Undergraduate students are encouraged to discuss their progress through the program with a faculty advisor. To ensure that all students meet at least once per academic year, freshman and seniors should meet with their faculty advisor during the fall semester, sophomores and juniors during the spring semester.
Academic advising is available from four official departmental advisors listed here, along with their areas of academic advice specialization (though each is available to all the students):
Professor Thomas Devine email@example.com : Mechanical Properties/ ME and NE joint majors
Professor Kevin Healy firstname.lastname@example.org : Soft and Biomaterials/ BioE joint majors
Professor Junqiao Wu email@example.com : Electronic Materials / EECS joint majors
Professor Ting Xu firstname.lastname@example.org : Materials Chemistry /Chem E joint majors
* Faculty advisors are only available to discuss students' programs and their progress, they do not handle petitions. Petitions can only be approved/denied by the Chief Undergraduate Advisor.
COVID-19: Due to the current shelter in place orders, our department will only be offering virtual advising. Please email your advisor directly to inquire about a virtual meeting time that works best for both of you.
These professors have each set aside hours in the semester for walk-in advising meetings. In addition, these professors will set aside time during the two weeks before the start of registration to enable additional walk-in advice. Of course, each of these professors can be contacted during their normal office hours, and by appointment for advice at other times during the semester.
For assistance with planning courses please visit your ESS advisor in 230 Bechtel.
Your ESS advisor is here to assist you with ESS advisers are available to help with everything related to your undergraduate education. They answer questions about degree and graduation requirements as well as academic policies and procedures. They assist with course selection and help address challenges you may be facing in your studies. They can suggest enrichment opportunities or make referrals to campus resources. They’re here to offer guidance and support.
The MSE department advisor is here to assist you with course equivalencies, exceptions, enrollments. If you are submitting an MSE minor petition or confirmation form, the department advisor will guide you through the process.
For assistance with planning, careers and internships make an appointment with your career advisor.
Career advisors are ready to assist you with your career path. Make an appointment with your career advisor to begin exploring your career path. Before you meet with your advisor make sure you create a handshake account to help you through the process.
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Department offices are located in 210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, in the Northeast corner of campus.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1760
Phone: (510) 642-3801
Fax: (510) 643-5792