Materials Science & Engineering

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Undergraduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering*
Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
Chemistry 1A and 1AL-General Chemistry or Chemistry 4A- General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
4
-
Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers
-
4
Mathematics 1A-Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 1B-Calculus
-
4
Physics 7A-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
Reading and Composition Course from List A(1)
4
-
Chemistry 1B-General Chemistry or Chemistry 4B-General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
-
4
Humanities/Social Science Course(1)
3-4
-
Total
15-16
16
Sophomore Year
Reading and Composition Course from List B(1)
-
4
Engineering 45-Properties of Materials
3
-
Engineering 45L-Properties of Materials Laboratory      1           -
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
-
4
ME C85-Introduction to Solid Mechanics
-
3
Physics 7B-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
Physics 7C-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
MSE 151-Polymeric Materials
-
3
Total
16
14
Junior Year
Engineering 115-Engineering Thermodynamics
4
-
Engineering 117-Methods of Engineering Analysis
3
-
MSE 102-Bonding, Crystallography and Crystal Defects
3
-
MSE 103-Phase Transformations and Kinetics
-
3
MSE 104-Materials Characterization 
-
4
MSE 111-Properties of Electronic Materials
-
4
Humanities/Social Science Course(1)
3-4
-
MSE 112-Corrosion (Chemical Properties)
-
4
Total
13-14
15
Senior Year
MSE 113-Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials
3
-
MSE 130-Experimental Materials Science and Design
3
-
MSE 120 Series Course
3
-
Upper Division Engineering Elective(2)
-
3-5
Humanities/Social Science Courses(1)
3-4
3-4
Free Elective(s)*      4          7
Total
16-17
13-16
     

 

Notes

1The 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.

2An upper division engineering elective is chosen in consultation with the student's faculty adviser. The engineering elective cannot be: any course taken on a P/NP basis; course numbered 24, 39, 84;  BioE 100; ChemE 185; CS 195, H195; Des Inv courses (except 190E); Engin 125, 157AC; IEOR 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; ME 190K, 191AC, 191K. Students may use three units of credit for work on a research project in MSE H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research) for the engineering elective. Other letter graded research courses may be approved by petition. Typically, this elective should be offered by a department within the College of Engineering or from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.