Masters Programs

UC Berkeley offers two professional masters programs in bioengineering:

The Master of Translational Medicine Program

The Master of Translational Medicine program draws on the unique expertise and resources available at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco to provide trainees with the tools they need to solve real-world problems in a creative, interdisciplinary, team setting. The unique one-year program is designed for engineers, scientists, and clinicians who seek to bring innovative treatments and devices into clinical use. Coursework includes the fundamentals of bioengineering, physiology and disease, engineering design, core medical principles, clinical research methods, and clinical trials design, as well as the basics of business and management. The program culminates in a capstone design project in which students work in interdisciplinary teams co-advised by engineering and clinical faculty.

The Master of Engineering

The Bioengineering Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree is a new and rapidly growing program at UC Berkeley. The curriculum has a strong emphasis on engineering and entrepreneurship, designed for students planning to move directly into industry after completing the program. Graduates of this one-year professional program have a combination of technical and economic understanding that allows them to quickly assume leadership roles in their engineering careers.

Degree requirements focus on three areas of coursework:

  • The core leadership curriculum: instruction in a broad set of management skills needed to lead technology enterprises and ventures.
  • A technical specialty: deeper instruction in a technical area, chosen from many concentrations in new and emerging technologies.
  • A team capstone project: analyzing and addressing an industry challenge, designed to integrate the core curriculum with technical coursework.

Additional resources for graduate students can be found at both the Graduate Division and the Graduate Assembly.