About Berkeley Engineering

Innovation and impact

There are many reasons why Berkeley Engineering is ranked among the top three engineering schools in the world: Because we offer a dynamic, interdisciplinary, hands-on education. Because we challenge conventional thinking and value creativity and imagination. And because our students and faculty are driven by social commitment and want to change the world. In the classroom, the research lab or the design studio, our community is both welcoming and tightly knit. Whether they’re pursuing groundbreaking research or teaching students, our faculty members are engaged and accessible. We’re a village of entrepreneurs and collaborators within the big city of a renowned public university. At Berkeley Engineering, we’re making a world of difference.

Our mission

  • To transform the lives of our students by preparing them to become successful leaders and innovators for positive change.
  • To expand knowledge and create transformative technology through original research to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.
  • To work toward a transformed society, in which all members can thrive, through service to government, industry and the engineering professions.

At the core of our mission are values that drive us to educate inclusive leaders and create knowledge equitably in service of a diverse society. Learn more about the wide variety of programs that support equity and inclusion at Berkeley Engineering. 

Meet Dean Liu

Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu is internationally recognized in academia and industry for her innovations in semiconductor devices and technology, and is highly regarded for her achievements as an instructor, mentor and administrator.

See the full leadership team.

Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu
“Engineering drives innovation that shapes our future. At Berkeley, we work together to ensure that it will be bright for all.”
— Dean Liu

150W montage: 150 years of women at Berkeley

150 years of women

Berkeley Engineering is celebrating the UC Regents’ historic 1870 decision to admit women “on equal terms in all respects” with men.

Timeline of college history

Milestones of engineering

Trace the history of the College of Engineering, from the founding of the University of California up through the latest cutting-edge discoveries and programs.

Map of engineering (northeast) quadrant of UC Berkeley campus

Getting around

Get your bearings with a map of the Northside engineering quadrant of campus (or download a printable version). There’s also an interactive map of the full campus, and a map of highlights just for visitors.


From state-of-the-art research labs and classrooms to student study centers and libraries, more than a million square feet of campus space help support the academic mission of Berkeley Engineering.