Master of Engineering in Bioengineering

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Bioengineering is a professional masters degree with a strong emphasis on engineering and entrepreneurship designed for students planning to move directly into industry after completing the program. Graduates of this program will have the combination of technical and economic understanding to quickly assume leadership roles in their engineering work, given their education here and Capstone project experience.

More information about this degree program can be found at the College of Engineering Fung Institute website, including the M.Eng. curriculum. The application deadline is January 6, 2016, 11:59 PM.

Bioengineering MEng students will have the opportunity to choose 200-level bioengineering electives that best suit their professional goals and Capstone project; other courses can be taken with the approval of your academic advisor. Please note that not all 200-level courses are taught every year – check back soon for a list of courses that should be available to the 2015-2016 cohort.

The minimum admissions requirements, as outlined by the UC Berkeley Graduate Division, are: “(1) a bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution; (2) a satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale; and (3) enough undergraduate training to do graduate work in your chosen field.” Instructions for how to apply can be found here.

If you have specific questions about the UC Berkeley Bioengineering MEng program, please contact


Please note: Berkeley also offers a Master of Translational Medicine (MTM) degree, which is sponsored jointly by UCSF. This program brings together student teams of clinicians, life scientists, and engineers to work on bridging the gap between bench-top research and clinical patient care. The MTM program is 11 months in length (Aug-Jun). We urge applicants to consider both masters programs and choose the one that is right for them. If you have specific questions about the MTM program, please contact the MTM Executive Director at