College of Engineering

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Since Berkeley’s founding, the College of Engineering has created science and technology innovation for California and the world beyond. Now spread across seven departments, dozens of research institutes, and numerous global partnerships, Berkeley Engineering is consistently ranked among the best engineering schools in the world. Our world-class faculty and cutting-edge researchers never lose sight of our mission to educate leaders, create knowledge, and serve society.

Berkeley Engineering has always been a catalyst for change, and that focus on inventing tomorrow – and making it better – remains central to our DNA as we prepare the next generation of engineers. Professors and students collaborate across academic fields through design and entrepreneurship courses, while research labs investigate artificial intelligence, implantable biosensors, and more. The college is an incubator of innovation and an accelerator of knowledge transfer, constantly challenging conventional thinking as we expand the boundaries of what’s possible. These discoveries touch all facets of everyday life — everything from improved roadways and longer-lasting batteries to sharper medical diagnostics and eco-friendly houses. As we head into our next 150 years, we intend to continue making a world of difference.

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150 years of innovation

The College of Engineering has been a core component of UC Berkeley since Day One, and we’re celebrating with a yearlong series of profiles of Berkeley engineers who have made (and are making) their mark on history.

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Berkeley Engineering then and now

Looking back over Berkeley Engineering’s past 150 years, it’s clear that the driving forces of innovation and public service are its enduring legacy, one still being carried forward by today’s researchers.

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