2013-14 Environmental Engineering Science

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

Department Overview

Environmental Engineering Science 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.

Environmental Engineering Science

This is a multidisciplinary field requiring an integration of physical, chemical, and biological principles with engineering analysis for environmental protection and restoration. The program incorporates courses from many departments on campus to create a discipline that is rigorously based in science and engineering, while addressing a wide variety of environmental issues. Although an environmental engineering option exists within the civil engineering major, the engineering science curriculum provides a more broadly based foundation in the sciences than is possible in civil engineering. This major prepares the student for a career or graduate study in many environmental areas.

Undergraduate Program in Environmental Engineering Science*
Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
Chemistry 1A and 1AL-General Chemistry or Chemistry 4A-General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(4)
4
-
E 7-Introduction to Computer Programming
-
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
-
First Humanities/Social Science Course(1)
4
-
CE 11-Engineered Systems and Sustainability(6)
-
3
Total
16
15
Sophomore Year
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
-
4
Physics 7B-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
First Basic Science Elective(7)
4
 
Second and Third Basic Science Electives(7)
 
8
Reading and Composition Course from List B(1)
4
-
CE C30/ME C85-Introduction to Solid Mechanics
-
3
Total
16
15
Junior Year
Fluid Mechanics: CE 100, ME 106, or Chem E 150A
3-4
-
Thermodynamics: ME 40, E 115, or ChemE 141
-
3
CE 111-Environmental Engineering
3
-
CE 103-Hydrology or CE 115-Water Chemistry
3
-
Math/Computing Elective: any one of E 117, E177; Math 104, 110, 126, 128A, 170, 185; Stat 133, 134
-
3-4
Cluster course(2)
-
6
Second and Third Humanities/Social Science Courses(1)
3-4
3-4
Total
12-14
15-17
Senior Year
Cluster Courses(2)
3
3
Advanced Science Sequence(3)
4
4
Fourth Additional Humanities/Social Science Course(1)
-
3-4
Free Electives(5)
8
4
Total
15
14-15

 

Notes

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.

2The 12 units of cluster courses are in addition to engineering and science courses used to fulfill other requirements of the program. See approved cluster course list for options.

3See Advanced Science Course Sequence. Choose one of the sequences of eight to 10 units.

4Chemistry 4A and 4B are intended for students majoring in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a closely related field.

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.

6Junior transfer admits are exempt from completing the CE 11 requirement.

7Complete three courses from the following list: Biology 1A/1AL; Biology 1b; Chemistry 1B; 3A/3AL, 4B; Physics 7C; Earth and Planetary Science 50. Note: Approved scores on Biology AP, IB or A-Level Exams can satisfy 2 of the 3 basic science electives.

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

Advanced Science Course Sequences

Choose one of the sequences of eight to 10 units:

  1. Chemistry 112A, 112B, Organic Chemistry
  2. Chemistry 120A, 120B, 125
  3. Earth and Planetary Science 101, 108, 116, 117, 124, C146
  4. Earth and Planetary Science C180, C181, C182; Geography 142
  5. ESPM 102A, C103, 111, 112, 120, C128, 131
  6. MCB 102, 112/112L

Approved Cluster Courses

Air Pollution and Climate Change: 
Architecture 140; BioE C181; CE C106, 107, 108; EE 134, 137A; MSE 136; ME 109, 140, 146; NE 161

Biotechnology: 
BioE C181; ChemE 140, 142, 170A, 170B, 170L; CE 112, 114; MCB C112 and C112L, 113, C116; Plant and Microbial Biology 120, 120L, 122, 180

Ecosystems and Ecological Engineering: 
CE 113, 114; ESPM C103, C104; Integrative Biology C149, 151, 151L, 152, 153, 153LF, 154

Environmental Fluid Mechanics: 
CE 101, 103, 105, 173; Earth and Planetary Science 117, C129

Geoengineering:
CE 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, C178, 281; Earth and Planetary Science 117

Water Quality : 
CE 112, 113, 114, 115, C116, 173; Integrative Biology 152; ESPM 120.