Bioengineering

306 Stanley Hall #1762
(510) 642-5833
bioeng.berkeley.edu

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2017 Freshman Undergraduate Program in Bioengineering*
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 12A – Organic Chemistry(1) - 5
BioE 10 – Introduction to Biomedicine for Engineers(2) 4 -
Mathematics 1A – Calculus 4 -
Mathematics 1B – Calculus - 4
Physics 7A – Physics for Scientists and Engineers - 4
Seminar: BioE 26 – Aspects of Bioengineering and BioE 25 – Careers in Biotechnology(3) 1 1
Reading and Composition Course from List A(4) 4 -
Reading and Composition Course from List B(4) - 4
Total 17 18
Sophomore Year
Engineering 7 – Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers or CS 61A – Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs 4 -
BioE 11 - Engineering Molecules 1 - 3
Engineering course(5) - 3
Mathematics 53 – Multivariable Calculus 4 -
Mathematics 54 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations - 4
Physics 7B – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 -
Humanities/Social Science Course(3,4) 3-4 3-4
Total 15-16 13-14
Junior Year
Bioengineering Fundamentals(6) 4 4
Engineering course(5) 3 -
Upper Division Technical Topic(7) 3 3
Upper Division Technical Topic (also an Engineering course)(5,7)   3
Humanities/Social Science Course(3,4) - 3-4
BioE 100 – Ethics in Science and Engineering or Humanities/Social Science Course (with Ethics Content)(3,4) 3-4 -
Total 13-14 13-14
Senior Year
Bioengineering Lab Course(8) 4 -
Upper Division Technical Topic (also an Engineering course)(5,7) 3 -
Bioengineering Design Project or Research(9) 4 -
Bioengineering Upper Division courses(10)   8
Free Electives(11) 3 4
Total 14 12

 

Notes

1Chemistry 4A and 12A are intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely related field. Note: Prerequisites to Chemistry 12A include Chemistry 1B or Chemistry 4B.

2Junior Transfer admits are exempt from completing BioE 10.

3This requirement may be completed at any time in the program.

4The 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. Consult the Ethics Content List  for a list of approved courses with ethics content.

5Students must complete a minimum of 48 engineering units. See concentrations for recommendations. The 48 units of engineering courses cannot include: any course taken on a P/NP basis; courses numbered 24, 39, 84; BioE 100; ChemE 185; CS 70, 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. There is no limit to the number of letter-graded research units that can be applied to the 48 engineering units.

6Choose courses from the approved Bioengineering Fundamentals list. See concentrations for recommendations.

7Students must complete a minimum of 36 units of upper division Technical Topics courses. Choose courses from the approved Technical Topics list.  See concentrations for recommendations. Up to 8 units of research (e.g., BioE 196) can be included in this total. The 36 units of upper division Technical Topics cannot include BioE 100, 198, 199, or any other seminar-style courses or group meetings.

8Choose course from the approved Bioengineering Lab list. See concentrations for recommendations.

9Choose course from the approved Bioengineering Design Project or Research list. See concentrations for recommendations.

10Students must complete a minimum of 24  units of upper division Bioengineering courses, including at least two Bioengineering Fundamentals courses, one Bioengineering Design Project or Research course, and one Bioengineering Lab course. See concentrations for recommendations. Up to 4 units of research (e.g., BioE 196) can be included in this total. The 24 units of upper division Bioengineering courses cannot include BioE 100, 198, 199, or any other seminar-style courses or group meetings.

11Free 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.