202324 Mechanical Engineering
Contact
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Berkeley, CA 947201700
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Inperson hours: Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
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Degree worksheet: 2023
Undergraduate programs and degree worksheets from previous years are available through the Undergraduate Guide archive.
Course  Fall  Spring 

Freshman Year  
CHEM 1A – General Chemistry, or CHEM 4A – General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1) 
35

–

ENGIN 7 – Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers(2) 
–

4

ENGIN 26 – ThreeDimensional Modeling for Design 
2

–

MATH 1A – Calculus 
4

–

MATH 1B – Calculus 
–

4

PHYSICS 7A – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 
–

4

Reading & Composition Part A Course(3) 
4

–

Reading & Composition Part B Course(3) 
–

4

Total 
1315

16

Sophomore Year  
ENGIN 29 – Manufacturing and Design Communication 
4

–

MATH 53 – Multivariable Calculus 
4

–

MATH 54 – Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 
–

4

MECENG 40 – Thermodynamics 
–

3

MECENG C85 – Introduction to Solid Mechanics 
–

3

PHYSICS 7B – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 
4

–

Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(3) 
34

34

Total 
1516

1314

Junior Year  
MECENG 100 – Electronics for the Internet of Things 
–

4

MECENG 104 – Engineering Mechanics II 
3

–

MECENG 106 – Fluid Mechanics 
3

–

MECENG 108 – Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials 
4

–

MECENG 109 – Heat Transfer 
–

3

ENGIN 178 – Statistics and Data Science for Engineers 
–

4

Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(3) 
34

34

Free Electives(5) 
3

2

Total 
1617

1617

Senior Year  
MECENG 103 – Experimentation and Measurements 
4

–

MECENG 102B – Mechatronics Design 
–

4

MECENG 132 (Fall Only) – Dynamic Systems and Feedback 
3

–

Technical Electives(4) 
68

912

Free Electives(5) 
3

2

Total 
1618

1518

Notes
*A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.
1CHEM 4A is for students intending a major in chemistry or chemical engineering.
2If the prerequisites are met, students may take ENGIN 7 in fall.
3The Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) requirement includes two approved Reading & Composition (R&C) courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. R&C courses must be taken for a letter grade (C or better required). The first half (R&C Part A) must be completed by the end of the freshman year; the second half (R&C Part 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.
4Technical electives: 15 units of technical electives are required and must be chosen from the approved technical elective list. Courses not on this list may be approved via petition. At least 12 of the 15 units must be upper division. At least 9 of the 12 upper division units must be from MEsponsored courses.
One of the upper division technical electives courses must be taken from the MEsponsored design courses below, or from the expanded design list. Note that only the design courses listed below will count toward the 9 units of MEsponsored upper division courses.
 ENGIN 128* – Advanced Engineering Design Graphics
 MECENG 101 – Introduction to Lean Manufacturing Systems
 MECENG 110 – Introduction to Product Development
 MECENG/BIOENG C117 – Structural Aspects of Biomaterials
 MECENG 118 – Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
 MECENG 119 – Introduction to MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems)
 MECENG 130 – Design of Planar Machinery
 MECENG 133 – Mechanical Vibrations
 MECENG C134/ELENG C128^{+} – Feedback Control Systems
