Building a Berkeley engineer

Coronavirus information

In response to the global spread of the novel coronavirus, UC Berkeley has shifted most instruction to online methods, with limited in-person classes, and halted most public events.

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.

Advising & counseling

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.

Academic support

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.

Student life

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.

Teams & organizations

Winning CalSol team and their solar-powered car

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.

Student leadership

Student participating in LeaderShape program

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.

Undergraduate Guide

The College of Engineering Undergraduate Guide provides information about degree requirements as well as important policies and procedures to help you successfully navigate your academic career.

Register for classes

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.

Forms & petitions

Additional resources

ESS programs

The Toolkit

Diagram of student support tools

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.