2019-2020 Freshman Undergraduate Program in 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 Sciences Course(2)
3-4
-
Any Freshman Seminar
1
-
Total
16-18
16
Sophomore Year
MATSCI 45 - Properties of Materials+MATSCI 45L - Properties of Materials Laboratory
4
-
Electronic Circuits Elective(3
-
3-4
MATH 53 - Multivariable Calculus
4
-
MATH 54 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
-
4
PHYSICS 7B - Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
PHYSICS 7C - Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2)
3-4
3-4
Total
15-16
14-16
Junior Year
ENGIN 40 - Engineering Thermodynamics
4
-
ENGIN 117 - Methods of Engineering Analysis
3
-
NUCENG 100 - Introduction to Nuclear Engineering 3 -
NUCENG 101 - Nuclear Reactions and Radiation
-
4
NUCENG 150 - Nuclear Reactor Theory
-
4
Technical Elective(4)
-
4
Humanities/Social Sciences Course (with Ethics Content)(2)(5)
3-4
-
Free elective(6) - 0-2
Total
13-14
12-14
Senior Year
NUCENG 104 - Radiation Detection and Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory 4 -
NUCENG 170A - Nuclear Design:  Design in Nuclear Power Technology and Instrumentation
-
3
Technical Electives(4)
12
13
Total
16
16

Notes

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

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.

3Electronic Circuits Elective: Choose one course from ELENG 16A, ENGIN 11, MECENG 100, or PHYSICS 111A.

4Students must complete 29 technical elective units which must include at least 17 units of upper division nuclear engineering courses. The remaining 12 technical elective units must be fulfilled by taking courses in engineering and science, of which a minimum of 9 units must be upper division. Students must consult with and obtain approval from their faculty adviser no later than the fall semester of their junior year for their choices of technical elective courses. Technical electives cannot include any course taken on a P/NP basis; courses numbered 24, 39, 84, 88; BIOENG 100, 153; CHMENG 185, COMPSCI C79, 195, H195; DESINV courses (except DESINV 15, 22, 23, 90E, 190E); ENGIN 125, 157AC, 180, 185, 187; INDENG 95, 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; MECENG 191AC, 190K, 191K. Students may receive up to three units of technical elective credit for graded research in H194 or 196.

5Students must take one course with ethics content. This may be fulfilled within the Humanities/Social Sciences 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.

6Free electives can be any technical or non-technical course, any course of your interest offered by any department. There are no restrictions.

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

Upper division technical electives

The following groups of electives should help undergraduate students focus their choices on specific professional goals. The electives selected need not be from any single group.

Beam and Accelerator Applications:
PHYSICS 110A, 110B (or ELENG 117), 129, 139, 142; NUCENG 155, 180

Bionuclear Engineering:
BIOENG C165; ENGIN 120 (ELENG 16A and 16B are prerequisites for this course), C145B; NUCENG 107, 162

Computational Methods:
NUCENG 155, MATH 110, 128A, 104; COMPSCI 169; STAT 134, 150

Fission Power Engineering:
MECENG 106, 109 (CHMENG 150A may be substituted for MECENG 106 and 109); NUCENG 120, 124, 155, 161, 167, 175

Fusion Power Engineering:
PHYSICS 110A, 110B, 142; NUCENG 120, 155, 180

Homeland Security and Nonproliferation:
CHEM 143; PHYSICS 110A, 110B, 111; NUCENG 102, 107, 130, 155, 175

Materials in Nuclear Technology:
MATSCI 102, 104, 112, 113; NUCENG 120, 124, 155, 161

Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Waste Management:
CHMENG 150A, 150B; ENGIN 120; ENE,RES 151; MATSCI 112; NUCENG 120, 124, 155, 161, 175

Radiation and Health Physics: 
NUCENG 102, 120, 155, 162, 180

Risk, Safety and Systems Analysis:
CIVENG 193; CHMENG 150A; ENGIN 120; INDENG 166; NUCENG 120, 124, 155, 161, 167, 175

2019-2020 Transfer Undergraduate Program in Nuclear Engineering*

Course Fall Spring
1st and 2nd Semesters
ENGIN 7 - Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
MATSCI 45 - Properties of Materials+MATSCI 45L - Properties of Materials Laboratory
4
-
NUCENG 100 - Introduction to Nuclear Engineering 3 -
ENGIN 117 - Methods of Engineering Analysis
-
3
NUCENG 101 - Nuclear Reactions and Radiation - 4
NUCENG 150 - Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Theory - 4
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(1, 2)
3-4
3-4
Total
14-15
14-15
3rd and 4th Semesters
ENGIN 40 - Engineering Thermodynamics
4
-
NUCENG 104 - Radiation Detection and Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory 4 -
Electronic Circuits Elective(3) 3-4 -
NUCENG 170A - Nuclear Design:  Design in Nuclear Power Technology and Instrumentation - 3
Technical Electives(4)
 
10
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(1, 2)
3-4
3-4
Total
14-16
16-17
5th Semester**
Technical Electives(4)
13
Total
13

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 Nuclear 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.

2Students must take one course with ethics content. This may be fulfilled within the Humanities/Social Sciences 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.

3Electronic Circuits Elective: Choose one course from ELENG 16A, ENGIN 11, MECENG 100, or PHYSICS 111A.

4Transfer students must complete 26 technical elective units which must include at least 14 units of upper division nuclear engineering courses. The remaining 12 technical elective units must be fulfilled by taking courses in engineering and science, of which a minimum of 9 units must be upper division. Students must consult with and obtain approval from their faculty adviser no later than the fall semester of their junior year for their choices of technical elective courses. Technical electives cannot include any course taken on a P/NP basis; courses numbered 24, 39, 84, 88; BIOENG 100, 153; CHMENG 185, COMPSCI C79, 195, H195; DESINV courses (except DESINV 15, 22, 23, 90E, 190E); ENGIN 125, 157AC, 180, 185, 187; INDENG 95, 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; MECENG 191AC, 190K, 191K. Students may receive up to three units of technical elective credit for graded research in H194 or 196.

Upper division technical electives

The following groups of electives should help undergraduate students focus their choices on specific professional goals. The electives selected need not be from any single group.

Beam and Accelerator Applications:
PHYSICS 110A, 110B (or ELENG 117), 129, 139, 142; NUCENG 155, 180

Bionuclear Engineering:
BIOENG C165; ELENG 120 (ELENG 16A and 16B are prerequisites for this course), C145B; NUCENG 107, 162

Computational Methods:
NUCENG 155, MATH 110, 128A, 104; COMPSCI 169; STAT 134, 150

Fission Power Engineering:
MECENG 106, 109 (CHMENG 150A may be substituted for MECENG 106 and 109); NUCENG 120, 124, 155, 161, 167, 175

Fusion Power Engineering:
PHYSICS 110A, 110B, 142; NUCENG 120, 155, 180

Homeland Security and Nonproliferation:
CHEM 143; PHYSICS 110A, 110B, 111; NUCENG 102, 107, 130, 155, 175

Materials in Nuclear Technology:
MATSCI 102, 104, 112, 113; NUCENG 120, 124, 155, 161

Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Waste Management:
CHMENG 150A, 150B; ENGIN 120; ENE,RES 151; MATSCI 112; NUCENG 120, 124, 155, 161, 175

Radiation and Health Physics: 
NUCENG 102, 120, 155, 162, 180

Risk, Safety and Systems Analysis:
CIVENG 193; CHMENG 150A; ENGIN 120; INDENG 166; NUCENG 120, 124, 155, 161, 167, 175