2014-15 Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Program Overview

Students interested in the mechanical behavior of materials have the option of pursuing a joint major in materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering. The curriculum addresses key fundamentals of both disciplines, preparing students in materials selection and design for structural and functional applications. Students completing this joint major enter professional positions in the aerospace, automotive, energy, and manufacturing industries, along with many others.

Joint Major Program in Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical 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
-
4
Engineering 25-Visualization for Design(4)
2
-
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
Optional Freshman Seminar or E 92 (Survey Course)
1
1
Total
14-15
16-17
Sophomore Year
Engineering 26-Three-Dimensional Modeling for Design(4)
2
-
Engineering 27-Introduction to Manufacturing and Tolerancing
2
-
Engineering 45-Properties of Materials
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
-
Humanities/Social Science Courses(2)
3-4
3-4
Total
18-19
13-14
Junior Year
EE 40 – Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits
-
4
ME 104-Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics)
3
-
ME 106-Fluid Mechanics
3
-
ME 109-Heat Transfer
-
3
ME 132-Dynamic Systems and Feedback
-
3
ME 108-Introduction to Engineering Materials or MSE 113-Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials
3-4
-
MSE 102-Bonding, Crystallography, and Crystal Defects
3
-
MSE 103-Phase Transformation and Kinetics
-
3
MSE 104-Characterization of Materials
-
4
Humanities/Social Science Course(2)
3-4
-
Total
15-17
17
Senior Year
ME 102A-Experimentation and Measurement
4
-
ME 102B-Mechanical Engineering Design
-
3
ME 107-Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
-
3
MSE 112-Corrosion
-
3
MSE 130-Experimental Materials Science
3
-
Technical Electives(3)
6
6
Humanities/Social Science Course(2)
3-4
-
Total
16-17
15

 

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

3A total of 12 upper division technical elective units are required. These must include 6 units of upper-division Mechanical Engineering courses, one of which must be from the following list: ME 101,110,C117,119,128,130,135,146,165,C176 or Engin 128.  In addition, 3 units must be from the MSE 120 series. Technical Electives cannot include any course taken on a P/NP basis; BIOE 100; CS 195, H195; Engin 125, 130AC, 140, 157AC; IEOR 190 series; IEOR 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192; ME 191AC, 190K, 191K. Students may receive up to three units of technical elective credit for work on a research project in MSE H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research). Other letter-graded research courses may be approved by petition.

4Junior transfer admits are exempt from completing Engin 26. Junior transfer admits who completed the equivalent of Engin 28 are also exempt from Engin 25.

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.