Environmental Engineering Science

University of California, Berkeley

About the Program

Bachelor of Science (BS)

The environmental engineering science (EES) major is an interdisciplinary program pairing engineering fundamentals with courses in the environmental and natural sciences. The EES curriculum provides a broader foundation in the sciences, allowing students to take classes in a variety of departments both inside and outside of the College of Engineering. At the same time, it allows students to focus their studies on environmental issues more than is possible in other engineering programs. EES provides a solid interdisciplinary foundation that is necessary for creating real-world solutions to global environmental challenges, such as providing a robust supply of safe drinking water, and meeting societal demands for energy without causing air pollution or interfering with the Earth’s climate systems.

Admission to the Major

Prospective undergraduates of the College of Engineering must apply for admission to one specific major/degree program. For further information, please see the College of Engineering's website.

Admission to engineering via a Change of College application for current UC Berkeley students is very competitive as there are few spaces open in engineering each year to students admitted to other colleges at UC Berkeley. For further information regarding a Change of College to Engineering, please see the College's website.

Minor Program

A minor in environmental engineering is available through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Other Majors offered by the Engineering Science Program

Energy Engineering (Major and Minor)
Engineering Mathematics and Statistics (Major only)
Engineering Physics (Major only)

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Major Requirements

In addition to the University, campus, and college requirements, students must fulfill the below requirements specific to their major program.

General Guidelines

  1. All technical courses (courses in engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics, statistics, biological sciences, and computer science) must be taken for a letter grade.

  2. No more than one upper division course may be used to simultaneously fulfill requirements for a student’s major and minor programs.

  3. A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for all work undertaken at UC Berkeley.

  4. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all technical courses taken in satisfaction of major requirements.

For information regarding residence requirements and unit requirements, please see the College Requirements tab.

For a detailed plan of study by year and semester, please see the Plan of Study tab.

Lower Division Major Requirements

MATH 1ACalculus4
MATH 1BCalculus4
MATH 53Multivariable Calculus4
MATH 54Linear Algebra and Differential Equations4
CHEM 1A
1AL
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory 1
4
or CHEM 4A General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
PHYSICS 7APhysics for Scientists and Engineers4
PHYSICS 7BPhysics for Scientists and Engineers4
ENGIN 7Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers4
CIV ENG 11Engineered Systems and Sustainability 33
CIV ENG C30/MEC ENG C85Introduction to Solid Mechanics3
Basic science electives, select three from the following: 212-15
General Biology Lecture
and General Biology Laboratory
General Biology Lecture and Laboratory
General Chemistry
Chemical Structure and Reactivity
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Chemical Structure and Reactivity
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis 1
The Planet Earth
Physics for Scientists and Engineers
1

CHEM 4A and CHEM 4B are intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely-related field.

2

Approved scores on Biology AP, IB, or A-Level exams can satisfy two of the three basic science electives.

3

 Junior transfer admits are exempt from completing CIV ENG 11.

Upper Division Major Requirements

CIV ENG 100Elementary Fluid Mechanics3-4
or MEC ENG 106 Fluid Mechanics
or CHM ENG 150A Transport Processes
CIV ENG 103Introduction to Hydrology3
or CIV ENG 115 Water Chemistry
MEC ENG 40Thermodynamics3-4
or ENGIN 115 Engineering Thermodynamics
or CHM ENG 141 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
CIV ENG 111Environmental Engineering3
Math/computing elective, select one course from the following:3-4
Methods of Engineering Analysis
Advanced Programming with MATLAB
Introduction to Analysis
Linear Algebra
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
Numerical Analysis
Mathematical Methods for Optimization
Introduction to Complex Analysis
Concepts in Computing with Data
Concepts of Probability
Advanced science sequence, select 8-10 units from one of the following groups:8-10
CHEM 112A
& CHEM 112B
Course Not Available
and Course Not Available
Physical Chemistry
and Physical Chemistry
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Field Geology and Digital Mapping
and Geodynamics
and Structural Geology and Tectonics
and Geomorphology
and Isotopic Geochemistry
and Geological Oceanography
Air Pollution
and Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics
and Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Laboratory
and Climate Dynamics
Terrestrial Resource Ecology
and Principles of Conservation Biology
and Ecosystem Ecology
and Microbial Ecology
and Soil Characteristics
and Chemistry of Soils
and Soil Microbial Ecology
Survey of the Principles of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
and General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
Cluster courses: select 12 units from one of the clusters listed below. 112
1

The 12 units of cluster courses are in addition to the engineering and science courses used to fulfill other requirements for the major.

