Materials Science & Engineering and Nuclear Engineering

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2017 Joint Major Program in Materials Science and Engineering and Nuclear 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
-
4
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
NE 24, Freshman Seminar
1
-
Humanities/Social Science Course(2)
3-4
-
Total
16-17
16
Sophomore Year
MSE 45-Properties of Materials
3
-
MSE 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
NE 100 - Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
-
3
Humanities/Social Science Course(2)
3-4
-
Total
15-16
14
Junior Year
Engineering 40-Engineering Thermodynamics
4
-
MSE 102-Bonding Crystallography and Crystal Defects
3
-
MSE 103-Phase Transformation and Kinetics
-
3
MSE 104-Characterization of Materials
-
4
NE 101-Nuclear Reactions and Radiation
4
-
NE 104-Radiation Detection Lab
-
4
NE 150-Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Theory
-
4
Technical Electives(3)
7
-
Humanities/Social Science Course(2)
-
3-4
Total
18
18-19
Senior Year
MSE 111-Properties of Electronic Materials
-
4
MSE 112-Corrosion
-
3
MSE 113-Mechanical Behavior of Materials
-
3
MSE 130-Experimental Materials Science
3
-
NE 120-Nuclear Materials
4
-
NE 170A-Nuclear Engineering Design
-
3
Technical Electives(3)
9
-
Humanities/Social Science Course from Ethics List(2)(4)
-
3-4
Total
16
16-17

 

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.

3Students must complete 16 units of upper division technical electives which must include at least 9 units of upper division nuclear engineering courses and at least 3 units from the MSE 120 series courses. The additional 4 units of upper division technical electives must be chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser. Technical electives cannot include any course taken on a P/NP basis; BioE 100; ChemE 185; CS 195, H195; Des Inv courses (except Des Inv 190E); Engin 125,157AC, 180; IEOR 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; ME 191AC, 190K, 191K. Students may receive up to 3 units of technical elective credit for graded research in MSE H194 or NE H194.

4Students must take one course with ethics content. This may be fulfilled within the Humanities/Social Science (H/SS) 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 100E; Letters and Science 160B; ME 191AC; Philosophy 2, 104, 107; Sociology 116.

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.