Civil Engineering and Business Administration

University of California, Berkeley

About the Program

M.E.T. at a Glance: One program, two Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees.

The Civil Engineering and Business Administration simultaneous degree is part of the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Program. The M.E.T. Program aims to educate leaders with a seamless understanding of technology innovation, from idea to real-world impact.

M.E.T. students earn two Bachelor of Science degrees in one program that combines the best of the top-ranked College of Engineering and Haas School of Business. The integrated curriculum is completed in four years. Internships, career coaching and other enrichment activities provide ample opportunity for hands-on experience with innovation and entrepreneurship. Each M.E.T. cohort is small, allowing for close mentoring and a tight-knit community.

Admission to the M.E.T. Program

The M.E.T. Program seeks inquisitive, self-motivated students with a passion for finding and solving big problems. It is highly competitive and is open to freshmen during the UC application period (November 1 - 30). Freshman admission is limited to a maximum of 50 students. Current UC Berkeley sophomores in the College of Engineering majoring in one of the M.E.T. tracks may apply to M.E.T. via the Continuing Student Admissions process.

For further information, please see the M.E.T. website.

Accreditation

The B.S. program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Undergraduate Business Degree Program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

 

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Major Requirements

In addition to the University, campus, and M.E.T. Program requirements, listed on the College Requirements tab, students must fulfill the below requirements.

General Guidelines

  1. A minimum of 38 upper division business units are required.
  2. Students must complete the College Requirements and the Major Requirements.
  3. Students must complete the degree program in eight semesters, not including Summer Session.
  4. All Haas business courses must be taken for a letter grade, including core substitutions, with the exception of UGBA 194UGBA 198 and UGBA 199 (only offered Pass/No Pass).
  5. All technical courses that can be used to fulfill a requirement must be taken for a letter grade.
  6. Students who receive a grade of D+ or lower in a core UGBA course must repeat the course until they achieve a grade of C- or better.
  7. Students must complete their business prerequisite courses (including R&C) by the spring semester of their sophomore (2nd) year.
  8. Students in this program must adhere to all policies and procedures of the College of Engineering and the Haas School of Business.

For information regarding University and campus requirements, Reading and Composition, breadth, class schedule, minimum academic progress, and unit requirements, please see the College Requirements.

Lower Division Requirements

UGBA 10Principles of Business3
ECON 1Introduction to Economics4
MATH 1ACalculus4
MATH 1BCalculus4
MATH 53Multivariable Calculus4
MATH 54Linear Algebra and Differential Equations4
CHEM 1AGeneral Chemistry3
COMPSCI C8
STAT C88S
Foundations of Data Science
and Probability and Mathematical Statistics in Data Science
7
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 Sustainability3
CIV ENG C30/MEC ENG C85Introduction to Solid Mechanics3
CIV ENG 60Structure and Properties of Civil Engineering Materials3
CIV ENG 93Engineering Data Analysis3
Basic Science Elective Complete one of the following: 13-4
CIV ENG 70Engineering Geology3-4
or CHEM 1B General Chemistry
or BIOLOGY 1B General Biology Lecture and Laboratory
Reading & Composition R1A and R1B4-4

Subject Matter Requirements

Students with a specific interest within civil engineering may choose to emphasize one of the following areas in their choice of electives: engineering and project management, environmental engineering, geosystems (geoengineering), structural engineering, or transportation engineering. See the suggested courses for each area of interest.

