EECS and Nuclear Engineering

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2018-2019 Joint Major Program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Nuclear Engineering*
Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
Chemistry 1A and 1AL-General Chemistry or Chemistry 4A-General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1)
4
-
CS 61A-Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs or Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers
4
-
CS 61B or 61BL-Data Structures
-
4
Mathematics 1A-Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 1B-Calculus
-
4
Physics 7A-Physics for Scientists and Engineers or Physics 5A-Introductory Mechanics and Relativity(2)
-
3-4
Reading and Composition Course from List A(3)
4
-
Reading and Composition Course from List B(3)
-
4
Total
16
15-16
Sophomore Year
MSE 45-Properties of Materials
3
-
MSE 45L-Properties of Materials Laboratory 1  
EE 16A-Designing Information Devices and Systems I
4
-
EE 16B-Designing Information Devices and Systems II
-
4
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
-
4
Physics 7B-Physics for Scientists and Engineers, or Physics 5B-Introductory Electromagnetism, Waves, and Optics and 5BL-Introduction to Experimental Physics(2)
4-5
-
Physics 7C-Physics for Scientists and Engineers, or Physics 5C-Introductory Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics and 5CL-Introduction to Experimental Physics II(2)
-
4-5
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(3)
-
3-4
Total
16-17
15-17
Junior Year
Engineering 40-Engineering Thermodynamics
4
-
EE 120-Signals and Systems
4
-
EE 126-Probability and Random Processes or Statistics 134-Concepts of Probability
-
4
NE 100 - Introduction to Nuclear Engineering 3 -
NE 101-Nuclear Reactions and Radiation
-
4
NE 150-Nuclear Reactor Theory
-
4
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses (one with Ethics content)(3)(4)
3-4
3-4
Total
14-15
15-16
Senior Year
EE 105-Macroelectronic Devices and Circuits
4
-
EE 117-Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
-
4
NE 104-Radiation Detection Lab 4 -
NE 170A-Nuclear Engineering Design
-
3
Technical Electives(5)
9
8
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(3)
-
3-4
Total
17
18-19

 

Notes

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

2Students may choose to take the Physics 7 series or the Physics 5 series. Students who fulfill Physics 7A with an AP exam score, transfer work, or at Berkeley may complete the physics requirement by taking either Physics 7B and 7C, or Physics 5B/5BL and 5C/5CL. Students who take Physics 5A must take Physics 5B/5BL and 5C/5CL to complete the physics requirement. Completion of Physics 5A and Physics 7B and Physics 7C will not fulfill the physics requirement.

3The 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.

4Students must take one course with ethics content. This may be fulfilled within the Humanities/Social Studies requirement by taking one of the following courses: Anthropology 156B; BioE 100; Engineering 125, 157AC; Environmental Science, Policy, and Management 161, 162A (162 if taken Spring 2018 or earlier); Geography 31; IAS 157AC; Interdisciplinary Studies 100E; Letters and Science 160B; Philosophy 2, 104, 107; Political Science 108A; Sociology 116.

5Technical electives must include:

At least 9 units of upper division nuclear engineering courses from the following groups. The groups are presented to aid undergraduate students in focusing their choices on specific professional goals; however, the electives selected need not be from any single group. Courses listed from other departments in these groups may be taken to provide further depth but may not be used toward the 9 units.

  • Beam and Accelerator Applications: Physics 110A/B, 129, 139, 142; NE 155, 180
  • Bionuclear Engineering: BioE C165; EE 120 (EE 16A/B are prerequisites for this course); NE 107, 162
  • Fission Power Engineering: ME 106, 109 (Chem E 150A may be substituted for ME 106 and 109); NE 120, 124, 155, 161, 167, 175
  • Fusion Power Engineering: Physics 110A/B, 142; NE 120, 180, 155
  • Homeland Security and Nonproliferation: Chemistry 143; Physics 110A/B, 111A/B; NE 107, 130, 155, 175
  • Materials in Nuclear Technology: MSE 102, 104, 112, 113; NE 120, 124, 155, 161
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Waste Management: Chem E 150A/B; E 120; MSE 112; NE 120, 124, 155, 161, 175
  • Radiation and Health Physics: NE 120, 155, 162, 180
  • Risk, Safety and Systems Analysis: CE 193; Chem E 150A; E 120; IEOR 166; NE 120, 124, 155, 161, 167, 175

And, at least 8 units of upper division EECS courses from the following lists:

  • Electromagnetics and Plasmas: EE 118, C239
  • Electronics: EE 130, 140, 143; EECS 151+151LA, 151+151LB
  • Power Systems and Control: EE 113, C128, 134, 137A, 137B

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.