2017 Freshman Undergraduate Program in Energy Engineering*

Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
Chemistry 1A and 1AL-General Chemistry or Chemistry 4A- General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1) 4 -
Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers or CS 61A-Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 4
Mathematics 1A-Calculus 4 -
Mathematics 1B-Calculus - 4
Physics 7A-Physics for Scientists and Engineers - 4
Engineering 93-Energy Engineering Seminar 1 -
Reading and Composition Course from List A(2) 4 -
Reading and Composition Course from List B(2) - 4
Free Elective(3) 3 -
Total 16 16
Sophomore Year
CE 100-Elementary Fluid Mechanics or ME 106-Fluid Mechanics - 3-4
Energy and Resources Group C100-Energy and Society (Humanities/Social Sciences Course)(24) 4 -
Engineering Prep Courses 1 and 2(5) 3-4 3-4
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus 4 -
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations - 4
Physics 7B-Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 -
Mechanical Engineering 40-Thermodynamics or Engineering 40-Engineering Thermodynamics - 3-4
Total 15-16 13-16
Junior Year
Economics Course(6) 3-4 -
EE 137A-Introduction to Electric Power Systems 4 -
EE 137B-Introduction to Electric Power Systems - 4
ME 109-Heat Transfer 3 -
Engineering Electives(7) 3-4 6-8
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(2) - 3-4
Total 13-15 13-16
Senior Year
CE 186-Design of Cyber-Physical Systems 3 -
Engineering Elective(7) 3-4 -
Engineering 194-Research Capstone Course(8) - 3
EE 134-Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Devices - 4
Sustainability Course(9) - 3
Math/Stat/Analysis Course(10),  CE 191, or EE 127 3-4 -
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2) 3-4 3-4
Free Electives(3) 0-4 0-4
Total 12-19 13-18

Notes

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this major, electives may be approved throughout the year.

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

2The Humanities/Social Sciences (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.

3Free  electives can be any technical or non-technical course, any course of your interest offered by any department. There are no restrictions.

4Energy and Resources Group C100 satisfies both a major requirement and one of the upper division Humanities/Social Sciences requirements. Ene, Res C100 must be taken for a letter grade.

5Engineering prep.  Choose two from CS 61B, CS C8 + connector (course number 88); EE16A, 16B; MSE 45+45L; CE 11 or 70; Chem 1B or 3A; Physics 7C; ME C85, 104. Students interested in the areas of data, distribution, generation or materials are advised to choose the following courses for engineering prep:

  • Data: CS C8 + connector (course number 88) and 61B
  • Distribution: EE 16A and 16B
  • Generation: ME C85 and 104
  • Materials: MSE 45+45L and Physics 7C

6Economics course. Choose one from the following lists: CE 156, Engin 120; Env Econ 147, C151, 153, 154; Ene, Res C180; ESPM 102D; Pol Econ 101 or an economics course chosen in consultation with faculty adviser. Some of these courses can satisfy both the economics requirement and one of the upper division Humanities/Social Sciences requirements. The Economics course must be taken for a letter grade.

7Students are required to take four engineering electives of at least 3 units each. Engineering electives are upper division courses in any engineering department and must be chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser. Engineering electives cannot include any courses taken on a P/NP basis; BioE 100; ChemE 185; CS 195, H195; Des Inv courses (except 190E); Engin 125, 157AC, 180; IEOR 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; ME 190K, 191AC, 191K. Students interested in data, distribution, generation or materials are advised to choose from the following courses as their engineering electives:

  • Data: CS 180 series courses; Stat 133, 135 (exception approved for these two statistics courses)
  • Distribution: CS 61B (exception approved for this lower division course); EE 105, 113, 117, 120, C128/ME C134; ME 132
  • Generation: BioE C181; ME 130, 140, 146; NE 161
  • Materials: MSE 103, 111, 113, 125, 136

8Research capstone course: Original research with approved faculty member.

9Sustainability course. Choose one from the following list: CE 111, 113N, 115; City & Reg Planning 119; Ene, Res 101. City & Reg Planning 119 can satisfy both the sustainability requirement and one of the upper division Humanities/Social Sciences requirements. The Sustainability course must be taken for a letter grade.

