2014-15 EECS and Materials Science & Engineering

Program Overview

For students interested in materials and devices, a double major in EECS/MSE can be valuable. The program combines the study of materials from a broad perspective, as taught in MSE, with the study of their applications in electronic devices and circuits, as taught in EECS. Students selecting this double major program have two Faculty Advisors, Professors Lutgard De Jonghe in MSE and Ali Javey in EECS.

Joint Major Program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Materials Science and Engineering*
Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
Chemistry 1A and 1AL- General Chemistry or Chemistry 4A- General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1) 4 -
Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers or CS 61A-Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 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 -
Reading and Composition Course from List B(2) - 4
Humanities/Social Science Course(2) 3-4 -
Optional Freshman Seminar or E 92 (Survey Course) 1 1
Total 15-17 16-17
Sophomore Year
CS 61B or 61BL-Data Structures 4 -
Engineering 45-Properties of Materials 3 -
EE 40-Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits - 4
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus 4 -
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations - 4
Physics 7B-Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 -
Physics 7C-Physics for Scientists and Engineers - 4
Humanities/Social Science Course(2) - 3-4
Total 15 15-16
Junior Year
CS 61C or 61CL-Machine Structures or EE 20-Structure and Interpretation of Systems and Signals 4 -
Engineering 115-Engineering Thermodynamics or Physics 112-Statistical and Thermal Physics 4 -
EE 105-Microelectronic Devices and Circuits - 4
EE 126-Probability and Random Processes or Statistics 134-Concepts of Probability - 3-4
MSE 102-Bonding, Crystallography, and Crystal Defects 3 -
MSE 103-Phase Transformations and Kinetics - 3
MSE 104-Characterization of Materials - 4
Physics 137A-Quantum Mechanics 4 -
Total 15 14-15
Senior Year
EE 117-Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 4 -
EE 140-Linear Integrated Circuits or EE 141-Digital Integrated Circuits 4 -
MSE 111-Properties of Electronic Materials or EE 130-Integrated Circuit Devices - 4
MSE 130-Experimental Materials Science 3 -
Physics 141A-Solid State Physics 4 -
Technical Electives(3) - 6
Humanities/Social Science Courses(2) 3-4 3-4
Total 18-19 13-14



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 engineering.berkeley.edu/hss for complete details and a list of approved courses.

3Technical electives must include two courses:

  1. one course from the following: CS 150; EE 119, 143; and
  2. at least 3 units from the MSE 120 series.

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.