Building a Berkeley engineer
Welcome to Berkeley Engineering!
Whether you’re an entering student or preparing to graduate, Engineering Student Services (ESS) can help you optimize your time and maximize your educational experience. We offer information and how-to’s on everything from choosing a major to planning your post-graduate career. Our extensive support services and high-quality programs will help you navigate your path at Berkeley Engineering and empower you to be your best.
As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes in California, UC Berkeley is transitioning to “close-to-normal” operations over the summer, with in-person instruction and public events resuming at the start of the fall semester in August.
Berkeley Engineering offers a range of advising options to help you thrive both academically and personally. We want to make your time here as successful and rewarding as possible.
The Center for Access to Engineering Excellence (CAEE), located in 227 & 240 Bechtel Engineering, is a hub for student engagement and academic success. Drop-in tutoring services from current students is available for most engineering core courses.
Learning and “lightbulb” moments aren’t confined to the classroom. They can happen anywhere — at the coffee house, on a team project, in a casual conversation over pizza. At Berkeley Engineering, you’re surrounded by some of the smartest, most creative and entrepreneurial people you’ll ever meet.
Take what you’ve learned in the classroom or lab, then add character development and leadership skills. Competition teams and student organizations give you the opportunity to showcase your work and develop new ideas. You’ll also be meeting new people, creating professional connections and expanding your skillsets.
Engineering Student Services is the place to go to learn about leadership and professional development opportunities. We can help you acquire the skills that will build your résumé, heighten your profile and launch your career.
Important dates, enrollment limits, and step-by-step instructions will help you get ready to sign up for classes for the upcoming semester. Don’t wait to schedule an adviser visit and get your paperwork in order.
- Degree worksheets
- Program planning form
- Add, drop, change grading option (one-time green petition)
- Add, drop, change grading option (blue petition)
- Work verification
- More College of Engineering forms
- Office of the Registrar forms
There’s a lot more to building the complete Berkeley engineer than just developing technical excellence. We also strive to help students develop skills in leadership, ethics, communication, entrepreneurship, design and wellness through a broad range of courses, co-curricular programs and support services.