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Mechanical EngineeringBachelor of Science (BS)Mechanical engineers serve society by solving problems intransportation, energy, the environment, and human health. Theactivity of mechanical engineers extends from the investigation ofphysical phenomena governing the behavior of our surroundings to themanufacture and evaluation of products. The mechanical engineeringprofession encompasses numerous technical areas, including acoustics,automatic control, bioengineering, combustion, cryogenics, design,dynamics, energy conversion, engines, environment, heat transfer,lubrication, mass transfer, manufacturing and sustainability, materialsprocessing, mechanics of solids and fluids, mechanisms, plasmadynamics, propulsion, thermodynamics, vibration, and wave propagation.

The undergraduate program in mechanical engineering seeks toprovide students with a broad education emphasizing an excellentfoundation in scientific and engineering fundamentals. The objectivesof the undergraduate program are to prepare undergraduate studentsfor employment or advanced studies with four primary constituencies:industry, the national laboratories, state and federal agencies, andacademia (graduate research programs).

AccreditationOur programs are accredited by ABET (http://www.abet.org/accreditation/), a non-profit and non-governmental accrediting agencyfor academic programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing,engineering, and engineering technology. ABET is a recognizedaccreditor in the United States (U.S.) by the Council for Higher EducationAccreditation (http://www.chea.org/). For information about how theprogram achieves ABET course outcomes, please see the Department'swebsite (http://www.me.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/degree-program/program-objectives-and-outcomes-abet/).

Admission to the MajorProspective undergraduates in the College of Engineering will apply foradmission to a specific program in the college. For further information,please see the College of Engineering's website (http://coe.berkeley.edu/students/prospective-students/admissions.html).

Admission to Engineering via a Change of College application for currentUC Berkeley students is highly unlikely and very competitive as thereare few, if any, spaces that open in the college each year to studentsfrom other colleges at UC Berkeley. For further information regardinga Change of College to Engineering, please see the College's website(http://coe.berkeley.edu/students/current-undergraduates/change-of-college/).

Five-Year BS/MS ProgramThis program is for Berkeley ME undergraduates who wish to broadentheir education experiences at Berkeley. In contrast to the standard MSprogram, this BS/MS program is completely course-based. Studentsin the five-year BS/MS program are also able to take some coursesin professional disciplines such as business or public policy. This two-semester program is not intended for students with the desire to continueto the PhD. For further information regarding this option, please seethe department's website (http://www.me.berkeley.edu/graduate/degree-programs/five-year-bsms-program/).

Minor ProgramThe department offers two minor programs, one in MechanicalEngineering and one in Aerospace Engineering. For admission toeither minor program, students must have a minimum overall gradepoint average (GPA) of 3.00 as well as a minimum 3.00 GPA in theprerequisite courses. For information regarding the prerequisites for eachof the minors, please see the Minor Requirements tab on this page.

After completion of the prerequisite courses, students will need tocomplete and submit to the Mechanical Engineering Student ServicesOffice (Room 6189/6193 Etcheverry) a Petition for Admission form whichcan be found here (http://www.me.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/degree-program-requirements/me-minor-program/). The department will verifythe completion of the minor and send the paperwork to the appropriateparties after final grades are available.

Joint MajorsThe Department of Mechanical Engineering also offers two joint majorswith other departments in the College of Engineering. For furtherinformation on these programs, please click the links below:Materials Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering (http://guide.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/degree-programs/materials-science-engineering-mechanical-joint-major/) (Department of Materials Scienceand Engineering)Mechanical Engineering/Nuclear Engineering (http://guide.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/degree-programs/mechanical-engineering-nuclear/) (Department of Nuclear Engineering)

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

General Guidelines1. All technical courses taken in satisfaction of major requirements must

be taken for a letter grade.

2. No more than one upper division course may be used tosimultaneously fulfill requirements for a student’s major and minorprograms.

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

4. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all upper division technicalcourses 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 ofStudy tab.

Lower Division RequirementsMATH 1A Calculus 4

MATH 1B Calculus 4

MATH 53 Multivariable Calculus 4

MATH 54 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 4

CHEM 1A General Chemistry 1 3-5

or CHEM 4A General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis

PHYSICS 7A Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4

PHYSICS 7B Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4

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ENGIN 7 Introduction to Computer Programming forScientists and Engineers

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ENGIN 26 Three-Dimensional Modeling for Design 2 2

ENGIN 29 Manufacturing and Design Communication 4

ENGIN 78 Statistics and Data Science for Engineers 4

MEC ENG 40 Thermodynamics 3

MEC ENG C85 Introduction to Solid Mechanics 3

1CHEM 4A is intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely-related field.

2All junior transfer admits are exempt from completing ENGIN 26.

Upper Division RequirementsStudents must complete the Upper Division Core Requirements and 15units of Technical Electives.

Upper Division Core RequirementsMEC ENG 100 Electronics for the Internet of Things 4

MEC ENG 102B Mechatronics Design 4

MEC ENG 103 Experimentation and Measurements 4

MEC ENG 104 Engineering Mechanics II 3

MEC ENG 106 Fluid Mechanics 3

MEC ENG 108 Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials 4

MEC ENG 109 Heat Transfer 3

MEC ENG 132 Dynamic Systems and Feedback 3

Technical Electives (minimum 15 units) 1, 2, 3

Students may choose to complete the Aerospace Engineeringconcentration as part of their technical electives.4

Select at least one course from the Design Elective list:

ENGIN 128 Advanced Engineering Design Graphics [3] 1

MEC ENG 101 Introduction to Lean Manufacturing Systems [3]

MEC ENG 110 Introduction to Product Development [3]

MEC ENG/BIO ENGC117

Structural Aspects of Biomaterials [4]

MEC ENG 119 Introduction to MEMS (MicroelectromechanicalSystems) [3]

MEC ENG 130 Design of Planar Machinery [3]

MEC ENG 135 Design of Microprocessor-Based MechanicalSystems [4]

MEC ENG 146 Energy Conversion Principles [3]

MEC ENG 165 Ocean-Environment Mechanics [3]

MEC ENGC176/BIO ENG C119

Orthopedic Biomechanics [4]

MEC ENGC178/BIO ENG C137

Designing for the Human Body [4]

Select at least one course from the Quantitative Science electivelist:

ENGIN 117 Methods of Engineering Analysis [3] 1

ENGIN 150 Basic Modeling and Simulation Tools for IndustrialResearch Applications [3] 1

ENGIN 177 Advanced Programming with MATLAB [3] 1

MEC ENG 120 Computational Biomechanics Across MultipleScales [3]

MEC ENG 131 Vehicle Dynamics and Control [4]

MEC ENGC134/EL ENG C128

Feedback Control Systems [4]

MEC ENG 136 Introduction to Control of Unmanned AerialVehicles [3]

MEC ENGC180/CIV ENG C133

Engineering Analysis Using the Finite ElementMethod [3]

1Technical electives: 15 units of technical electives (https://me.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/technical-electives/) are required,of which at least 9 units must be upper division mechanicalengineering courses. Any upper division course taught bymechanical engineering faculty may be used as part of the9 units of upper division mechanical engineering courses. Inaddition, ENGIN 117, ENGIN 128, ENGIN 150, and ENGIN 177 cancount toward the 9 units of upper division mechanical engineeringcourses. Students may receive up to three units of technical electivecredit for work on a research project in either MEC ENG 196 orMEC ENG H194.

2Up to three units of technical elective credit may be lowerdivision and may be chosen from the following approvedlower division courses: ASTRON 7A, ASTRON 7B,BIO ENG 10, BIOLOGY 1A plus BIOLOGY 1AL, BIOLOGY 1B,CHEM 1B, CHEM 3A, CHEM 3B, CHEM 4B,CIV ENG 11, CIV ENG 60, CIV ENG 70, CIV ENG 93,COMPSCI C8/DATA C8/INFO C8/STAT C8, COMPSCI 61A,COMPSCI 61B, COMPSCI 61C,COMPSCI 70, DES INV 15, DES INV 90E,EECS 16B, ENGIN 11, EPS 50, INTEGBI C32 ,MATH 55,MAT SCI 45, MCELLBI 32, PHYSICS 7C, STAT 20, STAT 21.

3Technical electives cannot include:

• Any course taken on a Pass/No Pass basis

• Any course that counts as H/SS

• Courses numbered 24, 39, 84, or 88

• Any of the following courses: BIO ENG 100, COMPSCI C79, DES INVcourses (except DES INV 15, DES INV 90E, DES INV 190E), ENGIN 125,ENGIN 157AC, ENGIN 180, ENGIN 185, ENGIN 187, IND ENG 95, INDENG 171, IND END 185, IND ENG 186, IND ENG 190 series, IND ENG191, IND ENG 192, IND ENG 195, MEC ENG 191K.

4The three technical electives required for the AerospaceEngineering concentration are MEC ENG 127, MEC ENG 136, andMEC ENG 163.