Approved Cluster Courses

Air Pollution and Climate Change
ARCH 140Energy and Environment4
BIO ENG C181The Berkeley Lectures on Energy: Energy from Biomass3
CIV ENG C106Air Pollution3
CIV ENG 107Climate Change Mitigation3
EL ENG 134Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Devices4
EL ENG 137AIntroduction to Electric Power Systems4
EL ENG 137BIntroduction to Electric Power Systems4
MAT SCI 136Materials in Energy Technologies4
MEC ENG 109Heat Transfer3
MEC ENG 140Combustion Processes3
MEC ENG 146Energy Conversion Principles3
NUC ENG 161Nuclear Power Engineering4
Biotechnology
BIO ENG C181The Berkeley Lectures on Energy: Energy from Biomass3
CHM ENG 140Introduction to Chemical Process Analysis4
CHM ENG 142Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering4
CHM ENG 170ABiochemical Engineering3
CHM ENG 170BBiochemical Engineering3
CHM ENG C170LBiochemical Engineering Laboratory3
CIV ENG 112Environmental Engineering Design3
CIV ENG 114Environmental Microbiology3
MCELLBI C112
C112L
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
6
MCELLBI C116Microbial Diversity3
PLANTBI 120Biology of Algae2
PLANTBI 120LLaboratory for Biology of Algae2
PLANTBI 122Bioenergy2
PLANTBI 180Environmental Plant Biology2
Ecosystems and Ecological Engineering
CIV ENG 114Environmental Microbiology3
ESPM C103Principles of Conservation Biology4
ESPM C104Modeling and Management of Biological Resources4
INTEGBI C149Molecular Ecology4
INTEGBI 151Plant Physiological Ecology4
INTEGBI 151LPlant Physiological Ecology Laboratory2
INTEGBI 152Environmental Toxicology4
INTEGBI 153Ecology3
INTEGBI 154Plant Ecology3
Environmental Fluid Mechanics
CIV ENG 101Fluid Mechanics of Rivers, Streams, and Wetlands3
CIV ENG 103Introduction to Hydrology3
CIV ENG 105Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology3
CIV ENG 173Groundwater and Seepage3
EPS 117Geomorphology4
EPS C129Biometeorology3
Geoengineering
CIV ENG 171Rock Mechanics3
CIV ENG 173Groundwater and Seepage3
CIV ENG 175Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering3
CIV ENG 176Environmental Geotechnics3
CIV ENG C178Applied Geophysics3
CIV ENG 281Engineering Geology3
EPS 117Geomorphology4
Water Quality
CIV ENG 112Environmental Engineering Design3
CIV ENG 114Environmental Microbiology3
CIV ENG 115Water Chemistry3
CIV ENG C116Chemistry of Soils3
CIV ENG 173Groundwater and Seepage3
ESPM 120Soil Characteristics3
INTEGBI 152Environmental Toxicology4

College Requirements

Students in the College of Engineering must complete no fewer than 120 semester units with the following provisions: 

  1. Completion of the requirements of one engineering major program of study. 
  2. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 (C average) and a minimum 2.00 grade point average in upper division technical coursework required of the major. 
  3. The final 30 units and two semesters must be completed in residence in the College of Engineering on the Berkeley campus. 
  4. All technical courses (math, science and engineering), required of the major or not, must be taken on a letter graded basis (unless they are only offered P/NP). 
  5. Entering freshmen are allowed a maximum of eight semesters to complete their degree requirements. Entering junior transfers are allowed a maximum of four semesters to complete their degree requirements. (Note: junior transfers admitted missing three or more courses from the lower division curriculum are allowed five semesters.) Summer terms are optional and do not count toward the maximum. Students are responsible for planning and satisfactorily completing all graduation requirements within the maximum allowable semesters. 
  6. Adhere to all college policies and procedures as they complete degree requirements.
  7. Complete the lower division program before enrolling in upper division engineering courses. 