 MECENG 135 – Design of MicroprocessorBased Mechanical Systems
 MECENG 139^{+} – Robotic Locomotion
 MECENG 146 – Energy Conversion Principles
 MECENG 151 – Advanced Heat Transfer
 MECENG 165 – OceanEnvironment Mechanics
 MECENG C176/BIOENG C119 – Orthopedic Biomechanics
 MECENG C178/BIOENG C137 – Designing for the Human Body
 MECENG 179 – Augmenting Human Dexterity
Additionally, one of the upper division technical elective courses must be taken from the MEsponsored quantitative science (QS) courses below, or from the expanded quantitative science list. Note that only the quantitative science courses listed below will count toward the 9 units of MEsponsored upper division courses.
 ENGIN 117* – Methods of Engineering Analysis
 ENGIN 150* – Basic Modeling and Simulation Tools for Industrial Research Applications
 ENGIN 177* – Advanced Programming with MATLAB
 MECENG 120 – Computational Biomechanics Across Multiple Scales
 MECENG 131 – Vehicle Dynamics and Control
 MECENG C134/ELENG C128^{+} – Feedback Control Systems
 MECENG 136 – Introduction to Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
 MECENG 139^{+} – Robotic Locomotion
 MECENG C180/CIVENG C133 – Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method
 MECENG 193B – Feedback Control of Legged Robots (MECENG 193B is a Special Topics course and is only approved for QS when this specific topic is offered.)
*Although these courses are ENGIN courses, they will count toward the 9 units of upper division MEsponsored courses.
^{+}MECENG C134/ELENG C128 and MECENG 139 can be used as either the design elective or the quantitative science elective, but not both.
Any upper division course taught by mechanical engineering faculty may be used as part of the 9 units of upper division MEsponsored courses, including ENGIN 117, ENGIN 128, ENGIN 150, and ENGIN 177. In addition, Students may receive up to three units of upper division MEsponsored technical elective credit for work on a research project in either MECENG 196 (Undergraduate Research) or MECENG H194 (Honors Undergraduate Researchrestrictions apply).
Any ECON or UGBA course on the approved technical elective list that is also approved as a Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) course may be counted as both a technical elective and an H/SS course as long as it is taken for a letter grade.
Up to three technical elective units can be lower division and can be chosen from any of the following lower division courses: ASTRON 7A, 7B; BIOENG 10; BIOLOGY 1A+1AL, 1B; CHEM 1B, 3A, 3B, 4B; CIVENG 11, 60, 70, 93; COMPSCI C8, 61A, 61B, 61C, 70; DESINV 15, 90E; EECS 16B; ENGIN 11; EPS 50; INTEGBI C32; MATH 55; MATSCI 45; MCELLBI 32; PHYSICS 7C; STAT 20, 21.
Technical electives cannot include any course taken on a P/NP basis; any course that counts as H/SS; courses numbered 24, 39, 84, 88; BIOENG 100; COMPSCI C79; DESINV courses (except DES INV 15, 90E, 190E); ENGIN 125, 157AC, 180, 183 series, 185, 187, 195 series; INDENG 95, 171, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; MECENG 191AC, 190K, 191K.
Aerospace Engineering concentration: The technical electives required for students who wish to complete the Aerospace Engineering concentration are MECENG 127, MECENG 136, and MECENG 163.
5Free electives can be any technical or nontechnical course, a course of your interest offered by any department at UC Berkeley; there are no restrictions. Free electives may be necessary in order to obtain the minimum 120 units required for graduation.
Course  Fall  Spring 

1st and 2nd Semesters  
ENGIN 7 – Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers 
4

–

ENGIN 26 – ThreeDimensional Modeling for Design(1)  2  – 
ENGIN 29 – Manufacturing and Design Communication(1)  –  4 
MECENG C85 – Introduction to Solid Mechanics 
3

