M.Eng. Student Guide

Winners of the 2018 Fung Institute Award for Most Innovative Project: (l to r) Prof. Rikky Muller, Jingbo Wu, Sherwin Lau, Paul Meyer-Rachner, Chen Fu and Mary Lee Lawrence.

Attend the 2018 Capstone Showcase

Intent to Enroll

After we have notified you of your acceptance into the MEng program, you need to communicate your intent to register in the program, or to refuse your admission to the program by April 15. You can do this through a link sent to you in your admissions email.

Registration and Enrollment

The University will send you email about how to pay your tuition and fees, as well as how to enroll in courses. Look for these emails and if you do not receive emails during the months of June and July about these matters, please contact the Masters Student Services Advisor, Michael Sun, msun86@berkeley.edu.

Orientation

Orientation and a Pre-Semester Leadership Intensive course will take place on campus in August 2017, and attendance is mandatory. This is an important time for the cohort to build community, receive important information and practice vital skills for the leadership component of the program. The schedule will also be sent via email. Again, if you do not receive email regarding this matter, please contact the Masters Student Services Advisor.

Timeline

M.Eng.-related dates, deadlines, and events for one school year.

Date

Proceeding

April 15, 2019

Statement of Intent to Register Deadline

June 2019

Capstone Project Matching, emails through EECS

July - August 2019

Registration

August 13-23, 2019

Fung Institute Orientation & Pre-Semester Leadership Intensive

August 2019 (TBA)

EECS Department Orientation

August 2019 (TBA)

Graduate Division (campuswide) New Student Orientation

August 28, 2019

Fall Classes Begin

December 20, 2019

Fall Semester Ends

January 6-17, 2020

Fung Institute Pre-Semester Leadership Intensive

January 21, 2020

Spring Classes Begin

April 2020 (TBA)

Departmental Comprehensive Exam (Capstone Milestone)

May 15, 2020

Spring Semester Ends

May 16, 2020

General commencement

The campuswide Academic Calendar has all campus deadlines, holidays, and instructional dates.

Program Requirements by Area

The EECS MEng program entails three main components: technical courses, a research project with a faculty advisor, and breadth courses.

  • Technical Courses*: Students are expected to take four (4) 200-level (graduate) courses in EE or CS excluding 298/299 units, as approved by the MS graduate advisor. Usually these will be very closely related to your project and research area.  YOU ARE REQUIRED to take two (2) technical electives per semester. Exceptions will be considered via General Petition form and reviewed by the MS graduate advisor and Vice Chair.
  • Leadership Courses*: Students take at least 8 units of Fung-related leadership curriculum, denoted by ENGIN class code. These courses are meant to provide students with the leadership, management, entrepreneurial, or interdisciplinary technical skills to prepare them for their future career in industry.
  • Capstone Projects: A unique and important feature of the Berkeley Masters of Engineering is the capstone project experience. You will join a team of 3-5 students and pursue a specific problem or opportunity that can be addressed by technology, and gain direct experience in applying the skills you learn in your leadership courses. There is also a departmental comprehensive exam that is administered towards the end of Spring semester.

*For both technical and leadership coursework, a minimum "B-" or better grade needs to be earned in order to receive credit towards satisfying degree requirements. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required in order to graduate. 

Student Services Advisor

Your student services advisor is also available to you throughout your degree program to help you with all aspects of your experience at UC Berkeley.

You all have one Masters Student Services Advisor in 215 Cory Hall and you can stop by anytime M-F 9am-noon, 1pm-4pm. 

It is a good idea to go to him with all of your questions and he will be able to either answer the question himself or he can let you know where to go to get the answer or assistance you need. Please make sure that he always has your most updated contact information as he will be emailing you very important information and announcements.

Fung Institute

The Fung Institute coordinates the M.Eng. program for the College of Engineering and is responsible for the leadership courses and capstone projects. If you have questions regarding these aspects of your degree program, please contact the appropriate liasion within the Fung Institute.

International Students

Many of our admitted students in the MEng program are international students. For information about visas, please contact the International Office. Be sure to update your email address with the International Office as well as the EECS department.

International Office

2299 Piedmont Avenue 
Berkeley, CA 94720-2321 
Email: InternationalOffice@berkeley.edu 
Phone: +1 (510) 642-2818 
Website: http://internationaloffice.berkeley.edu/

M.Eng. Contacts

Please first consult our Graduate Admissions - Frequently Asked Questions section for your question to be answered the most quickly.

Fung Institute

EECS

Contact the Masters Student Services Advisor regarding EECS technical course requirements, faculty advisors, and degree completion requirements.  See the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Professor Vladimir Stojanovic
Contact Professor Stojanovic for general capstone project inquiries. (For technical questions, contact capstone project advisors.)

Contact the Masters Student Services Advisor

Michael Sun
205 Cory Hall
Email for Current Students: msun86@eecs.berkeley.edu

Email for Admissions: MengAdmissions@eecs.berkeley.edu