Fundamentals
CIV ENG 100Elementary Fluid Mechanics3-4
or CIV ENG 132 Applied Structural Mechanics
Engineering Fundamentals Elective - Complete one of the following:
Principles & Techniques of Data Science [4]
Engineering Dynamics and Vibrations [3] 2
Optimization Models in Engineering [4]
Engineering Thermodynamics [4]
Thermodynamics [3]
Engineering Mechanics II [3] 2
CEE Applications - Complete three of the following (9 units):
CIV ENG C103N/ESPM C130/GEOG C136Terrestrial Hydrology4
CIV ENG 111Environmental Engineering3
CIV ENG 120Structural Engineering3
CIV ENG 155Transportation Systems Engineering3
CIV ENG 175Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering3
CIV ENG 191Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems Analysis3
CEE Practice
CIV ENG 167Engineering Project Management3
Capstone Design - Complete one of the following:
Design for Global Transformation [3]
Water & Wastewater Systems Design and Operation [3]
Transportation Facility Design [3]
Design of Steel Structures [3]
Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures [3]
Geosystems Engineering Design [3]
Life-Cycle Design and Construction [4]
Design of Internet-of-Things for Smart Cities [3]
CEE Extensions: Complete nine units of additional CIV ENG courses 3
1

The Basic Science Elective cannot be fulfilled with an exam score.

2

Students cannot receive credit for both CIV ENG 126 and MEC ENG 104.

3

CEE Extensions-Nine letter-graded units chosen from upper division CIV ENG courses not being counted toward other major requirements. Students may use up to three units of CIV ENG graduate courses numbered 200-295, taken Fall 2017 or later, toward their CEE Extensions units. Students must have a technical GPA of 3.0 or higher to obtain permission to enroll in CIV ENG graduate courses. Students may receive up to three units of credit toward their CEE Extensions units for work on a research project in CIV ENG H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research).

Upper Division Business Administration Requirements
UGBA 100Business Communication2
UGBA 101AMicroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions3
UGBA 101BMacroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions3
UGBA 102AFinancial Accounting3
UGBA 102BManagerial Accounting3
UGBA 103Introduction to Finance4
UGBA 104Introduction to Business Analytics3
UGBA 105Leading People3
UGBA 106Marketing3
UGBA 107The Social, Political, and Ethical Environment of Business3
M.E.T. Special Topics
Two courses are required. 12-2
Upper Division Business Administration Elective Courses
Select a minimum of 4-6 units of upper division UGBA elective courses in order to complete a minimum of 38 units of upper division Business Administration courses.4-6
Special Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy [1-4]
International Trade [3]
Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 [4]
Intermediate Financial Accounting 2 [4]
Advanced Financial Accounting [4]
Federal Income Tax Accounting [4]
Financial Information Analysis [4]
Operating and Financial Reporting Issues in the Financial Services Industry [3]
Ethics in Accounting [3]
Auditing [4]
Special Topics in Accounting [1-4]
Strategic Cost Management [3]
Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis [3]
Financial Institutions and Markets [3]
Investments [3]
Behavioral Finance [3]
Special Topics in Finance [1-4]
Production and Operations Management [2-3]
Game Theory and Business Decisions [3]
Special Topics in Operations and Information Technology Management [1-4]
Management of Human Resources [3]
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution [3]
Power and Politics in Organizations [2,3]
Leadership [3]
Special Topics in the Management of Organizations [1-4]
Customer Insights [3]
Market Research: Tools and Techniques for Data Collection and Analysis [3]
Brand Management and Strategy [3]
Product Branding and Branded Entertainment [2]
Advertising Strategy [3]
Special Topics in Marketing [1-4]
Pricing [3]
History of American Business [3]
Competitive Strategy [3]
Leading Strategy Implementation [3]
Legal Aspects of Management [3]
Innovations in Communications and Public Relations [2]
Special Topics in Business and Public Policy [1-4]
Introduction to International Business [3]
International Consulting for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises [3]
Introduction to Real Estate and Urban Land Economics [3]
Introduction to Real Estate Finance [3]
Urban and Real Estate Economics [3]
Special Topics in Real Estate Economics and Finance [1-4]
Strategy for the Information Technology Firm [3]
Special Topics in Innovation and Design [1-4]
Communication for Leaders [2]
Improvisational Leadership [3]
Leadership and Personal Development [3]
Leading Nonprofit and Social Enterprises [3]
Strategic Philanthropy [2]
Applied Impact Evaluation [2]
Topics in Social Sector Leadership [1-5]
Sustainable Business Consulting Projects [3]
Topics in Responsible Business [1-4]
Energy & Civilization [4]
Practical Training [0.0]
Business Abroad [1-4]
Undergraduate Colloquium on Business Topics [1]
Entrepreneurship [3]
Entrepreneurship: How to Successfully start a New Business [3]
Entrepreneurship To Address Global Poverty [3]
Topics in Entrepreneurship [1-3]
Special Topics in Business Administration [1-4]
Directed Study [1-4]
Supervised Independent Study and Research [1-4]
1

M.E.T. Special Topics courses will count as upper division business units.

