2013-14 Engineering Mathematics & Statistics

230 Bechtel Engineering Center #1702
engineeringscience@coe.berkeley.edu
coe.berkeley.edu/departments/engineering-science/engineering-mathematics-and-statistics.html

Department Overview

Engineering Math and Statistics is part of the multi-departmental and interdisciplinary Engineering Science Program. This undergraduate program encompasses a variety of closely-related areas of the physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering. It is intended to provide a means whereby students, while acquiring knowledge of engineering methods, can pursue their interests in areas of natural science. The options offered within the curriculum prepare students for advanced study in engineering, science, or mathematics.

The Engineering Science Program is administered by the Engineering Science Committee, which is comprised of faculty from the seven departments the College of Engineering, as well as faculty from the Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemical Engineering, and Chemistry Departments.

Engineering Math and Statistics

This interdisciplinary program offers students an opportunity to study pure and applied mathematics as essential components of modern engineering. By combining courses from pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, the physical sciences, and engineering, a student may individualize a program of study in theory or applications, or both. The program provides a broad foundation for graduate studies in theoretical branches of engineering, as well as in mathematics. Alternatively, an appropriate choice of courses can prepare students for a career in specific sectors of industry or business. Also, students may choose to minor in a branch of engineering.

Undergraduate Program in Engineering Mathematics and Statistics*
Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
Chemistry 1A and 1AL-General Chemistry or Chemistry 4A- General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(6)
4
-
Mathematics 1A-Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 1B-Calculus
-
4
Physics 7A-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
First Computer Science Course (E7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers or CS 61A-Structures and Interpretation of Computer Programs)
-
4
Lower Division Technical Electives(2)
-
3-4
Reading and Composition Course from List A(1)
4
-
First Humanities/Social Science Course(1)
3-4
-
Total
15-16
15
Sophomore Year
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
-
4
Lower Division Technical Elective(2)
4
-
Physics 7B-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
Physics 7C-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
Second Computer Science Course (E177-Advanced Programming with MATLAB or CS 61B-Data Structures)
-
4
Reading and Composition Course from List B(1)
4
-
Second Humanities/Social Science(1)
-
3-4
Total
16
15-16
Junior Year
Mathematics 110-Linear Algebra
4
-
Mathematics 104-Introduction to Analysis
4
-
Mathematics 105-Second course in Analysis or Mathematics 185-Introduction to Theory of Probability
-
4
Mathematics 128A-Numerical Analysis
-
4
Statistics 134-Concepts of Probability
3
-
Upper Division Technical Electives(3)(4)
-
4
Third and Fourth Humanities/Social Science Course(1)
3-4
3-4
Total
14-15
15-16
Senior Year
Upper Division Technical Electives(3)(4)
12
12
Free Elective(5)
3-4
3-4
Total
15-16
15-16

 

Notes

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this major, electives must be selected and approved in consultation with a faculty adviser.

1The 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 coe.berkeley.edu/hssreq for complete details and a list of approved courses.

2Two lower division courses in engineering, mathematics, or statistics, chosen in consultation with your faculty advisor; options include CS 61A, CS 61B, CS 61C, CS 70, CE C30/ME C85, E7, E28, E 45, Math 55, but other courses may also be used. Courses used to satisfy the two computer science course requirement may NOT also be for lower division technical electives. They can only be used to complete one requirement. 

3 Technical electives must include 16 units of upper division engineering courses, selected with the help of your faculty adviser in order to provide depth in an area of engineering with high mathematical content--typically, most of these courses will come from a single engineering department, but courses that complement each other from different departments are also permissible. NOTE: IEOR 172 is an alternate course to Statistics 134. Students may not receive credit for both Statistics 134 and IEOR 172. IEOR 172 cannot be used to fulfill engineering unit requirements; it can only be used as a substitution for Stat 134.

4Three additional upper division technical courses as follows: One in mathematics, one in statistics, and one from either math or statistics from among: Math 105, 113, 118, 123, 125A, 126, 130, 135, 140, 142, 170, 185, 189, and E117; Statistics 135, 150, 151A, 151B, 152, 153, 154, 157, 158.

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

6 Chemistry 4A is intended for students majoring in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a closely related field.

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.