2019-2020 Freshman Undergraduate Program in Mechanical 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(2)
-
4
ENGIN 25 - Visualization for Design
2
-
MATH 1A - Calculus
4
-
MATH 1B - Calculus
-
4
PHYSICS 7A - Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
Reading & Composition Part A Course(3)
4
-
Reading & Composition Part B Course(3)
-
4
Total
14-15
16
Sophomore Year
ENGIN 26 - Three-Dimensional Modeling for Design
2
-
ENGIN 27 - Introduction to Manufacturing and Tolerancing
2
-
MATH 53 - Multivariable Calculus 
4
-
MATH 54 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
-
4
MECENG 40 - Thermodynamics
-
3
MECENG C85 - Introduction to Solid Mechanics
-
3
PHYSICS 7B - Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(3)
4
4
Total
16
14
Junior Year
MECENG 100 - Electronics for the Internet of Things
-
4
MECENG 104 - Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics)
3
-
MECENG 106 - Fluid Mechanics
3
-
MECENG 108 - Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials
4
-
MECENG 109 - Heat Transfer
-
3
MECENG 132 - Dynamic Systems and Feedback
-
3
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(3)
4
4
Free Electives(5)
2
2
Total
16
16
Senior Year
MECENG 103 - Experimentation and Measurements
4
-
MECENG 102B - Mechatronics Design
-
4
Technical Electives(4)
6-8
9-12
Free Electives(5)
3-4
2
Total
13-16
15-18

Notes

*A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

1CHEM 4A is for students intending a major in chemistry or chemical engineering.

2If the prerequisites are met, students may take ENGIN 7 in fall. 

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 engineering.berkeley.edu/hss for complete details and a list of approved courses.

4Technical electives: 15 units of technical electives are required and must be chosen from the approved technical elective list. At least 12 of the 15 units must be upper division. At least 9 of the 12 upper division units must be from MECENG-sponsored courses.

Of the 9 units of MECENG-sponsored upper division technical electives, at least one course must be a design course selected from the following list:      

  • ENGIN 128* - Advanced Engineering Design Graphics
  • MECENG 101 - High Mix/Low Volume Manufacturing
  • MECENG 110 - Introduction to Product Development
  • MECENG C117 - Structural Aspects of Biomaterials
  • MECENG 119 - Introduction to MEMS
  • MECENG 130 - Design of Planar Machinery
  • MECENG 135 - Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems
  • MECENG 146 - Energy Conversion Principles
  • MECENG 165 - Ocean-Environment Mechanics
  • MECENG C176 - Orthopedic Biomechanics
  • MECENG C178 - Designing for the Human Body

Additionally, one of the upper division technical elective courses must be taken from the ME-sponsored quantitative science courses below, or from the expanded quantitative science list. Note that only the quantitative science courses listed below will count toward the 9 units of ME-sponsored upper division courses. 

  • ENGIN 117* - Methods of Engineering Analysis
  • ENGIN 150* - Basic Modeling and Simulation Tools for Industrial Research Applications
  • ENGIN 177* - Advanced Programming with MATLAB
  • MECENG 120 - Computational Biomechanics Across Multiple Scales
  • MECENG 136 - Introduction to Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • MECENG C180 - Engineering Analysis Using the  Finite Element Method

*Although these courses are ENGIN courses, they will count toward the 9 units of upper division MECENG-sponsored  courses.

Any upper division course taught by mechanical engineering faculty may be used as part of the 9 units of upper division MECENG-sponsored courses, including ENGIN 117, ENGIN 128, ENGIN 150, and ENGIN 177. In addition, Students may receive up to three units of upper division MECENG-sponsored technical elective credit for work on a research project in either MECENG 196 (Undergraduate Research) or MECENG H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research-restrictions apply).

Up to three technical elective units can be lower division and can be chosen from any of the following lower division courses: ASTRON 7A, 7B; BIOENG 10; BIOLOGY 1A+1AL, 1B; CHEM 1B, 3A, 3B, 4B; CIVENG 11, 60, 70, 93; COMPSCI C8, 61A, 61B, 61C, 70; DESINV 15, 22 (if taken Fall 2017 or earlier), 90E; EPS 50; ELENG 16B; ENGIN 11; INTEGBI C32; MATH 55; MATSCI 45; MCELLBI 32; PHYSICS 7C; STAT 20, 21. 

Technical electives cannot include any course taken on a P/NP basis; courses numbered 24, 39, 84, 88; BIOENG 100; CHMENG 185; COMPSCI C79, 195, H195; DESINV courses (except DESINV 15, 90E, 190E); ENGIN 125, 157AC, 180, 185, 187; INDENG 95, 171 (if taken after Fall 2014), 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; MECENG 191AC, 190K, 191K. Note: DESINV 22 will count as a technical elective if taken Fall 2017 or earlier.

