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University of California - Berkeley PhD in Mechanical Engineering

43 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
$113,668 Average Salary

The main focus area for this major is General Mechanical Engineering. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Mechanical Engineering is a major offered under the engineering program of study at University of California - Berkeley. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the doctor’s degree program in ME, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in ME from UC Berkeley Cost?

$14,245 Average Tuition and Fees

UC Berkeley Graduate Tuition and Fees

The average full-time tuition and fees for graduate students are shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $11,442 $26,544
Fees $2,803 $2,803

How Much Can You Make With a PhD in ME From UC Berkeley?

$113,668 Average Salary
High Earnings Boost

The median early career salary of ME students who receive their doctor’s degree from UC Berkeley is $113,668 per year. That is 10% higher than the national average of $103,650.


Does UC Berkeley Offer an Online PhD in ME?

Online degrees for the UC Berkeley ME doctor’s degree program are not available at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the UC Berkeley Online Learning page.

UC Berkeley Doctorate Student Diversity for ME

43 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
27.9% Women
16.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 43 students received their doctor’s degree in ME. The gender and racial-ethnic breakdown of those individuals is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Women made up around 27.9% of the ME students who took home a doctor’s degree in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 16.9%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Around 16.3% of ME doctor’s degree recipients at UC Berkeley in 2019-2020 were awarded to racial-ethnic minorities*. This is higher than the nationwide number of 9%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 3
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 6
International Students 26
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

PhD in ME Focus Areas at UC Berkeley

Mechanical Engineering students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
General Mechanical Engineering 43

You may also be interested in one of these majors related to mechanical engineering.

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Engineering 6
Biomedical Engineering 13
Chemical Engineering 22
Civil Engineering 26
Electrical Engineering 38

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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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