2017 Freshman Undergraduate Program in 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
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(2)
3-4
-
NE 24-Freshman Seminars(3)
1
-
Total
16-17
16
Sophomore Year
MSE 45/45L-Properties of Materials
4
-
EE 16A-Designing Information Devices and Systems I or Physics 111A-Instrumentation Laboratory 
-
3-4
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
-
4
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 Sciences Course(2)
3-4
-
Total
15-16
14-15
Junior Year
E 40-Engineering Thermodynamics
4
-
E 117-Methods of Engineering Analysis
3
-
NE 101-Nuclear Reactions and Radiation
4
-
NE 104-Radiation Detection Lab
-
4
NE 150-Nuclear Reactor Theory
-
4
Technical Electives(4)
-
6
Humanities/Social Sciences Course (with Ethics Content)(25)
3-4
-
Total
14-15
14
Senior Year
NE 170A-Nuclear Design
-
3
Technical Electives(4)
14
9
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(2)
-
3-4
Free Elective(6) 0-2  
Total
14-16
15-16

Notes

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

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.

3NE 24 may be taken on a P/NP basis. 

4Students must complete 29 technical elective units which must include at least 17 units of upper division nuclear engineering courses. The remaining 12 technical elective units must be fulfilled by taking courses in engineering and science, of which a minimum of 9 units must be upper division. Students must consult with and obtain approval from their faculty adviser no later than the fall semester of their junior year for their choices of technical elective courses. 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, 22, 90E, 190E); Engin 125, 157AC, 180; IEOR 95, 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; ME 191AC, 190K, 191K. Students may receive up to three units of technical elective credit for graded research in H194 or 196.

5Students must take one course with ethics content. This may be fulfilled within the Humanities/Social Sciences 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; ME191AC; Philosophy 2, 104, 107; Sociology 116.

6Free electives can be any technical or non-technical course, any course of your interest offered by any department. There are no restrictions.

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

Upper division technical electives

The following groups of electives should help undergraduate students focus their choices on specific professional goals. The electives selected need not be from any single group.

Beam and Accelerator Applications:
Physics 110A/B (or EE 117), 129, 139, 142; NE 155, 180

Bionuclear Engineering:
BioE C165; EE 120 (EE 16A and 16B are prerequisites for this course), C145B; NE 107, 162

Computational Methods:
NE 155, Math 110, 128A, 104; CS 169; Stat 134, 150

Fission Power Engineering:
ME 106, 109 (Chem E 150A may be substituted for ME 106 and 109); NE 120, 124, 155, 161, 167, 175

Fusion Power Engineering:
Physics 110A/B, 142; NE 120, 155, 180

Homeland Security and Nonproliferation:
Chemistry 143; Physics 110A/B, 111; NE 102, 107, 130, 155, 175

Materials in Nuclear Technology:
MSE 102, 104, 112, 113; NE 120, 124, 155, 161

Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Waste Management:
Chem E 150A/B; E 120; Energy Resources Group 151; MSE 112; NE 120, 124, 155, 161, 175

Radiation and Health Physics: 
NE 102, 120, 155, 162, 180

Risk, Safety and Systems Analysis:
CE 193; Chem E 150A; E 120; IEOR 166; NE 120, 124, 155, 161, 167, 175

 

2017 Transfer Undergraduate Program in Nuclear Engineering*

Course Fall Spring
1st and 2nd Semesters
Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers
4
-
MSE 45/45L-Properties of Materials
4
-
E 40-Engineering Thermodynamics
4
-
E 117-Methods of Engineering Analysis
-
3
EE 16A-Designing Information Devices and Systems I or Physics 111A-Instrumentation Laboratory
-
3-4
Technical Elective(1)
-
4
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2, 3)
3-4
3-4
Total
15-16
13-15
3rd and 4th Semesters
NE 101-Nuclear Reactions and Radiation
4
-
NE 104-Radiation Detection Lab - 4
NE 150-Nuclear Reactor Theory - 4
NE 170A-Nuclear Design - 3
Technical Electives(1)
9
-
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2, 3)
3-4
3-4
Total
16-17
14-15
5th Semester**
Technical Electives(1)
13
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 Nuclear Engineering major when they matriculate to UC Berkeley. Eligible transfer students must contact their ESS Adviser in order to request the fifth semester.

1Students must complete 29 technical elective units which must include at least 17 units of upper division nuclear engineering courses. The remaining 12 technical elective units must be fulfilled by taking courses in engineering and science, of which a minimum of 9 units must be upper division. Students must consult with and obtain approval from their faculty adviser no later than the fall semester of their junior year for their choices of technical elective courses. 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, 22, 90E, 190E); Engin 125, 157AC, 180; IEOR 95, 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; ME 191AC, 190K, 191K. Students may receive up to three units of technical elective credit for graded research in H194 or 196.

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.

3Students must take one course with ethics content. This may be fulfilled within the Humanities/Social Sciences 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; ME191AC; Philosophy 2, 104, 107; Sociology 116.

Upper division technical electives

The following groups of electives should help undergraduate students focus their choices on specific professional goals. The electives selected need not be from any single group.

Beam and Accelerator Applications:
Physics 110A/B (or EE 117), 129, 139, 142; NE 155, 180

Bionuclear Engineering:
BioE C165; EE 120 (EE 16A and 16B are prerequisites for this course), C145B; NE 107, 162

Computational Methods:
NE 155, Math 110, 128A, 104; CS 169; Stat 134, 150

Fission Power Engineering:
ME 106, 109 (Chem E 150A may be substituted for ME 106 and 109); NE 120, 124, 155, 161, 167, 175

Fusion Power Engineering:
Physics 110A/B, 142; NE 120, 155, 180

Homeland Security and Nonproliferation:
Chemistry 143; Physics 110A/B, 111; NE 102, 107, 130, 155, 175

Materials in Nuclear Technology:
MSE 102, 104, 112, 113; NE 120, 124, 155, 161

Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Waste Management:
Chem E 150A/B; E 120; Energy Resources Group 151; MSE 112; NE 120, 124, 155, 161, 175

Radiation and Health Physics: 
NE 102, 120, 155, 162, 180

Risk, Safety and Systems Analysis:
CE 193; Chem E 150A; E 120; IEOR 166; NE 120, 124, 155, 161, 167, 175