College Requirements

University of California Requirements

Entry Level Writing

All students who enter the University of California as freshmen must demonstrate their command of the English language by fulfilling the Entry Level Writing Requirement. Fulfillment of this requirement is also a prerequisite to enrollment in all reading and composition courses at UC Berkeley. 

American History and American Institutions

The American History and Institutions requirements are based on the principle that a US resident who graduates from an American university should have an understanding of the history and governmental institutions of the United States.

Campus Requirement

American Cultures

American Cultures (AC) is the one requirement that all undergraduate students at UC Berkeley need to take and pass in order to graduate. The requirement offers an exciting intellectual environment centered on the study of race, ethnicity, and culture of the United States. AC courses offer students opportunities to be part of research-led, highly accomplished teaching environments, grappling with the complexity of American culture.

M.E.T. Program Requirements

Reading and Composition

Two Reading and Composition (R&C) 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 (4th 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, by no later than the end of the sophomore year or a student's registration will be blocked. View a detailed list of courses that fulfill Reading and Composition requirements. 

Breadth Requirement

The undergraduate breadth requirement provides Berkeley students with a rich and varied educational experience outside of their major program. As the foundation of a liberal arts education, breadth courses give students a view into the intellectual life of the University while introducing them to a multitude of perspectives and approaches to research and scholarship. Engaging students in new disciplines and with peers from other majors, the breadth experience strengthens interdisciplinary connections and context that prepare Berkeley graduates to understand and solve the complex issues of their day.

Students in the M.E.T. Program must successfully complete six breadth courses, one in each of the following categories:

Arts and Literature

Historical Studies

International Studies

Philosophy and Values (will be satisfied with UGBA 107)

Physical Science (will be satisfied with Physics 7B)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (will be satisfied with Econ 1)

  • With the exception of UGBA 107, UGBA courses cannot be used to fulfill breadth requirements.
  • With the exception of Econ 1 or Econ 2, microeconomics and macroeconomics at any level (Econ 3, Econ 100A/B, Econ 101A/B, IAS 106/107) cannot be used to fulfill breadth requirements.
  • No more than two courses from any one department may be used to satisfy the breadth requirement (L&S Discovery courses are exempt).
  • Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and A-Level exams cannot be used to fulfill the breadth requirement.
  • Courses numbered 97, 98, 99, or above 196 may not be used to complete any breadth requirement.
  • Breadth courses must be a minimum of 3 semester units.
  • Reading & Composition courses cannot be used to fulfill breadth requirements.

Class Schedule Requirements

  • Minimum units per semester: 13
  • Maximum units per semester:  20.5
  • Students in the M.E.T. Program must enroll each semester in no fewer than two letter graded technical courses (of at least 3 units each, with the exception of Engineering 25, 26, and 27). Every semester they are expected to make satisfactory progress in their declared major; satisfactory progress in the student's declared major is determined by their ESS advisor.

Minimum Academic (Grade) Requirements

  • A minimum overall and semester grade point average of 2.000 (C average) is required. Students will be subject to dismissal from the University if during any fall or spring semester their overall U.C. GPA falls below a 2.000, or their semester GPA is less than 2.000. 
  • Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.000 (C average) in upper division technical courses each semester. Students will be subject to dismissal from the University if their upper division technical GPA falls below 2.000. 
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.000, and a minimum 2.000 GPA in upper division technical course work required of the major are required to graduate.

