At the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering, we don’t waste time. Our unique structure allows you to go from bachelor’s to master’s in as few as 13 months while you maintain employment.
UC Riverside’s Master of Engineering program proudly offers six specializations for engineering professionals who want to add a business background and technical edge to help advance their career. Students can qualify for all six available specializations with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, regardless of undergraduate emphasis.
Graduate in as few as 13 months
Add a business background and technical edge to help advance your career
Qualify for all specializations with a bachelor’s degree in engineering
The University of California, Riverside
One of the 10 universities that make up the prestigious University of California system, UC Riverside takes great pride in its reputation as a premier research institution, with $115 million in annual research funding. We are a pillar of academic diversity, attracting innovative minds from all demographics and walks of life.
Bourns College of Engineering
The Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top public engineering college of its size in the nation. We are a leader in engineering research, receiving more than $30 million for sponsored research annually.
Cost of Attendance Tuition
Per Credit Hour: $833
Total Tuition: $29,988
Application Fee: $80 non-refundable fee
Books/Supplies: Other additional fees include books and an online
proctoring service. The online proctoring service charges $16 for the first hour and $7 per each additional hour.
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.
TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international applicants).
Evidence of significant professional engineering experience.
The online Master of Science in Engineering is a comprehensive engineering program that encompasses both leadership strategy and technical skills. Coursework includes 16 credits of core engineering classes, plus 16 credits within your specialization, helping you tailor the program to your area of expertise. To accommodate busy professionals, the online Master of Science in Engineering does not include a required residency. Instead, students participate in 4 one-credit capstone courses throughout the program, providing a rich learning experience that comes with maximum flexibility.
Core (16 credit hours)
Engineering in the Global Environment (4)
Technology Innovation and Strategy for Engineers (4)
Introduction to Systems Engineering (4)
Principles of Engineering Management (4)
Bioengineering Specialization (16 credit hours)
Engineering Analysis of Physiological Systems (4)
Cellular and Molecular Engineering (4)
Integration of Computational and Experimental Biology (4)
Biotransport Phenomena (4)
Materials at the Nanoscale Specialization (16 credit hours)
Thermodynamic Foundations of Materials (4)
Crystal Structure and Bonding (4)
Nanoscale Science and Engineering (4)
Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (4)
Environmental Engineering (Water) Specialization (16 credit hours)
Water Chemistry in Natural and Engineered Systems (4)
Physical and Chemical Separation Processes (4)
Biological Treatment Processes (4)
Advanced Treatment Systems (4)
Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) Specialization (16 credit hours)
Intro to Engineering Optimization Techniques (4)
Power Systems Analysis (4)
Power Electronics (4)
Electric Drives (4)
Introduction to Smart Grid (4)
Power System Steady State and Market (4)
Mechanical Engineering Specialization (16 credit hours)
Plasma-aided Manufacturing and Materials Processing (4)
Secure and Reliable Control Systems (4)
Sustainable Product Design (4)
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (4)
Capstone (4 credit hours)
Capstone Course A, B, C, D (1)