Master of Engineering (MEng)

The one-year, full-time, on-campus Master of Engineering (MEng) professional degree program is tailored to those desiring to pursue a career-focused, terminal advanced degree, with a dual emphasis on technical knowledge and leadership skills. Admission requirements and criteria are the same as the ones for those applying to the traditional Master of Science (MS) programs.

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Bachelor’s Degree

Applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry (or its approved equivalent) from an ABET-accredited institution (international students will have a separate admission’s guideline). Applicants must attain an undergraduate record that satisfies the standards established by the UCLA Graduate Division.


Applicants must have at least an undergraduate major in various engineering disciplines, mathematics, physics or a closely related field. A scholastic average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better (or its equivalent if the letter grade system is not used) is required.

Open to All

The program is open to all applicants, including early-career professionals in STEM. Prior work experience in the area of study is not mandatory.

GRE Test Score

Applicants for the 2023-2024 academic year are not required to take the GRE or submit GRE scores as part of their application package. Applications with GRE scores included will not be given greater weight than those that do not include scores. The GRE exemption will be reviewed for the cohort beginning Fall 2024.

English Test Scores

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit acceptable scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) unless they have a degree from an institution where English is the exclusive language of instruction.

Three Letters of Recommendation

Each applicant must submit three letters of recommendation, two of which must be academic references. Applicants who have graduated three or more years from their undergraduate studies can submit professional references in lieu of academic references. All other application requirements are specified in the graduate application.

Admission Process

Applications will be reviewed by the MEng admission committee. Selection criteria include: applicant’s choice of coursework, rigor of undergraduate major, competitiveness of institution attended, grade point average (GPA), statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, etc. Applicants must choose an area of technology concentration upon applying.

Admission Timeline

Applications are accepted once a year during the fall quarter. The application deadline for 2024-2025 is Jan. 15, 2024. All applicants will be notified of admission decisions via email by March 2024 from both the Master of Engineering program and the UCLA Graduate Admissions Office. Applicants will be notified if anything is missing from their applications.