5Free electives can be any technical or non-technical course. A course of your interest offered by any department at UC Berkeley; there are no restrictions.

2019-2020 Transfer Undergraduate Program in Mechanical Engineering*

Course Fall Spring
1st and 2nd Semesters
ENGIN 7 - Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
ENGIN 25 - Visualization for Design
2
-
ENGIN 27 - Introduction to Manufacturing and Tolerancing - 2
MECENG C85 - Introduction to Solid Mechanics
3
-
MECENG 40 - Thermodynamics
-
3
MECENG 100 - Electronics for the Internet of Things
-
4
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(1)
3-4
3-4
Total
12-13
12-13
3rd and 4th Semesters
MECENG 104 - Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics)
3
-
MECENG 106 - Fluid Mechanics
3
-
MECENG 108 - Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials
4
-
MECENG 109 - Heat Transfer
-
3
MECENG 132 - Dynamic Systems and Feedback
-
3
Technical Electives(2)
3
3
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(1)
3-4
3-4
Total
16-17
13-14
5th Semester**
MECENG 102B - Mechatronics Design
4
MECENG 103 - Experimentation and Measurements
4
Technical Electives(2)
6
Total
14

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

1The 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.  See engineering.berkeley.edu/hss for complete details and a list of approved courses.

2Technical electives: 15 units of technical electives are required and must be chosen from the approved technical elective list. At least 12 of the 15 units must be upper division. At least 9 of the 12 upper division units must be from MECENG-sponsored courses.

Of the 9 units of MECENG-sponsored upper division technical electives, at least one course must be a design course selected from the following list:      

  • ENGIN 128* - Advanced Engineering Design Graphics
  • MECENG 101 - High Mix/Low Volume Manufacturing
  • MECENG 110 - Introduction to Product Development
  • MECENG C117 - Structural Aspects of Biomaterials
  • MECENG 119 - Introduction to MEMS
  • MECENG 130 - Design of Planar Machinery
  • MECENG 135 - Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems
  • MECENG 146 - Energy Conversion Principles
  • MECENG 165 - Ocean-Environment Mechanics
  • MECENG C176 - Orthopedic Biomechanics
  • MECENG C178 - Designing for the Human Body

Additionally, one of the upper division technical elective courses must be taken from the ME-sponsored quantitative science courses below, or from the expanded quantitative science list. Note that only the quantitative science courses listed below will count toward the 9 units of ME-sponsored upper division courses. 

  • ENGIN 117* - Methods of Engineering Analysis
  • ENGIN 150* - Basic Modeling and Simulation Tools for Industrial Research Applications
  • ENGIN 177* - Advanced Programming with MATLAB
  • MECENG 120 - Computational Biomechanics Across Multiple Scales
  • MECENG 136 - Introduction to Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • MECENG C180 - Engineering Analysis Using the  Finite Element Method

*Although these courses are ENGIN courses, they will count toward the 9 units of upper division MECENG-sponsored  courses.

Any upper division course taught by mechanical engineering faculty may be used as part of the 9 units of upper division ME-sponsored courses, including ENGIN 117, ENGIN 128, ENGIN 150, and ENGIN 177. In addition, Students may receive up to three units of upper division MECENG-sponsored technical elective credit for work on a research project in either MECENG 196 (Undergraduate Research) or MECENG H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research-restrictions apply).

Up to three technical elective units can be lower division and can be chosen from any of the following lower division courses: ASTRON 7A, 7B; BIOENG 10; BIOLOGY 1A+1AL, 1B; CHEM 1B, 3A, 3B, 4B; CIVENG 11, 60, 70, 93; COMPSCI C8, 61A, 61B, 61C, 70; DESINV 15, 22 (if taken Fall 2017 or earlier), 90E; EPS 50; ELENG 16B; ENGIN 11; INTEGBI C32; MATH 55; MATSCI 45; MCELLBI 32; PHYSICS 7C; STAT 20, 21. 

Technical electives cannot include any course taken on a P/NP basis; courses numbered 24, 39, 84, 88; BIOENG 100; CHMENG 185; COMPSCI C79, 195, H195; DESINV courses (except DESINV 15, 90E, 190E); ENGIN 125, 157AC, 180, 185, 187; INDENG 95, 171 (if taken after Fall 2014), 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; MECENG 191AC, 190K, 191K. Note: DESINV 22 will count as a technical elective if taken Fall 2017 or earlier.