Bioengineering and Materials Science & Engineering

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Berkeley, CA 94720-1702
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Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Find out more about these majors: Bioengineering and Materials Science & Engineering

Degree worksheets: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Previous Undergraduate Programs: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

2020-2021 Joint Major in Bioengineering and Materials Science and Engineering*
Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
CHEM 1A+1AL – General Chemistry, or CHEM 4A – General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1)
5
CHEM 3A+3AL – Chemical Structure and Reactivity, or CHEM 12A- Organic Chemistry(1)
5
BIOENG 10 – Introduction to Biomedicine for Engineers(2)
4
MATH 1A – Calculus
4
MATH 1B – Calculus
4
PHYSICS 7A – Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
Reading & Composition Part A Course(3)
4
Reading & Composition Part B Course(3) 4
BIOENG 26 – Introduction to Bioengineering
1
Total
18
17
Sophomore Year
BIOENG 11 – Engineering Molecules I
3
MATSCI 45 – Properties of Materials + MATSCI 45L – Properties of Materials Laboratory
4
ENGIN 7 – Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers, or COMPSCI 61A – Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs 4
MATH 53 – Multivariable Calculus
4
MATH 54 – Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
4
PHYSICS 7B – Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
Humanities/Social Science Courses(3)
3-4
3-4
Total
15-16
14-15
Junior Year
BIOENG 102 – Biomechanics:  Analysis and Design
4
BIOENG 103 – Engineering Molecules 2
4
BIOENG 104 – Biological Transport Phenomena 4
CHEM 120B – Physical Chemistry, or ENGIN 40 – Engineering Thermodynamics
3-4
BIOENG 110(4) – Biomedical Physiology for Engineers, or BIOENG 114(4) – Cell Engineering
4
MATSCI 102 – Bonding,Crystallography and Crystal Defects
3
MATSCI 103 – Phase Transformations and Kinetics
3
BIOENG 100, or Humanities/Social Science Course (with Ethics Content)(3)(5)
3-4
Total
14-15
14-15
Senior Year
BIOENG 115(4) – Tissue Engineering Lab, or MATSCI 130(4)– Experimental Materials Science and Design
3-4
Bioengineering Elective(6)
3-4
BIOENG C118 – Biological Performance of Materials
4
Materials Science and Engineering Electives(7)
3-4
3-4
MATSCI 104 – Material Characterization + MATSCI 104L – Materials Characterization Laboratory 4
MATSCI 151 – Polymeric Materials
3
Bioengineering Design Project, or Research Elective(8)
3-4
Humanities and Social Science Course(3)
3-4
Total
13-16
16-19

 

Notes

1CHEM 4A and 12A are intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely related field. Note: Prerequisites to CHEM 12A include CHEM 1A and 1AL and 1B (or 4A and 4B).

2Junior transfer admits are exempt from completing BIOENG 10.

3The 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.

4 This course cannot also be used to fulfill the BIOENG Elective or MATSCI Electives requirement.

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: BIOENG 100; ENGIN 125, 157AC; ESPM 161, 162; HISTORY C182C; IAS 157AC; ISF C100G; L&S 160B; PHILOS 104, 107; STS C100.

6Students must choose one of the following Bioengineering Electives: BIOENG 110, 111, 114, 115, C117, 121, 124, 150, C157 (C157 can count as either a BioE Elective or MSE Elective, but not both).

7Students must choose two of the following Materials Science and Engineering Electives: MATSCI 111, 112, 113, 130, C157 (C157 can count as either a BioE Elective or MSE Elective, but not both).

8Students must choose one of the following Bioengineering Design Project and Research Electives: BIOENG 121L, 140L, 168L, 192, H194, 196.

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.