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Students - College FactsEngineering has been an integral part of UC Berkeley since the university was chartered in 1868, when disciplines focused on mechanics, mining and civil engineering. The College of Engineering has evolved to offer top-ranked programs in every engineering field. Its distinguished teaching and research reputation attracts the best students from the state, the nation and across the world. Here, undergraduates have a wealth of opportunities to participate in research, competitive teams, high school outreach and more to enrich their learning experience and prepare them for leadership roles.


Berkeley Engineering at a glance

Our Students
Women engineering students 23% (50% campus)
International engineering students 23% (15% campus)
Number of project teams and societies engineering students can join to enrich their learning experience 70+
Undergraduate engineers who receive grants,
scholarships, loans or other financial aid
59%
   
Our Faculty
Full-time faculty 215
Endowed chairs and distinguished professorships 76
Members of the National Academy of Engineering 74
Recipients of UC Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award 34
Recipients of the Turing Award in Computer Science 3
   
Our Alumni
Number of Berkeley Engineering alumni living in California (64%), throughout the United States and in nearly 114 countries worldwide 60,944
Types of careers within and outside of engineering our alumni pursue, including astronauts, CEOs, musicians, startup entrepreneurs and more Too numerous to count!
Berkeley Engineering's alumni network engineering@cal

Berkeley Engineering student body

Undergraduate


Program/major
Enrollment
Fall 2013
Degrees
2012-13
Bioengineering 360 110
Civil & Environmental Engineering 299 102
Computational Engineering Science 0 1
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences 1,274 330
Energy Engineering 25 0
Engineering Mathematics & Statistics 22 6
Engineering Physics 75 27
Environmental Engineering Science 28 7
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research 130 38
Joint Bioengineering/Materials Science & Engineering 21 9
Joint Chemical Engineering/Materials Science & Engineering 28 9
Joint Chemical Engineering/Nuclear Engineering 7 2
Joint Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences/Materials Science & Engineering 19 3
Joint Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences/Nuclear Engineering 3 1
Joint Materials Science & Engineering/Mechanical Engineering 25 10
Joint Materials Science & Engineering/Nuclear Engineering 2 1
Joint Mechanical Engineering/Nuclear Engineering 13 2
Materials Science & Engineering 99 18
Mechanical Engineering 613 164
Nuclear Engineering 59 13
Undeclared 111 n/a
Total headcount* 3,178 843

 

Graduate



Program/major

Enrollment
Fall 2013
Masters
degrees
2012-13
Ph.D.
degrees
2012-13
Applied Science & Technology 39 2 7
Bioengineering 182 17 21
Civil & Environmental Engineering 384 166 29
Computer Science 238 27 33
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences 313 44 39
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research 122 56 10
Master of Advanced Study in Integrated Circuits 4 0 0
Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research 1 0 0
Materials Science & Engineering 96 21 19
Mechanical Engineering 349 84 51
Nuclear Engineering 74 10 10
Translational Medicine 22 0 0
Total headcount* 1,820 427 219

*Total headcount is less than total for each program because of joint and multiple majors


Berkeley Engineering in the rankings

UC Berkeley is the world's premier public university, according to the annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report, and Berkeley Engineering maintains top rankings among engineering programs nationally, public or private.
See our rankings here.


American Society for Engineering Education profile

ASEE publishes the leading data on engineering colleges in the United States including both individual college statistics and national trends.
See our profile here.