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One year. Full time. On campus. Fall 2021.
The professional Master of Engineering degree.

UCLA’s one-year Master of Engineering (MEng) self-supporting, professional degree is designed to develop future engineering leaders. The degree addresses the needs of both students and industry, tailored to those who wish to pursue technical management positions, with both high-tech skill set and management savvy. The program includes an interdisciplinary technological concentration, an engineering professional development component and a capstone project.

UCLA Samueli Master in Engineering (MEng) degree

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Excel among a team of innovative engineers, business leaders and the UCLA network of cutting-edge technology and research labs. All areas of study involve an interdisciplinary technology concentration drawing from various departmental expertise.

Autonomous Systems

Area Director: Prof. T. C. Tsao. Integrate faculty expertise from Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Focus on recent advances including sensor technologies, communications and 5G, decision making, learning and AI, and controls and system modeling.

Data Science

Area Director: Prof. John Cho. Integrate faculty expertise from Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Computational Medicine. Focus on unifying statistics, data mining and analysis, machining learning, and distributed and parallel systems to understand and analyze large amounts of data.

Digital Health Technology

Area Director: Prof. Eleazar Eskin. Integrate faculty expertise from Computer Science, Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computational Medicine and the David Geffen School of Medicine. Digital health tools have the vast potential to improve our ability to accurately diagnose and treat disease and to enhance the delivery of health care for individuals.

Artificial Intelligence

Area Director: Prof. Guy Van den Broeck. Integrate faculty expertise from Computer Science, Computational Medicine, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Focus on building smart machines capable of reasoning, learning and acting intelligently, and performing tasks that typically require human intelligence.

Green Energy Systems

Area Director: Prof. Bruce Dunn. Integrate faculty expertise from Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Focus on various technologies in renewable-energy harvesting, including solar and wind; energy storage systems, including batteries, supercapacitors and large-scale storage; and smart grid systems and grid integration.

Translational Medicine

Area Director: Prof. Song Li. Integrate faculty expertise from Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Computational Medicine. Focus on improving human health and longevity by determining the relevance of novel discoveries in the biological sciences to treat human disease. Translational medicine facilitates the characterization of disease processes and the generation of novel hypotheses based on direct human observation.

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Interdisciplinary Technology Concentration

Each technology concentration requires five engineering courses. These five courses are cross-departmental and are offered as part of the traditional master’s program.

Engineering Professional Development

Engineering professional development requires three graduate-level courses that can include technical project management, systems engineering, financial management, management communications and engineering entrepreneurship.

Capstone Project

Industry-sponsored capstone projects will enhance connections and networking opportunities vital to career development. The project will involve students working in teams to conduct hands-on design, fabrication and testing. It will integrate all aspects of degree requirements: technical, financial, management and communication.

“UCLA Samueli has a large pool of talented applicants every year who want to acquire this mix of technical and business skills in order to advance in their careers. This new professional degree program will help meet the needs of both students and industry.”

— Jayathi Murthy, Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean

Dean Jayathi Murthy
Dean Yang

“The Master of Engineering professional-degree program will develop valuable business and technology skills sets for our students — preparing them for today’s dynamic workplace as they become tomorrow’s industry leaders.”

— Jenn-Ming Yang, Faculty Director of the new MEng program and Associate Dean, International Initiatives and Online Programs