PREP: Pre-Engineering Program - Condition for Admission
Is PREP a condition for your admission? You’re in the right place! Here you will learn more about the program, frequently asked questions and fill out the form to help us get to know you. Meet some of our past "PREP-ies" and hear why they enjoyed being a part of program.
The Pre-Engineering Program (PREP) is a three week summer program with 60 incoming Berkeley Engineering students. Through PREP you will understand the rigors of UC Berkeley coursework — specifically in calculus, chemistry, and programming courses. As a PREP student, you’ll make friends with fellow incoming students and build a network of peers even before you start classes.
PREP is one of the many support services offered by Engineering Student Services. Through the generous support of our corporate partners, PREP is provided at no cost to participating students.
There are three main thrusts of Berkeley Engineering’s Pre-Engineering Program:
Academic Component: You will attend primer seminars based on lower division courses that you’ll take during your first year as a Berkeley Engineer. You will make valuable connections with other incoming engineering students, current students and PREP alumni.
Professional Development Component: Even if you have never created a resume, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running just in time for UC Berkeley’s fall career fairs. Landing your Dream Job is a journey and it starts at PREP!
Design Component: You will work with engineering Professor Scott Moura in the Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation. Working with a team, you will create a prototype using the SPRINT design process. At the end of the program you'll showcase your product at the Design Expo to industry representatives (such as Chevron and Micron) and Berkeley Engineering faculty.
What happens after PREP?
The PREP summer experience is just the beginning. After PREP you will be invited to participate in fall seminars and weekly study groups. You will be invited to exclusive networking opportunities with industry and participate in exploratory experiences that will maximize your time at Cal.
When does PREP take place?
This year PREP takes place from July 29-August 16, 2019, just prior to UC Berkeley’s Golden Bear Orientation.
What is the cost of PREP?
Through the generous support of our sponsors — RECARE Foundation, Chevron, GM, Boeing and the College of Engineering — PREP is free to all participants. Lodging, food, books and class time are all provided. A small amount of spending money is all you’ll need.
Fill out our short questionnaire so we can get to know you better and get ready for you to begin an awesome four-years with Berkeley Engineering.