Applications will not be accepted. Admissions decisions will be announced in early March by e-mail.
Although we do not require applicants to our computer science programs to have a degree in computer science, we do expect them to have a strong technical background equivalent to a computer science bachelors degree. Admission to these programs requires experience in programming, algorithms, data structures, and theory at or above the undergraduate level.
For the MEng program, the Fung Institute holds online info sessions. Learn more and register
For the MAS-IC program (part-time, online specialized degree in integrated circuits), we will be holding online info sessions for prospective students, companies, and organizations to learn more about the program. For more information and info session registration, please visit the MAS-IC website.
Email: gradadmissions at eecs.berkeley.edu
|Various Times and Locations||Info Sessions through the Fung Institute Register Here|
|September 2014 (TBD)||Info Session with EECS Department|
|January 6, 2015 11:59pm||Online Application and Supplemental Materials Deadline|
|January - February 2015||Interviews (only if admissions committee has additional questions)|
|March 2015||Admissions Decisions, Via email|
|April 15, 2015||Statement of Intent to Register Deadline|
|June 2015||Capstone Project Matching, emails through EECS|
|August 2015||Mandatory Orientations, UC Berkeley Campus|
|August 2015||Classes Begin|
Tuition and fees for the Master of Engineering program 2014-2015 academic year are estimated to be $48,664.14 for CA Residents and $52,269.14 for Nonresidents. Final fees for some non-tuition items such as Health Insurance are not finalized until June. Total billable costs may be slightly higher.
To check the most up-to-date fee information at any time, visit the Office of the Registrar. (Fees on the Office of the Registrar website are shown per semester, and currently contain the numbers for the 2013-2014 academic year.)
Applying to the MEng program with EECS automatically makes you a candidate for the college's merit-based grant (also called Fung Fellows). There is also an Opportunity Grant awarded to applicants who enhance educational diversity and demonstrate financial need and who have completed the grant financial and essay portions of the application.
There are also a variety of scholarships, grants, and fellowships that you can apply to through the following websites:
Fellowships available for MEng Applicants applying for Fall 2015 Admission:
American Society for Engineering Education
1818 N Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 331-3516
Fax: (202) 265-8504
ASEE Science & Engineering Fellowships Blog: http://blogs.asee.org/fellowships/
400 West 59th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Deadline: November 1, 2014
National Physical Science Consortium
USC - RAN
3716 S. Hope, Suite 348
Los Angeles, CA 90007-4344
Phone: (800) 854-NPSC or (213) 743-2409
Fax: (213) 743-2407
Deadline: November 30, 2014
Scholarships and Fellowships Division
350 Albert St.
CANADA K1A 1H5
Phone: (613) 995-4273
Deadline: October 15, 2014
I did not major in electrical engineering or computer science as an undergraduate student. Will I be eligible for admission into your program?
We have numerous applicants who are "career changers" and our best advice for you is to show within your application that you have the prerequisite knowledge and skills to succeed in this challenging program. This can include coursework, projects, industry experience, publications, letters of recommendation, and more. Succeeding in courses at UC Berkeley Extension (or another institution) could be a useful addition to your application.
Is there a faculty member that I can contact to ask questions about the program?
Our department receives thousands of admissions applications per year, so our faculty members are unable to respond to admissions inquiries. Our Masters Student Services Advisor (see Contacts) will be happy to field any of your admissions questions.
My TOEFL or GRE official scores have not yet been received according to my application; what should I do?
As long as you have entered your self-reported scores into the application, then we can use those for the review process, and once decisions are sent out, we will contact those admitted applicants whose official scores we still need.
What kind of financial assistance is offered for this program?
The College of Engineering offers two kinds of grants to ~30% of the M.Eng. student population: merit-based and need-based grants. Most students will be responsible for the entire cost of attendance for the program, and should plan carefully to ensure adequate financial resources.
Consideration for our merit-based grants (also called Fung Fellows Award) and need-based grants (also called Opportunity Grants) are based upon the information provided on the admissions application.
All applications are automatically considered for the merit grants, and a portion of top candidates are awarded grants that cover about 1/3 of the tuition. Applicants that have completed the financial portions of the application will be considered for the Opportunity Grant.
Please visit the Fung Institute FAQ for additional information.