2013-14 Mechanical Engineering & Nuclear Engineering

Program Overview

This program was established to address the interface between the two major fields. It is intended for nuclear engineering students interested in mechanical design and heat transfer, as well as for mechanical engineering students who wish to further their knowledge of nuclear radiological systems and processes. Its objective is to provide students with a strong and competitive background in both majors, leading to professional careers in nuclear and radiation-based industries, or to pursue graduate study in nuclear engineering and other engineering disciplines or related fields such as medicine and physics.

Joint Major Program in Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering*
Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
Chemistry 1A and 1AL-General Chemistry or Chemistry 4A-General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1)
4
-
E 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers
-
4
Engineering 10-Engineering Design and Analysis or Nuclear Engineering 92-Issues in Nuclear Science and Technology(5)
3
-
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
Total
15
16
Sophomore Year
E 28-Graphics Communication and Engineering
3
-
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
-
4
ME 40-Thermodynamics
-
3
ME C85-Introduction to Solid Mechanics
-
3
Physics 7B-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
Physics 7C-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
Additional Humanities/Social Science Courses(2)
3-4
3-4
Total
14-15
17-18
Junior Year
EE 40-Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits or EE 100-Electronic Techniques for Engineering
-
4
ME 104-Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics)
3
-
ME 106-Fluid Mechanics
-
3
ME 108-Introduction to Engineering Materials
4
-
ME 109-Heat Transfer
3
-
ME 132-Dynamic Systems and Feedback
-
3
NE 101-Nuclear Reactions and Radiation
4
-
NE 150-Nuclear Reactor Theory
-
3
Additional Humanities/Social Science Course with Ethics Content(2)(3)
-
3-4
Total
17-18
16-17
Senior Year
ME 102A-Experimentation and Measurement
4
-
ME 102B-Mechanical Engineering Design
-
3
ME 107-Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
-
3
NE 104-Radiation Detection Lab
-
4
NE 170A-Nuclear Engineering Design
-
3
Additional Humanities/Social Science Course(2)
3-4
-
Technical Electives(4)
9
3
Total
16-17
16

 

Notes

1Chemistry 4A is intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely related field.

2The 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.

3Students must take one course with ethics content. This may be fulfilled within the Humanities/Social Studies Electives requirement by taking one of the following courses: Anthropology 156B; BioE 100; Engineering 125; Environmental Science, Policy and Management 161, 162; Geography 31; Interdisciplinary Studies 61, 100E; International and Area Studies 105; Legal Studies 19AC, 100A; Letters and Sciences 160B; ME 191AC; Philosophy 2, 104, 107; Political Science 108A; *Public Health 116 (if taken prior to Fall 2016); Sociology 116, 123.  *Note: Courses must be at least 3 semester units in order to fulfill a Humanities/Social Science requirement.

4Technical elective units include at least 6 units of upper-division elective Mechanical Engineering courses and 6 units of upper division Nuclear Engineering courses.

5Junior Transfer Admits are exempt from completing Eng 10 and/or NE 92.

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.