Humanities and Social Science (H/SS) Requirement

To promote a rich and varied educational experience outside of the technical requirements for each major, the College of Engineering has a six-course Humanities and Social Sciences breadth requirement, which must be completed to graduate. This requirement, built into all the engineering programs of study, includes two reading and composition courses (R&C), and four additional courses within which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Follow these guidelines to fulfill this requirement:

  1. Complete a minimum of six courses from the  approved Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) lists
  2. Courses must be a minimum of 3 semester units (or 4 quarter units).
  3. Two of the six courses must fulfill the college's Reading and Composition (R&C) requirement. These courses must be taken for a letter grade (C- or better required) and must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year (fourth semester of enrollment). The first half of R&C, the “A” course, must be completed by the end of the freshman year; the second half of R&C, the “B" course, must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. View a detailed lists of courses that fulfill Reading and Composition requirements, or use the College of Letters and Sciences search engine to view R&C courses offered in a given semester. 
  4. The four additional courses must be chosen within College of Engineering guidelines from the H/SS lists (see below). These courses may be taken on a Pass/Not Passed basis (P/NP).
  5. Two of the six courses must be upper division (courses numbered 100-196).
  6. One of the six courses must satisfy the campus American Cultures requirement. For detailed lists of courses that fulfill American Cultures requirements, visit the American Cultures site. 
  7. A maximum of two exams (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or A-Level) may be used toward completion of the H/SS requirement. View the list of exams that can be applied toward H/SS requirements.
  8. Courses may fulfill multiple categories. For example, if you complete CY PLAN 118AC that would satisfy the American Cultures requirement and one upper division H/SS requirement.
  9. No courses offered by any engineering department other than BIO ENG 100, COMPSCI C79, ENGIN 125, ENGIN 157AC, MEC ENG 191K and MEC ENG 191AC may be used to complete H/SS requirements.
  10. Foreign language courses may be used to complete H/SS requirements. View the list of language options.
  11. Courses numbered 97, 98, 99, or above 196 may not be used to complete any H/SS requirement
  12. The College of Engineering uses modified versions of five of the College of Letters and Science (L&S) breadth requirements lists to provide options to our students for completing the H/SS requirement. No courses on the L&S Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences breadth lists may be used to complete H/SS requirements. Within the guidelines above, choose courses from any of the lists below.

Class Schedule Requirements

  • Minimum units per semester: 12.0.
  • Maximum units per semester:  20.5.
  • Minimum technical courses: College of Engineering undergraduates must enroll each semester in no fewer than two technical courses (of a minimum of 3 units each) required of the major program of study in which the student is officially declared.  (Note: for most majors, normal progress will require enrolling in 3-4 technical courses each semester).
  • All technical courses (math, science, engineering), required of the major or not, must be taken on a letter graded basis (unless only offered as P/NP).
  • A student's proposed schedule must be approved by a faculty adviser (or on approval from the dean or a designated staff adviser) each semester prior to enrolling in courses.

Minimum Academic (Grade) Requirements

  • A minimum overall and semester grade point average of 2.00 (C average) is required of engineering undergraduates. A student will be subject to dismissal from the University if during any fall or spring semester their overall UC GPA falls below a 2.00, or their semester GPA is less than 2.00. 
  • Students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C average) in upper division technical courses required of the major curriculum each semester. A student will be subject to dismissal from the University if their upper division technical grade point average falls below 2.00. 
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 2.00, and a minimum 2.00 grade point average in upper division technical course work required of the major is needed to earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

Unit Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, students must complete at least 120 semester units of courses subject to certain guidelines:

  • Completion of the requirements of one engineering major program of study. 
  • A maximum of 16 units of special studies coursework (courses numbered 97, 98, 99, 197, 198, or 199) is allowed towards the 120 units; a maximum of four is allowed in a given semester.
  • A maximum of 4 units of physical education from any school attended will count towards the 120 units.
  • Students may receive unit credit for courses graded P (including P/NP units taken through EAP) up to a limit of one-third of the total units taken and passed on the Berkeley campus at the time of graduation.

