2017 Freshman Undergraduate Program in Engineering Physics*

Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
Chemistry 1A and 1AL-General Chemistry or Chemistry 4A-General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1)
4
-
Technical Electives(2)
-
3-5
Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers or CS 61A-Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, or CS 61B-Data Structures, or Physics 77-Introduction to Computational Techniques in Physics
-
2-4
Mathematics 1A-Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 1B-Calculus
-
4
Physics 5A -Introductory Mechanics and Relativity or Physics 7A-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
3-4
Reading and Composition Course from List A(3)
4
-
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(3)
3-4
-
Optional Freshman Seminar or E 92 (Survey Course)
1
-
Total
15-17
12-17
Sophomore Year
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations or Physics 89-Introduction to Mathematical Physics
-
4
Physics 5B and 5BL-Introductory Electromagnetism, Waves, and Optics or Physics 7B-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4-5
-
Physics 5C and 5CL-Introductory Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics or Physics 7C-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4-5
Technical Electives(2)
3-5
3-5
Reading and Composition Course from List B(3)
4
-
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(3)
-
3-4
Total
15-18
14-18
Junior Year
E 40-Engineering Thermodynamics or Physics 112-Introduction to Statistical and Thermal Physics
-
4
Mathematics 104-Introduction to Analysis and Mathematics 185-Introduction to Complex Analysis, or Mathematics 121A and 121B-Mathematical Tools for the Physical Sciences
4
4
ME 104-Engineering Mechanics or Physics 105-Analytic Mechanics
3-4
-
Physics 137A-Quantum Mechanics
4
-
Physics 137B-Quantum Mechanics
-
4
Technical Electives(2)
-
3-4
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(3)
3-4
-
Total
14-16
15-16
Senior Year
EE 143-Microfabrication Technology, or NE 104(4)-Nuclear Instrumentation Lab, or Physics 111A(5)-Instrumentation Laboratory
3-4
-
ME 185-Introduction to Continuum Mechanics or ME 106-Fluid Mechanics
-
3
Physics 110A and 110B-Electromagnetism and Optics; or EE 117-Electromagnetic Fields and Waves and EE 118-Introduction to Optical Engineering
4
3-4
MSE 111-Electric and Magnetic Properties of Materials or Physics 141A-Solid State Physics
4
-
Technical Electives(2)
3-4
3-4
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(3)
-
3-4
Total
14-16
12-15

Notes

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this major, electives must be selected and approved in consultation with the faculty adviser.

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

2Technical electives must include:

  • Three courses from the following lower division technical electives: Astronomy 7A, 7B; Biology 1A and 1AL, 1B; Chemistry 1B, 3A and 3AL, 4B; MSE 45 (MSE 45L recommended); EE 16A, 16B, ME C85/CE C30.
  • 15 units of upper division courses in engineering. The 15 units of upper division engineering do include all required upper division engineering units completed. If in selecting options to meet upper division requirements, the total does not come to 15 units of engineering, additional units (chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser) must be added. Upper division engineering units cannot include: any course taken on a P/NP basis; BioE 100; ChemE185; CS 195, H195; Des Inv courses (except 190E); Engin 125, 157AC, 180; IEOR 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; ME 191AC, 190K, 191K.
  • A minimum of 14 units of upper division physics. The 14 units of upper division physics do include all required upper division physics units completed. If in selecting options to meet upper division requirements, the total does not come to 14 units of physics, additional units (chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser) must be added.
  • At least 40 units of approved upper division technical subjects (mathematics, statistics, science and engineering). These 40 units do include all required upper division technical course work taken for the major.

3The 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 Humanities and Social Science Requirements for complete details and a list of approved courses.

4NE 104 offered in spring only, prerequisite is NE 101.

5Students planning to pursue graduate school in physics are advised to complete Physics 111B (for 3 units) to satisfy the laboratory requirement. Note: Students will need to obtain consent of the Physics 111B instructor if they have not completed the prerequisites of Physics 111A and 137A.

2017 Transfer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Physics*

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, or CS 61B-Data Structures, or Physics 77-Introduction to Computational Techniques in Physics
2-4
-
Mathematics 104-Introduction to Analysis and Mathematics 185-Introduction to Complex Analysis, or Mathematics 121A and 121B-Mathematical Tools for the Physical Sciences 4 4
ME 104-Engineering Mechanics or Physics 105-Analytic Mechanics - 3-4
E 40-Engineering Thermodynamics or Physics 112-Introduction to Statistical and Thermal Physics   4
Lower Division Technical Elective(1)
3-5
-
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2)
3-4
3-4
Total
12-17
14-16
3rd and 4th Semesters
Physics 137A-Quantum Mechanics
4
-
Physics 137B-Quantum Mechanics
-
4
Physics 110A and 110B-Electromagnetism and Optics; or EE 117-Electromagnetic Fields and Waves and EE 118-Introduction to Optical Engineering
4
3-4
MSE 111-Electric and Magnetic Properties of Materials or Physics 141A-Solid State Physics
4
-
ME 185-Introduction to Continuum Mechanics or ME 106-Fluid Mechanics   3
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2)
3-4
3-4
Total
15-16
13-15
5th Semester**
EE 143-Microfabrication Technology, or NE 104(3)-Nuclear Instrumentation Lab, or Physics 111A(4)-Instrumentation Laboratory
3-4
Upper Division Technical Electives(1) 9-12
Total
12-16

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 Engineering  Physics 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 must be selected and approved in consultation with the faculty adviser.

1Technical electives must include:

  • Three courses from the following lower division technical electives: Astronomy 7A, 7B; Biology 1A and 1AL, 1B; Chemistry 1B, 3A and 3AL, 4B; MSE 45 (MSE 45L recommended); EE 16A, 16B, ME C85/CE C30.
  • 15 units of upper division courses in engineering. The 15 units of upper division engineering do include all required upper division engineering units completed. If in selecting options to meet upper division requirements, the total does not come to 15 units of engineering, additional units (chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser) must be added. Upper division engineering units cannot include: any course taken on a P/NP basis; BioE 100; ChemE185; CS 195, H195; Des Inv courses (except 190E); Engin 125, 157AC, 180; IEOR 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; ME 191AC, 190K, 191K.
  • A minimum of 14 units of upper division physics. The 14 units of upper division physics do include all required upper division physics units completed. If in selecting options to meet upper division requirements, the total does not come to 14 units of physics, additional units (chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser) must be added.
  • At least 40 units of approved upper division technical subjects (mathematics, statistics, science and engineering). These 40 units do include all required upper division technical course work taken for the major.

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 Humanities and Social Science Requirements for complete details and a list of approved courses.

3NE 104 offered in spring only, prerequisite is NE 101.

4Students planning to pursue graduate school in physics are advised to complete Physics 111B (for 3 units) to satisfy the laboratory requirement. Note: Students will need to obtain consent of the Physics 111B instructor if they have not completed the prerequisites of Physics 111A and 137A.