Minor programs are areas of concentration requiring fewer coursesthan an undergraduate major. These programs are optional but canprovide depth and breadth to a UC Berkeley education. The College ofEngineering does not offer additional time to complete a minor, but itis usually possible to finish within the allotted time with careful courseplanning. Students are encouraged to meet with their ESS adviser todiscuss the feasibility of completing a minor program.

All the engineering departments offer minors. Students may also considerpursuing a minor in another school or college.

General Guidelines1. All minors must be declared no later than one semester before a

student's Expected Graduation Term (EGT). If the semester before

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EGT is fall or spring, the deadline is the last day of RRR week. Ifthe semester before EGT is summer, the deadline is the final Fridayof Summer Sessions. To declare a minor, contact the departmentadvisor for information on requirements, and the declaration process.

2. All courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements must be taken forgraded credit.

3. A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and a minimumGPA of 3.0 in the prerequisite courses is required for acceptance intothe minor program.

4. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for coursesused to fulfill the minor requirements.

5. No more than one upper division course may be used tosimultaneously fulfill requirements for a student’s major and minorprograms.

6. Completion of the minor program cannot delay a student’sgraduation.

Mechanical Engineering Minor RequirementsCode Title Units

Prerequisites

PHYSICS 7A Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4

MEC ENG 40 Thermodynamics 3

MEC ENG 104 Engineering Mechanics II 3

MEC ENG C85 Introduction to Solid Mechanics 3

Upper Division Requirements

Select three additional upper division technical courses in mechanicalengineering

Aerospace Engineering Minor RequirementsPrerequisites

MEC ENG C85 Introduction to Solid Mechanics 3

MEC ENG 106 Fluid Mechanics 3

MEC ENG 132 Dynamic Systems and Feedback 3

Upper Division Requirements

MEC ENG 127 Introduction to Composite Materials 3

MEC ENG 136 Introduction to Control of Unmanned AerialVehicles

3

MEC ENG 163 Engineering Aerodynamics 3

Students in the College of Engineering mustcomplete no fewer than 120 semester unitswith the following provisions: 1. Completion of the requirements of one engineering major program

(https://engineering.berkeley.edu/students/undergraduate-guide/degree-requirements/major-programs/) of study.

2. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 (C average) anda minimum 2.00 grade point average in upper division technicalcoursework required of the major.

3. The final 30 units and two semesters must be completed in residencein the College of Engineering on the Berkeley campus.

4. All technical courses (math, science, and engineering) that can fulfillrequirements for the student's major must be taken on a letter gradedbasis (unless they are only offered P/NP).

5. Entering freshmen are allowed a maximum of eight semesters tocomplete their degree requirements. Entering junior transfers areallowed five semesters to complete their degree requirements.Summer terms are optional and do not count toward the maximum.Students are responsible for planning and satisfactorily completing allgraduation requirements within the maximum allowable semesters.

6. Adhere to all college policies and procedures (http://engineering.berkeley.edu/academics/undergraduate-guide/) as theycomplete degree requirements.

7. Complete the lower division program before enrolling in upperdivision engineering courses.

Humanities and Social Sciences (H/SS)RequirementTo promote a rich and varied educational experience outside of thetechnical requirements for each major, the College of Engineering hasa six-course Humanities and Social Sciences breadth requirement(http://engineering.berkeley.edu/student-services/degree-requirements/humanities-and-social-sciences/), 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 fouradditional courses within which a number of specific conditions must besatisfied. Follow these guidelines to fulfill this requirement:

1. Complete a minimum of six courses from the approved Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) lists (http://engineering.berkeley.edu/hssreq/).

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 andComposition (R&C) requirement. These courses must be taken for aletter grade (C- or better required). The first half (R&C Part A) mustbe completed by the end of the freshman year; the second half (R&CPart B) must be completed by no later than the end of the sophom*oreyear. Please see the Reading and Composition Requirement (http://guide.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/colleges-schools/engineering/reading-composition-requirement/) page for a complete list of R&Ccourses available and a list of exams that can be applied toward theR&C Part A requirement. Students can also use the Class Schedule(https://classes.berkeley.edu/) to view R&C courses offered in a givensemester. Note: Only R&C Part A can be fulfilled with an AP, IB, orA-Level exam score. Test scores do not fulfill R&C Part B for Collegeof Engineering students.

4. The four additional courses must be chosen from the five areas listedin #13 below. These four courses may be taken on a pass/no passbasis.

5. Special topics courses of 3 semester units or more will be reviewedon a case-by-case basis.

6. Two of the six courses must be upper division (courses numbered100-196).

7. One of the six courses must satisfy the campus American Cultures(http://guide.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/colleges-schools/engineering/american-cultures-requirement/) (AC) requirement. Notethat any American Cultures course of 3 units or more may be used tomeet H/SS.

8. A maximum of two exams (Advanced Placement, InternationalBaccalaureate, or A-Level) may be used toward completionof the H/SS requirement. View the list of exams (http://

/search/?P=PHYSICS%207A

/search/?P=MEC%20ENG%2040

/search/?P=MEC%20ENG%20104

/search/?P=MEC%20ENG%20C85

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engineering.berkeley.edu/academics/undergraduate-guide/exams/) that can be applied toward H/SS requirements.

9. No courses offered by any engineering department other thanBIO ENG 100, COMPSCI C79, ENGIN 125, ENGIN 157AC,ENGIN 185, and MEC ENG 191K may be used to complete H/SSrequirements.

10. Language courses may be used to complete H/SS requirements.View the list of language options (http://guide.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/colleges-schools/engineering/approved-foreign-language-courses/).

11. Courses may fulfill multiple categories. Forexample, CY PLAN 118AC satisfies both the American Culturesrequirement and one upper division H/SS requirement.

12. Courses numbered 97, 98, 99, or above 196 may not be used tocomplete any H/SS requirement.

13. The College of Engineering uses modified versions of five of theCollege of Letters and Science (L&S) breadth requirements lists toprovide options to our students for completing the H/SS requirement.The five areas are:

• Arts and Literature

• Historical Studies

• International Studies

• Philosophy and Values

• Social and Behavioral Sciences

Within the guidelines above, choose courses from any of theBreadth areas listed above. (Please note that you cannot usecourses on the Biological Science or Physical Science Breadthlist to complete the H/SS requirement.) To find course options,go to the Class Schedule (http://classes.berkeley.edu/), (http://classes.berkeley.edu/search/class/) select the term of interest,and use the Breadth Requirements filter.

Class Schedule Requirements• Minimum units per semester: 12.0

• Maximum units per semester: 20.5

• Minimum technical courses: College of Engineering undergraduatesmust include at least two letter graded technical courses (of at least3 units each) in their semester program. Every semester studentsare expected to make satisfactory progress in their declared major.Satisfactory progress is determined by the student's EngineeringStudent Services Advisor. (Note: For most majors, normal progress(https://engineering.berkeley.edu/academics/undergraduate-guide/policies-procedures/scholarship-progress/#ac12282) will requireenrolling in 3-4 technical courses each semester). Students who arenot in compliance with this policy by the end of the fifth week of thesemester are subject to a registration block that will delay enrollmentfor the following semester.

• All technical courses (math, science, engineering) that satisfyrequirements for the major must be taken on a letter-graded basis(unless only offered as P/NP).

Minimum Academic (Grade) Requirements• Minimum overall and semester grade point averages of 2.00 (C

average) are required of engineering undergraduates. Students willbe subject to dismissal from the University if during any fall or springsemester their overall UC GPA falls below a 2.00, or their semesterGPA is less than 2.00.

• Students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (Caverage) in upper division technical courses required for the majorcurriculum each semester.

• A minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 and a minimum2.00 grade point average in upper division technical course workrequired for the major are required to earn a Bachelor of Science inthe College of Engineering.

Unit RequirementsTo earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, students must complete atleast 120 semester units of courses subject to certain guidelines:

• Completion of the requirements of one engineering major program(https://engineering.berkeley.edu/students/undergraduate-guide/degree-requirements/major-programs/) of study.

• A maximum of 16 units of special studies coursework (coursesnumbered 97, 98, 99, 197, 198, or 199) is allowed to count towardsthe B.S. degree, and no more than 4 units in any single term can becounted.

• A maximum of 4 units of physical education from any school attendedwill count towards the 120 units.

• Passed (P) grades may account for no more than one third of thetotal units completed at UC Berkeley, Fall Program for Freshmen(FPF), UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP), or UC BerkeleyWashington Program (UCDC) toward the 120 overall minimumunit requirement. Transfer credit is not factored into the limit.This includes transfer units from outside of the UC system, other UCcampuses, credit-bearing exams, as well as UC Berkeley ExtensionXB units.

Normal ProgressStudents in the College of Engineering must enroll in a full-time programand make normal progress (https://engineering.berkeley.edu/students/undergraduate-guide/policies-procedures/scholarship-progress/#ac12282) each semester toward the bachelor's degree. The continuedenrollment of students who fail to achieve minimum academic progressshall be subject to the approval of the dean. (Note: Students with officialaccommodations established by the Disabled Students' Program, withhealth or family issues, or with other reasons deemed appropriate by thedean may petition for an exception to normal progress rules.)

