Programs

Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate

The objective of the Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate (ECIC) program is to educate a cadre of professionals who will be able to analyze from engineering, environmental, economic, and management perspectives complex problems such as energy efficiency of buildings, environmentally informed design of transportation systems, embodied energy of construction materials, electricity from renewable sources, and biofuels, and address such overarching societal problems as mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation of infrastructure to a changing climate. The ECIC program also promotes research at the intersection of energy, infrastructure and climate science.

Engineering and Project Management

The Graduate Program in Engineering and Project Management (E&PM) educates professionals for leadership in industry, including engineering analysis and practice, and field-, project-, and corporate management.

As engineering systems to deliver architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) facilities and infrastructure are becoming increasingly complex, industry leaders must acquire new management thinking. Thus, the E&PM program's courses are uniquely specialized in advancing the theory and practice of Lean Construction, Cost and Schedule Forensics, and Sustainability Engineering.

E&PM faculty and students engage in research to advance the state-of-the-art in managing complex systems that are project-based and involve designing and making (off-site fabrication and on-site construction).

Environmental Engineering

Management of environmental resources to protect human health and the systems that support life is one biggest challenges facing modern society. In recognition of the interdisciplinary nature of these challenges, UC Berkeley's Environmental Engineering Program provides students with training needed to address current and future environmental issues.

GeoSystems (Geoengineering)

GeoSystems is an interdisciplinary program that offers excellent opportunities for students with background in Engineering and Earth Sciences who are interested in all aspects of soil and rock mass characterization, development of advanced simulation techniques, performance of earth structures and underground space, and identification and mitigation of natural hazards.

Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

The UC Berkeley Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials program offers excellent opportunities for study and research leading to advanced degrees in the areas of structural analysis and design, mechanics of structures and solids, and materials in structures and construction.

Systems

The focus of the Systems Program is modern knowledge and tools for complex large-scale systems. Such systems often have a "personality" that cannot be predicted from a mere analysis of their parts. Examples include large systems that form the infrastructures of nature and society, and the smaller ones that we design, build and use every day.

Transportation Engineering

Graduate study in transportation at the University of California, Berkeley prepares students for professional, teaching, and research careers. Emphasis is on the acquisition of advanced knowledge concerning planning, design, operations, maintenance, rehabilitation, performance, and evaluation of transportation systems, including their economic and public policy aspects.