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Are you looking to work on problems that matter to underserved communities? Apply now!

Would you like to use technology to make positive social change?

Learn to develop scalable, sustainable approaches to complex societal challenges through the Master of Development Engineering program at the University of California, Berkeley.

The Development Engineering program spans disciplines

Development Engineering is a field of research and practice that combines the principles of engineering with economics, entrepreneurship, design, business, natural resources, and social science. The goal is to create technological interventions in accordance with, and for, individuals living in low-resource settings.

While people may associate these settings with “developing” or “low-income” countries, Development Engineering equips practitioners to work on societal problems wherever they exist.

Applications are open now through January 9, 2024

Students learn to develop scalable, sustainable approaches to complex societal challenges. They are equipped to design new solutions through technological innovation and social entrepreneurship. Armed with those skill sets, they can contribute to the development of a more sustainable, just, and equitable future.

The three-semester master program is interdisciplinary, Integrating engineering, economics, business, natural resource development, and social sciences to develop technological interventions that address the needs of low-income communities around the world.

Further Your Career

The Master of Development Engineering is headquartered at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, home to the Development Engineering PhD program, the undergraduate Global Poverty & Practice program, the Health Tech CoLab, and the Big Ideas Contest, the University of California’s social entrepreneurship catalyst.

The Development Engineering Graduate Group admits students for the Fall semester only. Applications for admission to the 2024 Fall semester are available on the website.

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