Master of Engineering Degree

In collaboration with other departments in the College of Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering is offering a professional master’s degree. The accelerated program is designed to develop professional engineering leaders in Materials Science and Engineering who are seeking knowledge and leadership experience in MSE.

For students wishing to concentrate in the areas of Materials for Energy Systems, Structural Materials, and Opto-Electronic Materials, the faculty have identified specific courses that would be particularly relevant.  However, these “Concentrations” are suggestions only.  Students are encouraged to select electives that best satisfy their specific educational objectives.

Prospective students will be engineers, typically with industrial experience, who aspire to substantially advance in their careers and ultimately to lead large, complex organizations, including governments. The interdisciplinary degree will consist of three major components, comprising a technical specialization in Materials Science and Engineering (minimum 12 graduate units), a “breadth” curriculum of engineering leadership courses (8 units), and an integrative capstone project (5 units). This program is coordinated through The Fung Institute. Please see the M.Eng. Degree Requirements and M.Eng. Materials Science and Engineering Areas of Technical Concentration pages for more information. Note that although we strive to keep course changes to a minimum, course offerings are subject to change from semester to semester.

You may choose to apply to either the full-time one-year program,  or part-time program for working professionals.  You will be asked to choose which option you will be considered for during the application process.  Both options employ the same standards and criteria for admissions. For more details go to:

Applying to the M.Eng.

The M.Eng. program starts each Fall semester. Applications will open in early September for the following fall admission cycle.

Admission Deadline: January 6, 2017, 11:59PM, Pacific Standard Time for enrollment in the program starting Fall 2017. Admissions decisions will be released in early March, 2017.

Late applications will not be accepted.

All prospective students must submit an official online application for admission into the M.Eng. program through the Graduate Division. Applicants should consult Graduate Division Admissions Office for information on applying to Berkeley, and links to the online application.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications are complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Admissions Committee will evaluate complete applications on the basis of academic records, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation. The Committee will inform successful applicants by early March that they are being recommended to the Graduate Division for admission.

All other materials, including letters of reference and unofficial transcripts should be submitted electronically. After you begin your on-line application, you will receive instructions for e-mail submission of recommendation letters and supplemental documents. Please fill out the requested information so that your reference may submit an electronic letter.

For additional information contact the MSE Graduate Student Service Advisor (510-642-0716,