The Program

Program Overview

Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Classes deliver innovative and strategic content to train students on the intricacies of leading as an engineer.

Students will learn project and people management skills, communication techniques, the journey of developing an innovation idea and bring it to market.  

Capstone Project


hands-on experiential learning opportunity that is designed to give students the opportunity to innovate, manage,  lead, and explore. 

Students are paired with corporate partners to address industry lead projects. Explore past projects and partners HERE

No Thesis or Comprehensive Exam required!


Students enroll in 6 technical courses specific to their concentration. These classes deepen their technical expertise while showing how the knowledge is applied directly to industry.

CLICK HERE for a list of courses offered in each concentration.




Engineering Course

Engineering Course



Engineering  Leadership

Engineering Course

Engineering Course


Capstone Project *


Engineering  Leadership

Engineering Course

Engineering Course


Capstone Project *

Summer & Fall

Capstone Project *

* Students will enroll in 8 units for their capstone project and can elect either Winter & Spring or Summer & Fall. 


Advanced Manufacturing

This concentration addresses the national discussion of manufacturing as a significant and key strategic priority of the country. It also encompasses the addition of artificial intelligence/machine learning to develop next-generation processes and products. 

Our strong relations with manufacturing industry across the nation will be incorporated in the capstone project endeavor and curriculum.

Biomedical Engineering

This department has strong ties to the local biomedical device industry, with a Corporate Advisory Board whose members include the most reputable biomedical industry leaders in the region.  Their mission is to “Inspire Engineering Minds to Advance Human Health.” 

The M.Eng program with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering, also known as BioENGINE, is a real-world product development and training program that harnesses the collective creativity of MedTech industry and UCI.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

CEE offers two tracks: Sustainable Infrastructure and Data Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering. The Sustainable Infrastructure track equips professionals with the skills needed to design more environmentally responsible and efficient critical infrastructure from buildings to transportation systems.

The Data Science track focuses on programming, data analytics, and data-informed decision-making skills needed to better leverage data for improving civil infrastructure such as smart cities and efficient energy networks. It provides cutting-edge skills for those looking to advance in civil engineering and contribute to a more sustainable and data-driven future.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The curricula were developed through the EECS department’s close ties to industry and are constantly refined to meet real world demands and today’s rapid changes in technology. Laboratories in both hardware and software are integrated within the curriculum.

The M.Eng program offers specializations in Digital & Image Signal Processing as well as Communications Circuits & Systems, and Machine Learning & Data Science.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

You will work with some of the brightest minds in the world, in cutting-edge experimental and computational facilities.

The M.Eng program offers specializations in Autonomous & Intelligent Machines & Systems, Sustainable Energy Systems, and Nanotechnology & Microsystems. 


Why Choose UCI?

Consecutive years Irvine has been named America's Safest Big City

Among the Nation's Best Public Schools

82°F Summer

70°F Winter

Mild Temperatures Year Round

Why Choose Samueli School of Engineering?

The schools faculty members are scholars and leaders in their disciplines and have achieved worldwide honors and recognition for their pioneering research and dedicated teaching. Nearly a third are fellows in professional societies. The school has eight endowed chairs, eight Distinguished Professors and four Chancellor’s Professors.

Why Choose UCI?

The University of California, Irvine is located in heart of Southern California, with an average of 281 days of sunshine per year!

We are surrounded by global and national companies, such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Broadcom, Blizzard Entertainment, Edwards Lifescience, and many fast growing startups in Southern California.

We also have a vast alumni network and resources to help you apply for venture capital like  The Cove