2019-2020 Freshman Undergraduate Program in Energy Engineering*

Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
CHEM 1A and 1AL - General Chemistry, or CHEM 4A - General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1) 4 -
ENGIN 7 - Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers or COMPSCI 61A - Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 4
MATH 1A - Calculus 4 -
MATH 1B - Calculus - 4
PHYSICS 7A - Physics for Scientists and Engineers - 4
ENGIN 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(3) 3 -
Total 16 16
Sophomore Year
CIVENG 100 - Elementary Fluid Mechanics, or MECENG 106 - Fluid Mechanics - 3-4
ENE,RES C100 - Energy and Society (Humanities/Social Sciences Course)(24) 4 -
Engineering Prep Courses 1 and 2(5) 3-4 3-4
MATH  53 - Multivariable Calculus 4 -
MATH 54 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations - 4
PHYSICS 7B - Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 -
MECENG 40 - Thermodynamics or ENGIN 40 - Engineering Thermodynamics - 3-4
Total 15-16 13-16
Junior Year
Economics Course(6) 3-4 -
ELENG 137A - Introduction to Electric Power Systems 4 -
ELENG 137B - Introduction to Electric Power Systems, or ELENG 113 - Power Electronics - 4
MECENG 109 - Heat Transfer 3 -
Engineering Electives(7) 3-4 6-8
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(2) - 3-4
Total 13-15 13-16
Senior Year
CIV ENG 186 - Design of Cyber-Physical Systems 3 -
Engineering Elective(7) 3-4 -
ENGIN 194 - Research Capstone Course(8) - 3
ELENG 134 - Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Devices - 4
Sustainability Course(9) - 3
Math/Stat/Analysis Course(10)CIVENG 191, or ELENG 127 3-4 -
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2) 3-4 3-4
Free Electives(3) 0-4 0-4
Total 12-19 13-18

Notes

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

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

1CHEM 4A is intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely related field.

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.

3Free  electives can be any technical or non-technical course, any course of your interest offered by any department. There are no restrictions.

4ENE,RES C100 satisfies both a major requirement and one of the upper division Humanities/Social Sciences requirements. ENE,RES C100 must be taken for a letter grade.

5Engineering prep.  Choose two from COMPSCI 61B, COMPSCI C8 + connector (course number 88); ELENG 16A, 16B; MATSCI 45+45L; CIVENG 11 or 70; CHEM 1B or 3A; PHYSICS 7C; MECENG C85 or 104. Students interested in the areas of data, distribution, generation or materials are advised to choose the following courses for engineering prep:

  • Data: COMPSCI C8 + connector (course number 88) and 61B
  • Distribution: ELENG 16A and 16B
  • Generation: MECENG C85 and 104
  • Materials: MATSCI 45+45L and PHYSICS 7C

6Economics course. Choose one from the following lists: CIVENG 156, ENGIN 120; ENVECON 147, C151, 153, 154; ENE,RES C180; ESPM 102D; POLECON 101 or an economics course chosen in consultation with faculty adviser. Some of these courses can satisfy both the economics requirement and one of the upper division Humanities/Social Sciences requirements. The Economics course must be taken for a letter grade.

7Students are required to take four engineering electives of at least 3 units each. Engineering electives include upper division courses in any engineering department and must be chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser. The only course not offered by an engineering department that can count toward this requirement is ENE,RES 190C. Engineering electives cannot include any courses taken on a P/NP basis; BIOENG 100; CHMENG 185; COMPSCI 195, H195; DESINV courses (except 190E); ENGIN 125, 157AC, 180, 185, 187; INDENG 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; MECENG 190K, 191AC, 191K. Students interested in data, distribution, generation or materials are advised to choose from the following courses as their engineering electives:

  • Data: COMPSCI 180 series courses; STAT 133, 135 (exception approved for these two statistics courses)
  • Distribution: COMPSCI 61B (exception approved for this lower division course); ELENG 105, 113, 117, 120, C128/MECENG C134; MECENG 132
  • Generation: BIOENG C181; MECENG 130, 140, 146; NUCENG 161
  • Materials: MATSCI 103, 111, 113, 125, 136

8Research capstone course: Original research with approved faculty member.

9Sustainability course. Choose one from the following list: CIVENG 110, 111, 113, 115; CYPLAN 119; ENE,RES 101. CYPLAN 119 can satisfy both the sustainability requirement and one of the upper division Humanities/Social Sciences requirements. The Sustainability course must be taken for a letter grade.

