2017 Freshman Undergraduate Program in Mechanical 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(2)
-
4
Engineering 25-Visualization for Design
2
-
Mathematics 1A-Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 1B-Calculus
-
4
Physics 7A-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
Reading and Composition Course from List A(3)
4
-
Reading and Composition Course from List B(3)
-
4
Optional Freshman Seminar or E 92 (Survey Course)
1
1
Total
14-15
16-17
Sophomore Year
Engineering 26-Three-Dimensional Modeling for Design
2
-
Engineering 27- Introduction to Manufacturing and Tolerancing
2
-
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus 
4
-
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
-
4
ME 40-Thermodynamics
-
3
ME C85-Introduction to Solid Mechanics
-
3
Physics 7B-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(3)
3-4
3-4
Total
15-16
13-14
Junior Year
EE 16A-Designing Information Devices and Systems I
-
4
ME 104-Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics)
3
-
ME 106-Fluid Mechanics
3
-
ME 108-Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials
4
-
ME 109-Heat Transfer
-
3
ME 132-Dynamic Systems and Feedback
-
3
Technical Electives(4)
3
3
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(3)
3-4
3-4
Total
16-17
16-17
Senior Year
ME 102A-Experimentation and Measurement
4
-
ME 102B-Mechanical Engineering Design
-
4
ME 107-Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
-
3
Technical Electives(4)
6
3
Free Electives(5)
3-4
3
Total
13-14
13

Notes

*A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

1Chemistry 4A is for students intending a major in chemistry or chemical engineering.

2If the prerequisites are met, students may take E 7 in fall. 

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 engineering.berkeley.edu/hss for complete details and a list of approved courses.

4Technical electives: 15 units of technical electives are required and must be chosen from the approved technical elective list. At least 12 of the 15 units must be upper division. At least 9 of the 12 upper division units must be from ME-sponsored courses.

Of the 9 units of ME-sponsored upper division technical electives, at least one course must be a design course selected from the following list:      

  • E 128*-Advanced Engineering Design Graphics
  • ME 101-High Mix/Low Volume Manufacturing
  • ME 110-Introduction to Product Development
  • ME C117-Structural Aspects of Biomaterials
  • ME 119-Introduction to MEMS
  • ME 130-Design of Planar Machinery
  • ME 135-Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems
  • ME 146-Energy Conversion Principles
  • ME 165-Ocean-Environment Mechanics
  • ME C176-Orthopedic Biomechanics
  • ME C178-Designing for the Human Body

Additionally, one of the upper division technical elective courses must be taken from the ME-sponsored quantitative science courses below, or from the expanded quantitative science list. Note that only the quantitative science courses listed below will count toward the 9 units of ME-sponsored upper division courses. 

  • E 117*-Methods of Engineering Analysis
  • E 177*-Advanced Programming with MATLAB
  • ME 120-Computational Biomechanics Across Multiple Scales
  • ME C180-Engineering Analysis Using the  Finite Element Method

*Although these courses are ENGIN courses, they will count toward the 9 units of upper division ME-sponsored  courses.

Any upper division course taught by mechanical engineering faculty may be used as part of the 9 units of upper division ME-sponsored courses.  Students may receive up to three units of upper division ME-sponsored technical elective credit for work on a research project in either ME 196 (Undergraduate Research) or ME H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research-restrictions apply).

Up to three technical elective units can be lower division and can be chosen from any of the following lower division courses: Astronomy 7A, 7B; Bioengineering 10; Biology 1A+1AL, 1B; Chemistry 1B, 3A, 3B, 4B; Civil Engineering 11, 60, 70, 93; Computer Science C8, 61A, 61B, 61C, 70; Design Innovation 15, 22 (if taken Fall 2017 or earlier), 90E; Earth and Planetary Science 50; Electrical Engineering 16B; Engineering 15; Integbio 32, Math 55; Mat Sci 45; Molecular and Cell Biology 32; Physics 7C; Statistics 20, 21. 

Technical electives cannot include any course taken on a P/NP basis; courses numbered 24, 39, 84, 88; BioE 100; ChemE 185; CS C79, 195, H195; Des Inv courses (except Des Inv 15,  90E, 190E); Engin 125, 157AC, 180; IEOR 95, 171 (if taken after Fall 2014), 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; ME 191AC, 190K, 191K. Note: Des Inv 22 will count as a technical elective if taken Fall 2017 or earlier.

