JOINT MAJORS

MSE/BioE
Joint Major

The Departments of Bioengineering and Materials Science & Engineering offer a joint major for students who have an interest in the field of biomaterials. The broad-based curriculum includes exposure to fundamental courses in engineering and life sciences and will allow students to understand the interface between the two major fields. Students who graduate with this joint major will successfully compete for jobs in the field of biomaterials in academia, industry, and government.

Faculty Advisor: Professor Phil Messersmith

* 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.

Freshman Year
Fall
(units)
Spring (units)
  Chemistry 1A &1AL or Chemistry 4A 4
  Chemistry 1B or Chemistry 4B 4
  E 7 Introduction to Computer Programming for Engineers 4
  Mathematics 1A – Calculus 4
  Mathematics 1B – Calculus 4
  Physics 7A – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4
  Reading and Composition Course from List A 4
  Humanities/Social Science Course 1 3-4
  Freshman Seminar or E 92 (Optional) 1 1
  Total 15-17 16-17
Sophomore Year
Junior Year
Senior Year
Additional Information

MSE/ChemE
Joint Major

Many of the engineering problems facing the nation in the next decades will require solution by engineers who have training in both chemical process engineering and materials engineering. Three typical examples are coal gasification and liquefaction, extraction of metals from low-grade ores and wastes, and environmental control of metallurgical processes.

Faculty Advisor: Professor Ting Xu

* 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.

Freshman Year
Fall
(units)
Spring (units)
  Chemistry 1A &1AL or Chemistry 4A 4
  Chemistry 1B or Chemistry 4B 4
  E 7 Introduction to Computer Programming for Engineers 4
  Mathematics 1A – Calculus 4
  Mathematics 1B – Calculus 4
  Physics 7A – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4
  Reading and Composition Course from List A 4
  Humanities/Social Science Course 1 3-4
  Freshman Seminar or E 92 (Optional) 1 1
  Total 15-17 16-17
Sophomore Year
Junior Year
Senior Year
Additional Information

MSE/EECS
Joint Major

The materials used in integrated circuits run the gamut to include semiconductors, insulators, metals, polymers, and composites, motivating students to seek the joint major in electrical engineering and computer sciences and material science and engineering. The curriculum in this joint major is designed to provide a fundamental background in both disciplines so that students will be conversant in all aspects of materials selection and design to optimize electronic, optical and magnetic properties in engineering applications. Students completing this joint major program will find career options in all branches of the microelectronics industries.

Faculty Advisor: Professor Junqiao Wu

* 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.

Freshman Year
Fall
(units)
Spring (units)
  Chemistry 1A &1AL or Chemistry 4A 4
  Chemistry 1B or Chemistry 4B 4
  E 7 Introduction to Computer Programming for Engineers 4
  Mathematics 1A – Calculus 4
  Mathematics 1B – Calculus 4
  Physics 7A – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4
  Reading and Composition Course from List A 4
  Humanities/Social Science Course 1 3-4
  Freshman Seminar or E 92 (Optional) 1 1
  Total 15-17 16-17
Sophomore Year
Junior Year
Senior Year

MSE/ME
Joint Major

Students interested in the mechanical behavior of materials have the option of pursuing a joint major in materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering. The curriculum addresses key fundamentals of both disciplines, preparing students in materials selection and design for structural and functional applications. Students completing this joint major enter professional positions in the aerospace, automotive, energy, and manufacturing industries, along with many others.

Faculty Advisor: Professor Thomas Devine

* 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.

Freshman Year
Fall
(units)
Spring (units)
  Chemistry 1A &1AL or Chemistry 4A 4
  Chemistry 1B or Chemistry 4B 4
  E 7 Introduction to Computer Programming for Engineers 4
  Mathematics 1A – Calculus 4
  Mathematics 1B – Calculus 4
  Physics 7A – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4
  Reading and Composition Course from List A 4
  Humanities/Social Science Course 1 3-4
  Freshman Seminar or E 92 (Optional) 1 1
  Total 15-17 16-17
Sophomore Year
Junior Year
Senior Year

MSE/NE
Joint Major

The interface between materials science and engineering and nuclear engineering is an especially challenging and rewarding one, giving students in this joint major an exciting range of options. With a sound curriculum steeped in the fundamentals, the joint major program prepares students to fully understand the behavior of materials in a reactor environment, including their design and optimization. Students completing this joint major will successfully compete for positions in the energy sector.

Faculty Advisor: Professor Thomas Devine

* 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.

Freshman Year
Fall
(units)
Spring (units)
  Chemistry 1A &1AL or Chemistry 4A 4
  Chemistry 1B or Chemistry 4B 4
  E 7 Introduction to Computer Programming for Engineers 4
  Mathematics 1A – Calculus 4
  Mathematics 1B – Calculus 4
  Physics 7A – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4
  Reading and Composition Course from List A 4
  Humanities/Social Science Course 1 3-4
  Freshman Seminar or E 92 (Optional) 1 1
  Total 15-17 16-17
Sophomore Year
Junior Year
Senior Year

Contact Us

Department offices are located in 210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, in the Northeast corner of campus.

Address:

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