2018-2019 Freshman Undergraduate Program in Civil Engineering*

Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
Chemistry 1A-General Chemistry
3
-
Mathematics 1A-Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 1B-Calculus
-
4
Physics 7A-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
Computer Science C8-Foundations of Data Science
4
-
CE 93-Engineering Data Analysis
-
3
Reading and Composition Course from List A(1)
4
-
Reading and Composition Course from List B(1)
-
4
Total
15
15
Sophomore Year
Basic Science Elective (CE 70-Engineering Geology, Bio 1B-General Biology Lecture and Laboratory, or Chem 1B-General Chemistry)
3-4
-
Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers
-
4
CE C30/ME C85-Introduction to Solid Mechanics
-
3
CE 60-Structure and Properties of Civil Engineering Materials- -
3
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
-
4
Physics 7B-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(1)
3-4
-
Total
14-16
14
Junior Year
CE 100-Elementary Fluid Mechanics or CE 130N-Mechanics of Structures
3-4
-
CE 11-Engineered Systems and Sustainability
-
3
Engineering  Fundamentals Elective(2)
3-4
-
CEE Applications Electives(3)
3
6
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(1)
3-4
3-4
Free Electives(4)
3
3
Total
15-18
15-16
Senior Year
CEE Extensions Electives(5)
6
3
Capstone Design Elective(6)
 
3-4
CE 167-Engineering Project Management
3
-
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(1)
3-4
 
Free Electives(4)
6
8
Total
18-19
14-15

Notes

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

1The Humanities/Social Sciences (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.

2Engineering Fundamentals-One course chosen from the following:
Thermodynamics: E 40 or ME 40
Solid Mechanics: ME 104
Data Science/Organization: CS C100 or EECS 127

3CEE Applications-Nine units chosen from the following: CE 103, 111, 120, 155, 175, or 191.

4Free electives can be any technical or non-technical course, any course of your interest offered by any department. There are no restrictions.

5CEE Extensions-Nine units chosen from upper division CE courses not being counted toward other major requirements. Students may use up to three units of CE graduate courses numbered 200-295, taken Fall 2017 or later, toward their CEE Extensions units. Students must have a technical GPA of 3.0 or higher to obtain permission to enroll in CE graduate courses. Students may receive up to three units of credit toward their CEE Extensions units for work on a research project in CE H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research).

6Capstone Design- One course chosen from the following: CE 105, 112, 122N plus 122L, 123N plus 123L, 153, 179, 180, 186. 

2017 Transfer Undergraduate Program in Civil Engineering*

Course Fall Spring
1st and 2nd Semesters
Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers
4
-
CE C30/ME C85-Introduction to Solid Mechanics
3
-
CE 60-Structure and Properties of Civil Engineering Materials
3
-
CE 11-Engineered Systems and Sustainability
-
3
CE 93-Engineering Data Analysis
-
3
Engineering Science Elective(1)   3-4
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2)
3-4
3-4
Total
13-14
12-14
3rd and 4th Semesters
CE 70
3
-
Elective Core(3)
9
3
CE 100-Elementary Fluid Mechanics
4
-
CE 130N-Mechanics of Structures
-
3
Design Elective(4)
-
3-4
Engineering Elective(5)
-
3
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(2)
-
3-4
Total
16
15-17
5th Semester**
Engineering Elective(5)
12
CE 192-The Art and Science of Civil and Environmental Engineering Practice
1
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(2)
3-4
Total
16-17

Notes

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

**A fifth semester is granted to transfer student admits who are missing at least three lower division technical courses, of at least 3 units each, for the Civil Engineering major when they matriculate to UC Berkeley. Eligible transfer students must contact their ESS Adviser in order to request the fifth semester.

1Choose one of: E 40; ME 40, 104

2The Humanities/Social Sciences (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.

3Choose four from this category: CE 103, 111, 120, 155, 167, 175, 191

4Choose one from this category: CE 105, 112, 122N plus 122L, 123N plus 123L, 153, 177,  179, 180, 186. Note that for the courses listed in this category that are 4 units, one of the four units can be applied toward the 15 unit engineering electives requirement.

5Engineering electives must include at least 15 additional units of upper division technically oriented engineering coursework offered in the College of Engineering or in Chemical Engineering. Students may use up to six units of CE graduate courses numbered 200-295, taken Fall 2017 or later, toward their engineering elective units. The 15 units of engineering electives cannot include: any course taken on a P/NP basis; BioE 100; ChemE 185; CS 195, H195; Des Inv courses (except 190E); Engin 125, 157AC, 180; IEOR 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; ME 106, 190K, 191AC, 191K. Students may receive up to three units of engineering elective credit for work on a research project in CE H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research).

Areas of emphasis

Students with a specific interest within civil engineering may choose to emphasize one of the areas listed below. Selection of an area of emphasis is optional and will not be noted on the transcript or diploma.

Recommended Courses:

Engineering and Project Management
Elective Core: CE 120, 167
Design Elective: CE 180
Engineering Electives: CE 165, 166, 171, 173, 176, 191, 193
Suggested non-technical electives: UGBA 101A, 101B, 103, 106, 107

Environmental Engineering
Elective Core: CE 103, 111
Design Elective: CE 105, 112
Engineering Electives: CE 101, C106, 107, 108, 113N, 114, 115, C116, 173, 176; ME 109, 146; MSE 112; NE 124
Suggested other electives: Biology 1B; Energy and Resources 100; Integrative Biology 153

GeoEngineering
Elective Core: CE 111, 120, 175
Design Elective: CE 177
Engineering Electives: CE 103, 115, 121, 122N, 123N, 124, 167, 171, 172, 173, 176, C178

Structural Engineering
Elective Core: CE 120, 167, 175
Design Electives: CE 122N & 122L or CE 123N & 123L 
Engineering Electives: CE 121, 124, C133, 140, 165, 177, 193
Note: CE 121 is required for admission for graduate study in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Material

Transportation
Elective Core: CE 155, 191
Design Electives: CE 153
Engineering Electives: CE 108, 156, 167, 177, C250N, 251, 259, 260; E 117; IEOR 153
Suggested non-technical electives: City and Regional Planning 110; Economics 101A, C125, 155; Energy and Resources 100; Geography C188; Public Policy 101

Note: Undergraduates wishing to enroll in graduate courses must have the consent of the instructor and meet scholarship requirements.