5Free electives can be any technical or non-technical course. A course of your interest offered by any department at UC Berkeley; there are no restrictions.

 

2017 Transfer Undergraduate Program in Mechanical Engineering*

Course Fall Spring
1st and 2nd Semesters
Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers
4
-
Engineering 25-Visualization for Design
2
-
Engineering 27- Introduction to Manufacturing and Tolerancing - 2
ME C85-Introduction to Solid Mechanics
3
-
ME 40-Thermodynamics
-
3
EE 16A-Designing Information Devices and Systems I
-
4
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(1)
3-4
3-4
Total
12-13
12-13
3rd and 4th Semesters
ME 104-Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics)
3
-
ME 106-Fluid Mechanics
3
-
ME 108-Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials
4
-
ME 109-Heat Transfer
-
3
ME 132-Dynamic Systems and Feedback
-
3
ME 102A-Experimentation and Measurement
-
4
Technical Electives(2)
3
3
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(1)
3-4
3-4
Total
16-17
16-17
5th Semester**
ME 102B-Mechanical Engineering Design
4
ME 107-Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
3
Technical Electives(2)
6
Total
13

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 Mechanical Engineering major when they matriculate to UC Berkeley. Eligible transfer students must contact their ESS Adviser in order to request the fifth semester.

1The 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.

2Technical electives: 15 units of technical electives are required and must be chosen from the approved technical elective list. At least 12 of the 15 units must be upper division. At least 9 of the 12 upper division units must be from ME-sponsored courses.

Of the 9 units of ME-sponsored upper division technical electives, at least one course must be a design course selected from the following list:      

  • E 128*-Advanced Engineering Design Graphics
  • ME 101-High Mix/Low Volume Manufacturing
  • ME 110-Introduction to Product Development
  • ME C117-Structural Aspects of Biomaterials
  • ME 119-Introduction to MEMS
  • ME 130-Design of Planar Machinery
  • ME 135-Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems
  • ME 146-Energy Conversion Principles
  • ME 165-Ocean-Environment Mechanics
  • ME C176-Orthopedic Biomechanics
  • ME C178-Designing for the Human Body

Additionally, one of the upper division technical elective courses must be taken from the ME-sponsored quantitative science courses below, or from the expanded quantitative science list. Note that only the quantitative science courses listed below will count toward the 9 units of ME-sponsored upper division courses. 

  • E 117*-Methods of Engineering Analysis
  • E 177*-Advanced Programming with MATLAB
  • ME 120-Computational Biomechanics Across Multiple Scales
  • ME C180-Engineering Analysis Using the  Finite Element Method

*Although these courses are ENGIN courses, they will count toward the 9 units of upper division ME-sponsored  courses.

Any upper division course taught by mechanical engineering faculty may be used as part of the 9 units of upper division ME-sponsored courses.  Students may receive up to three units of upper division ME-sponsored technical elective credit for work on a research project in either ME 196 (Undergraduate Research) or ME H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research-restrictions apply).

Up to three technical elective units can be lower division and can be chosen from any of the following lower division courses: Astronomy 7A, 7B; Bioengineering 10; Biology 1A+1AL, 1B; Chemistry 1B, 3A, 3B, 4B; Civil Engineering 11, 60, 70, 93; Computer Science C8, 61A, 61B, 61C, 70; Design Innovation 15, 22 (if taken Fall 2017 or earlier), 90E; Earth and Planetary Science 50; Electrical Engineering 16B; Engineering 15; Integbio 32, Math 55; Mat Sci 45; Molecular and Cell Biology 32; Physics 7C; Statistics 20, 21. 

Technical electives cannot include any course taken on a P/NP basis; courses numbered 24, 39, 84, 88; BioE 100; ChemE 185; CS C79, 195, H195; Des Inv courses (except Des Inv 15, 90E, 190E); Engin 125, 157AC, 180; IEOR 95, 171 (if taken after Fall 2014), 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; ME 191AC, 190K, 191K. Note: Des Inv 22 will count as a technical elective if taken Fall 2017 or earlier.