Materials Science & 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 Materials Science & 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 visit the M.E.T. website.

Accreditation

The MSE undergraduate degree program in the College of Engineering is accredited by 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 <link to College Requirements page> 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 Reading & Composition Parts A & B) by the spring semester of their sophomore (2nd) year.

  8. Two M.E.T. Special Topics courses are required. M.E.T. Special Topics courses will count as upper division business units. A passing grade of C- or better is required.

  9. 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 10XFoundations of Business3
ECON 1Introduction to Economics4
MATH 1ACalculus4
MATH 1BCalculus4
MATH 53Multivariable Calculus4
PHYSICS 89Introduction to Mathematical Physics4
CHEM 1A
1AL
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory 1
5
or CHEM 4A General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 1BGeneral Chemistry 14-5
or CHEM 4B General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
PHYSICS 7APhysics for Scientists and Engineers4
PHYSICS 7BPhysics for Scientists and Engineers4
PHYSICS 7CPhysics for Scientists and Engineers4
ENGIN 7Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers4
ENGIN 40Engineering Thermodynamics4
MAT SCI 45Properties of Materials3
MAT SCI 45LProperties of Materials Laboratory1
MEC ENG C85/CIV ENG C30Introduction to Solid Mechanics3
1

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

Upper Division Requirements

Materials Science and Engineering
Math/Stat/Data Elective 13-4
MAT SCI 102Bonding, Crystallography, and Crystal Defects3
MAT SCI 103Phase Transformations and Kinetics3
MAT SCI 104Materials Characterization3
MAT SCI 104LMaterials Characterization Laboratory1
MAT SCI 111Properties of Electronic Materials4
MAT SCI 112Corrosion (Chemical Properties)3
MAT SCI 113Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials3
MAT SCI 151Polymeric Materials3
MAT SCI 131Additive Manufacturing Processes and Systems for Advanced Materials3
MAT SCI 120 series course3-4
Upper Division Engineering Elective 23-4
1

Math/Stat/Data Elective 

Choose one of the following: STAT 134, STAT C140, IND ENG 172, or COMPSCI C100/DATA C100/STAT C100 + STAT C88S or UGBA 88 connector

2

Upper Division Engineering Elective

Students must complete an upper division engineering elective, of at least 3 units, chosen in consultation with the student’s faculty adviser. The engineering elective cannot be: any course taken on a P/NP basis; any course that counts as H/SS; BIOENG 100; CHMENG 185; DESINV courses (except 190E); ENGIN 125, 157AC, 180, 183 series, 185, 187, 195 series; INDENG 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; MECENG 190K, 191AC, 191K. Students may use three units of credit for work on a research project in MAT SCI H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research). Other letter-graded research courses may be approved by petition. Typically, this elective should be offered by a department within the College of Engineering or from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION core courses

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: M.E.T. Introductory Topics & M.E.T. Capstone Course 1
Total Units30
1

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

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.
UGBA 117Special Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy1-4
UGBA 118International Trade3
UGBA 120AAIntermediate Financial Accounting 14
UGBA 120ABIntermediate Financial Accounting 24
UGBA 120BAdvanced Financial Accounting4
UGBA 121Federal Income Tax Accounting4
UGBA 122Financial Information Analysis4
UGBA 123Operating and Financial Reporting Issues in the Financial Services Industry3
UGBA 125Ethics in Accounting3
UGBA 126Auditing4
UGBA 127Special Topics in Accounting1-4
UGBA 128Strategic Cost Management3
UGBA 131Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis3
UGBA 131ACorporate Strategy and Valuation3
UGBA 132Financial Institutions and Markets3
UGBA 133Investments3
UGBA 134Introduction to Financial Engineering3
UGBA 136FBehavioral Finance3
UGBA 137Special Topics in Finance1-4
UGBA 141Production and Operations Management2-3
UGBA 143Game Theory and Business Decisions3
UGBA 147Special Topics in Operations and Information Technology Management1-4
UGBA 151Management of Human Resources3
UGBA 152Negotiation and Conflict Resolution3
UGBA 154Power and Politics in Organizations3
UGBA 155Leadership3
UGBA 157Special Topics in the Management of Organizations1-4
UGBA 160Customer Insights3
UGBA 161Market Research: Tools and Techniques for Data Collection and Analysis3
UGBA 162Brand Management and Strategy3
UGBA 162AProduct Branding and Branded Entertainment2
UGBA 164Marketing Strategy3
UGBA 165Advertising Strategy3
UGBA 167Special Topics in Marketing1-4
UGBA 169Pricing3
UGBA C172History of American Business3
UGBA 173Competitive Strategy3
UGBA 174Leading Strategy Implementation3
UGBA 175Legal Aspects of Management3
UGBA 176Innovations in Communications and Public Relations2
UGBA 177Special Topics in Business and Public Policy1-4
UGBA 178Introduction to International Business3
UGBA 179International Consulting for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises3
UGBA 180Introduction to Real Estate and Urban Land Economics3
UGBA 183Introduction to Real Estate Finance3
UGBA 184Urban and Real Estate Economics3
UGBA 187Special Topics in Real Estate Economics and Finance1-4
UGBA 190SStrategy for the Information Technology Firm3
UGBA 190TSpecial Topics in Innovation and Design1-4
UGBA 191CCommunication for Leaders2
UGBA 191IImprovisational Leadership3
UGBA 191LLeadership Communication1
UGBA 191PLeadership and Personal Development3
UGBA 192ALeading Nonprofit and Social Enterprises3
UGBA 192ACSocial Movements and Social Media3
UGBA 192BStrategic Philanthropy2
UGBA 192LApplied Impact Evaluation2
UGBA 192NTopics in Social Sector Leadership1-5
UGBA 192PSustainable Business Consulting Projects3
UGBA 192TTopics in Responsible Business1-4
UGBA 193BEnergy & Civilization4
UGBA 193CPractical Training0.5
UGBA 193IBusiness Abroad4-6
UGBA 194Undergraduate Colloquium on Business Topics1
UGBA 195AEntrepreneurship3
UGBA 195PEntrepreneurship: How to Successfully start a New Business3
UGBA 195SEntrepreneurship To Address Global Poverty3
UGBA 195TTopics in Entrepreneurship1-3
UGBA 196Special Topics in Business Administration1-4
UGBA 198Directed Study1-4
UGBA 199Supervised Independent Study and Research1-4

