2016-17 Energy Engineering

750 Davis Hall #1720

Undergraduate Program in Energy Engineering*
Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
Chemistry 1A and 1AL-General Chemistry or Chemistry 4A- General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(6) 4 -
Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers or CS 61A-Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs(11) - 4
Mathematics 1A-Calculus 4 -
Mathematics 1B-Calculus - 4
Physics 7A-Physics for Scientists and Engineers - 4
Engineering 93-Energy Engineering Seminar 1  
Reading and Composition Course from List A(2) 4 -
Reading and Composition Course from List B(2) - 4
Free Elective(10) 3 -
Total 16 16
Sophomore Year
CE 100-Elementary Fluid Mechanics or ME 106-Fluid Mechanics - 3-4
Energy and Resources Group 100-Energy and Society (Humanities and Science Course)(2)(3) 4 -
Engineering Prep Courses 1 and 2(4) 3-4 3-4
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus 4 -
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations - 4
Physics 7B-Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 -
Mechanical Engineering 40-Thermodynamics or Engineering 115-Engineering Thermodynamics - 3-4
Total 15-16 13-16
Junior Year
Economics Course(5) 3-4 -
EE 137A-Introduction to Electric Power Systems 4 -
EE 137B-Introduction to Electric Power Systems - 4
ME 109-Heat Transfer 3 -
Engineering Electives(9) 3-4 6-8
Humanities/Social Science Course(2) - 3-4
Total 13-15 13-16
Senior Year
CE 186-Design of Cyber-Physical Systems 3 -
Engineering Elective(9) 3-4 -
Engineering 194-Research Capstone Course(7) - 3
EE 134-Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Devices - 4
Sustainability Course(8) - 3
Math/Stat/Analysis Course(6),  CE 191, or EE 127 3-4  
Humanities/Social Science Courses(2) 3-4 3-4
Free Electives(10)* 0-4 0-4
Total 12-19 13-18



Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this major, electives may be approved throughout the year.

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.

3Energy and Resources Group 100 satisfies both a major requirement and one of the upper division Humanities/Social Sciences requirements.

4Engineering Prep.  Choose two from CS 61B, CS 8 + connector (course number 88); EE16A, 16B; Engin 45 + 45L;CE 11 or 70, Chem 1B or 3A; Physics 7C; ME C85, 104. Students interested in the areas of data, distribution, generation or materials are advised to choose the following courses for Engineering Prep:

  • Data: CS 8 + connector (course number 88) and 61B
  • Distribution: EE 16A and 16B
  • Generation: ME C85 and 104
  • Materials: Engin 45+45L and Physics 7C

5Economics Course. Choose one from the following lists: Civ Eng 156, Eng 120; Env Econ *147, *C151, *153,*154; ERG C180; *ESPM 102D; *PEIS 101 or an Economics course chosen in consultation with faculty adviser. Courses marked with an asterisk can satisfy both the Economics requirement and one of the upper division H/SS requirements.

6Math/Stat/Analysis Course. Choose one from the following list: Civ Eng 93, Comp Sci 70, Engin 117, IEOR 172, Math 55 or Stat 134. Students interested in data are advised to take CE 191, IEOR 172, or Stat 134.

7Research Capstone Course: Original research with approved faculty member.

8Sustainability Course. Choose one from the following list: Civ Eng 111, 113N, 115; City & Reg. Planning *119; ERG 101. Courses marked with an asterisk can satisfy both the Sustainability requirement and one of the upper division H/SS requirements.

9Students are required to take four engineering electives of at least 3 units each. Engineering electives are upper-division courses in any engineering department and must be chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser. Engineering electives cannot include any courses taken on a P/NP basis; BioE 100; ChemE 185; CS 195, H195; Des Inv courses (except 190E); Engin 125, 157AC; IEOR 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; ME 190K, 191AC, 191K. Students interested in data, distribution, generation or materials are advised to choose from the following courses as their Engineering Electives:

  • Data: CS 180 series courses; Stat 133, 135 (exception approved for these two Statistics courses)
  • Distribution: CS 61B (exception approved for this lower division course); EE 105, 113, 117, 120, C128/ME C134; ME 132
  • Generation: BioE C181; ME 130, 140, 146; NE 161
  • Materials: MSE 103, 111, 113, 125, 136

10Free electives can be any technical or non technical course. A course of your interest offered by any department at Cal; there are no restrictions.

11Junior transfer admits may fulfill this requirement with a course equivalent to CS 61B if completed prior to transfer. CS 61B may be used to fulfill only one requirement.

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.