College of Engineering

USD 10,000 - USD 98,670 loan size

up to 20 years loan term

Courses we support

M.Eng in Materials Science and Engineering
M.Eng in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering
M.Eng in Civil & Environmental Engineering
Master of Analytics
Master of Development Engineering
MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering
M.Eng in Computer Science
M.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MEng in Bioengineering
M.Eng in Nuclear Engineering
MS in Computer Science

About the school

University of California Berkeley's history took a significant turn when the College of Engineering (Berkeley Engineering) was established in 1931. The state-of-the-art research labs, well-equipped student study centres, and extensive libraries are all geared towards helping Berkeley Engineering students excel in their academics and careers. It's noteworthy that Berkeley Engineering is ranked number 3 among the best engineering schools, according to the US News and World Report. The College has produced several remarkable graduates. Notable alumni like Diane Greene (co-founder of Bebop and VXtreme), Peter Bailis (CEO and founder of Sisu Data) and Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple) exemplify the exceptional talent nurtured by Berkeley Engineering over the years. Located in the vibrant city of Berkeley, the University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) benefits from a region that strongly values diversity.

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Life at the College of Engineering

With more than 850 clubs, Berkeley Engineering provides an incredible range of opportunities for students to engage in extracurricular activities. The Campus is always bustling with activities like art performances and cultural events that offer an exciting experience. The UC Berkeley Recreation and Wellbeing provides a range of facilities for students, including fields, pools, tennis courts, fitness centres, aquatics, personal training, fitness programmes, etc. Students can choose from on-campus residence options like residence halls, campus apartments, family student housing at university villages, student co-ops, etc. Those looking for off-campus accommodation can check UC Berkeley’s rental listing service, Cal Rentals, to find one. Berkeley Dining offers numerous menu options and serves various locations on the Campus. Students can get meals and snacks at dining commons, convenience stores, the 4 campus restaurants and Grubhub. Students can utilise campus shuttle services like the daytime Bear Transit and Night Shuttles free of cost using the Cal 1 Card. The Bear Transit also serves the Downtown Berkeley BART.

Additional benefits of studying at the College of Engineering

Berkeley Engineering houses several state-of-the-art research labs, student study centres and libraries that support and enhance the academic development of students. Some of the facilities include Cory Hall, Davis Hall, Engineering Center, Stanley Hall, Jacobs Hall, etc. The Center for Access to Engineering Excellence provides academic support to students and helps with their personal success. For students seeking to enhance their educational journey and leadership skills, Berkeley Engineering stands ready to provide financial support and guidance through 80 student organisations. These avenues offer them opportunities for personal growth and development.

Berkeley, CA campus


Berkeley, US

City Population

0.12 million


Western US


In Berkeley, the annual temperature fluctuates between 43°F (6.1°C) and 76°F (24.4°C), rarely falling below 35°F (1.6°C) or rising above 86°F (30°C).

Nearest Airport

Oakland International Airport (OAK), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Jose International Airport (SJC)

Time Zone

Pacific Standard Time (GMT

Fast facts

  • Students enrolled: 6,670
  • Undergraduates: 4,157

  • Graduates: 2,513

  • Teaching faculty (LSOE): 8

  • Ladder-rank faculty: 239

  • Countries represented by students: 117+

  • Living alumni: 73,000+

Admissions criteria

The admission requirements vary for different courses. International students applying for graduate programmes at Berkeley Engineering should adhere to the following general admission criteria:

  • All applicants should pay a graduate admission fee of USD 155

  • Bachelor’s degree or a recognised equivalent from an accredited institution

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0

  • Degree certificates or diplomas and transcripts issued in the original language accompanied by their certified English translations prepared by translators from the American Translators Association or the Ministry of Education.

  • 3 letters of recommendation are required

  • Applicants have to submit a Statement of Purpose and a Personal History statement

  • GRE score is required

  • Proof of English proficiency is needed:

    • TOEFL: 90 ( iBT)
    • IELTS: 7 overall Here are some approximate costs associated with a student’s study and stay at Berkeley Engineering.
  • Health Insurance: USD 3,078

  • Student services fee: USD 603

  • Berkeley campus fee: USD 790.25

  • Class pass fee- transit: USD 105 You can check the website of the office of the registrar for any updated information.

Job placements

The Engineering Student Services of Berkeley Engineering works along with the Berkeley Career Engagement to assist students with their career planning and job search.

  • Engineering Student Services connects students with employers
  • To check the available internship and job opportunities, students can register on Handshake. Alternatively, they can also utilise the services of the Student Opportunity Center.
  • On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) becomes active during the Spring semester
  • There's an Internship and Summer Job Fair typically slated for mid-February, where numerous employers connect with students.
  • Career Fairs, forums and workshops organised by Engineering Student Services offer students the chance to interact with employers.
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Last updated: 22 Dec 2023

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