Materials Science & Engineering and Nuclear Engineering

Find out more about these majors: Materials Science & Engineering and Nuclear Engineering

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2019-2020 Joint Major Program in Materials Science and Engineering and Nuclear Engineering*
Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
CHEM 1A+1AL - General Chemistry, or CHEM 4A - General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1)
4-5
-
ENGIN 7 - Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
MATH 1A - Calculus
4
-
MATH 1B - Calculus
-
4
PHYSICS 7A - Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
Reading & Composition Part A Course(2)
4
-
Reading & Composition Part B Course(2)
-
4
Humanities/Social Science Course(2)
3-4
-
Total
15-17
16
Sophomore Year
MATSCI 45 - Properties of Materials+MATSCI 45L - Properties of Materials Laboratory
4
-
MATH 53 - Multivariable Calculus
4
-
MATH 54 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
-
4
MECENG C85 - Introduction to Solid Mechanics
-
3
PHYSICS 7B - Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
PHYSICS 7C - Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
Humanities/Social Science Courses(2)
3-4
3-4
Total
15-16
14-15
Junior Year
ENGIN 40 - Engineering Thermodynamics
4
-
MATSCI 102 - Bonding Crystallography and Crystal Defects
3
-
MATSCI 103 - Phase Transformation and Kinetics
-
3
MATSCI 104 - Materials Characterization
-
4
NUCENG 100 - Introduction to Nuclear Engineering 3 -
NUCENG 101 - Nuclear Reactions and Radiation
-
4
NUCENG 150 - Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Theory
-
4
Technical Electives(3)
7
-
Humanities/Social Science Course from Ethics List(2)(4)
-
3-4
Total
17
18-19
Senior Year
MATSCI 111 - Properties of Electronic Materials
-
4
MATSCI 112 - Corrosion
-
3
MATSCI 113 - Mechanical Behavior of Materials
-
3
MATSCI 130 - Experimental Materials Science and Design
3
-
NUCENG 104 - Radiation Detection and Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory 4 -
NUCENG 120 - Nuclear Materials
4
-
NUCENG 170A - Nuclear Design:  Design in Nuclear Power Technology and Instrumentation
-
3
Technical Electives(3)
6
3
Total
17
16

 

Notes

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 & 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.

3Students must complete 16 units of upper division technical electives which must include at least 9 units of upper division nuclear engineering courses and at least 3 units from the MSE 120 series courses. The additional 4 units of upper division technical electives must be chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser. Technical electives cannot include any course taken on a P/NP basis; BIOENG 100, 153; CHMENG 185; COMPSCI 195, H195; DESINV courses (except DESINV 190E); ENGIN 125, 157AC, 180, 185, 187; INDENG 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; MECENG 191AC, 190K, 191K. Students may receive up to 3 units of technical elective credit for graded research in MATSCI H194 or NUCENG H194.

4Students must take one course with ethics content. This may be fulfilled within the Humanities/Social Science (H/SS) requirement by taking one of the following courses: ANTHRO 156B; BIOENG 100; ENGIN 125, 157AC, 185; ESPM 161, 162; GEOG 31; IAS 157AC; ISF 100E; L&S 160B; PHILOS 2, 104, 107; SOCIOL 116.

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.