College Requirements

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 adviser.

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

First Year
FallUnitsSpringUnits
MATH 1A14MATH 1B24
CHEM 1A
1AL
5PHYSICS 7A34
OR
 CHEM 1B or 4B44
 Reading & Composition course from List B54
MAT SCI 45
45L6
4ENGIN 74
Reading & Composition course from List A54 
UGBA 196 (M.E.T. Introductory Topics Course)72 
 19 20
Second Year
FallUnitsSpringUnits
MATH 534PHYSICS 8984
UGBA 10X3MAT SCI 1513
STAT 134, C140, or IND ENG 172 (or COMPSCI C100/DATA C100/STAT C100 plus STAT 88 or UGBA 88)94PHYSICS 7C4
PHYSICS 7B (Breadth - Physical Science)104ECON 1 or 210, 114
Breadth - Arts and Literature/AC54MEC ENG C85 or CIV ENG C303
 19 18
Third Year
FallUnitsSpringUnits
Breadth - Historical Studies/AC10, 114MAT SCI 1033
MAT SCI 1023MAT SCI 1114
MAT SCI 1133MAT SCI 1123
ENGIN 404UGBA Elective12 
UGBA 101A3UGBA 101B3
M.E.T. Capstone Course (UGBA 196)72Breadth - International Studies103
 UGBA 1002
 19 18
Fourth Year
FallUnitsSpringUnits
MAT SCI 120 Series Course3-4MAT SCI 104
104L
4
MAT SCI 1313UGBA 102B3
UGBA 102A3UGBA 1053
UGBA 1034UGBA 107 (Breadth - Philosophy and Values)103
UGBA 1043Upper Division Engineering Elective133
UGBA 1063UGBA Elective122
 19-20 18
Total Units: 150-151
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

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.

3

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

4

CHEM 1A/CHEM 1AL 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. CHEM 4A and CHEM 4B are intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely-related field.

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

MAT SCI 45/45L can be taken in either the Fall or Spring semesters of the first year.  Both offerings deliver the same fundamental content.  The Fall offering draws more examples from hard materials (e.g. semiconductors, metals and ceramics), whereas the Spring offering will draw more examples from soft materials (e.g. polymers and biomaterials).

7

M.E.T. Special Topics courses are required and will count as upper division business units. A passing grade of C- or higher is required.

8

Please note that PHYSICS 89 is meant to replace MATH 54. As such, students should be well prepared for any class listing MATH 54 as a prerequisite and often the departments offering those courses do not officially enforce their prerequisites in the system so there should not be an issue with enrollment.

9

Choose one of the following: STAT 134, STAT C140; IND ENG 172, or COMPSCI C100/DATA C100/STAT C100 + STAT C88S or UGBA 88 connector to fulfill the MSE Math/Stat/Data Elective and UGBA Statistics prerequisite.

10

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 the College Requirements tab on this page for further restrictions on breadth courses.

11

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.

12

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

13

Upper Division Engineering Elective: An Upper Division Engineering Elective is chosen in consultation with the student's faculty adviser. Students may use three units of credit for work on a research project in MAT SCI H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research). Other letter-graded research courses may be approved by petition. Typically, this elective should be offered by a department within the College of Engineering or from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.

Upper Division Engineering Electives cannot include:

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.

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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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