10Math/Stat/Analysis course. Choose one from the following list: CIVENG 93, COMPSCI 70, ENGIN 117, INDENG 172, MATH 55 or STAT 134. Students interested in data are advised to take CIVENG 191, INDENG 172, or STAT 134.

2019-2020 Transfer Undergraduate Program in Energy Engineering*

Course Fall Spring
1st and 2nd Semesters
ENGIN 7 - Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers, or COMPSCI 61A - Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs(1) 4 -
MECENG 40 - Thermodynamics or ENGIN 40 - Engineering Thermodynamics - 3-4
Engineering Prep Course(2) 3-4 -
CIVENG 100 - Elementary Fluid Mechanics, or MECENG 106 - Fluid Mechanics - 3-4
Math/Stat/Analysis Course(3),  CIVENG 191, or ELENG 127 - 3-4
ENE,RES C100 - Energy and Society (Humanities/Sciences Course)(4, 5) 4 -
Economics Course(6) - 3-4
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(4) 3-4  
Total 14-16 12-16
3rd and 4th Semesters
ELENG 137A - Introduction to Electric Power Systems 4 -
ELENG 137B - Introduction to Electric Power Systems, or ELENG 113 - Power Electronics - 4
ELENG 134 - Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Devices - 4
MECENG 109 - Heat Transfer 3 -
ENGIN 194 - Research Capstone Course(7) - 3
Engineering Electives(8) 3-4 3-4
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(4) 3-4  
Total 13-15 14-15
5th Semester**
CIVENG 186 - Design of Cyber-Physical Systems 3
Sustainability Course(9) 3
Engineering Electives(8) 6-8
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(4) 3-4
Total 13-15

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 Energy Engineering major when they matriculate to UC Berkeley. Eligible transfer students must contact their ESS Adviser in order to request the fifth semester.

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

1Junior transfer admits may fulfill this requirement with a course equivalent to COMPSCI 61B if completed prior to transfer. COMPSCI 61B may be used to fulfill only one requirement.

2Engineering prep.  Choose two from COMPSCI 61B, COMPSCI C8 + connector (course number 88); ELENG 16A, 16B; MATSCI 45+45L; CIVENG 11 or 70; CHEM 1B or 3A; PHYSICS 7C; MECENG C85 or 104. Students interested in the areas of data, distribution, generation or materials are advised to choose the following courses for engineering prep:

  • Data: COMPSCI C8 + connector (course number 88) and 61B
  • Distribution: ELENG 16A and 16B
  • Generation: MECENG C85 and 104
  • Materials: MATSCI 45+45L and PHYSICS 7C

3Math/Stat/Analysis course. Choose one from the following list: CIVENG 93, COMPSCI 70, ENGIN 117, INDENG 172, MATH 55 or STAT 134. Students interested in data are advised to take CIVENG 191, INDENG 172, or STAT 134.

4The 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.

5ENE,RES C100 satisfies both a major requirement and one of the upper division Humanities/Social Sciences requirements. ENE,RES C100 must be taken for a letter grade.

6Economics course. Choose one from the following lists: CIVENG 156, ENGIN 120; ENVECON 147, C151, 153, 154; ENE,RES C180; ESPM 102D; POLECON 101 or an economics course chosen in consultation with faculty adviser. Some of these courses can satisfy both the economics requirement and one of the upper division H/SS requirements. The Economics course must be taken for a letter grade.

7Research capstone course: Original research with approved faculty member.

8Students 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. The only course not offered by an engineering department that can count toward this requirement is ENE,RES 190C. Engineering electives cannot include any courses taken on a P/NP basis; BIOENG 100; CHMENG 185; COMPSCI 195, H195; DESINV courses (except 190E); ENGIN 125, 157AC, 180, 185, 187; INDENG 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; MECENG 190K, 191AC, 191K. Students interested in data, distribution, generation or materials are advised to choose from the following courses as their engineering electives:

  • Data: COMPSCI 180 series courses; STAT 133, 135 (exception approved for these two statistics courses)
  • Distribution: COMPSCI 61B (exception approved for this lower division course); ELENG 105, 113, 117, 120, C128/MECENG C134; MECENG 132
  • Generation: BIOENG C181; MECENG 130, 140, 146; NUCENG 161
  • Materials: MATSCI 103, 111, 113, 125, 136

9Sustainability course. Choose one from the following list: CIVENG 110, 111, 113, 115; CYPLAN 119; ENE,RES 101. CYPLAN 119 can satisfy both the sustainability requirement and one of the upper division H/SS requirements. The Sustainability course must be taken for a letter grade.