University of California RequirementsEntry Level Writing (https://www.ucop.edu/elwr/)

All students who will enter the University of California as freshmen mustdemonstrate their command of the English language by fulfilling the EntryLevel Writing Requirement. Satisfaction of this requirement is also aprerequisite to enrollment in all Reading and Composition courses at UCBerkeley.

American History and American Institutions (http://guide.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/education/#universityrequirementstext)

The American History and Institutions requirements are based on theprinciple that a U.S. resident graduated from an American universityshould have an understanding of the history and governmentalinstitutions of the United States.

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Campus RequirementAmerican Cultures (http://guide.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/education/#campusrequirementstext)

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

The American Cultures requirement and courses constitute an approachthat responds directly to the problem encountered in numerousdisciplines of how better to present the diversity of American experienceto the diversity of American students whom we now educate.

Faculty members from many departments teach American Culturescourses, but all courses have a common framework. The coursesfocus on themes or issues in United States history, society, or culture;address theoretical or analytical issues relevant to understanding race,culture, and ethnicity in American society; take substantial account ofgroups drawn from at least three of the following: African Americans,indigenous peoples of the United States, Asian Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans, and European Americans; and are integrative andcomparative in that students study each group in the larger context ofAmerican society, history, or culture.

This is not an ethnic studies requirement, nor a Third World culturesrequirement, nor an adjusted Western civilization requirement. Thesecourses focus upon how the diversity of America's constituent culturaltraditions have shaped and continue to shape American identity andexperience.

Visit the Class Schedule (http://classes.berkeley.edu/) or the AmericanCultures website (http://americancultures.berkeley.edu/) for the specificAmerican Cultures courses offered each semester. For a complete listof approved American Cultures courses at UC Berkeley and CaliforniaCommunity Colleges, please see the American Cultures Subcommittee’swebsite (https://academic-senate.berkeley.edu/committees/amcult/). Seeyour academic adviser if you have questions about your responsibility tosatisfy the American Cultures breadth requirement.

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

Freshman

Fall Units Spring Units

CHEM 1A or 4A1 3-5 MATH 1B 4

ENGIN 26 2 PHYSICS 7A 4

MATH 1A 4 ENGIN 7 4

Reading & Composition Part A Course7 4 Reading &

Composition

Part B

Course7

4

13-15 16

Sophom*ore

Fall Units Spring Units

ENGIN 29 4 MATH 54 4

MATH 53 4 MEC ENG 40 3

MEC ENG C85 3 ENGIN 78 4

PHYSICS 7B 4 Humanities/

Social

Sciences

course7

3-4

15 14-15

Junior

Fall Units Spring Units

MEC ENG 104 3 MEC ENG 100 4

MEC ENG 106 3 MEC ENG 109 3

MEC ENG 108 4 MEC ENG 132 3

Humanities/Social Sciences course7 3-4 Humanities/

Social

Sciences

Course7

3-4

Free Electives8 3 Free

Electives82

16-17 15-16

Senior

Fall Units Spring Units

MEC ENG 103 4 MEC ENG 102B 4

Technical Electives3,4,5,6 6-8 Technical

Electives3,4,5,69-12

Humanities/Social Sciences course7 3-4 Free

Electives82

Free Electives8 3

16-19 15-18

Total Units: 120-131

1CHEM 4A is intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely-related field.

2All junior transfer admits are exempt from completing ENGIN 26.

3Technical electives: 15 units of technical electives (https://me.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/technical-electives/) are required,of which at least 9 units must be upper division mechanicalengineering courses. Any upper division course taught by mechanicalengineering faculty may be used as part of the 9 units of upperdivision mechanical engineering courses. In addition, ENGIN 117,ENGIN 128, ENGIN 150, and ENGIN 177 can count toward the 9units of upper division mechanical engineering courses. Studentsmay receive up to three units of technical elective credit for work on aresearch project in either MEC ENG 196 or MEC ENG H194.

4Up to three units of technical elective credit may be lower divisionand may be chosen from the following approved lower divisioncourses: ASTRON 7A, ASTRON 7B, BIO ENG 10, BIOLOGY 1Aplus BIOLOGY 1AL, BIOLOGY 1B,CHEM 1B, CHEM 3A,CHEM 3B, CHEM 4B, CIV ENG 11, CIV ENG 60, CIV ENG 70,CIV ENG 93, COMPSCI C8/DATA C8/INFO C8/STAT C8,COMPSCI 61A, COMPSCI 61B, COMPSCI 61C, COMPSCI 70,DES INV 15, DES INV 90E, EECS 16B, ENGIN 11, EPS 50,INTEGBI C32, MATH 55, MAT SCI 45, MCELLBI 32, PHYSICS 7C,STAT 20, STAT 21.

5Technical electives cannot include:

• Any course taken on a Pass/No Pass basis

• Any course that counts as H/SS

• Courses numbered 24, 39, 84, or 88

• Any of the following courses: BIO ENG 100, COMPSCI C79, DES INVcourses (except DES INV 15, DES INV 90E, DES INV 190E) , ENGIN 125,ENGIN 157AC, ENGIN 180, ENGIN 185, ENGIN 187, IND ENG 95, INDENG 171, IND ENG 185, IND ENG 186, IND ENG 190 series, IND ENG191, IND ENG 192, IND ENG 195, MEC ENG 191AC, MEC ENG 190K,MEC ENG 191K.

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6To complete the Aerospace Engineering oncentration, students mustcomplete MEC ENG 127, MEC ENG 136, and MEC ENG 163 aspart of their technical electives.

7The Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) requirement includes twoapproved Reading & Composition (R&C) courses and four additionalapproved courses, with which a number of specific conditions mustbe satisfied. R&C courses must be taken for a letter grade (C- orbetter required). The first half (R&C Part A) must be completed bythe end of the freshman year; the second half (R&C Part B) mustbe completed by no later than the end of the sophom*ore year. Theremaining courses may be taken at any time during the program.See engineering.berkeley.edu/hss (https://engineering.berkeley.edu/academics/undergraduate-guide/degree-requirements/humanities-and-social-sciences/) for complete details and a list of approvedcourses.

8Free electives can be any technical or non-technical course, a courseof your interest offered by any department at UC Berkeley. There areno restrictions.

Learning Goals for the MajorThe objectives of the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate programare to produce graduates who do the following:

1. Vigorously engage in post-baccalaureate endeavors, whether inengineering graduate study, in engineering practice, or in the pursuitof other fields such as science, law, medicine, business or publicpolicy.

2. Apply their mechanical engineering education to address the fullrange of technical and societal problems with creativity, imagination,confidence and responsibility.

3. Actively seek out positions of leadership within their profession andtheir community.

4. Serve as ambassadors for engineering by exhibiting the highestethical and professional standards, and by communicating theimportance and excitement of this dynamic field.

5. Retain the intellectual curiosity that motivates lifelong learning andallows for a flexible response to the rapidly evolving challenges of the21st century.

SkillsThe Department of Mechanical Engineering has adopted the ABETOutcomes as its Program Outcomes. Mechanical Engineering graduateshave the following:

1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, andengineering.

2. An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyzeand interpret data.

3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desiredneeds within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, andsustainability.

4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

7. An ability to communicate effectively.

8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact ofengineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, andsocietal context.

9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-longlearning.

10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.

11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.

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

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

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

• Discover opportunities for independent inquiry, enterprise, andcreative expression

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

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

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

View the Mechanical Enginering Major Map PDF. (https://vcue.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/mechanical_engineering.pdf)

Students in Mechanical Engineering have a number of advising options,listed in sequential order:

College of Engineering (COE)All undergraduates have an adviser at the College referred to as theEngineering Student Services (ESS) Advisor. ESS advisers assiststudents in a variety of ways including course selection (primarily forfreshmen, sophom*ores and transfer students), explaining graduationrequirements and college policies, monitoring progress toward thedegree, suggesting enrichment opportunities, and providing support (orreferrals to campus resources) to help students reach their academicgoals. They are also the first stop for students who wish to file a petition.Advising assignments are made alphabetically. Students who areunsure of who their adviser is should refer to the COE's undergraduateadvising information page (http://coe.berkeley.edu/students/current-undergraduates/advising/student-affairs-advising.html).

ME Student Services OfficeThis office is students' primary source of department-specificadministrative information.

ME Faculty AdvisorFaculty advisers for new students will be assigned by the beginning ofOctober and a listing will be available online. Faculty are great sourcesfor information regarding classes, research opportunities, and careerplanning. Furthermore, all ME students are required to see their facultyadvisers (or go to drop-in advising) to get their advising codes beforesigning up for the next semester's courses.

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Vice Chair for Undergraduate MattersThe Vice Chair handles all undergraduate student petitions and canserve as a liaison between students and their respective advisors aswell as students and the ME chair. He is also responsible for the MEundergraduate curriculum and heads the Committee on UndergraduateStudy.

Department ChairIn rare instances when issues cannot be resolved by the Vice Chair, theMechanical Engineering chair may become involved.