10Math/Stat/Analysis course. Choose one from the following list: CE 93, CS 70, Engin 117, IEOR 172, Math 55 or Stat 134. Students interested in data are advised to take CE 191, IEOR 172, or Stat 134.

2017 Transfer Undergraduate Program in Energy Engineering*

Course Fall Spring
1st and 2nd Semesters
Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers or CS 61A-Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs(1) 4 -
Mechanical Engineering 40-Thermodynamics or Engineering 40-Engineering Thermodynamics - 3-4
Engineering Prep Course(2) 3-4 -
CE 100-Elementary Fluid Mechanics or ME 106-Fluid Mechanics - 3-4
Math/Stat/Analysis Course(3),  CE 191, or EE 127 - 3-4
Energy and Resources Group C100-Energy and Society (Humanities/Sciences Course)(4, 5) 4 -
Economics Course(6) - 3-4
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(4) 3-4  
Total 14-16 12-16
3rd and 4th Semesters
EE 137A-Introduction to Electric Power Systems 4 -
EE 137B-Introduction to Electric Power Systems - 4
EE 134-Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Devices - 4
ME 109-Heat Transfer 3 -
Engineering 194-Research Capstone Course(7) - 3
Engineering Electives(8) 3-4 3-4
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(4) 3-4  
Total 13-15 14-15
5th Semester**
CE 186-Design of Cyber-Physical Systems 3
Sustainability Course(9) 3
Engineering Electives(8) 6-8
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(4) 3-4
Total 13-15

Notes

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

**A fifth semester is granted to transfer student admits who are missing at least three lower division technical courses, of at least 3 units each, for the Energy Engineering major when they matriculate to UC Berkeley. Eligible transfer students must contact their ESS Adviser in order to request the fifth semester.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this major, electives may be approved throughout the year.

1Junior transfer admits may fulfill this requirement with a course equivalent to CS 61B if completed prior to transfer. CS 61B may be used to fulfill only one requirement.

2Engineering prep.  Choose two from CS 61B, CS C8 + connector (course number 88); EE16A, 16B; MSE 45+45L; CE 11 or 70; Chem 1B or 3A; Physics 7C; ME C85, 104. Students interested in the areas of data, distribution, generation or materials are advised to choose the following courses for engineering prep:

  • Data: CS C8 + connector (course number 88) and 61B
  • Distribution: EE 16A and 16B
  • Generation: ME C85 and 104
  • Materials: MSE 45+45L and Physics 7C

3Math/Stat/Analysis course. Choose one from the following list: CE 93, CS 70, Engin 117, IEOR 172, Math 55 or Stat 134. Students interested in data are advised to take CE 191, IEOR 172, or Stat 134.

4The Humanities/Social Sciences (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.

5Energy and Resources Group C100 satisfies both a major requirement and one of the upper division Humanities/Social Sciences requirements. Ene, Res C100 must be taken for a letter grade.

6Economics course. Choose one from the following lists: CE 156, Engin 120; Env Econ 147, C151, 153, 154; Ene, Res C180; ESPM 102D; Pol Econ 101 or an economics course chosen in consultation with faculty adviser. Some of these courses can satisfy both the economics requirement and one of the upper division H/SS requirements. The Economics course must be taken for a letter grade.

7Research capstone course: Original research with approved faculty member.

8Students are required to take four engineering electives of at least 3 units each. Engineering electives are upper division courses in any engineering department and must be chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser. Engineering electives cannot include any courses taken on a P/NP basis; BioE 100; ChemE 185; CS 195, H195; Des Inv courses (except 190E); Engin 125, 157AC, 180; IEOR 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; ME 190K, 191AC, 191K. Students interested in data, distribution, generation or materials are advised to choose from the following courses as their engineering electives:

  • Data: CS 180 series courses; Stat 133, 135 (exception approved for these two statistics courses)
  • Distribution: CS 61B (exception approved for this lower division course); EE 105, 113, 117, 120, C128/ME C134; ME 132
  • Generation: BioE C181; ME 130, 140, 146; NE 161
  • Materials: MSE 103, 111, 113, 125, 136

9Sustainability course. Choose one from the following list: CE 111, 113N, 115; City & Reg Planning 119; Ene, Res 101. City & Reg Planning 119 can satisfy both the sustainability requirement and one of the upper division H/SS requirements. The Sustainability course must be taken for a letter grade.