Berkeley’s overall engineering graduate program is ranked third in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and our individual departments are all ranked in the top ten — with most of them in the top three.
Regardless of the program they choose, our graduate students all receive a rigorous, interdisciplinary, globally aware education. In state-of-the-art classrooms, facilities, labs and studios, they gain research and teaching experience under the direction of some of the finest engineering minds in the world — faculty renowned for their innovation and discovery.
Master of science and doctoral programs
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research pushes the frontiers of optimization, stochastics and data science, enabling transformative decision analytics and technologies to solve great challenges in transportation, supply chains, healthcare, energy, robotics, finance and risk management.
Materials Science & Engineering
Material Science and Engineering works with all-natural and synthetic materials — their extraction, synthesis, processing, properties, characterization and development for technological applications. Optimized materials are utilized in the medical device and healthcare industries, energy industries, electronics and photonics, transportation, advanced batteries and fuel cells, and nanotechnology.
Mechanical Engineering spans all areas of energy production and transfer, as well as the vast field of system design and control. Our faculty’s current research projects include robotics, miniaturization, automated manufacturing, automated highway systems, biomaterials, computer mechanics, improved efficiency internal combustion engines and the dynamics and control of both ground vehicles and aircraft.
Nuclear Engineering trains students to address some of today’s greatest challenges in industry, government and national laboratories. Our faculty are conducting research in fields like energy systems and the environment; fission reactor analysis; fuel cycles and radioactive waste; fusion science and technology; laser, particle beam and plasma technologies; nuclear thermal hydraulics; and risk, safety and large-scale systems analysis, and much more.
Professional master’s programs
Want to take your next degree in the direction of a particular career? We offer seven different professional master’s programs to put you on your own unique path. Whether it’s business, medicine, design, sustainability, social entrepreneurship or another direction, we offer a master’s degree program to meet a variety of specific curricular needs. Partnering with schools, institutes and centers across campus and beyond, we’ve developed a full range of degree programs that will prepare you for your ideal career both technically and creatively.
Visit Berkeley’s Graduate Division for information about graduate student admissions, financial aid, student life and other matters.