Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences


UC Berkeley

Information for Prospective M.Eng. Students

Admission Timeline Costs and Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions
General Information Current Students


Who Should Apply

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.

Application Requirements


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.



Suggestions for Applicants Without a CS Degree

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.

Info Sessions

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.

Contact Us

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

Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees

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.)

College of Engineering Awards

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.

Other Financial Aid Options

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:

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships

American Society for Engineering Education
1818 N Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 331-3516
Fax: (202) 265-8504
Homepage: http://www.asee.org/ndseg
ASEE Science & Engineering Fellowships Blog: http://blogs.asee.org/fellowships/

Deadline: TBA

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

400 West 59th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-547-6926
E-mail: pdsoros_fellows@sorosny.org
Homepage: http://www.pdsoros.org

Deadline: November 1, 2014

National Physical Science Consortium Fellowships

National Physical Science Consortium
3716 S. Hope, Suite 348
Los Angeles, CA 90007-4344

Phone: (800) 854-NPSC or (213) 743-2409
(213) 743-2407
Homepage: http://www.npsc.org

Deadline: November 30, 2014

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS D or M)

Scholarships and Fellowships Division
350 Albert St.
Ottawa ON

Phone: (613) 995-4273
Homepage: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/BellandPostgrad-BelletSuperieures_eng.asp

Deadline: October 15, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

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.