2019-2020 Freshman Undergraduate Program in Engineering Physics*

Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
CHEM 1A+1AL - General Chemistry, or CHEM 4A - General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1)
4
-
Technical Electives(2)
-
3-5
ENGIN 7 - Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers, or COMPSCI 61A - Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, or COMPSCI 61B - Data Structures, or PHYSICS 77 - Introduction to Computational Techniques in Physics
-
2-4
MATH 1A - Calculus
4
-
MATH 1B - Calculus
-
4
PHYSICS 5A -Introductory Mechanics and Relativity, or PHYSICS 7A - Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
3-4
Reading & Composition Part A Course(3)
4
-
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(3)
3-4
-
Optional Freshman Seminar or ENGIN 92 (Survey Course)
1
-
Total
15-17
12-17
Sophomore Year
MATH 53 - Multivariable Calculus
4
-
MATH 54 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, or PHYSICS 89 - Introduction to Mathematical Physics
-
4
PHYSICS 5B+5BL - Introductory Electromagnetism, Waves, and Optics, or PHYSICS 7B - Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4-5
-
PHYSICS 5C+5CL - Introductory Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics, or PHYSICS 7C - Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4-5
Technical Electives(2)
3-5
3-5
Reading & Composition Part B Course(3)
4
-
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(3)
-
3-4
Total
15-18
14-18
Junior Year
ENGIN 40 - Engineering Thermodynamics, or PHYSICS 112 - Introduction to Statistical and Thermal Physics
-
4
MATH 104 - Introduction to Analysis+MATH 185 - Introduction to Complex Analysis, or MATH 121A+121B - Mathematical Tools for the Physical Sciences
4
4
MECENG 104 - Engineering Mechanics, or PHYSICS 105 - Analytic Mechanics
3-4
-
PHYSICS 137A - Quantum Mechanics
4
-
PHYSICS 137B - Quantum Mechanics
-
4
Technical Electives(2)
-
3-4
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(3)
3-4
-
Total
14-16
15-16
Senior Year
ELENG 143 - Microfabrication Technology, or NUCENG 104(4) - Nuclear Instrumentation Lab, or PHYSICS 111A(5) - Instrumentation Laboratory
3-4
-
MECENG 185 - Introduction to Continuum Mechanics, or MECENG 106 - Fluid Mechanics
-
3
PHYSICS 110A+110B - Electromagnetism and Optics, or ELENG 117 - Electromagnetic Fields and Waves+ELENG 118 - Introduction to Optical Engineering
4
3-4
MATSCI 111 - Properties of Electronic Materials, or PHYSICS 141A - Solid State Physics
4
-
Technical Electives(2)
3-4
3-4
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(3)
-
3-4
Total
14-16
12-15

Notes

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this major, electives must be selected and approved in consultation with the faculty adviser.

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

2Technical electives must include:

  • Three courses from the following lower division technical electives: ASTRON 7A, 7B; BIOLOGY 1A and 1AL, 1B; CHEM 1B, 3A and 3AL, 4B; COMPSCI 70; MATSCI 45 (MATSCI 45L recommended); ELENG 16A, 16B, MECENG C85/CE C30.
  • 15 units of upper division courses in engineering. The 15 units of upper division engineering do include all required upper division engineering units completed. If in selecting options to meet upper division requirements, the total does not come to 15 units of engineering, additional units (chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser) must be added. Upper division engineering units cannot include: any course 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 191AC, 190K, 191K.
  • A minimum of 14 units of upper division physics. The 14 units of upper division physics do include all required upper division physics units completed. If in selecting options to meet upper division requirements, the total does not come to 14 units of physics, additional units (chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser) must be added.
  • At least 40 units of approved upper division technical subjects (mathematics, statistics, science and engineering). These 40 units do include all required upper division technical course work taken for the major.

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 Humanities and Social Science Requirements for complete details and a list of approved courses.

4NUCENG 104 offered in spring only, prerequisite is NUCENG 101.

5Students planning to pursue graduate school in physics are advised to complete PHYSICS 111B (for 3 units) to satisfy the laboratory requirement. Note: Students will need to obtain consent of the PHYSICS 111B instructor if they have not completed the prerequisites of PHYSICS 111A and 137A.

2019-2020 Transfer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Physics*

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, or COMPSCI 61B - Data Structures, or PHYSICS 77 - Introduction to Computational Techniques in Physics
2-4
-
MATH 104 - Introduction to Analysis+MATH 185 - Introduction to Complex Analysis, or MATH 121A+121B - Mathematical Tools for the Physical Sciences 4 4
MECENG 104 - Engineering Mechanics, or PHYSICS 105 - Analytic Mechanics - 3-4
ENGIN 40 - Engineering Thermodynamics, or PHYSICS 112 - Introduction to Statistical and Thermal Physics   4
Lower Division Technical Elective(1)
3-5
-
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2)
3-4
3-4
Total
12-17
14-16
3rd and 4th Semesters
PHYSICS 137A - Quantum Mechanics
4
-
PHYSICS 137B - Quantum Mechanics
-
4
PHYSICS 110A+110B - Electromagnetism and Optics, or ELENG 117 - Electromagnetic Fields and Waves+ELENG 118 - Introduction to Optical Engineering
4
3-4
MATSCI 111 - Properties of Electronic Materials, or PHYSICS 141A - Solid State Physics
4
-
MECENG 185 - Introduction to Continuum Mechanics, or MECENG 106 - Fluid Mechanics   3
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2)
3-4
3-4
Total
15-16
13-15
5th Semester**
ELENG 143 - Microfabrication Technology, or NUCENG 104(3) - Nuclear Instrumentation Lab, or PHYSICS 111A(4) - Instrumentation Laboratory
3-4
Upper Division Technical Electives(1) 9-12
Total
12-16

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 Engineering  Physics 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 must be selected and approved in consultation with the faculty adviser.

1Technical electives must include:

  • Three courses from the following lower division technical electives: ASTRON 7A, 7B; BIOLOGY 1A and 1AL, 1B; CHEM 1B, 3A and 3AL, 4B; COMPSCI 70; MATSCI 45 (MATSCI 45L recommended); ELENG 16A, 16B, MECENG C85/CE C30.
  • 15 units of upper division courses in engineering. The 15 units of upper division engineering do include all required upper division engineering units completed. If in selecting options to meet upper division requirements, the total does not come to 15 units of engineering, additional units (chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser) must be added. Upper division engineering units cannot include: any course 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 191AC, 190K, 191K.
  • A minimum of 14 units of upper division physics. The 14 units of upper division physics do include all required upper division physics units completed. If in selecting options to meet upper division requirements, the total does not come to 14 units of physics, additional units (chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser) must be added.
  • At least 40 units of approved upper division technical subjects (mathematics, statistics, science and engineering). These 40 units do include all required upper division technical course work taken for the major.

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. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. See Humanities and Social Science Requirements for complete details and a list of approved courses.

3NUCENG 104 offered in spring only, prerequisite is NUCENG 101.

4Students planning to pursue graduate school in physics are advised to complete PHYSICS 111B (for 3 units) to satisfy the laboratory requirement. Note: Students will need to obtain consent of the PHYSICS 111B instructor if they have not completed the prerequisites of PHYSICS 111A and 137A.