UCLA Engineering Online Masters Program

UCLA Engineering Online Masters Program

UCLA Engineering Online Masters Program

Message from the Director
Welcome to the UCLA Master of Science in Engineering Online Program.  The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science - Master of Science Online Program (HSSEAS-MSOL) is designed for highly qualified employed engineers who, for various reasons, are not able to attend on-campus M.S. programs, and who are keenly interested in maintaining up-to-date knowledge of ?cutting-edge? engineering and technology. Designed for the working professional, our mission is to provide the same high quality engineering education at the Master of Science level that is available to our on campus students.  It is at the M.S. level that the engineer has the opportunity to learn a specialization in depth; and for those engineers with advanced degrees to renew and update their knowledge of technological advances that have been occurring at a rapid rate.

As the director of the program I have worked to ensure that the HSSEAS MSOL program is of the highest quality and worked to expand the online course offerings to represent many of the areas offered by the school.  The Master of Science in Engineering degree is the most flexible of the engineering degrees, allowing students to focus on specific areas of study or to build a multidisciplinary program of study that best fits their professional needs and goals. 

Each course is taught by a member of the engineering faculty and is fully equivalent to the corresponding on-campus course; only the mode of delivery is different. Because of the equivalence with the on-campus program there is no ?online? designation on transcripts or the diploma. We look forward to your joining this dynamic and rapidly growing program.

Professor Christopher S. Lynch
Director, UCLA HSSEAS Master of Science in Engineering Online Program

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  • Program delivered completely online
  • No non residence tuition fees

Admissions Information

2012 Fall application deadline July 15th

Application Process

Special Application Instructions for M.S. in Engineering (Online) Applicants

Begin the UCLA Application Process

Admissions Criteria
The minimal requirements for admission to any graduate program at UCLA are:

    • a Baccalaureate degree
    • for the M.S. in Engineering program, it is expected that the applicant has a degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, or the equivalent.
    • GPA requirements vary depending on country and institution
    • GRE scores are required.

Admission Test Requirements

1. GRE Scores are required for Admission   

2. English Requirements
Any applicant whose first language is not English must certify proficiency in English when applying to UCLA. Such applicants must submit scores received on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as part of their application. You can find requirements at the following link:

Program Structure

How the Program Works

Course Lectures:
All courses are independently developed to enhance and address the specific needs of students learning at a distance. Classes are recorded in state of the art studios with specialized equipment designed to enhance the online education experience. Courses are available on demand via the Internet; and are archived for on demand viewing and review purposes.

Office Hours, Handouts, Homework Assignments:
Weekly live discussion sessions with a PhD. graduate teaching assistant provide a significant level of additional support for the online students. These sessions are recorded and archived for students who cannot attend these sessions. Homework and course notes are available through the UCLA Course web. This portal provides students with continuous access to lectures, course materials, and enables the electronic submission of homework.

Mid-term and Final Exams:
Students have the option of taking exams on-campus, or can have exams proctored nearby, at an approved testing site, such as a local college or university, or certified testing center.

Degree Designation

The Degree that you will earn is a Master of Science in Engineering. The transcript's degree designation will read "Master of Science in Engineering" and, because of equivalency, there will be no mention of "online."

Program Cost & Financial Aid Information

  • Application Fee
    UCLA charges a $70 (US) application fee for US and Permanent Residents, $90 (US) for all other applicants.

    Program Costs
    The tuition for the 9-Course program is $33,003. Payment of fees is on a course by course basis. $3,667 per course.

Areas of Study & Degree Course Requirements

A total of nine courses are required for the M.S. in Engineering degree, including a minimum of five graduate courses. One of the graduate courses will be a directed individual study course (ENGR 299) that is comprised of a design project.

In addition to the M.S. Engineering degree, you can earn a certificate of completion of an Area of Study by completing the identified course sequences in the following areas:

Advanced Structural Materials
Aerospace Engineering
Computer Networking
Electronic Materials
Manufacturing and Design
Mechanics of Structures
Integrated Circuits
Signal Processing and Communications
System Engineering

New Areas of Study
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Science
Computer Science

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    • Location
    • Engineering
    • Engineering
    • 0-5 Years
    • United States

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