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Master of Advanced Study in Engineering

Ready to apply? Check out the MAS-E Curriculum Planner and start customizing your learning journey!

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Master of Advanced Study in Engineering

UC Berkeley College of Engineering

Accredited degree from a Top 3 Engineering School

Taught and offered by UC Berkeley College of Engineering

Learn from top-tier, world-renowned faculty

Select the courses that best match your career goals

Complete in as little as 9 months

Customize the degree to your schedule

100% online learning

Lecture videos, hands-on projects, live office hours and real-time connections with instructors and peers

$42,000 USD total tuition

($1,750 x 24 units = $42,000), plus applicable per-semester fees, with pay-as-you-go tuition for each unit*

Earn your master's from Berkeley Engineering without putting your career on pause

Ready to advance, transform, and enhance your career in engineering and technology? Earn your Master of Advanced Study in Engineering (MAS-E) from Berkeley Engineering, consistently ranked among the top three engineering schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Designed for part-time, self-paced study, the MAS-E program gives you the ability to complete your master’s without putting your career on pause. Learn on your schedule with courses across four distinct concentrations, providing you with extended skill sets across different types of engineering. Through this program, you will learn from and interact with the elite faculty at Berkeley Engineering to develop the critical knowledge and technical skills you need to succeed at the highest levels in your career.

Customize your degree for your unique career goals

Design your degree learning journey with the Berkeley MAS-E Curriculum Planner, your comprehensive guide to exploring and creating your unique plan to help you meet your career goals. Save and share your plan with a Berkeley Engineering academic advisor.

With 4 distinct interdisciplinary concentrations to choose from, the degree is truly versatile to provide a well-rounded engineering education:

Infrastructure, energy, and the environment
This concentration puts you on track for roles such as Infrastructure Project Manager, Structural Engineer, Sustainability Consultant, and Geotechnical Engineer.
Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
This concentration puts you on track for roles such as Manufacturing Engineer, Materials Scientist, Product Development Engineer, and Industrial Engineer.
Electronics and systems engineering
This concentration puts you on track for roles such as Electrical Engineer, and Renewable Energy Engineer.
Robotics and Controls
This concentration puts you on track for roles such as Robotics Engineer, and Autonomous Systems Developer.

Learn more about the curriculum or career outcomes.

Berkeley's MAS-E in the headlines

Fortune on UC Berkeley's commitment to making education more accessible for working professionals.

Forbes on "knowledge upgrades" in STEM fields through MAS-E to help today's engineers keep pace with the speed of innovation.

BestColleges.com on the asynchronous, personalized nature of the MAS-E. Students will be able to complete coursework from anywhere in the world, and even leverage live office hours with top Berkeley educators throughout their study.

KTVU Fox 2 interview of Quentin McAndrews from Coursera who speaks to this incredible online opportunity as well as the prestige of Berkeley.

Admissions information

Applications for the Spring 2025 session are open!

Important Dates: Note all applications close at 8:59PM PT.

Spring 2025

  • June 11, 2024: Spring 2025 Priority Application Deadline
  • July 22, 2024: Spring 2025 Final Application Deadline

Hear from esteemed Berkeley Engineering faculty about the MAS-E

Ready to apply? Check out the MAS-E Curriculum Planner and get started on your degree!

Priority application deadline is June 11

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Accredited degree from a Top 3 Engineering School

Taught and offered by UC Berkeley College of Engineering

Learn from top-tier, world-renowned faculty

Select the courses that best match your career goals

Complete in as little as 9 months

Customize the degree to your schedule

100% online learning

Lecture videos, hands-on projects, live office hours and real-time connections with instructors and peers

$1,750 per unit

($1,750 x 24 units = $42,000), plus applicable per-semester fees, with pay-as-you-go tuition for each unit*

Accredited degree from a Top 3 Engineering School

Taught and offered by UC Berkeley College of Engineering

Learn from top-tier, world-renowned faculty

Select the courses that best match your career goals

Earn your master's from Berkeley Engineering without putting your career on pause

Ready to advance, transform, and enhance your career in engineering and technology? Earn your Master of Advanced Study in Engineering (MAS-E) from Berkeley Engineering, consistently ranked among the top three engineering schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Designed for part-time, self-paced study, the MAS-E program gives you the ability to complete your master’s without putting your career on pause. Learn on your schedule with courses across four distinct concentrations, providing you with extended skill sets across different types of engineering. Through this program, you will learn from and interact with the elite faculty at Berkeley Engineering to develop the critical knowledge and technical skills you need to succeed at the highest levels in your career.