Unit Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 units are required to graduate.
  • A maximum of 16 units of Special Studies coursework (courses numbered 97, 98, 99, 197, 198, or 199) will count towards the 120 units; a maximum of four are allowed in a given semester.
  • A maximum of four units of Physical Education from any school attended will count towards the 120 units.
  • Passed grades may account for no more than one-third of the total units completed at UC Berkeley, Fall Program for Freshmen (FPF), UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP), or UC Berkeley Washington Program (UCDC) toward the 120 overall minimum unit requirement. Transfer credit is not factored into the limit. This includes transfer units from outside of the UC system, other UC campuses, credit-bearing exams, as well as UC Berkeley Extension XB units.

UC and Campus Requirements

University of California Requirements

Entry Level Writing

All students who will enter the University of California as freshmen must demonstrate their command of the English language by satisfying the Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR). The UC Entry Level Writing Requirement website provides information on how to satisfy the requirement

American History and American Institutions

The American History and Institutions (AH&I) requirements are based on the principle that a US resident graduated from an American university should have an understanding of the history and governmental institutions of the United States.

Campus Requirement

American Cultures

The American Cultures requirement is a Berkeley campus requirement, one that all undergraduate students at Berkeley need to pass in order to graduate. You satisfy the requirement by passing, with a grade not lower than C- or P, an American Cultures course. You may take an American Cultures course any time during your undergraduate career at Berkeley. The requirement was instituted in 1991 to introduce students to the diverse cultures of the United States through a comparative framework. Courses are offered in more than fifty departments in many different disciplines at both the lower and upper division level.

 

Plan of Study

Freshman
FallUnitsSpringUnits
MATH 1A14MATH 1B64
CHEM 1A23PHYSICS 7A74
COMPSCI C8
UGBA 8812
6UGBA 103
Reading & Composition Part A Course54CIV ENG 933
M.E.T. Introductory Topics Course (UGBA 196)132Breadth - International Studies34
 19 18
Sophomore
FallUnitsSpringUnits
MATH 534MATH 544
PHYSICS 7B (Breadth - Physical Science)34CIV ENG C30 (Cross-listed with MECH ENG C85)3
Basic Science Elective83ENGIN 74
Reading & Composition Part B Course54ECON 1 or 2 (Breadth - Social and Behavioral Sciences)3,44
Breadth - Historical Studies/AC34CIV ENG 603
 19 18
Junior
FallUnitsSpringUnits
CIV ENG 100 or 1323-4CIV ENG 113
UGBA 101A3UGBA 101B3
UGBA 1053UGBA 107 (Breadth - Philosophy & Values)33
CEE Applications Elective93UGBA 102A3
Engineering Fundamentals Elective153-4CEE Applications Elective93
M.E.T. Capstone Course (UGBA 196)132CEE Applications Elective93
 UGBA 1002
 17-19 20
Senior
FallUnitsSpringUnits
CIV ENG 1673UGBA 102B3
UGBA 1034UGBA 1063
UGBA 1043CEE Extensions Electives103
CEE Extensions Electives103CEE Extensions Electives103
Breadth - Arts and Literature/AC (Upper Div)34Capstone Design114
UGBA Elective132UGBA Elective142
 19 18
Total Units: 148-150
1

MATH 1A may be fulfilled with a score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus AB or BC exam, a score of 5, 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level Math exam, or a grade of A, B or C on the A-Level Math H1, H2, H3, Pure Math or Further Math exam.

2

CHEM 1A may be fulfilled with a score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry exam, a score of 5, 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level Chemistry exam, or a grade of A, B or C on the A-Level Chemistry exam.

3

ECON 1 or ECON 2 and UGBA 107 will be accepted for the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Philosophy and Values breadth requirements, respectively, as exceptions for students in the M.E.T. Program. The Biological Science breadth requirement is waived for students in the M.E.T. Program. Some American Cultures courses will also fulfill the Arts & Literature or Historical Studies breadth requirement; use Requirements filters to search the Class Schedule for courses that apply. See College Requirements for further restrictions on breadth courses.

