Academic support

Center for Access to Engineering Excellence

Center for Access to Engineering Excellence officePhoto by Laura VogtThe Center for Access to Engineering Excellence, located in 227 Bechtel Engineering. The CAEE is a hub for student engagement and academic success. Throughout the school year, we offer drop-in tutoring for core engineering coursework, review sessions, study groups and skill-building workshops. Our knowledgeable advising staff can share resources and information from across campus.

We also organize three Berkeley Engineering student programs:

The CAEE is open to all Berkeley Engineering students (including undocumented students) for use as study space. We host regular social hours and other activities. Come visit!

We offer tutoring services for most engineering core courses. Our tutors are engineering students who have shown both a strong grasp of the material and a talent for assisting those who need some added support with their coursework.Tutoring

We offer tutoring for several classes each semester. Visit our tutoring page for a list of available classes and calendars of drop-in tutoring hours.


Our Pre-Engineering Program (PREP) gives incoming first-year students a competitive edge by jumpstarting their Berkeley Engineering experience through participation in the PREP Summer Institute.


Our Transfer Pre-Engineering Program (T-PREP) offers incoming transfer students an intensive seven-day immersive summer experience. Participants can live on campus and gain a head start in making the transition from community college to Berkeley Engineering.

Engineering Scholars

Engineering Scholars as Engaged Scholars (ES²) is a one-year program that provides incoming freshmen and transfer students with opportunities to combine their love of engineering and innovation with their commitment to social justice and underserved communities.

Engineering Excellence Workshops

Every semester, the CAEE offers a series of Engineering Excellence Workshops to help students make the most of their time at Berkeley Engineering. Whether it is how to take notes and study effectively, make the most of GSI and faculty office hours, or managing your time and stress, our workshops approach topics with the engineering student in mind.

Study groups

Study groups are essential for keeping up with your homework, preparing for class and studying for exams. We facilitate study groups and provide free space. If you’re looking for a space for your group to meet or would like to start a new study group, please contact Luis Castillo

Review sessions

Each semester, we hold course-specific review sessions and “study slams” to support students during midterms and finals. Review sessions are developed by our skilled tutors and staff, and are based on feedback from engineering students. To request a review session with our tutors, please contact Luis Castillo.


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