Advising Staff and HoursUndergraduate Student Services AdviserRicky [emailprotected] Etcheverry Hall510-642-4094

Student Groups and OrganizationsAero-design Society of Automative Engineers (https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/asae/) (ASAE)American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Cal (http://aiaa.berkeley.edu/)(AIAA-Cal) American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Chapter (http://asme.berkeley.edu/) (ASME)Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (http://berc.berkeley.edu/) (BERC)The Black Engineering and Science Students Association (https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/bessa/) (BESSA) Black Graduate Engineering and Science StudentsAssociation (https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/gablackgraduateengineeringandscience/) (BESSA) Berkeley Human Powered Vehicle Team (https://www.hpv.berkeley.edu/)Design + Engineering Collaborative (http://dec.berkeley.edu/) (DEC) Formula SAE at Berkeley (http://fsae.berkeley.edu/)Hispanic Engineers and Scientists (http://hes.berkeley.edu/) (HES)Korean Graduate Student Association (http://www.kgsa.net/web/) (KGSA)Latino Association of Graduate Students in Engineering and Science(http://lagses.berkeley.edu/) (LAGSES)Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Council (http://best.berkeley.edu/%7Emfuge/megsco/wiki/index.php/Main_Page/) (MEGSCO) Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (http://berkeley.ostem.org/) (oSTEM)Pi Tau Sigma (http://pts.berkeley.edu/) (The Mechanical EngineeringHonor Society)Pioneers in Engineering (https://pioneers.berkeley.edu/)Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (http://www.saseconnect.org/) (SASE) Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (http://www.sname.org/ucb/home/) (Cal_SNAME) Society of Women Engineers (http://swe.berkeley.edu/) (SWE)Space Technologies at Cal (http://stac.berkeley.edu/) (STAC)Space Technologies and Rocketry (https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/calSTAR/) (STAR)Super Mileage Vehicle Team (http://smv.berkeley.edu/) (SMV)Tau Beta Pi (https://tbp.berkeley.edu/)UC Berkeley Solar Vehicle Team (http://calsol.berkeley.edu/) (CalSol)

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MEC ENG 24 Freshman Seminars 1 UnitTerms offered: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020The Berkeley Seminar Program has been designed to provide newstudents with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a facultymember in a small-seminar setting. Berkeley Seminars are offered in allcampus departments, and topics vary from department to departmentand semester to semester.Freshman Seminars: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 1 hour of seminar per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Offered for pass/not pass grade only. FinalExam To be decided by the instructor when the class is offered.

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MEC ENG 40 Thermodynamics 3 UnitsTerms offered: Summer 2021 10 Week Session, Spring 2021, Fall 2020This course introduces the scientific principles that deal with energyconversion among different forms, such as heat, work, internal, electrical,and chemical energy. The physical science of heat and temperature,and their relations to energy and work, are analyzed on the basis of thefour fundamental thermodynamic laws (zeroth, first, second, and third).These principles are applied to various practical systems, including heatengines, refrigeration cycles, air conditioning, and chemical reactingsystems.Thermodynamics: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: 2) to develop analytic ability in real-worldengineering applications using thermodynamics principles.The objectives of this course are:1) to provide the fundamental background of thermodynamics principles,and

Student Learning Outcomes: (a) an ability to apply knowledge ofmathematics, science, and engineering(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact ofengineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societalcontext(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-longlearning(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: CHEM 1A, ENGIN 7, MATH 1B, and PHYSICS 7B

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour ofdiscussion per week

Summer: 10 weeks - 4.5 hours of lecture and 1.5 hours of discussion perweek

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

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MEC ENG C85 Introduction to SolidMechanics 3 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020A review of equilibrium for particles and rigid bodies. Application to trussstructures. The concepts of deformation, strain, and stress. Equilibriumequations for a continuum. Elements of the theory of linear elasticity. Thestates of plane stress and plane strain. Solution of elementary elasticityproblems (beam bending, torsion of circular bars). Euler buckling inelastic beams.Introduction to Solid Mechanics: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematics 53 and 54 (may be taken concurrently);Physics 7A

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for MechanicalEngineering C85/Civil and Environmental Engineering C30 aftercompleting Mechanical Engineering W85. A deficient grade in MechanicalEngineering W85 may be removed by taking Mechanical EngineeringC85/Civil and Environmental Engineering C30.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour ofdiscussion per week

Summer:6 weeks - 7.5 hours of lecture and 2.5 hours of discussion per week10 weeks - 4.5 hours of lecture and 1.5 hours of discussion per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructors: Armero, Papadopoulos, Zohdi, Johnson

Also listed as: CIV ENG C30

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MEC ENG W85 Introduction to SolidMechanics 3 UnitsTerms offered: Summer 2021 8 Week Session, Summer 2020 8 WeekSession, Summer 2019 8 Week SessionA review of equilibrium for particles and rigid bodies. Application to trussstructures. The concepts of deformation, strain, and stress. Equilibriumequations for a continuum. Elements of the theory of linear elasticity. Thestates of plane stress and plane strain. Solution of elementary elasticityproblems (beam bending, torsion of circular bars). Euler buckling inelastic beams.Introduction to Solid Mechanics: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: To learn statics and mechanics of materials

Student Learning Outcomes: -Correctly draw free-body-Apply the equations of equilibrium to two and three-dimensional solids-Understand the concepts of stress and strain-Ability to calculate deflections in engineered systems-Solve simple boundary value problems in linear elastostatics (tension,torsion, beam bending)

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MATH 53 and MATH 54 (may be taken concurrently);PHYSICS 7A

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for MEC ENG W85after completing MEC ENG C85. A deficient grade in MEC ENG W85may be removed by taking MEC ENG C85.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of web-based lecture and 1 hourof web-based discussion per week

Summer:6 weeks - 7.5 hours of web-based lecture and 2.5 hours of web-baseddiscussion per week8 weeks - 6 hours of web-based lecture and 2 hours of web-baseddiscussion per week10 weeks - 4.5 hours of web-based lecture and 1.5 hours of web-baseddiscussion per week

Online: This is an online course.

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Govindjee

Also listed as: CIV ENG W30

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MEC ENG 98 Supervised Independent GroupStudies 1 - 4 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020Organized group study on various topics under the sponsorship anddirection of a member of the Mechanical Engineering faculty.Supervised Independent Group Studies: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 1-4 hours of directed group study perweek

Summer: 10 weeks - 1.5-6 hours of directed group study per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Offered for pass/not pass grade only. Finalexam not required.

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MEC ENG 100 Electronics for the Internet ofThings 4 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020Electronics and Electrical Engineering has become pervasive in ourlives as a powerful technology with applications in a wide range offields including healthcare, environmental monitoring, robotics, orentertainment. This course offers a broad survey of Electrical Engineeringideas to non-majors. In the laboratory students will learn in-depth how todesign and build systems that exchange information with or are controlledfrom the cloud. Examples include solar harvesters, robots, and smarthome devices. In the course project, the students will integrate what theyhave learned and build an Internet-of-Things application of their choice.The course has a mandatory lab fee.Electronics for the Internet of Things: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Electronics has become a powerful and ubiquitoustechnology supporting solutions to a wide range of applications infields ranging from science, engineering, healthcare, environmentalmonitoring, transportation, to entertainment. This course teachesstudents majoring in these and related subjects how to use electronicdevices to solve problems in their areas of expertise. Through the lectureand laboratory, students gain insight into the possibilities and limitationsof the technology and how to use electronics to help solve problems.Students learn to use electronics to interact with the environment throughsound, light, temperature, motion using sensors and actuators, andhow to use electronic computation to orchestrate the interactions andexchange information wirelessly over the internet.The course has two objectives: (a) to teach students how to buildelectronic circuits that interact with the environment through sensorsand actuators and how to communicate wirelessly with the internet tocooperate with other devices and with humans, and (b) to offer a broadsurvey of modern Electrical Engineering including analog electronics:analysis of RLC circuits, filtering, diodes and rectifiers, op-amps, A2D andD2A converters; digital electronics: combinatorial and sequential logic,flip-flops, counters, memory; applications: communication systems, signalprocessing, computer architecture; basics of manufacturing of integratedcircuits.

