Online Master of Science in Engineering

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Become a 21st-century engineering leader with an online master’s in engineering from the University of California, Riverside. The UCR online Master of Science in Engineering is a calibrated blend of targeted engineering skills and management strategy designed to mold a new generation of leaders in the field.

Delivered by experts with industry experience, this empowering program can help you thrive in your segment of a rapidly growing global industry.


Graduate in as few as 13 months.


Choose one of six specializations.


Complete 100% online; no residency requirement.


Enjoy flexible admissions and three start dates.

Earn a Specialized Master's in Engineering Online in as few as

13 Months

Explore the details of the UC Riverside online Master of Science in Engineering program, including coursework and exam structure, career outlook and salary expectations for each of the six educational paths we offer. Each specialization is designed to deliver a blend of business and technical engineering courses that can be completed in about one year.

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Employers prefer a Master of Science in Engineering over other engineering graduate programs because of its expanded scope.

Recognized as the educational standard for advanced engineering practice, the Master of Science in Engineering supplements management strategy with hands-on technical skills, as opposed to Master of Engineering Management programs which often sacrifice technical coursework and specializations for more business-oriented content.

The Master of Science in Engineering is a perfect fit for engineers who aspire to become leaders, but also want to stay close to the technical side of their craft. The UCR online M.S. in Engineering can prepare you to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems in both your roles as an engineer and as a manager.

What can a Master's in Engineering Do for



in Charge

The online Master of Science in Engineering is designed to help you set the standard for engineering leadership. Become a confident cross-functional manager with the ability to communicate and lead across multiple engineering disciplines. Explore the role of globalization in technology and innovation to gain big-picture perspective. Develop high-level leadership abilities that will command respect among your team and throughout your industry.


in Change

This dynamic online engineering program provides a firsthand look at modern practice and theory that can transform your view of what's possible in engineering. UC Riverside educators are thought leaders and industry experts who challenge you to innovate and question the status quo. The online Master of Science in Engineering presents an invaluable opportunity for you to network and collaborate with other engineers from around the world, pushing you to expand your knowledge base and develop new solutions to real-world problems.

Why Choose

the M.S. in Engineering at the University of California, Riverside Online?

The UC Riverside online master's in engineering program doesn't waste time. The unique structure allows you to go from bachelor's to master's in as few as 13 months while maintaining employment. Our program does not require a residency. We also take a different approach to the capstone experience that's unlike other graduate engineering programs.

The University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering proudly offers six specializations at the master's level for engineering professionals who want to continue working while building a business background and technical edge that can help advance their career. Students can qualify for all specializations with a bachelor's degree in engineering, regardless of undergraduate emphasis.

We invite you to take a closer look at how we engineer excellence through online learning:

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Rankings & Accreditation

  • Rankings

    The University of California, Riverside has been recognized by a number of academic publications for a variety of different programs and attributes. In 2015, Leiden Ranking named UC Riverside No. 17 in the world for physical sciences and engineering. In its most recent graduate school rankings, U.S. News & World Report counted UC Riverside among the top 33 percent of engineering schools in the nation. The publication also ranked UCR No. 12 in diversity, an honor that reflects our longstanding commitment to cultural, professional and geographical diversity.

  • Accreditation

    The University of California, Riverside is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Regional accreditation assures students that UC Riverside meets the highest standards in terms of learning opportunities and a commitment to self-improvement.

  • Military Friendly

    Victory Media selected UC Riverside as a "Military Friendly School" for 2015, acknowledging our longstanding commitment to providing educational opportunities for transitioning veterans. The list recognizes only the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to assist U.S. military service members and veterans as students.