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.

Masters in Engineering Program Highlights

ExpeditedEXPEDITED
Designed for completion in 13 months
FocusedFOCUSED
Choose one of six specializations
ConvenientCONVENIENT
Complete 100% online; no residency requirement
AccommodatingACCOMMODATING
Enjoy flexible admissions and three start dates

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Graduate in as Few as 13 Months with an MSE degree

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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Master of Science in Engineering vs. Master of Engineering Management

While a Master of Engineering Management program might focus heavily on business, a Master of Science in Engineering combines equal parts technical skills and advanced management strategy. The result is a transformational experience that’s molding a new generation of innovative, globally conscious engineering leaders.


What Can a Master’s in Engineering Do for Your Career?
The online Master of Science in Engineering is designed to help you set the standard for engineering leadership.

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Become a confident cross-functional manager with the ability to communicate and lead across multiple engineering disciplines.

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Explore the role of globalization in
technology and innovation
to gain big-picture perspective.

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Develop high-level leadership abilities that will command respect among your team and throughout your industry.

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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.

What Our Masters of Engineering Graduates are Saying

“When I started the program, I was working as a nuclear medicine technologist, but I always wanted to get into the industry side of bioengineering. Now I am an imaging specialist for a radioactive molecular imaging company.”

– Charles Ezell
Online Master’s in Bioengineering Graduate


Learn more about the Bioengineering Specialization

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“My background was in mathematics. Taking the program online, I was able to do extra research to assist me with grasping the engineering concepts. Professors would extend deadlines when I asked ahead of time.”

– David Butler
Online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Graduate


Learn more about the Mechanical Engineering Specialization

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Master of Science in Engineering Specializations

We invite you to take a closer look at how we engineer excellence through online learning.
Click your desired specialization to learn more.

Bioengineering

Bioengineering

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Engineering


Materials at the nanoscale

Materials at the nanoscale


Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


Data Science

Data Science

MSE Admissions Requirements

The following criteria are considered during the admission process for the M.S. in Engineering program:

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • GPA
  • GRE/FE scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international applicants)
  • Evidence of significant professional engineering experience
  • Professional certifications
  • Reference letters