Student Learning Outcomes: an ability to communicate effectivelyan ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desiredneeds within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, andsustainabilityan ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problemsan ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: ENGIN 7, COMPSCI 10, COMPSCI 61A, COMPSCI C8,or equivalent background in computer programing; MATH 1A orequivalent background in calculus; PHYSICS 7A or equivalentbackground in physics

Credit Restrictions: Student will not receive credit for this course if theyhave taken EE49

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of discussion,and 3 hours of laboratory per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

Instructor: Poolla

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MEC ENG 101 Introduction to LeanManufacturing Systems 3 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2019, Spring 2018Fundamentals of lean manufacturing systems including manufacturingfundamentals, unit operations and manufacturing line considerationsfor work in process (WIP), manufacturing lead time (MLT), economics,quality monitoring; high mix/low volume (HMLV) systems fundamentalsincluding just in time (JIT), kanban, buffers and line balancing; classproject/case studies for design and analysis of competitive manufacturingsystems.Introduction to Lean Manufacturing Systems: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: This course will enable students to analyzemanufacturing lines in order to understand the production processand improve production efficiency. The course provides practicalknowledge and skills that can be applied in industry, covering thecomplete manufacturing system from production planning to qualitycontrol. Students are given a chance to practice and implement whatthey learn during lectures by conducting projects with local or globalmanufacturing companies.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will understand the whole scopeof manufacturing systems from production planning to quality control,which can be helpful to set up manufacturing lines for various products.Students will be capable of identifying sources of manufacturing problemsby analyzing the production line and produce multi-level solutions tooptimize manufacturing efficiency.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: Completion of all lower division requirements for anengineering major, or consent of instructor

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour ofdiscussion per week

Summer: 6 weeks - 7.5 hours of lecture and 3 hours of discussion perweek

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructors: Dornfeld, McMains

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MEC ENG 102B Mechatronics Design 4 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020Introduction to design and realization of mechatronics systems. Microcomputer architectures. Basic computer IO devices. Embeddedmicroprocessor systems and control, IO programming such as analogueto digital converters, PWM, serial and parallel outputs. Electricalcomponents such as power supplies, operational amplifiers, transformersand filters. Shielding and grounding. Design of electric, hydraulic andpneumatic actuators. Design of sensors. Design of power transmissionsystems. Kinematics and dynamics of robotics devices. Basic feedbackdesign to create robustness and performance.Mechatronics Design: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Introduce students to design and design techniquesof mechatronics systems; provide guidelines to and experience withdesign of variety of sensors and actuators; design experience inprogramming microcomputers and various IO devices; exposure toand design experience in synthesis of mechanical power transfercomponents; understanding the role of dynamics and kinematics ofrobotic devices in design of mechatronics systems; exposure to anddesign experience in synthesis of feedback systems; provide experiencein working in a team to design a prototype mechatronics device.

Student Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course, studentsshould: Know how to set up micro computers and interface themwith various devices; know how to understand the microcomputersarchitectures, IO devices and be able to program them effectively;understand the design of actuators and sensors; know how to doshielding and grounding for various mechatronics projects, know howto create feedback systems, know the role of dynamics and kinematicsof robotic devices in design and control of mechatronics systems; knowhow to design mechanical components such as transmissions, bearings,shafts, and fasteners.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: ENGIN 25, ENGIN 26, ENGIN 27; and EECS 16A orMEC ENG 100. Please note that junior transfer students are exempt fromENGIN 26

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours oflaboratory per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

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MEC ENG 103 Experimentation andMeasurements 4 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020This course introduces students to modern experimental techniquesfor mechanical engineering, and improves students’ teamwork andcommunication skills. Students will work in a laboratory setting onsystems ranging in complexity from desktop experiments with only a fewinstruments up to systems such as an internal combustion engine witha wide variety of sensors. State-of-the-art software for data acquisitionand analysis will be introduced and used throughout the course. The roleof error and uncertainty, and uncertainty propagation, in measurementsand analysis will be examined. Design of experiments will be addressedthrough examples and homework. The role and limitations of spectralanalysis of digital data will be discussed.Experimentation and Measurements: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Introduce students to modern experimentaltechniques for mechanical engineering; provide exposure to andexperience with a variety of sensors, including those to measuretemperature, displacement, velocity, acceleration and strain; examine therole of error and uncertainty in measurements and analysis; exposureto and experience in using commercial software for data acquisitionand analysis; discuss the role and limitations of spectral analysis ofdigital data; provide experience in working in a team in all aspects of thelaboratory exercises, including set-up, data collection, analysis, technicalreport writing and oral presentation.

Student Learning Outcomes: (a) an ability to apply knowledge ofmathematics, science, and engineering(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyzeand interpret data(c) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams(d) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems(e) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility(f) an ability to communicate effectively(g) the broad education necessary to understand the impact ofengineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societalcontext(h) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-longlearning(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues(i) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 40; MEC ENG C85 / CIV ENG C30;MEC ENG 100; MEC ENG 106 (can be taken concurrently), andMEC ENG 109 (can be taken concurrently)

Credit Restrictions: Students will not receive credit for this course if theyhave taken both ME 102A and ME 107.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 2 hours of lecture, 1 hour of discussion,and 3 hours of laboratory per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

Instructors: Johnson, Makiharju, Chen

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MEC ENG 104 Engineering Mechanics II 3UnitsTerms offered: Summer 2021 10 Week Session, Spring 2021, Fall 2020This course is an introduction to the dynamics of particles and rigidbodies. The material, based on a Newtonian formulation of the governingequations, is illustrated with numerous examples ranging from one-dimensional motion of a single particle to planar motions of rigid bodiesand systems of rigid bodies.Engineering Mechanics II: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG C85 and ENGIN 7

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour ofdiscussion per week

Summer: 10 weeks - 4.5 hours of lecture and 1.5 hours of discussion perweek

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Ma

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MEC ENG 106 Fluid Mechanics 3 UnitsTerms offered: Summer 2021 10 Week Session, Spring 2021, Fall 2020This course introduces the fundamentals and techniques of fluidmechanics with the aim of describing and controlling engineering flows.Fluid Mechanics: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG C85 / CIV ENG C30 and MEC ENG 104 (104may be taken concurrently)

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour ofdiscussion per week

Summer: 10 weeks - 4.5 hours of lecture and 1.5 hours of discussion perweek

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

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MEC ENG 108 Mechanical Behavior ofEngineering Materials 4 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020This course covers elastic and plastic deformation under staticand dynamic loads. Failure by yielding, fracture, fatigue, wear, andenvironmental factors are also examined. Topics include engineeringmaterials, heat treatment, structure-property relationships, elasticdeformation and multiaxial loading, plastic deformation and yield criteria,dislocation plasticity and strengthening mechanisms, creep, stressconcentration effects, fracture, fatigue, and contact deformation.Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: The central theme of this course is the mechanicalbehavior of engineering materials, such as metals, ceramics, polymers,and composites, subjected to different types of loading. The mainobjectives are to provide students with basic understanding of phasetransformation by heat treating and stress-induced hardening, linear andnonlinear elastic behavior, deformation under multiaxial loading, plasticdeformation and yield criteria, dislocation plasticity and strengtheningmechanisms, creep, stress concentration effects, brittle versus ductilefracture, fracture mechanisms at different scales, fatigue, contactdeformation, and wear.

Student Learning Outcomes: (a) an ability to apply knowledge ofmathematics, science, and engineering(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyzeand interpret data(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desiredneeds within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, andsustainability(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-longlearning(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG C85 / CIV ENG C30

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture, 1 hour of discussion,and 2 hours of laboratory per week

Summer: 10 weeks - 4.5 hours of lecture, 1.5 hours of discussion, and 3hours of laboratory per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

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MEC ENG 109 Heat Transfer 3 UnitsTerms offered: Summer 2021 10 Week Session, Spring 2021, Fall 2020This course covers transport processes of mass, momentum, and energyfrom a macroscopic view with emphasis both on understanding whymatter behaves as it does and on developing practical problem solvingskills. The course is divided into four parts: introduction, conduction,convection, and radiation.Heat Transfer: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 40 and MEC ENG 106

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour ofdiscussion per week

Summer:8 weeks - 5.5 hours of lecture and 1.5 hours of discussion per week10 weeks - 4.5 hours of lecture and 1.5 hours of discussion per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

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MEC ENG 110 Introduction to ProductDevelopment 3 UnitsTerms offered: Summer 2021 10 Week Session, Spring 2021, Summer2020 10 Week SessionThe course provides project-based learning experience in innovative newproduct development, with a focus on mechanical engineering systems.Design concepts and techniques are introduced, and the student's designability is developed in a design or feasibility study chosen to emphasizeingenuity and provide wide coverage of engineering topics. Relevantsoftware will be integrated into studio sessions, including solid modelingand environmental life cycle analysis. Design optimization and social,economic, and political implications are included.Introduction to Product Development: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: Junior or higher standing

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3-3 hours of lecture and 0-1 hours ofvoluntary per week

Summer: 10 weeks - 4.5-4.5 hours of lecture and 0-1 hours of voluntaryper week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam not required.

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MEC ENG C115 Molecular Biomechanics andMechanobiology of the Cell 4 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019This course applies methods of statistical continuum mechanics tosubcellar biomechanical phenomena ranging from nanoscale (molecular)to microscale (whole cell and cell population) biological processes at theinterface of mechanics, biology, and chemistry.Molecular Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of the Cell: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: This course, which is open to senior undergraduatestudents or graduate students in diverse disciplines ranging fromengineering to biology to chemistry and physics, is aimed at exposingstudents to subcellular biomechanical phenomena spanning scales frommolecules to the whole cell.

