Applying to the

Master of Engineering Program

Apply Now: Fall 2024

The application deadline for Fall 2024 has been extended to June 15th. Apply now to join the Fall 2024 cohort.

Fall 2025

Fall 2025 applications will open in October. Join our mailing list to be notified when applications open. 

Learn More About Applying to the Master of Engineering Degree

Students will apply directly to their chosen M.Eng concentration. Be sure to select “Master of Engineering” when applying, and not “Master of Science”.

Application Deadlines: Fall 2024

Applications are submitted online and processed on a rolling basis. Deadlines for the Fall 2024 application cycle  are below: 

October, 2023 Online Application Opens
December 15, 2023 Priority Deadline: to be considered for scholarships

May 15, 2024

June 15th, 2024

Final Application Deadline*

Application Deadline extended to June 15th, 2024

July 1, 2024 Admissions Decision Deadline
September 20, 2024 Mandatory Orientation
September 23, 2024 Fall Quarter Begins (Classes begin on September 26th)

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

*Applications will be accepted on a space available basis after May 15th. Please contact for more information.

Note: If you are an international applicant, we encourage you to apply early to allow sufficient time to obtain your student visa. Allow 4-6 weeks for the University to process visa related paperwork. 

Application Requirements

  • Online application (
  • GRE score (Waived for Fall 2024 and 2025)
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related area
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Personal History statement is optional, but encouraged if interested in scholarships
  • Video Portfolio: Answer three provided questions
  • Resume: Industry experience in a related field is encouraged but not required related field is encouraged but not required.
  • University transcripts from every college attended (unofficial acceptable for application)
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable)


M.Eng offers fellowships to top applicants. They are merit-based and are awarded at the time of admission. There is no separate application process. All candidates are considered for fellowships. In general, applying early maximizes the chances of receiving a fellowship.

Fellowships for Fall 2024 range in value from $5,000-$15,000.

Tuition and Fees 

Master of Engineering tuition and fee can be found on the UC Irvine’s Registrars site: 

  • Fees are the same for all students regardless of residency
  • $500 Application SIR Deposit is credited towards first quarter tuition
  • Studetns with health insurance outside of UC Irvine can waive the student health insurance fee:
  • Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.

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