Bioengineering and Materials Science & Engineering

 

Joint Major in Bioengineering and Materials Science Engineering*
Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
Chemistry 1A and 1AL- General Chemistry or Chemistry 4A-General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1)
4
-
Chemistry 3A and 3AL-Chemical Structure and Reactivity or Chemistry 112A- Organic Chemistry(1)
-
5
Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers or CS 61A-Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
-
4
BioE 10-Introduction to Biomedicine for Engineers(7)
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
-
BioE 24
1
-
Total
17
17
Sophomore Year
Biology 1A and 1AL-General Biology
-
5
Engineering 45-Properties of Materials
3
-
Engineering 45L-Properties of Materials Laboratory 1  
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
-
4
Physics 7B-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
Reading and Composition Course from List B(2)
4
-
Humanities/Social Science Course(2)
-
3-4
Total
16
12-13
Junior Year
BioE 102-Biomechanics
4
-
BioE 104-Biological Transport Phenomena
-
4
Chemistry 120B-Physical Chemistry or E115-Engineering Thermodynamics
3-4
-
BioE 110-Biomedical Physiology for Engineers(3) or BioE 113- Stem Cells and Technologies
4
-
Molecular and Cell Biology C100A-Biophysical Chemistry or MCB 102-Survey of the Principles of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology(8)
-
4
MSE 102-Bonding,Crystallography and Crystal Defects
3
-
MSE 104-Characterization of Materials
-
4
BioE 100 or Humanities/Social Science Course (with Ethics Content)(2)(4)
-
3-4
Total
14-15
15-16
Senior Year
BioE 115-Cell Biology Lab for Engineers or MSE 130-Experimental Materials Science
3-4
-
BioE 116-Cell and Tissue Engineering, BioE C117-Structural Aspects of Biomaterials or BioE 111-Functional Biomaterials
-
4
BioE C118-Biological Performance of Materials
4
-
MSE 111-Properties of Electronic Materials, MSE 112-Corrosion, MSE 113-Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials, BioE 121-Introduction to Micro and Nanobiotechnology: BioMEMS, or BioE 150-Introduction to Bionanoscience and Bionanotechnology (choose two)
3-4
3-4
MSE 151-Polymeric Materials or ChemE C178-Polymer Science and Technology
3
-
Bioengineering Design Project or Research(5)
-
3-4
Humanities and Social Science Courses(2)
3-4
3-4
Technical Elective(6)
-
3-4
Total
16-19
16-20

 

Notes

1Chemistry 4A and 112A are intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely related field. Note: Prerequisites to Chemistry 112A include Chemistry 1A and 1AL and 1B (or 4A and 4B).

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.

4Students 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; IAS 157AC; Letters and Science 160B; ME 191AC; Philosophy 2, 104, 107; Public Health 116.

5Select one from the Bioengineering Design Project and Research List: BioE 121L, 140L, 168L, 192, H194, 196.

6Choose course from the Technical Electives List (consult the Berkeley Academic Guide for prerequisites). BioE 111, 113, 116, C117, 121, H194, 196; MSE 103, 111, 112 or 113. Cannot be a course you have taken to fulfill another requirement.

7Junior transfer admits are exempt from completing BioE 10

8BioE 110 is offered in Fall semester. BioE 113 is offered in Spring semester. If you choose to take BioE 110, take MCB C100A or MCB 102 in Spring. If you take BioE 113, take MCB C100A or MCB 102 in Fall.

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.