Admitted Students

 

Welcome to UCI Master of Engineering Program- Class of 2023!

ZOT! ZOT! ZOT! Welcome to the University of California Irvine, Master of Engineering program. We want to congratulate you on your admission and taking the first steps on furthering your education and accelerating your career.

Please carefully review the information on this page and the Graduate Division Checklist linked below. Deadlines are quickly approaching, so do not delay in addressing action items. Be sure to mark your calendars and attend the virtual events listed below and do not hesitate to contact us. Our staff is here to answer your questions and offer advice. General questions can be sent to Gradengr@uci.edu.

Upcoming Events and Reminders: 

 – Mandatory New Student Orientation: September 20, Check in at 9:00am. This will be held in person on campus. Please review the email for more information

Past Events:

– Admitted Students Reception: March 29, 12:00pm-2:00pm (virtual): We will be hosting a Virtual Reception and Q&A Sessions with student affairs, faculty, concentration directors, current students, and other campus staff. Review the events slides HERE. 

– 2022 Capstone Showcase: June 3, 2:00-5:00pm (in person): We invite you to join our Master of Engineering students, faculty, and industry partners at the 2022 M.Eng Capstone Project Showcase. Featuring interdisciplinary teams of biomedical, electrical, and mechanical engineers, students will display their projects though presentations and demonstrations. 

– See below for Summer Career Center Sessions on June 22, July 20, and August 24.

– Fall Enrollment: The M.Eng program office will enroll you in your fall courses. July 15th, the Roadmaps (list of courses) will be sent. You will email your enrollment selections to Jean Macneil (jean.macneil@uci.edu) by August 1st

 

Fall 2022 Enrollment and 2022-2023 Concentration Roadmaps: 

There are roadmaps for every concentration linked below. Review the roadmap for your concentration. Please note that the information listed for Winter and Spring quarters are tentative.

next Steps: 

Notification of Admissions Decision

Admission notification is a two-step process. You will receive 1) a letter from the academic unit 2) an e-mail notification from the Graduate Division. You must receive both notifications to be officially admitted to UC Irvine.

Applicants who have already submitted their application can check their status on their application status page.

action items:  

Once you have received both communications, please take time to review the Graduate Division Pre-Arrival Checklists: https://grad.uci.edu/current-students/admitted-student-checklists/. Below are some  important action items:

  • Complete Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) Online:
    • When you are admitted, Graduate Division will send you a link to complete the SIR online. You must complete this process to indicate you are accepting your offer of admission to UCIrvine.
  • Pay Deposit:
    • Pay the $500 non-refundable deposit. When you matriculate, this amount will be directly credited towards you fall tuition and fees. If you elect to not enroll in the UCI M.Eng program, this amount is forfeited.
  • Complete Statement of Legal Residence (SLR):
  • Activate UCInetID:
  • Request Official Transcript with Bachelor’s Degree Posted to Clear Provisional Admission:
    •  Send transcript as soon as your degree is awarded and posted on your transcript. The transcript should be sent to Graduate Division. Electronic transcripts may also be sent directly by the Registrar of your school to Gradtranscripts@uci.edu.
  • Pay Fees by September 15: Students can log in to their ZotBill account to see their balance and pay their fees.
  • Vaccinations: Review university policy and upload required documentation. 
  • Attend Campus Wide Graduate Welcome & Orientation (Strongly Recommended): https://grad.uci.edu/services/campus-orientation/campuswide-orientation.php
  • Attend Master of Engineering New Student Orientation (Mandatory): September 20th, 2022. More information below.

Orientation:

The Master of Engineering program hosts a mandatory program Orientation the week before Fall 2022 classes start. This full day event will be held on campus. Student will have an opportunity to meet their cohort, professors, and program staff. M.Eng policies, roadmaps, and courses will be reviewed in addition to introductions to your Engineering Leadership & Entrepreneurship course and Capstone Projects.    

Fall 2022 Master of Engineering Orientation will take place on September 20th, 2022 on the UCI Campus beginning at 9:00am. Details of the day will be shared closer to the event.

Career Center:

Career readiness is a fundamental part of the UCI M.Eng program. As such, your career services begin Now! There will be three required virtual sessions over the summer. Students must RSVP for each of the events to receive the. See below for details. Email debbie.lewis@uci.edu with any questions. If you cannot attend a session, please contact Debbie prior to the event to make arrangements. 

Program Welcome/Introduction and Q&A Session

  • Virtual: June 22, 5:00-5:30pm PDT
  • RSVP: link to register 
  • Join us for an M.Eng program introduction and Q&A session. You’ll have a chance to meet the Graduate and Professional Programs team and your colleagues.

 

Assess Your Strengths Assessment and Related Jobs

View Recording here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zW0epy68PibfgvoO-hv2LOn8cHFfiEli

    • Virtual: July 20, 5:00-6:00pm PDT
    • RSVP: link to register (advance registration is required to receive assessment information)
    • Discover your greatest strengths through the Clifton Strengths assessment and join us to discuss the results! Are they what you expected or are you surprised by any of them? Learn about others who have different strengths from yours, how to maximize your potential with your Top 5, and use this information to your advantage in your job search. (In order to receive a prepaid access code, you will need to register for this event and have SIR’d and paid your admission deposit. Assessment access code will be sent closer to this event in individual emails.)
    • Prepare for this event:
      • Before you take the assessment: What do you think are your greatest strengths or weaknesses? Write down a couple of each and bring this with you.
      • Complete the Clifton Strengths assessment: Allow approximately 60-90 minutes to complete the Clifton Strengths assessment and review your results prior to the event. Identify your Top 5 strengths and bring the results with you.
      • Review At My Best” exercise

Resumes and Interview Accomplishments

View Recording here:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zw-AnaCAZz9uLk06dMmMhfLjhZ9ERzL4

Networking in Job Search and Meeting New Colleagues (@ Orientation) 

    • Virtual: September 20, time TBD
    • Introduce yourself and meet others from the M.Eng program before Orientation. We’ll go over strategies for networking and informational interviewing that you can use in everyday life as well as your job search.
    • Prepare for this event:

 

      International Students: 

      In addition to the above action items, please review and complete the below steps:

      • Become Familiar with the UCI International Center Services and Programs
      • Complete the I-20/DS-2019 Request for New Graduate Students Form
        • After receiving admission to UCI, complete the New Graduate Student Form and send to gradengr@uci.edu. Do this immediately after you have completed your SIR and paid your deposit. Make sure this form is submitted no later than May 1, 2022.
      • Pay the SEVIS fee after you receive I-20 or DS-2019
        • The SEVIS fee is paid by F-1/J-1 students and scholars to cover the cost of operation of SEVIS and is paid directly to the U.S. government.
      • Schedule Your Visa Interview and Apply for a Visa

      2022-2023 instruction update: 

      Students have questions about campus plans for the 2022-2023 academic school year. We wish to share information with you as proactively as possible while we carefully observe the progress of the current pandemic. We encourage you to review the campus’ Covid-19 Response Center for the most up to date information.  The University of California as a whole system, plans to be primarily-in person instruction.  This plan is subject to change, based on changing variables. What this means for individual courses instructional format (e.g., remote, in-person, or hybrid) and co-curricular activities (such as career workshops and networking events) is currently under review. The M.Eng program will optimize your on-campus experiences, while adhering to health/safety requirements. We will plan instructional and extracurricular activities that offer the greatest benefit to MEng students.

      Contact Us

      Any questions?