2019-2020 Freshman Undergraduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering*

Freshman Year
CHEM 1A+1AL - General Chemistry,  or CHEM 4A - General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
4-5
-
CHEM 1B - General Chemistry, or CHEM 4B - General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
-
4
MATH 1A - Calculus
4
-
MATH 1B - Calculus
-
4
PHYSICS 7A - Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
MATSCI 45 - Properties of Materials+MATSCI 45L - Properties of Materials Laboratory 4  
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(1)
-
3-4
Reading & Composition Part A Course(1)
4
-
Total
16-17
15-16
Sophomore Year
MATH 53 - Multivariable Calculus
4
-
PHYSICS 89 - Introduction to Mathematical Physics   4
PHYSICS 7B - Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
PHYSICS 7C - Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
ENGIN 7 - Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers 4  
MATSCI 151 - Polymeric Materials
-
3
Reading & Composition Part B Course(1)
4
-
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(1)
 
3-4
Total
16
14-15
Junior Year
ENGIN 40 - Engineering Thermodynamics
4
-
MECENG C85 - Introduction to Solid Mechanics
3
-
MATSCI 102 - Bonding, Crystallography and Crystal Defects
3
-
Math/Stat/Data Elective(2) 3-4 -
MATSCI 103 - Phase Transformations and Kinetics
-
3
MATSCI 104 - Materials Characterization 
-
4
MATSCI 111 - Properties of Electronic Materials
-
4
MATSCI 112 - Corrosion (Chemical Properties)
-
3
Free Elective(3) 4  
Total
17-18
14
Senior Year
MATSCI 113 - Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials
3
-
MATSCI 130 - Experimental Materials Science and Design
3
-
MATSCI 120 Series Course
3
-
Upper Division Engineering Elective(4)
-
3-4
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(1)
3-4
3-4
Free Electives(3) 4 6-8
Total
16-17
12-16

Notes

*A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

1The 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.

2Math/Stat/Data Elective - Choose one of the following:

  • any upper division MATH course (except 151, 152, 153, 160, and any course numbered 190 or higher)
  • any upper division STAT course (except 157, or any course numbered 190 or higher)
  • ENGIN 117 - Methods of Engineering Analysis
  • IND ENG 172 - Probability and Risk Analysis for Engineers
  • COMPSCI C100/STAT C100 - Principles & Techniques of Data Science

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

4Students must complete an upper division engineering elective, of at least 3 units, chosen in consultation with the students faculty adviser. The engineering elective cannot be: 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 190K, 191AC, 191K. Students may use three units of credit for work on a research project in MATSCI H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research) for the engineering elective. Other letter graded research courses may be approved by petition. Typically, this elective should be offered by a department within the College of Engineering or from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.

2019-2020 Transfer Undergraduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering*

Course Fall Spring
1st and 2nd Semesters
ENGIN 7 - Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
ENGIN 40 - Engineering Thermodynamics 4 -
MATSCI 45 - Properties of Materials+MATSCI 45L - Properties of Materials Laboratory
4
-
MATSCI 112 - Corrosion (Chemical Properties)
-
3
MATSCI 104 - Materials Characterization 
-
4
MATSCI 111 - Properties of Electronic Materials
-
4
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(1)
3-4
3-4
Total
15-16
14-15
3rd and 4th Semesters
Math/Stat/Data Elective(2)
3-4
-
MECENG C85 - Introduction to Solid Mechanics 3 -
MATSCI 102 - Bonding, Crystallography and Crystal Defects 3 -
MATSCI 103 - Phase Transformations and Kinetics - 3
MECENG 151 - Polymeric Materials
-
3
Upper Division Engineering Elective(3)   3-4
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(1) 3-4 3-4
Total
12-14
12-14
5th Semester**
MATSCI 113 - Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials
3
MATSCI 130 - Experimental Materials Science and Design
3
MATSCI 120 Series Course
3
Free Elective(4)
3
Total
12

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 MATSCI 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.

2Math/Stat/Data Elective - Choose one of the following:

  • any upper division MATH course (except 151, 152, 153, 160, and any course numbered 190 or higher)
  • any upper division STAT course (except 157, or any course numbered 190 or higher)
  • ENGIN 117 - Methods of Engineering Analysis
  • IND ENG 172 - Probability and Risk Analysis for Engineers
  • COMPSCI C100/STAT C100 - Principles & Techniques of Data Science

3Students must complete an upper division engineering elective, of at least 3 units, chosen in consultation with the students faculty adviser. The engineering elective cannot be: 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 190K, 191AC, 191K. Students may use three units of credit for work on a research project in MATSCI H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research) for the engineering elective. Other letter graded research courses may be approved by petition. Typically, this elective should be offered by a department within the College of Engineering or from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.

4Free electives can be any technical or non-technical course, any course of your interest offered by any department. There are no restrictions.