Customize your degree for your unique career goals

Design your degree learning journey with the Berkeley MAS-E Curriculum Planner, your comprehensive guide to exploring and creating your unique plan to help you meet your career goals. Save and share your plan with a Berkeley Engineering academic advisor.

With 4 distinct interdisciplinary concentrations to choose from, the degree is truly versatile to provide a well-rounded engineering education:

Infrastructure, energy, and the environment
This concentration puts you on track for roles such as Infrastructure Project Manager, Structural Engineer, Sustainability Consultant, and Geotechnical Engineer.
Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
This concentration puts you on track for roles such as Manufacturing Engineer, Materials Scientist, Product Development Engineer, and Industrial Engineer.
Electronics and systems engineering
This concentration puts you on track for roles such as Electrical Engineer, and Renewable Energy Engineer.
Robotics and Controls
This concentration puts you on track for roles such as Robotics Engineer, and Autonomous Systems Developer.

Learn more about the curriculum or career outcomes.

Berkeley's MAS-E in the headlines

Fortune on UC Berkeley's commitment to making education more accessible for working professionals.

Forbes on "knowledge upgrades" in STEM fields through MAS-E to help today's engineers keep pace with the speed of innovation.

BestColleges.com on the asynchronous, personalized nature of the MAS-E. Students will be able to complete coursework from anywhere in the world, and even leverage live office hours with top Berkeley educators throughout their study.

KTVU Fox 2 interview of Quentin McAndrews from Coursera who speaks to this incredible online opportunity as well as the prestige of Berkeley.

Admissions information

Applications for the Spring 2025 session are open!

Important Dates: Note all applications close at 8:59PM PT.

Spring 2025

  • June 11, 2024: Spring 2025 Priority Application Deadline
  • July 22, 2024: Spring 2025 Final Application Deadline

Hear from esteemed Berkeley Engineering faculty about the MAS-E

Ready to apply? Check out the MAS-E Curriculum Planner and get started on your degree!

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Watch Berkeley Engineering Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu explain how the MAS-E can help you reach your unique career goals

Berkeley Engineering, the #1 public engineering school in the U.S., is offering a new, fully online master’s degree.

This flexible and customizable degree program makes a Berkeley education accessible to working engineers and STEM professionals who want to move ahead without putting their careers on pause. Learn how the MAS-E program can help you gain state-of-the-art knowledge and technical skills in your field, and help you to accelerate your career.

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Pay-as-you-go tuition for each unit

  • $42,000 USD tuition, plus applicable per semester fees* *Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final. Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate. Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.
  • Pay-as-you-go tuition Because you only have to pay for the courses you’ve enrolled in, you have more flexibility to temporarily take time away from your studies if your current job calls for it.
  • Financial aid opportunities Discover more ways you can make this program fit your budget by exploring assistance options like federal loans, scholarships and employer tuition reimbursement. Learn more: https://financialaid.berkeley.edu/prospective-students/

Frequently asked questions

The Master of Advanced Study in Engineering (MAS-E) is a unique online degree. It does not exist as an on-campus program. Upon completion of program requirements, students receive a Master of Advanced Study in Engineering degree. You can also display your chosen theme area on your resume to demonstrate your specialized skills. The MAS-E degree is a STEM degree.

With this flexible degree, you can choose your courses to prepare for senior technical and management roles in a range of fields, such as electrical engineer, materials engineer, environmental engineer, and more. You can tailor your degree to prepare you for the career you're most interested in, from advanced manufacturing to integrated circuits, environmental engineering, AI and transportation, agriculture, control systems, to robotics. The curriculum covers a broad array of interdisciplinary engineering domains, and is designed for personalization to meet your career goals.

The MAS-E program can be taken part-time or full-time, depending on your needs. Program staff can help advise on a per-term course load based on your interests and career goals. Please note: the Graduate Maximum Unit Limit is 20.5 units per semester. Six units minimum per semester is required to qualify for federal loans.