Master of Engineering in CEE

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Photo courtesy of Prof. Scott Moura.

Master of Engineering (MEng)

The Master of Engineering is an accelerated degree designed to develop professional engineering leaders of the future who understand the technical, economic, and social issues of technology.

The CEE MEng degree brings together expertise in a technical specialization with leadership, business, marketing, finance, and management skills. Culminating in a hands-on team-oriented capstone design project, you will apply engineering and business acumen to real-world challenges.

Innovative. Holistic understanding of engineering and business. Choose between full-time or part time enrollment. Integrative capstone design project.

Career-oriented. Increases likelihood of advancement toward goals after 1 year of intensive industry-related study. Career advice to help with professional development and placement.

Regular contact with industry. Industry partners help you apply technical knowledge to critical current issues. Guest lecturers share successes and failures.

Small and cross-disciplinary. Technical class size ranges from 10-30 students to a weekly lecture of 150. Leadership courses range from 25-50 students.


Berkeley CEE graduate programs are consistently ranked number one among all the civil and environmental engineering programs in the U.S.


  • Completed in 9 months (fall & spring semesters)
  • 25 units of coursework in 3 areas: core leadership, your technical specialty, your capstone project
  • Full or part-time enrollment
  • All classes taught on Berkeley campus by award-winning faculty
  • Cross-disciplinary cohort with students from other Berkeley engineering departments
  • Small classes for maximum interaction with students, instructors, and industry collaborators
  • Career advising and placement, access to alumni and industry connections, as well as Silicon Valley luminaries.


Large Cyber-Physical Systems

This MEng degree track prepares you to use computational innovations for sensor networks, cloud computing, behavioral science, mobile communications and distributed parameter control to create entrepreneurial solutions for industries such as transportation, water, or energy.

Intelligent Transportation Systems

This MEng degree track prepares you to explore expanded surveillance, communication and computing technologies that are enabling unprecedented opportunities for developing and deploying innovation that benefits managers, service providers and system users. You will learn to use a mix of technical and business skills to capitalize on the opportunities in the transportation infrastructure. Examples include assessing impacts of future mobility systems involving automated vehicles, and smart utility systems for electric cooperatives.


The innovative and experiential MEng curriculum is popular with recent B.S. graduates as well as among those already working in the field.

Degree requirements include 25 units of coursework in 3 areas:


The CEE MEng degree is administered by Berkeley’s Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership.

  • How to apply
  • Application deadline is early January.
  • Admission requirements
  • Admission FAQ
  • A B.S. in CEE is not needed but you must have a strong technical background equivalent to a B.S. in engineering as determined by the department.


See the most up-to-date fees at the Office of the Registrar.

Financial assistance, in the form of grants and loans and scholarships, is available.


Email or call a MEng admissions adviser at the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership.