Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Degrees: Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng

Apply for Admission: December 2, 2016 (M.S., 5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only, M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.)
January 6, 2017 (M.Eng.)

Required Tests: GRE (general test)

Overview

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers three graduate degree programs: the Master of Engineering (MEng), the Master of Science (MS), and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Master of Engineering (MEng)

This accelerated Masters of Engineering Program has been designed in collaboration with several other departments in the College of Engineering for the purpose of developing professional leaders who understand the technical, environmental, economic and social issues involved in Mechanical Engineering. It is supported by the College of Engineering's Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership. For more information about this interdisciplinary program, please see the Fung Institute Website.

As of fall 2013, there are full-time and part-time options for pursuing this program.

Master of Science (MS)

The majority of students earning a master's degree in our department earn a master of science degree. It can be done in conjunction with a PhD (for the MS/PhD option) or alone, though the vast majority of our students are on the doctoral track. Degrees are granted after completion of programs of study that emphasize the application of the natural sciences to the analysis and solution of engineering problems. Advanced courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and the life sciences are normally included in a program that incorporates the engineering systems approach for analysis of problems.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

This degree can be completed in conjunction with a master of science degree or alone. Degrees are granted after completion of programs of study that emphasize the application of the natural sciences to the analysis and solution of engineering problems. Advanced courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and the life sciences are normally included in a program that incorporates the engineering systems approach for analysis of problems.


Source: Berkeley Academic Guide

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