Normal Progress

Students in the College of Engineering must enroll in a full-time program and make normal progress each semester toward the bachelor's degree. The continued enrollment of students who fail to achieve minimum academic progress shall be subject to the approval of the dean. (Note: students with official accommodations established by the Disabled Students' Program, with health or family issues, or with other reasons deemed appropriate by the dean may petition for an exception to normal progress rules.) 

Plan of Study

For more detailed information regarding the courses listed below (e.g., elective information, GPA requirements, etc.), please see the College Requirements and Major Requirements tabs.

Freshman
FallUnitsSpringUnits
CHEM 4A or 1A and 1AL14MATH 1B4
MATH 1A4PHYSICS 7A4
Reading & Composition course from List A4CIV ENG 1163
Humanities/Social Sciences course3-4ENGIN 74
 15-16 15
Sophomore
FallUnitsSpringUnits
MATH 534MATH 544
PHYSICS 7B4CIV ENG C30 or MEC ENG C853
First Basic Science Elective24-5Second and Third Basic Science Electives28-10
Reading & Composition course from List B4 
 16-17 15-17
Junior
FallUnitsSpringUnits
CIV ENG 100, MEC ENG 106, or CHM ENG 150A3-4MEC ENG 40, ENGIN 115, or CHM ENG 1413
CIV ENG 103 or 1153Math/Computing Elective33-4
CIV ENG 1113Cluster courses46
Humanities/Social Sciences course3-4Humanities/Social Sciences course3-4
Free Electives3 
 15-17 15-17
Senior
FallUnitsSpringUnits
Cluster course43Cluster course43
Advanced Science Sequence course54-5Advanced Science Sequence course54-5
Free Electives8Humanities/Social Sciences course3-4
 Free Electives4
 15-16 14-16
Total Units: 120-131
1

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

2

Select three basic science electives from: BIOLOGY 1A plus BIOLOGY 1AL, BIOLOGY 1BCHEM 1BCHEM 3A plus CHEM 3ALCHEM 3B plus CHEM 3BLCHEM 4BEPS 50PHYSICS 7C. Note: approved scores on Biology AP, IB or A-Level Exams can satisfy two of the three basic science electives.

3

Select one from the following: ENGIN 117ENGIN 177MATH 104MATH 110MATH 126MATH 128AMATH 170MATH 185STAT 133, or STAT 134.

4

Cluster courses: 12 units required. See Major Requirements tab for list of approved cluster courses.

5

Advanced science sequence: 8-10 units required. See Major Requirements tab for list of approved advanced science sequence courses.

6

Junior transfer admits are exempt from completing CIV ENG 11.

Courses

Environmental Engineering Science

ENGIN 7 Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 10 Week Session
Elements of procedural and object-oriented programming. Induction, iteration, and recursion. Real functions and floating-point computations for engineering analysis. Introduction to data structures. Representative examples are drawn from mathematics, science, and engineering. The course uses the MATLAB programming language. Sponsoring departments: Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

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ENGIN W7 Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2015 10 Week Session
Elements of procedural and object-oriented programming. Induction, iteration, and recursion. Real functions and floating-point computations for engineering analysis. Introduction to data structures. Representative examples are drawn from mathematics, science, and engineering. The course uses the MATLAB programming language.

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ENGIN 10 Engineering Design and Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013
This is a is an introduction to the profession of engineering and its different disciplines through a variety of individual design and analysis projects. Hands on creativity,teamwork, and effective communication are emphasized. Common lecture sessions address the essence of engineering design, the practice of engineering analysis, the societal context for engineering projects and the ethics of the engineering profession. Students develop design
and analysis skills, and practice applying these skills to illustrative problems drawn from various mechanical engineering topics such as material testing,aerodynamics, controls and design.
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ENGIN 15 Design Methodology 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Introduction to design methodology, problem definition, and the search for creative solutions. Social, political, legal, and ethical aspects of design solutions. Topics and discussions include the structure of engineering organizations, the product development cycle, mechanical dissection, reverse engineering, patents, failure case studies, product liability, and engineering ethics.