Student Learning Outcomes: The students will develop tools and skillsto (1) understand and analyze subcelluar biomechanics and transportphenomena, and (2) ultimately apply these skills to novel biological andbiomedical applications

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MATH 54 and PHYSICS 7A; BIO ENG 102,MEC ENG C85 / CIV ENG C30 or instructor’s consent

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour ofdiscussion per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

Instructor: Mofrad

Also listed as: BIO ENG C112

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MEC ENG C117 Structural Aspects ofBiomaterials 4 UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018This course covers the structure and mechanical functions of loadbearing tissues and their replacements. Natural and syntheticload-bearing biomaterials for clinical applications are reviewed.Biocompatibility of biomaterials and host response to structural implantsare examined. Quantitative treatment of biomechanical issues andconstitutive relationships of tissues are covered in order to designbiomaterial replacements for structural function. Material selection forload bearing applications including reconstructive surgery, orthopedics,dentistry, and cardiology are addressed. Mechanical design for longevityincluding topics of fatigue, wear, and fracture are reviewed. Case studiesthat examine failures of devices are presented.Structural Aspects of Biomaterials: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 1A and MAT SCI 45; CIV ENG 130,CIV ENG 130N, or BIO ENG 102

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for MechanicalEngineering C117 after completing Mechanical Engineering C215/Bioengineering C222.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour ofdiscussion per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

Instructor: Pruitt

Also listed as: BIO ENG C117

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MEC ENG 118 Introduction toNanotechnology and Nanoscience 3 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2017This course introduces engineering students (juniors and seniors)to the field of nanotechnology and nanoscience. The course hastwo components: (1) Formal lectures. Students receive a set offormal lectures introducing them to the field of nanotechnology andnanoscience. The material covered includes nanofabrication technology(how one achieves the nanometer length scale, from "bottom up" to "topdown" technologies), the interdisciplinary nature of nanotechnology andnanoscience (including areas of chemistry, material science, physics, andmolecular biology), examples of nanoscience phenomena (the crossoverfrom bulk to quantum mechanical properties), and applications (fromintegrated circuits, quantum computing, MEMS, and bioengineering).(2) Projects. Students are asked to read and present a variety of currentjournal papers to the class and lead a discussion on the various works.Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: Chemistry 1A and Physics 7B. Physics 7C andEngineering 45 (or the equivalent) recommended

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructors: Lin, Sohn

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MEC ENG 119 Introduction to MEMS(Microelectromechanical Systems) 3 UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2017Fundamentals of microelectromechanical systems including design,fabrication of microstructures; surface-micromachining, bulk-micromachining, LIGA, and other micro machining processes; fabricationprinciples of integrated circuit device and their applications for makingMEMS devices; high-aspect-ratio microstructures; scaling issues in themicro scale (heat transfer, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics); devicedesign, analysis, and mask layout.Introduction to MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems): Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: PHYSICS 7B and MEC ENG 100

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

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MEC ENG 120 Computational BiomechanicsAcross Multiple Scales 3 UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014This course applies the methods of computational modeling andcontinuum mechanics to biomedical phenomena spanning various lengthscales ranging from molecular to cellular to tissue and organ levels. Thecourse is intended for upper level undergraduate students who havebeen exposed to undergraduate continuum mechanics (statics andstrength of materials.)Computational Biomechanics Across Multiple Scales: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG C85 / CIV ENG C30

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours oflaboratory per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam not required.

Instructor: Mofrad

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MEC ENG 122 Processing of Materials inManufacturing 3 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2020, Spring 2018, Spring 2017Fundamentals of manufacturing processes (metal forming, forging,metal cutting, welding, joining, and casting); selection of metals, plastics,and other materials relative to the design and choice of manufacturingprocesses; geometric dimensioning and tolerancing of all processes.Processing of Materials in Manufacturing: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG C85 / CIV ENG C30 and MEC ENG 108

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Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour ofdiscussion per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

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MEC ENG 125 Industry-AssociatedCapstones in Mechanical Engineering(iACME) 4 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2018iACME provide opportunities for Mechanical Engineering undergraduatesto tackle real-world engineering problems. Student teams, consistingof no more than four students, will apply to work on specific industry-initiated projects. Teams will be selected based on prior experience inresearch/internships, scholastic achievements in ME courses, and mostimportantly, proposed initial approaches toward tackling the specificproject. ME faculty, alumni of the Mechanical Engineering Department,and industry participants will mentor selected teams. Projects fall withina wide range of mechanical engineering disciplines, e.g. biomedical,automotive/transportation, energy, design, etc.Industry-Associated Capstones in Mechanical Engineering (iACME):Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: The purpose of this course is to:•learn the fundamental concepts of approaching practical engineeringproblems;•enhance skills in communication with clients and other engineers;•enhance skills in design, prototyping, testing, and analysis.

Student Learning Outcomes: (a) an ability to apply knowledge ofmathematics, science, and engineering(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyzeand interpret data(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desiredneeds within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, andsustainability(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility(g) an ability to communicate effectively(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact ofengineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societalcontext(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-longlearning(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: Senior standing and a minimum GPA of 3.0

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Alternate method offinal assessment during regularly scheduled final exam group (e.g.,presentation, final project, etc.).

Instructors: O'Connell , Sohn

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MEC ENG 126 The Science and Engineeringof Cooking 4 UnitsTerms offered: Not yet offeredThis course will discuss concepts from the physical sciences andengineering (e.g. heat and mass transfer, phase transitions, fluidmechanics, etc.) that serve as a foundation for everyday cooking andhaute cuisine. The course will integrate the expertise of visiting chefsfrom the Bay Area (and beyond) who will serve as guest lecturers andpresent their cooking techniques. These unique opportunities will becomplemented by lectures that investigate in-depth the science andengineering that underlie these techniques.The Science and Engineering of Cooking: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: PHYSICS 7A, CHEM 1A, or consent of instructor.MEC ENG 109 and MEC ENG 108 recommended

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture, 1 hour of discussion,and 2 hours of laboratory per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

Instructor: Sohn

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MEC ENG 127 Introduction to CompositeMaterials 3 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2011, Spring 2010Imagine a material that offers mechanical properties that are competitivewith aluminum and steel but are at fractions of their weight – thesematerials are termed as composites. Composite materials are usedfor many applications such as aircraft structures, biomedical devices,racing car bodies, and many others for their capability to be stronger,lighter, and cheaper when compared to traditional materials. In thisclass, students will delve into the theory to design composite structures,processing techniques to manufacture them, and structural testingmethods for validation. Starting from traditional fiber-reinforcedcomposite materials, this course will also bring in new concepts such asnanocomposites and bioinspired composites.Introduction to Composite Materials: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: The course objectives are to train students tobe able to design composite structures, select composite materials,conduct stress analyses of selected practical applications using laminatedplate theories and appropriate strength criteria, and be familiar with theproperties and response of composite structures subjected to mechanicalloading under static and cyclic conditions.

Student Learning Outcomes: A knowledge of contemporary issues.An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze andinterpret data.An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineeringsolutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-longlearning.An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.An ability to communicate effectively.An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desiredneeds within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, andsustainability.

An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.Students completing this course will have the facility for designingrobust composite structures subjected to various types of loads.Students will also be able to assess the effects of long-term loading,including damage generation, delamination fracture and fatigue failure.Additionally, students will be exposed to how composites are used invarious applications in aerospace, biomedical, sports, among other fields.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG C85 / CIV ENG C30

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for MEC ENG 127after completing MEC ENG 127. A deficient grade in MEC ENG 127 maybe removed by taking MEC ENG 127.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

Instructor: Gu

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MEC ENG 130 Design of Planar Machinery 3UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018Synthesis, analysis, and design of planar machines. Kinematic structure,graphical, analytical, and numerical analysis and synthesis. Linkages,cams, reciprocating engines, gear trains, and flywheels.Design of Planar Machinery: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 104

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour oflaboratory per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Youssefi

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MEC ENG 131 Vehicle Dynamics and Control4 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019Physical understanding of automotive vehicle dynamics including simplelateral, longitudinal and ride quality models. An overview of active safetysystems will be introduced including the basic concepts and terminology,the state-of-the-art development, and basic principles of systems such asABS, traction control, dynamic stability control, and roll stability control.Passive, semi-active and active suspension systems will be analyzed.Concepts of autonomous vehicle technology including drive-by-wire andsteer-by-wire systems, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping systems.Design of software control systems for an actual 1/10 scale race vehicle.Vehicle Dynamics and Control: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: At the end of the course the students should be ableto:a.Formulate simple but accurate dynamic models for automotivelongitudinal, lateral and ride quality analysis.b.Assess the stability of dynamic systems using differential equationtheory, apply frequency-response methods to assess system response toexternal disturbances, sensor noise and parameter variations.c.Have a basic understanding of modern automotive safety systemsincluding ABS, traction control, dynamic stability control and roll control.d.Follow the literature on these subjects and perform independent design,research and development work in this field.e.Expected to design feedback control systems for an actual 1/010 scaledvehicle platform which will be distributed to every group of two students inthe class

Student Learning Outcomes: (a) an ability to apply knowledge ofmathematics, science, and engineering(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyzeand interpret data(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desiredneeds within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, andsustainability(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems(g) an ability to communicate effectively(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MATH 1B, MATH 53, MATH 54, PHYSICS 7A,PHYSICS 7B, ENGIN 7 (or alternate programming course), andMEC ENG 132

