EECS 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: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 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 Program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences 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
ENGIN 7 – Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers, or COMPSCI 61A – Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs 4
MATH 1A – Calculus 4
MATH 1B – Calculus 4
PHYSICS 7A – Physics for Scientists and Engineers, or PHYSICS 5A – Introductory Mechanics and Relativity(2) 3-4
Reading & Composition Part A Course(3) 4
Reading & Composition Part B Course(3) 4
Humanities/Social Science Course(3) 3-4
Total 16-17 15-16
Sophomore Year
COMPSCI 61B – Data Structures, or 61BL – Data Structures and Programming Methodology 4
MATSCI 45 – Properties of Materials + MATSCI 45L – Properties of Materials Laboratory 4
EECS 16A – Designing Information Devices and Systems I 4
MATH 53 – Multivariable Calculus 4
MATH 54 – Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 4
PHYSICS 7B – Physics for Scientists and Engineers, or PHYSICS 5B – Introductory Electromagnetism, Waves, and Optics + 5BL – Introduction to Experimental Physics(2) 4-5
PHYSICS 7C – Physics for Scientists and Engineers, or PHYSICS 5C – Introductory Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics + 5CL – Introduction to Experimental Physics II(2) 4-5
Humanities/Social Science Course(3) 3-4
Total 16-17 15-17
Junior Year
COMPSCI 61C – Great Ideas of Computer Architecture, or 61CL – Machine Structures (Lab-Centric), or EECS 16B – Designing Information Devices and Systems II 4
ENGIN 40 – Engineering Thermodynamics, or PHYSICS 112 – Introduction to Statistical and Thermal Physics 4
ELENG 105 – Microelectronic Devices and Circuits 4
ELENG 126 – Probability and Random Processes, or STAT 134 – Concepts of Probability 4
MATSCI 102 – Bonding, Crystallography, and Crystal Defects 3
MATSCI 103 – Phase Transformations and Kinetics 3
MATSCI 104 – Materials Characterization + MATSCI 104L – Materials Characterization Laboratory 4
PHYSICS 137A – Quantum Mechanics 4
Total 15 15
Senior Year
ELENG 117 – Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 4
ELENG 140 – Linear Integrated Circuits, or EECS 151 – Introduction to Digital Design and Integrated Circuits + EECS 151LA – Application Specific Integrated Circuits Laboratory(4), or EECS 151 + EECS 151LB – Field-Programmable Gate Array Laboratory(4) 4-5
MATSCI 111 – Properties of Electronic Materials, or ELENG 130 – Integrated-Circuit Devices 4
MATSCI 130 – Experimental Materials Science 3
PHYSICS 141A – Solid State Physics 4
Technical Electives(5) 6-8
Humanities/Social Science Courses(3) 3-4 3-4
Total 18-20 13-16

 

Notes

1CHEM 4A is intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely related field.

2Students may choose to take the Physics 7 series or the Physics 5 series. Students who fulfill PHYSICS 7A with an AP exam score, transfer work, or at Berkeley may complete the physics requirement by taking either PHYSICS 7B and 7C, or PHYSICS 5B/5BL and 5C/5CL. Students who take PHYSICS 5A must take PHYSICS 5B/5BL and 5C/5CL to complete the physics requirement. Completion of PHYSICS 5A and PHYSICS 7B and Physics 7C will not fulfill the physics requirement.

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.

4EECS 151+151LA or EECS 151+151LB may be used to fulfill only one requirement.

5Technical electives must include two courses:

  1. ELENG 118, 143; EECS 151+151LA(4), or EECS 151+151LB(4); and
  2. at least 3 units from the MATSCI 120 series.

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.