2015-16 EECS and Nuclear Engineering

Program Overview

The EECS/NE joint major combines the traditional EE program with one in the nuclear sciences. Nuclear Engineering shares with EE a concern for electrical power generation, automatic control, computer sciences and plasmas. The Faculty Advisors for this program are Professors Michael Lustig for EECS and Joonhong Ahn for NE.

Joint Major Program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Nuclear Engineering*
Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
Chemistry 1A and 1AL-General Chemistry or Chemistry 4A-General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1)
4
-
CS 61A-Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs or Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers
4
-
CS 61B or 61BL-Data Structures
-
4
NE 24 - Freshman Seminar
1
-
Mathematics 1A-Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 1B-Calculus
-
4
Physics 7A-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
Reading and Composition Course from List A(2)
4
-
Reading and Composition Course from List B(2)
-
4
Total
17
16
Sophomore Year
Engineering 45-Properties of Materials
3
-
EE 16A-Designing Information Devices and Systems I
4
-
EE 16B-Designing Information Devices and Systems II
-
4
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
-
4
Physics 7B-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
Physics 7C-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
NE 100 - Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
-
3
Total
15
15
Junior Year
Engineering 115-Engineering Thermodynamics
4
-
EE 120-Signals and Systems
4
-
EE 126-Probability and Random Processes or Statistics 134-Concepts of Probability
-
3-4
NE 101-Nuclear Reactions and Radiation
4
-
NE 104-Radiation Detection Lab
-
4
NE 150-Nuclear Reactor Theory
-
4
Humanities/Social Science Courses (one with Ethics content)(2)
3-4
3-4
Total
15-16
14-16
Senior Year
EE 105-Macroelectronic Devices and Circuits
4
-
EE 117-Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
-
4
NE 170A-Nuclear Engineering Design
-
3
Technical Electives(3)
9
8
Humanities/Social Science Courses(2)
3-4
3-4
Total
16-17
18-19

 

Notes

1Chemistry 4A is intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely related field.

2The Humanities/Social Science (H/SS) requirement includes two approved reading and composition courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Reading and Composition "A" and "B" must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. See engineering.berkeley.edu/hss for complete details and a list of approved courses.

Students must take one course with ethics content. This may be fulfilled within the Humanities/Social Studies Requirement by taking one of the following courses: Anthropology 156B; BioE 100; Engineering 125, 157AC; Environmental Science, Policy, and Management 161, 162; Geography 31; IAS 157AC; Interdisciplinary Studies 61, 100E; International and Area Studies 105; Legal Studies 19AC, 100A; Letters and Science 160B; ME 191AC; Philosophy 2, 104, 107; Political Science 108A; Public Health 116 (if taken prior to Fall 2016); Sociology 116, 123.

3Technical Electives include:

At least 9 units of upper-division nuclear engineering courses from the following groups. The groups are presented to aid undergraduate students in focusing their choices on specific professional goals; however, the electives selected need not be from any single group. Courses listed from other departments in these groups may be taken to provide further depth but may not be used toward the 9 units.

  • Beam and Accelerator Applications: Physics 110A/B, 129 A/B, 139, 142; NE 155, 180
  • Bionuclear Engineering: BioE C165; EE 120 (EE 20 is a prerequisite for this course); NE 107, 162
  • Fission Power Engineering: ME 106, 109 (Chem E 150A may be substituted for ME 106 and 109); NE 120, 124, 155, 161, 167, 175
  • Fusion Power Engineering: Physics 110A/B, 142; NE 120, 180, 155
  • Homeland Security and Nonproliferation: Chemistry 143; Physics 110A/B, 111A/B; NE 107, 130, 155, 175
  • Materials in Nuclear Technology: MSE 102, 104, 112, 113; NE 120, 124, 155, 161
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Waste Management: Chem E 150A/B; E 120; MSE 112; NE 120, 124, 155, 161, 175
  • Radiation and Health Physics: NE 120, 155, 162, 180
  • Risk, Safety and Systems Analysis: C E 193; Chem E 150A; E 120; IEOR 166; NE 120, 124, 155, 161, 167, 175

At least 8 units of upper division EECS courses from the following lists:

  • Electromagnetics and Plasmas: EE 118, C239
  • Electronics: EE 130, 140, 141 (through Spring 2015), 143; CS 150 (through Spring 2015); EECS 151+151LA, 151+151LB
  • Power Systems and Control: EE 113, 128, 134, 137A, 137B

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.