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour ofdiscussion per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Borrelli

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MEC ENG 132 Dynamic Systems andFeedback 3 UnitsTerms offered: Summer 2021 10 Week Session, Fall 2020, Summer 202010 Week SessionPhysical understanding of dynamics and feedback. Linear feedbackcontrol of dynamic systems. Mathematical tools for analysis and design.Stability. Modeling systems with differential equations. Linearization.Solution to linear, time-invariant differential equations.Dynamic Systems and Feedback: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MATH 53, MATH 54, PHYSICS 7A, and PHYSICS 7B

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour oflaboratory per week

Summer: 10 weeks - 4.5 hours of lecture and 1.5 hours of laboratory perweek

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

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MEC ENG 133 Mechanical Vibrations 3 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019An introduction to the theory of mechanical vibrations including topicsof harmonic motion, resonance, transient and random excitation,applications of Fourier analysis and convolution methods. Multidegree offreedom discrete systems including principal mode, principal coordinatesand Rayleigh's principle.Mechanical Vibrations: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Introduce basic aspects of vibrational analysis,considering both single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems. Discussthe use of exact and approximate methods in the analysis of complexsystems. Familiarize students with the use of MATLAB as directed towardvibration problems.

Student Learning Outcomes: (a) an ability to apply knowledge ofmathematics, science, and engineering(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyzeand interpret data(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desiredneeds within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, andsustainability(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility(g) an ability to communicate effectively(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-longlearning(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.

Upon completion of the course students shall be able to: Derive theequations of motion for vibratory systems. Linearize nonlinear systems soas to allow a linear vibrational analysis. Compute the natural frequency(or frequencies) of vibratory systems and determine the system'smodal response. Determine the overall response based upon the initialconditions and/or steady forcing input. Design a passive vibrationabsorber to ameliorate vibrations in a forced system.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 104

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

Summer: 10 weeks - 5 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

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MEC ENG C134 Feedback Control Systems 4UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020Analysis and synthesis of linear feedback control systems in transformand time domains. Control system design by root locus, frequencyresponse, and state space methods. Applications to electro-mechanicaland mechatronics systems.Feedback Control Systems: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: EECS 16A or MEC ENG 100; MEC ENG 132 orEL ENG 120

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture, 1 hour of discussion,and 3 hours of laboratory per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Also listed as: EL ENG C128

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MEC ENG 135 Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems 4 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018This course provides preparation for the conceptual design andprototyping of mechanical systems that use microprocessors to controlmachine activities, acquire and analyze data, and interact with operators.The architecture of microprocessors is related to problems in mechanicalsystems through study of systems, including electro-mechanicalcomponents, thermal components and a variety of instruments.Laboratory exercises lead through studies of different levels of software.Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: ENGIN 7

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours oflaboratory per week

Summer: 10 weeks - 4.5 hours of lecture and 4.5 hours of laboratory perweek

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam not required.

Instructor: Kazerooni

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MEC ENG 136 Introduction to Control ofUnmanned Aerial Vehicles 3 UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018This course introduces students to the control of unmanned aerialvehicles (UAVs). The course will cover modeling and dynamics ofaerial vehicles, and common control strategies. Laboratory exercisesallow students to apply knowledge on a real system, by programming amicrocontroller to control a UAV.Introduction to Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Introduce the students to analysis, modeling, andcontrol of unmanned aerial vehicles. Lectures will cover:•Principle forces acting on a UAV, including aerodynamics of propellers•The kinematics and dynamics of rotations, and 3D modeling of vehicledynamics•Typical sensors, and their modeling•Typical control strategies, and their pitfalls•Programming a microcontrollerDuring the laboratory sessions, students will apply these skills to create amodel-based controller for a UAV.

Student Learning Outcomes: (a) an ability to apply knowledge ofmathematics, science, and engineering(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyzeand interpret data(g) an ability to communicate effectively(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 104 is recommended. Corequisite:MEC ENG 132

Credit Restrictions: Student will not receive credit for this course if theyhave taken Mechanical Engineering 236U.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours oflaboratory per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Mueller

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MEC ENG 138 Introduction to Micro/NanoMechanical Systems Laboratory 3 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2015, Spring 2013This hands-on laboratory course focuses on the mechanical engineeringprinciples that underlie the design, fabricaton, and operation of micro/nanoscale mechanical systems, including devices made by nanowire/nanotube syntheses; photolithography/soft lithography; and moldingprocesses. Each laboratory will have different focuses for basicunderstanding of MEMS/NEMS systems from prototype constructions toexperimental testings using mechanical, electrical, or optical techniques.Introduction to Micro/Nano Mechanical Systems Laboratory: Read More[+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: PHYSICS 7B and MEC ENG 106; EECS 16Aor MEC ENG 100. MEC ENG 118 or MEC ENG 119 are highlyrecommended but not mandatory

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for MechanicalEngineering 238 after taking Mechanical Engineering 138.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours oflaboratory per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

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MEC ENG 140 Combustion Processes 3 UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018Fundamentals of combustion, flame structure, flame speed, flammability,ignition, stirred reaction, kinetics and nonequilibrium processes, pollutantformation. Application to engines, energy production and fire safety.Combustion Processes: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 40, MEC ENG 106, and MEC ENG 109 (106and 109 may be taken concurrently)

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour oflaboratory per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructors: Fernandez-Pello, Chen

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MEC ENG 146 Energy Conversion Principles3 UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2016This course covers the fundamental principles of energy conversionprocesses, followed by development of theoretical and computationaltools that can be used to analyze energy conversion processes. Thecourse also introduces the use of modern computational methods tomodel energy conversion performance characteristics of devices andsystems. Performance features, sources of inefficiencies, and optimaldesign strategies are explored for a variety of applications, which mayinclude conventional combustion based and Rankine power systems,energy systems for space applications, solar, wind, wave, thermoelectric,and geothermal energy systems.Energy Conversion Principles: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 40, MEC ENG 106, and MEC ENG 109 (106and 109 may be taken concurrently)

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3-3 hours of lecture and 0-1 hours ofdiscussion per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Carey

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MEC ENG 150A Solar-Powered Vehicles:Analysis, Design and Fabrication 3 UnitsTerms offered: Summer 2015 10 Week Session, Summer 2014 10 WeekSession, Spring 2014This course addresses all aspects of design, analysis, construction andeconomics of solar-powered vehicles. It begins with an examination of thefundamentals of photovoltaic solar power generation, and the capabilitiesand limitations that exist when using this form of renewable energy. Theefficiency of energy conversion and storage will be evaluated across anentire system, from the solar energy that is available to the mechanicalpower that is ultimately produced. The structural and dynamic stability,as well as the aerodynamics, of vehicles will be studied. Safety andeconomic concerns will also be considered. Students will work in teamsto design, build and test a functioning single-person vehicle capable ofstreet use.Solar-Powered Vehicles: Analysis, Design and Fabrication: Read More[+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: This course provides a structured environmentwithin which students can participate in a substantial engineering projectfrom start to finish. It provides the opportunity for students to engagedeeply in the analysis, design and construction of a functioning vehiclepowered by a renewable source. Through participation in this course,students should strengthen their understanding of how their engineeringeducation can be used to address the multidisciplinary problems withcreativity, imagination, confidence and responsibility. Students willrecognize the importance of effective communication in effectivelyaddressing such problems.

Student Learning Outcomes: This course will strengthen students’abilities: to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineeringto real projects; to design a component or process that is part of a largersystem; to function on multi-disciplinary teams; to identify, formulate, andsolve engineering problems; to communicate effectively; to understandthe impact of engineering solutions in a context beyond the classroom;to appreciate the importance of engaging in life-long learning andunderstanding contemporary issues; and to recognize and use thetechniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for successfulproject completion.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MATH 54, PHYSICS 7A, and upper division status inengineering

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours oflaboratory per week

Summer: 10 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 4.5 hours of laboratory perweek

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

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MEC ENG 151 Advanced Heat Transfer 3UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Spring 2008Basic principles of heat transfer and their application. Subject areasinclude steady-state and transient system analyses for conduction, freeand forced convection, boiling, condensation and thermal radiation.Advanced Heat Transfer: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 40, MEC ENG 106, and MEC ENG 109 (106and 109 may be taken concurrently)

