The Bioengineering MEng Degree requires a minimum 25 total units of course credit, a capstone report and presentation, and passing the leadership and technical comprehensive exams. Coursework requirements fall across three areas – technical bioengineering (12 units), leadership (8 units), and capstone (5 units). Please use this spreadsheet to plan your curriculum and review the descriptions below to learn more about degree requirements.
1. Technical Electives – Bioengineering Courses [12 out of 25 total units]
- Students must take a minimum of 12 credits of 200-level Bioengineering courses for a letter grade.
- You are free to select courses within any of our 7 technical concentrations, or to select any Bioengineering courses across those concentrations that are of interest to you.
- Make sure you review the class schedule in the Berkeley Academic Guide to learn when certain classes will be taught. The Bioengineering Department also maintains this tentative teaching plan so you can see when classes are anticipated to be taught by Bioengineering faculty.
2. Leadership Courses [8 out of 25 total units]
- 2 units of boot camp short courses in mid August
- ENGIN 270A Organizational Behavior & Negotiations
- ENGIN 270B R&D Tech Management and Ethics
- 2 units of boot camp short courses in early January. Select two of any of the 1-unit electives (Note: electives listed below are subject to change):
- ENGIN 270D: Entrepreneurship & Entrep Finance
- ENGIN 270G: Marketing & Product Management
- ENGIN 270H: Accounting & Finance
- ENGIN 270I: Digital Platform Strategy
- ENGIN 270J: Industry Analysis
- ENGIN 270L: Global Leadership Expertise
- ENGIN 270M: Professional Ethics in Tech, Law & Business
- 2 units of ENGIN 295 Communications (1 unit in fall and 1 unit spring)
- 1 unit of ENGIN 270C Teaming & Project Management (fall)
- 1 unit of ENGIN 270K Coaching for High Performing Teams (spring)
3. Capstone Experience [5 out of 25 total units]
- Students must be enrolled in ENGIN 296MA in the fall (1-2 units) and ENGIN 296MB in the spring (3-4 units), for a total of 5 units total over both semesters.
- Your capstone course grade includes a final team report.
- Students receive a final capstone grade at the end of Spring semester. Several weeks after receiving the final grade for ENGIN 296MB, the spring and the fall records are reconciled and “IP” is removed. More information about In Progress (IP) grades is listed in the A203 Berkeley Academic Senate webpage.
4. Comprehensive Exams – Leadership & Technical
Leadership: The Fung Institute will administer a written exam for the fall leadership portion of the curriculum. Students should be prepared to spend a designated day to complete the degree requirement Leadership Comprehensive Exam. The exam format and grading details will be shared on bCourses around the program start date. Attendance will be mandatory, and the location will be announced as soon as a venue is confirmed.
Technical: The Bioengineering Technical Comprehensive Exam will take place late in the Spring semester (generally during RRR week) and will consist of a 20 minute minimum presentation on your Capstone project. The presentation will be assessed by a BioE faculty member and an allied field member (for example, if a project is in ME, the second assessor must be in ME). Students will be asked probing questions during the presentation and answers given will determine a pass. If a student fails the presentation requirement, they will be given the option to give the presentation again the following Fall semester. Failure to pass the exam on the third attempt will constitute a failure of the comprehensive exam requirement for the MEng degree. More details about the exam format and scheduling will be coordinated by the Bioengineering GSAO in February or March.