FAQs

FAQs for PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS ONLY

If I have questions, who should I contact?
Is there an application fee?

Enrollment Information
What are the majors currently offered? What courses are required?
How do I enroll?
What is the estimated cost of the program?
Do I have to be enrolled in the program to take a course?

Technical Information
What are the hardware and software requirements in order to complete coursework?

Other
What is the calendar for the M.S. Engr. online program?
Will the degree or the transcripts from the online program state “Masters online”?
What if my specific area is not offered?

If I have questions, who should I contact?

Send an email to .

Is there an application fee?

The non-refundable application fee ($105.00 for U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents; $125.00 for all other applicants) can be paid by credit card.

The application fee must be paid before an application can be processed.

UCLA accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.

For more information, go to  https://grad.ucla.edu/gasaa/admissions/admisinfo.html#Fees

What are the areas currently offered? What courses are required?

Courses are listed by area of study on the home web page.  Click the associated link.  UCLA is on the quarter system.  The MS Engineering degree requirements include eight 4-credit hour courses plus a project course.  (Note that a 4-credit hour course on the quarter system covers the same course material as a 3-credit hour course taught on the semester system.)

* A student may propose a sequence he/she is interested in which may mix courses from various areas. As part of the proposal the student must list the courses he/she wishes to take and must demonstrate that course pre-requisites would not be a problem. The student’s proposal will be subject to faculty review and approval.  Scheduled course offerings are found under the “current students” link.

How do I enroll?

Please Log-On to MY UCLA to self-enroll in Courses for the Upcoming Term, have your UCLA Logon ID and Password handy:
http://my.ucla.edu

What is the estimated cost of the program?

Each course is $4,000 (The fee for the 9-course program is $36,000).  Courses taken through UNEX or during Summer term are assessed an additional $300 University Extension processing fee.

With respect to additional costs for textbooks, UCLA instructors sometimes use their own notes and other times use texts, etc. Generally we don’t know these exact costs until the course begins. On average, an estimate of about $100.00 can be expected to be added per course.

Do I have to be enrolled in the program to take a course?

No, you do not need to be enrolled in the program to take a course.  Off-campus students may take courses through UCLA’s University Extension (UNEX). The cost is $4,000 plus a $300 Univeristy Extenstion processing fee.  For more information on UNEX courses and registration please go to: http://www.uclaextension.edu/

What are the hardware and software requirements in order to complete coursework?

This can vary greatly depending on the course you are taking. In general, the program provides remote access to the engineering software required for the course. For the more graphic intensive applications, a wired network system is desired. Overall you will require:

  1. A broadband connection (Cable, Fiber, or DSL)
  2. Remote Desktop capability to remote.seas.ucla.edu (if needed for your class).
  3. Adobe Flash Player plugin (9.0.0 or greater) must be installed.
  4. An acceptable version of a browser for your platform as shown below:
    • Windows 7 & 8.1: IE 9+, Firefox 28+, and Chrome 34+
    • Mac OS X 10.9: Firefox 28+, Chrome 34+, and Safari 6.0+
    • Linux Red Hat 6: Firefox 28+

What is the calendar for the M.S. Engr Online program?

The M.S. Engr. online program follows the same calendar as the on campus programs.
Refer to:  http://registrar.ucla.edu/Calendars/Overview

Will the degree or the transcripts from the online program state “Masters Online”?

Each student’s transcript will list courses by department name and course number, in the same manner as they are for the on-campus programs. The transcript’s degree designation will read “Master of Science in Engineering- (Your Major)” there will be no mention of “online” on the final Diploma.  Students enrolled in Engineering Management & Systems Engineering programs, degrees will be Master of Science in Engineering with an additional certificate of specialization in your area will also be provided upon completion.

What if my specific area is not offered?

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