4

Econ 1 may be fulfilled with scores of 4 or 5 on both the AP Microeconomics exam and AP Macroeconomics exam. However, the Social and Behavioral Sciences Breadth requirement cannot be fulfilled with AP exam scores.

5

Reading & Composition part A may be fulfilled with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP English Language and Composition exam or the AP English Literature and Composition exam, or a score of 5, 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level English Literature exam or the IB Higher Level English Language and Literature exam. A 5 on the AP English Literature and Composition exam, or a score of 5 or higher on the IB Higher Level English Language and Literature exam will fulfill Reading & Composition part A and part B.

6

MATH 1B may be fulfilled with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, a score of 5, 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level Math exam, or a grade of A, B or C on the A-Level Math H2, H3, Pure Math or Further Math exam.

7

PHYSICS 7A may be fulfilled with a score of 5 on the AP Physics C Mechanics exam.

8

Basic Science Elective - Choose one course from the following: BIOLOGY 1B, CHEM 1B, or CIV ENG 70. The Basic Science Elective cannot be fulfilled with an exam score.

9

CEE Applications - Choose three courses (9 units) from the following: CIV ENG C103N/ESPM C130/GEOG C136, CIV ENG 111, CIV ENG 120, CIV ENG 155, CIV ENG 175, CIV ENG 191.

10

CEE Extensions - Complete nine (9) letter-graded units chosen from upper division CIV ENG courses not being counted toward other engineering major requirements. Students may use up to three units of CIV ENG graduate courses numbered 200-295, taken Fall 2017 or later, toward their CEE Extensions units. Students must have a technical GPA of 3.0 or higher to obtain permission to enroll in CEE graduate courses. Students may receive up to three units of credit toward their CEE Extensions units for work on a research project in CIV ENG H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research).

11

Capstone Design - Choose one course from the following: CIV ENG 105, CIV ENG 112, CIV ENG 122, CIV ENG 123, CIV ENG 153, CIV ENG 179, CIV ENG 180, CIV ENG 186.

12

Students must take STAT C8, COMPSCI C8, DATA C8 or INFO C8 plus STAT C88S or UGBA 88 - Data Decisions to fulfill the statistics prerequisite for business and the data science requirement for CE. Both courses must be taken to satisfy the requirement, although they do not need to be taken in the same semester.

13

M.E.T. Special Topics courses are required and will count as upper division business units.

14

Students must complete a minimum of 38 units of upper division business coursework. See UGBA Elective course list under “Major Requirements” tab.

15

Engineering Fundamentals Elective - choose one course from the following: CIV ENG 126ENGIN 40, MEC ENG 40, MEC ENG 104, EECS 127, or COMPSCI C100/DATA C100/STAT C100. Students cannot receive credit for both MEC ENG 104 and CIV ENG 126.

Major Map

Major Maps help undergraduate students discover academic, co-curricular, and discovery opportunities at UC Berkeley based on intended major or field of interest. Developed by the Division of Undergraduate Education in collaboration with academic departments, these experience maps will help you:

  • Explore your major and gain a better understanding of your field of study

  • Connect with people and programs that inspire and sustain your creativity, drive, curiosity and success

  • Discover opportunities for independent inquiry, enterprise, and creative expression

  • Engage locally and globally to broaden your perspectives and change the world

  • Reflect on your academic career and prepare for life after Berkeley

Use the major map below as a guide to planning your undergraduate journey and designing your own unique Berkeley experience.

View the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology (M.E.T.) Major Map PDF.

Courses

Contact Information

Berkeley M.E.T.

130 Blum Hall, MC 5590

met@berkeley.edu

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Faculty Director

Saikat Chaudhuri, Ph.D.

230 Blum Hall, MC 5590

met@berkeley.edu

Executive Director

Chris Dito

230 Blum Hall, MC 5590

met@berkeley.edu

Director

Dawn Kramer

230 Blum Hall, MC 5590

met@berkeley.edu

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