EECS and Nuclear Engineering - Berkeley Engineering (2024)

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2024-2025 Joint Major Program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Nuclear Engineering*
CourseFallSpring
Freshman Year
CHEM 1A+1AL – General Chemistry, or CHEM 4A – General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1)

5

COMPSCI 61A – Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, or ENGIN 7 – Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers

4

COMPSCI 61B – Data Structures, or 61BL – Data Structures and Programming Methodology

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

Total

17

15-16

Sophom*ore Year
MATSCI 45 – Properties of Materials + MATSCI 45L – Properties of Materials Laboratory

4

EECS 16A – Designing Information Devices and Systems I

4

EECS 16B – Designing Information Devices and Systems II

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 + PHYSICS 5BL – Introduction to Experimental Physics(2)

4-5

PHYSICS 7C – Physics for Scientists and Engineers, or PHYSICS 5C – Introductory Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics + PHYSICS 5CL – Introduction to Experimental Physics II(2)

4-5

Humanities/Social Sciences Course(3)

3-4

Total

16-17

15-17

Junior Year
ENGIN 40 – Engineering Thermodynamics

4

ELENG 120 – Signals and Systems

4

EECS 126 – Probability and Random Processes, or STAT 134 – Concepts of Probability

4

NUCENG 100 – Introduction to Nuclear Engineering3
NUCENG 101-Nuclear Reactions and Radiation

4

NUCENG 104 – Radiation Detection and Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory

4

NUCENG 150 – Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Theory

4

Humanities/Social Sciences Courses (one with Ethics content)(3)(4)

3-4

Total

15

15-16

Senior Year
ELENG 105 – Microelectronic Devices and Circuits

4

ELENG 117 – Electromagnetic Fields and Waves

4

NUCENG 170A – Nuclear Design: Design in Nuclear Power Technology and Instrumentation

3

Technical Electives(5)

9

8

Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(3)

3-4

3-4

Total

16-17

18-19

Notes

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

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 7Cwill 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 sophom*ore year. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. See engineering.berkeley.edu/hssfor complete details and a list of approved courses.

4Students must take one course with ethics content. This may be fulfilled within the Humanities/Social Studies requirement by taking one of the following courses: ANTHRO 156B; BIOENG 100; ENGIN 125, 157AC, 185; ESPM 161, 162; GEOG 31; IAS 157AC; ISF 100E; L&S 160B; PHILOS 2, 104, 107; SOCIOL 116.

5Technical electives must include:

At least 9 units of upper division nuclear engineering courses from the following groups.

The groups are presented to aid undergraduate students in focusing their choices on specific professional goals; however, the electives selected need not be from any single group. Courses listed from other departments in these groups may be taken to provide further depth but may not be used toward the 9 units.

  • Beam and Accelerator Applications: NUCENG 155, 180; PHYSICS 110A, 110B, 129, 139, 142
  • Bionuclear Engineering: BIOENG C165; ELENG 120; NUCENG 107, 162
  • Fission Power Engineering: MECENG 106, 109 (CHMENG 150A may be substituted for MECENG 106 or 109); NUCENG 120, 124, 155, 161, 167, 175
  • Fusion Power Engineering: NUCENG 120, 155, 180; PHYSICS 110A, 110B, 142
  • Homeland Security and Nonproliferation: CHEM 143; NUCENG 107, 130, 155, 175; PHYSICS 110A, 110B, 111A, 111B
  • Materials in Nuclear Technology: MATSCI 102, 104, 112, 113; NUCENG 120, 124, 155, 161
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Waste Management: CHMENG 150A, 150B; ENGIN 120 or INDENG 120; MATSCI 112; NUCENG 120, 124, 155, 161, 175
  • Radiation and Health Physics: NUCENG 120, 155, 162, 180
  • Risk, Safety and Systems Analysis: CIVENG 193; CHMENG 150A; ENGIN 120; INDENG 166; NUCENG 120, 124, 155, 161, 167, 175

And, at least 8 units of upper division EECS courses from the following lists:

  • Electromagnetics and Plasmas: ELENG 118, C239
  • Electronics: ELENG 130,140, 143; EECS 151+151LA, 151+151LB
  • Power Systems and Control: ELENG 113, C128, 134, 137A, 137B

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