How does the Engineering Leadership Professional Program differ from other executive/post-degree programs?

This program is specifically designed for rising star engineers and technical managers who want to advance their careers. ELPP is designed by engineers specifically for senior engineering leaders. The program recognizes and develops the managerial and decision-making abilities experienced engineers have acquired. ELPP enables engineers to apply their skills to the broader business, market, and competitive environments in which their companies operate. The program fully develops engineers’ innovative and entrepreneurial qualities and empowers them to apply these talents to a broader business environment.


What is the program flow?

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Is there a copy of the course syllabus?

Please contact Jocelyn Weber Phipps, Associate Instructor (, for a sample syllabus.

What are your admissions requirements for this program?

Admission to this program is highly selective and is based on individual achievement. The goal of the program is to create a balanced cohort of students representative of today’s most relevant industries. All applicants are required to have at least an undergraduate degree in a technical area (engineering, science, etc.) from an accredited institution. Professional candidates must also provide a letter of recommendation from a leader or executive in their firm. For invited firms, the firm’s leadership will nominate candidates directly to UC Berkeley.

When are applications due?

Applications are accepted all year long.  Applying as early as possible is advised due to the limited availability.

When will I be notified if I am accepted?

You will be notified approximately four weeks after submission. For invited firms, candidates will be notified within 2 weeks after your firm submits its nomination list.

What do I receive upon completion of the Engineering Leadership Professional Program?

You will receive a certificate of satisfactory completion for the executive Engineering Leadership Professional Program. The Pantas and Ting Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology will also publish a graduation list. Transcripts for both courses will be available from the registrar at UC Berkeley Extension.

How should I indicate the completion on my resume or CV?

After completing this highly selective program, candidates may write “201X UC Berkeley Engineering Leadership Professional Program” on their resume.

Will this coursework be transferable to other institutions?

The coursework is not currently transferable to other programs.

Where are the courses located?

All class meetings are currently held in north San Jose or Santa Clara.

How are the courses taught?

Courses are taught using case methods, experiential learning, and lectures. UC Berkeley faculty are supplemented by guest lecturers, who are highly accomplished industry experts.

How much work outside of class does the program require?

Candidates for the Engineering Leadership Professional Program should expect to spend 3 hours per week in-class and an additional 2 to 3 hours per week outside of class on preparation and project work.