–

MECENG 40 – Thermodynamics 
–

3

MECENG 104 – Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics) 
–

3

Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2) 
68

34

Total 
1517

1314

3rd and 4th Semesters  
MECENG 100 – Electronics for the Internet of Things 
4

–

MECENG 106 – Fluid Mechanics 
3

–

MECENG 108 – Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials 
4

–

MECENG 109 – Heat Transfer 
–

3

ENGIN 178 – Statistics and Data Science for Engineers(1) 
–

4

Technical Electives(3) 
3

6

Humanities/Social Sciences Course(2) 
–

34

Total 
14

1617

5th Semester**  
MECENG 102B – Mechatronics Design 
4


MECENG 103 – Experimentation and Measurements 
4


MECENG 132 (Fall Only) – Dynamic Systems and Feedback 
3


Technical Elective(3) 
3


Total 
14

Notes
*A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.
**Transfer students who would like to enroll for a fifth semester must contact their ESS Adviser to change their degree term.
1For Fall 2021 junior transfer student admits, ENGIN 26 and 178 are optional. Fall 2021 junior transfer student admits may substitute ENGIN 25 and ENGIN 27 for ENGIN 29. Junior transfer student admits who have not completed both ENGIN 25 and ENGIN 27 prior to transfer will need to take ENGIN 29 at UC Berkeley.
2The Humanities/Social Science (H/SS) requirement includes two approved Reading & Composition courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Reading & Composition parts 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: 15 units of technical electives are required and must be chosen from the approved technical elective list. Courses not on this list may be approved via petition. At least 12 of the 15 units must be upper division. At least 9 of the 12 upper division units must be from MEsponsored courses.
One of the upper division technical electives courses must be taken from the MEsponsored design courses below, or from the expanded design list. Note that only the design courses listed below will count toward the 9 units of MEsponsored upper division courses.
 ENGIN 128* – Advanced Engineering Design Graphics
 MECENG 101 – Introduction to Lean Manufacturing Systems
 MECENG 110 – Introduction to Product Development
 MECENG/BIOENG C117 – Structural Aspects of Biomaterials
 MECENG 118 – Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
 MECENG 119 – Introduction to MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems)
 MECENG 130 – Design of Planar Machinery
 MECENG 133 – Mechanical Vibrations
 MECENG C134/ELENG C128^{+} – Feedback Control Systems
 MECENG 135 – Design of MicroprocessorBased Mechanical Systems
 MECENG 139^{+} – Robotic Locomotion
 MECENG 146 – Energy Conversion Principles
 MECENG 151 – Advanced Heat Transfer
 MECENG 165 – OceanEnvironment Mechanics
 MECENG C176/BIOENG C119 – Orthopedic Biomechanics
 MECENG C178/BIOENG C137 – Designing for the Human Body
 MECENG 179 – Augmenting Human Dexterity
Additionally, one of the upper division technical elective courses must be taken from the MEsponsored quantitative science (QS) courses below, or from the expanded quantitative science list. Note that only the quantitative science courses listed below will count toward the 9 units of MEsponsored upper division courses.
 ENGIN 117* – Methods of Engineering Analysis
 ENGIN 150* – Basic Modeling and Simulation Tools for Industrial Research Applications
 ENGIN 177* – Advanced Programming with MATLAB
 MECENG 120 – Computational Biomechanics Across Multiple Scales
 MECENG 131 – Vehicle Dynamics and Control
 MECENG C134/ELENG C128^{+} – Feedback Control Systems
 MECENG 136 – Introduction to Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
 MECENG 139^{+} – Robotic Locomotion
 MECENG C180/CIVENG C133 – Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method
 MECENG 193B – Feedback Control of Legged Robots (MEC ENG 193B is a Special Topics course and is only approved for QS when this specific topic is offered.)
*Although these courses are ENGIN courses, they will count toward the 9 units of upper division MEsponsored courses.
^{+}MECENG C134/ELENG C128 and MECENG 139 can be used as either the design elective or the quantitative science elective, but not both.
Any upper division course taught by mechanical engineering faculty may be used as part of the 9 units of upper division MEsponsored courses, including ENGIN 117, ENGIN 128, ENGIN 150, and ENGIN 177. In addition, Students may receive up to three units of upper division MEsponsored technical elective credit for work on a research project in either MECENG 196 (Undergraduate Research) or MECENG H194 (Honors Undergraduate Researchrestrictions apply).
Any ECON or UGBA course on the approved technical elective list that is also approved as a Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) course may be counted as both a technical elective and an H/SS course as long as it is taken for a letter grade.
Up to three technical elective units can be lower division and can be chosen from any of the following lower division courses: ASTRON 7A, 7B; BIOENG 10; BIOLOGY 1A+1AL, 1B; CHEM 1B, 3A, 3B, 4B; CIVENG 11, 60, 70, 93; COMPSCI C8, 61A, 61B, 61C, 70; DESINV 15, 90E; EECS 16B; ENGIN 11; EPS 50; INTEGBI C32; MATH 55; MATSCI 45; MCELLBI 32; PHYSICS 7C; STAT 20, 21.
Technical electives cannot include any course taken on a P/NP basis; any course that counts as H/SS; courses numbered 24, 39, 84, 88; BIO ENG 100; COMPSCI C79; DESINV courses (except DESINV 15, 90E, 190E); ENGIN 125, 157AC, 180, 183 series, 185, 187, 195 series; INDENG 95, 171, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; MECENG 191AC, 190K, 191K.
Aerospace Engineering concentration: The technical electives required for students who wish to complete the Aerospace Engineering concentration are MECENG 127, MECENG 136, and MECENG 163.
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