2017 Freshman 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 Sciences Course(1)
3-4
-
Total
15-16
16
Sophomore Year
Reading and Composition Course from List B(1)
-
4
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
MSE 151-Polymeric Materials
-
3
Total
16
14
Junior Year
Engineering 40-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 Sciences Course(1)
3-4
-
MSE 112-Corrosion (Chemical Properties)
-
3
Total
13-14
14
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)
-
3-4
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(1)
3-4
3-4
Free Electives(3) 4          7
Total
16-17
13-15

Notes

*A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

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.

2Students must complete an upper division engineering elective, of at least 3 units, chosen in consultation with the students faculty adviser. The engineering elective cannot be: any course 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 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.

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

2017 Transfer Undergraduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering*

Course Fall Spring
1st and 2nd Semesters
Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers
4
-
Engineering 40-Engineering Thermodynamics 4 -
MSE 45-Properties of Materials
3
-
MSE 45L-Properties of Materials Laboratory
1
-
MSE 112-Corrosion (Chemical Properties)
-
3
MSE 104-Materials Characterization 
-
4
MSE 111-Properties of Electronic Materials
-
4
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(1)
3-4
3-4
Total
15-16
14-15
3rd and 4th Semesters
Engineering 117-Methods of Engineering Analysis
3
-
ME C85-Introduction to Solid Mechanics 3 -
MSE 102-Bonding, Crystallography and Crystal Defects 3 -
MSE 103-Phase Transformations and Kinetics - 3
MSE 151-Polymeric Materials
-
3
Upper Division Engineering Elective(2)   3-4
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(1) 3-4 3-4
Total
12-13
12-14
5th Semester**
MSE 113-Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials
3
MSE 130-Experimental Materials Science and Design
3
MSE 120 Series Course
3
Free Elective(3)
3
Total
12

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 MSE 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.

2Students must complete an upper division engineering elective, of at least 3 units, chosen in consultation with the students faculty adviser. The engineering elective cannot be: any course 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 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.

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