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ENGIN 24 Freshman Seminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2009
The Berkeley Seminar Program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. Berkeley Seminars are offered in all college departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester.

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ENGIN 25 Visualization for Design 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Development of 3-dimensional visualization skills for engineering design. Sketching as a tool for design communication. Presentation of 3-dimensional geometry with 2-dimensional engineering drawings. This course will introduce the use of 2-dimensional CAD on computer workstations as a major graphical analysis and design tool. A group design project is required. Teamwork and effective communication are emphasized.

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ENGIN 26 Three-Dimensional Modeling for Design 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Three-dimensional modeling for engineering design. This course will emphasize the use of CAD on computer workstations as a major graphical analysis and design tool. Students develop design skills, and practice applying these skills. A group design project is required. Hands-on creativity, teamwork, and effective communication are emphasized.

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ENGIN 27 Introduction to Manufacturing and Tolerancing 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), tolerance analysis for fabrication, fundamentals of manufacturing processes (metal cutting, welding, joining, casting, molding, and layered manufacturing).

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ENGIN 39B Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 1.5 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Spring 2008
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester. Enrollment limits are set by the faculty, but the suggested limit is 25.

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ENGIN 39E Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 1.5 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Spring 2008
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester. Enrollment limits are set by the faculty, but the suggested limit is 25.

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ENGIN 39F Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 1.5 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2010
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester. Enrollment limits are set by the faculty, but the suggested limit is 25.

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ENGIN 40 Engineering Thermodynamics 4 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
Fundamental laws of thermodynamics for simple substances; application to flow processes and to nonreacting mixtures; statistical thermodynamics of ideal gases and crystalline solids; chemical and materials thermodynamics; multiphase and multicomponent equilibria in reacting systems; electrochemistry. Sponsoring Departments: Materials Science and Engineering and Nuclear Engineering.

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ENGIN 45 Properties of Materials 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Application of basic principles of physics and chemistry to the engineering properties of materials. Special emphasis devoted to relation between microstructure and the mechanical properties of metals, concrete, polymers, and ceramics, and the electrical properties of semiconducting materials. Sponsoring Department: Materials Science and Engineering

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ENGIN 45L Properties of Materials Laboratory 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course presents laboratory applications of the basic principles introduced in the lecture-based course E45 – Properties of Materials.

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ENGIN 47 Supplementary Work in Lower Division Engineering 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
May be taken only with permission of the Dean of the College of Engineering. Students with partial credit in a lower division engineering course may complete the work under this heading.

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ENGIN 92 Perspectives in Engineering 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This series of lectures provides students, especially undeclared Engineering students, with information on the various engineering disciplines to guide them toward choice of major. Lecturers describe research activities, how they made their own career choices, and indicate future opportunities. Recommended for all Engineering Science students and required for Engineering undeclared students.

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ENGIN 93 Energy Engineering Seminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Weekly seminar with different speakers on energy-related topics. The goal is to expose students to a broad range of energy issues.

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ENGIN 98 Directed Group Studies for Lower Division Undergraduates 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Seminars for group study of selected topics, which will vary from year to year. Intended for students in the lower division.

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ENGIN 115 Engineering Thermodynamics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Fundamental laws of thermodynamics for simple substances; application to flow processes and to nonreacting mixtures; statistical thermodynamics of ideal gases and crystalline solids; chemical and materials thermodynamics; multiphase and multicomponent equilibria in reacting systems; electrochemistry. Sponsoring Departments: Materials Science and Engineering and Nuclear Engineering.

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ENGIN 117 Methods of Engineering Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014
Methods of theoretical engineering analysis; techniques for analyzing partial differential equations and the use of special functions related to engineering systems. Sponsoring Department: Mechanical Engineering.

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ENGIN 120 Principles of Engineering Economics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Economic analysis for engineering decision making: Capital flows, effect of time and interest rate. Different methods of evaluation of alternatives. Minimum-cost life and replacement analysis. Depreciation and taxes. Uncertainty; preference under risk; decision analysis. Capital sources and their effects. Economic studies.

