Hear from our celebrated UC Berkeley and Fung Institute faculty, staff, and alumni on why the Berkeley MEng program is a valuable and unique experience.

The Master of Engineering (MEng) program at UC Berkeley combines a breadth of topics in business and engineering management, applying them to a depth of study in your technical concentration. As an MEng student, you’ll learn under our world-class Berkeley engineering faculty. Here’s what our UC Berkeley faculty and staff in each department had to share about the MEng program.

Bioengineering

“Berkeley Bioengineering offers a wide range of technical concentrations for the MEng program, with lots of flexibility for students to select whichever courses fit their interests. Whether you’re passionate about medical devices, therapeutics, or biomedical imaging, the faculty in Berkeley…


On his vision for innovation and inclusivity in the medical device space

Ricardo Juarez Martinez is a current MEng candidate studying Bioengineering with a focus on Biomaterials and Medical Device Design. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota for his undergraduate degree and has also received an MS in Engineering Management from Tufts University. Ricardo is currently a Senior Catheter Manufacturing Engineer at Intuitive Surgical. Here, he shares about his current capstone project, professional goal to move into an R&D leadership role, and passion for continuous learning.

What do you study and why did you choose it?

I’m currently pursuing a Berkeley MEng degree in Bioengineering with a focus on Biomaterials and Medical Device Design. I chose this field in…


Berkeley MEng students track the impact of IP and entrepreneurship strategy on tech innovation in agriculture

In a world where engineers and technology entrepreneurs are constantly developing innovative solutions, the process of commercializing them for optimal impact is more important than ever. With this in mind, Berkeley MEng has introduced a new concentration which helps aspiring technological leaders manage intellectual property assets in the innovation economy — providing them with the edge to maximize their social and economic impact across various industries.

This interdisciplinary concentration or certificate contains the technical depth of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) while incorporating business and legal aspects. …


On his interests in sports tech, robotics, and accessibility

Roham Ghotbi is studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) with a concentration in Data Science in the Berkeley MEng program. Roham also earned his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley.

Here, Roham shares about his journey leading up to the Berkeley MEng program and his interests in sports tech, robotics, and accessibility.

Please tell us about yourself!

My journey leading up to the Berkeley MEng program has been pretty unique. I grew up in Iran and moved to the US when I was 17. I transferred to Berkeley for undergrad after a couple years in community college. Figuring out all the things I needed to…


On the impact she wishes to have on the world and her passion for teaching.

Gwenlyn Angel Cabiltes is pursuing a Master of Engineering in Materials Science & Engineering. Prior to enrolling in the MEng program, Gwenlyn earned a B.S. in Materials Engineering at San Jose State University. She is also currently working in research and development lithography at a Bay Area semiconductor company.

Here, she shares about what she’s currently studying, the impact she wishes to have on the world, and her passion for teaching.

What do you study and why did you choose it?

I am currently studying Materials Science and Engineering. I took courses at community college before transferring to a four year university, knowing that I wanted to study engineering. My…


On renewable wind energy, passion projects, and lessons from basketball

Danny Ma is a current Berkeley MEng candidate in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Advanced Energy Technology. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington for his undergraduate degree and has previous work experience at WindAid Institute, Washington Clean Energy Testbed, Cozeye, and BioArchos.

Here, he shares insights in the renewable energy sphere, entrepreneurship, and business parallels inspired by basketball.

Danny Ma

What are you studying?

In the MEng program, I’m studying Mechanical Engineering with a concentration on Advanced Energy Technology because I aspire to bring a positive impact in the energy transition into clean energy. …


On her passion for illustration and treating engineering as an art

Rita Chen is a current Berkeley MEng candidate in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Fluids & Oceans. She studied Environmental Engineering at Ohio State University for her undergraduate degree and has previous work experience at Illumina, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, BARK, RS&H. Here, she shares about her exploration of ocean engineering, her position as a recruitment assistant, and her passion in illustration.

Rita and her dog, Ashton.

Can you share a brief overview of your path to the Berkeley MEng program?

I knew that I wanted to focus on ocean engineering for my graduate study, which is a pretty niche field that not many schools offer. …


On her career transition into bioengineering and desire to create opportunities for people in the developing world

Khowa Agbojo is pursuing a Master of Engineering in bioengineering. Prior to enrolling in the MEng program, Khowa earned her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering with a biomedical specialization at the University of Calgary.

Here, she shares her academic and professional interests, her personal passion projects, and the impact she wants to make on the world.

What do you study and why did you choose it?

My undergraduate degree is in chemical engineering and currently I am in the Bioengineering MEng program here at Berkeley. I chose to study these two fields because their combination opens incredibly interesting opportunities in the biotechnology field. When I first became interested in bioengineering…


Silicon Valley veteran and lecturer Martina Lauchengco shows MEng the importance of product-market fit.

For the past several years, Martina Lauchengco has taught the Berkeley Master of Engineering’s E270G: Marketing & Product Management spring boot camp course. In this course, students gain exposure to a wide variety of product and marketing approaches, technologies, and business models. This year’s class immersed themselves in the business mindset by examining the product market landscape for three real-life companies: Booxby, Lenme, and Springboard.

Martina Lauchengco, lecturer for the E270G: Marketing & Product Management spring boot camp course.

Over the course of ten days, students analyzed, brainstormed, diagnosed, and offered recommendations of each business’s product marketing efforts to date. In their collective research, the class directly interviewed, surveyed, and tested 2,268 people virtually…


Every year, MEng teams partner with industry leaders to pilot new initiatives, improve existing products, and develop a data-driven business strategy.

Berkeley Master of Engineering

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