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ENGIN 125 Ethics, Engineering, and Society 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013
How should engineers analyze and resolve the ethical issues inherent in engineering? This seminar-style course provides an introduction to how theories, concepts, and methods from the humanities and social science can be applied to ethical problems in engineering. Assignments incorporate group and independent research designed to provide students an opportunity to contribute novel findings to the emerging field of engineering ethics while building
their analytical and communication skills. This course cannot be used to fulfill any engineering technical requirements (units or courses).
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ENGIN 128 Advanced Engineering Design Graphics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Advanced graphics tools for engineering design. Parametric solid modeling. Assembly modeling. Presentation using computer animation and multimedia techniques.

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ENGIN 147 Supplementary Work in Upper Division Engineering 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
May be taken only with permission of the Dean of the College of Engineering. Students with partial credit in an upper division engineering course may complete the work under this heading.

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ENGIN 157AC Engineering, The Environment, and Society 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course engages students at the intersection of environmental justice, social justice, and engineering to explore how problems that are commonly defined in technical terms are at their roots deeply socially embedded. Through partnerships with community-based organizations, students are trained to recognize the socio-political nature of technical problems so that they may approach solutions in ways that prioritize social justice. Topics
covered include environmental engineering as it relates to air, water, and soil contamination; race, class, and privilege; expertise; ethics; and engaged citizenship. This course cannot be used to complete any engineering technical or unit requirements.
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ENGIN 177 Advanced Programming with MATLAB 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
The course builds an understanding, demonstrates engineering uses, and provides hand-on experience for object-oriented programming as well as exposes a practical knowledge of advanced features available in MATLAB. The course will begin with a brief review of basic MATLAB features and quickly move to class organization and functionality. The introduced concepts are reinforced by examining the advanced graphical features of MATLAB. The material
will also include the effective use of programs written in C and FORTRAN, and will cover SIMULINK, a MATLAB toolbox providing for an effective ways of model simulations. Throughout the course, the emphasis will be placed on examples and homework assignments from engineering disciplines.
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ENGIN 194 Undergraduate Research 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Students who have completed a satisfactory number of advanced courses may pursue original research under the direction of one of the members of the staff. Final report and presentation required.

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ENGIN 198 Directed Group Studies for Advanced Undergraduates 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Group study of selected topics.

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Faculty and Instructors

Faculty

Ilan Adler, Professor. Financial engineering, optimization theory, combinatorial probability models.
Research Profile

Ana Claudia Arias, Associate Professor. Physical Electronics (PHY); Flexible and Printed Electronics; Energy (ENE).

James Casey, Professor. Continuum mechanics, finite elasticity, continuum thermodynamics, plasticity, theories of elastic-plastic materials, history of mechanics, dynamics.
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Scott Moura, Assistant Professor. Optimal control, PDE control, estimation, adaptive control, dynamic system modeling, energy management, battery management systems, vehicle-to-grid, smart grid.
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Kara L. Nelson, Professor. Water and wastewater treatment, water reuse, detection and inactivation of pathogens in water and sludge, appropriate technologies.
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Junqiao Wu, Associate Professor. Semiconductors, nanotechnology, energy materials.
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Tarek Zohdi, Professor. Finite element methods, computational methods for advanced manufacturing, micro-structural/macro-property inverse problems involving optimization and design of new materials, modeling and simulation of high-strength fabric, modeling and simulation of particulate/granular flows, modeling and simulation of multiphase/composite electromagnetic media, modeling and simulation of the dynamics of swarms.
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Affiliated Faculty

David Attwood, Professor-in-Residence. Short wavelength electromagnetics; Soft X-ray microscopy; Coherence; EUV lithography.

Alex Zettl, Professor. Physics, condensed matter physics, fullerenes, condensed matter experiments, characterize novel materials with unusual electronic and magnetic ground states, low-dimensional and nanoscale structures, superconductors, giant magnetoresistance materials, nanotubes, graphene, boron nitride nanostructures, neural probes, NEMS.
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Contact Information

Engineering Science Program

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Faculty Adviser

Kara Nelson, PhD

663 Davis Hall

karanelson@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Staff Adviser

Joan Chamberlain

joanch@berkeley.edu

Engineering Student Services

Olivia Chan

Phone: 510-642-7594

http://engineering.berkeley.edu/ESS

oychan@berkeley.edu

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