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

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MEC ENG 151A Conductive and RadiativeTransport 3 UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018Fundamentals of conductive heat transfer. Analytical and numericalmethods for heat conduction in rigid media. Fundamentals of radiativetransfer. Radiative properties of solids, liquids and gas media. Radiativetransport modeling in enclosures and participating media.Conductive and Radiative Transport: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: The course will provide students with knowledge ofthe physics of conductive transport in solids, the analysis of steady andtransient heat conduction by both analytical and numerical methods andthe treatment of phase change problems. Furthermore, the course willprovide students with knowledge of radiative properties, the mechanismsof radiative transfer and will present theory and methods of solution ofradiative transfer problems in participating and nonparticipating media.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will gain knowledge of themechanisms of conductive transfer and will develop the ability to quantifysteady and transient temperature in important engineering problemsoften encountered (e.g. manufacturing, materials processing, bio-thermaltreatment and electronics cooling) by applying analytical methods andby constructing numerical algorithms. Students will also gain knowledgeof the fundamental radiative properties and the mechanisms of radiativetransport in enclosures, absorbing, emitting and scattering media as wellas the interaction of thermal radiation with other modes of heat transfer.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: Undergraduate courses in engineering thermodynamics,fluid dynamics and heat transfer (MEC ENG 40, MEC ENG 106, andMEC ENG 109). Each student must have access to a PC, Macintosh orworkstation machine with scientific programming capabilities for use inhomework and projects

Credit Restrictions: Students who have taken ME 151 or ME 250A willnot receive credit.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

Instructor: Grigoropoulos

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MEC ENG 151B Convective Transport andComputational Methods 3 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2020, Spring 2019The transport of heat and mass in fluids in motion; free and forcedconvection in laminar and turbulent flow over surfaces and within ducts.Fundamentals of computational methods used for solving the governingtransport equations will also be covered.Convective Transport and Computational Methods: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: This course will provide students with knowledge ofthe physics of convective transport and an introduction to computationaltools that can model convective processes in important applications suchas electronics cooling, aerospace thermal management. The course alsoteaches students to construct computational models of natural and forcedconvection processes in boundary layers nears surfaces, in enclosuresand in ducts or pipes that can be used to design heat exchangers andthermal management equipment for applications.

Student Learning Outcomes: (a) an ability to apply knowledge ofmathematics, science, and engineering(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desiredneeds within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, andsustainability(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems(g) an ability to communicate effectively(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.Students will gain a knowledge of the mechanisms of convective heatand mass transfer for flow over surfaces and within ducts, and willdevelop the ability to construct computer programs that implementcomputation methods that predict the flow and temperature fields andheat transfer performance for convective flows of interest in engineeringapplications.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: Undergraduate courses in engineering thermodynamics,fluid dynamics and heat transfer (MEC ENG 40, MEC ENG 106, andMEC ENG 109). Each student must have access to a PC, Macintosh orworkstation machine with scientific programming capabilities for use inhomework and projects

Credit Restrictions: Students should not receive credit for this course ifthey have taken ME 252 or ME 250B.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

Instructor: Carey

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MEC ENG 153 Applied Optics and Radiation 3UnitsTerms offered: Prior to 2007Fundamentals of electromagnetic theory, principles of optics, waves,diffraction theory, interference, geometrical optics, scattering, theory ofmolecular spectra, optical and spectroscopic instrumentation. Lasersand laser materials processing, laser spectroscopy. Modern optics,plasmonics.Applied Optics and Radiation: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: The course will provide students with knowledgeof the fundamental principles of optics to analyze optical phenomenaand develop the background and skills to design optical instrumentationapplied to engineering fields, including additive manufacturing, radiometryand spectroscopy.

Student Learning Outcomes: ABET Outcomes(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, andengineering(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyzeand interpret data(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desiredneeds within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, andsustainability(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems(g) an ability to communicate effectively(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practiceStudents will gain knowledge of the EM theory, optical properties ofmaterials, principles of spectroscopy for gases, liquids and solids,principles and applications of lasers and optical diagnostics. Studentswill develop the ability to design optical instrumentation systems in thecontext of key industrial applications, including additive manufacturing,materials processing, bio-optics, semiconductor industry applications,reacting systems, forensics.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: Undergraduate courses in physics (e.g. 7A,B,C). Eachstudent must have access to a PC, Macintosh or workstation machinewith scientific programming capabilities for use in homework and projects

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

Instructor: Grigoropoulos

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MEC ENG 154 Thermophysics forApplications 3 UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019Development of classical thermodynamics from statistical treatmentof microscale molecular behavior; Boltzmann distribution; partitionfunctions; statistical-mechanical evaluation of thermodynamic properties;equilibrium; chemical equilibrium; phase transitions; molecular collisions;Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution; collision theory; elementary kinetictheory; molecular dynamics simulation of molecular collisions; kineticMonte Carlo simulations of gas-phase and gas-surface reactions.Implications are explored for a variety of applications, which may includeadvanced combustion systems, renewable power systems, microscaletransport in high heat flux electronics cooling, aerospace thermalmanagement, and advanced materials processing.Thermophysics for Applications: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: To introduce students to the statistical foundation ofthermodynamics and provide skills to perform advanced calculations foranalysis of advanced energy conversion processes and devices.

Student Learning Outcomes: a knowledge of contemporary issuesan ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineeringan ability to communicate effectivelyan ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desiredneeds within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, andsustainabilityan ability to function on multi-disciplinary teamsan ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problemsan ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 40

Credit Restrictions: Student will not receive credit for this course if theyhave taken ME 254.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructors: Frenklach, Carey

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MEC ENG 160 Ocean Engineering Seminar 2UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019Lectures on new developments in ocean, offshore, and arcticengineering.Ocean Engineering Seminar: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: To provide exposure of the field of oceanengineering, arctic engineering and related subject areas to students withthe intention to show the broad and interdisciplinary nature of this field,particularly recent or new developments.

Student Learning Outcomes: (f) an understanding of professional andethical responsibility(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact ofengineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societalcontext(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-longlearning(j) a knowledge of contemporary issuesStudents will learn of new developments in ocean, offshore, and arcticengineering, connecting much of what is learned in other courses topractical applications and active research topics.

Rules & Requirements

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit with instructor consent.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 2 hours of seminar per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Offered for pass/not pass grade only.Alternative to final exam.

Instructors: Makiharju, Alam

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MEC ENG 163 Engineering Aerodynamics 3UnitsTerms offered: Summer 2021 10 Week Session, Spring 2021, Fall 2019Introduction to the lift, drag, and moment of two-dimensional airfoils,three-dimensional wings, and the complete airplane. Calculations of theperformance and stability of airplanes in subsonic flight. The course runon two loosely aligned parallel tracks: a traditional sequence of lecturescovering the basic topics in aerodynamics and a set of projects on vortexdynamics and aerodynamics that are loosely aligned with lectures. Thedistinguishing factor will be the extend of the projects assigned to thegraduate level participants, which will be substantially more involved thanthose expected from the senior level participants.Engineering Aerodynamics: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 40, MEC ENG 106

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Savas

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MEC ENG 164 Marine Statics and Structures3 UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2009Terminology and definition of hull forms, conditions of static equilibriumand stability of floating submerged bodies. Effects of damage onstability. Structural loads and response. Box girder theory. Isotropic andorthotropic plate bending and bucking.Marine Statics and Structures: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: Civil and Environmental Engineering 130 or 130N orconsent of instructor

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for 164 after takingC164/Ocean Engineering C164; 2 units after taking 151.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Mansour

Formerly known as: C164

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MEC ENG 165 Ocean-EnvironmentMechanics 3 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2020, Spring 2018, Spring 2017Ocean environment. Physical properties and characteristics of theoceans. Global conservation laws. Surface-waves generation. Gravity-wave mechanics, kinematics, and dynamics. Design consideration ofocean vehicles and systems. Model-testing techniques. Prediction ofresistance and response in waves--physical modeling and computermodels.Ocean-Environment Mechanics: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 106 or CIV ENG 100

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for 165 after takingC165/Ocean Engineering C165.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour ofdiscussion per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Yeung

Formerly known as: C165

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MEC ENG 167 Microscale Fluid Mechanics 3UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2015Phenomena of physical, technological, and biological significance inflows of gases and liquids at the microscale. The course begins withfamiliar equations of Newtonian fluid mechanics, then proceeds to thestudy of essentially 1-D flows in confined geometries with the lubricationequations. Next is a study of the flow of thin films spreading under gravityor surface tension gradients. Lubrication theory of compressible gasesleads to consideration of air bearings. Two- and 3-D flows are treatedwith Stokes' equations. Less familiar physical phenomena of significanceand utility at the microscale are then considered: intermolecular forces inliquids, slip, diffusion and bubbles as active agents. A review of relevantaspects of electricity and magnetism precedes a study of electrowettingand electrokinetically driven liquid flows.Microscale Fluid Mechanics: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: 40, 106, 109, (106 and 109 may be taken concurrently)Physics 7B or equivalent

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructors: Morris, Szeri

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MEC ENG 168 Mechanics of OffshoreSystems 3 UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2019, Fall 2017This course covers major aspects of offshore engineering includingocean environment, loads on offshore structures, cables and mooring,underwater acoustics and arctic operations.Mechanics of Offshore Systems: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: To provide a basic to intermediate level of treatmentof engineering systems that operate in coastal, offshore, and arcticenvironment. Students will acquire an understanding of the unique andessential character of the marine fields and the analysis tools to handlethe engineering aspects of them.

Student Learning Outcomes: (a) an ability to apply knowledge ofmathematics, science, and engineering(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desiredneeds within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, andsustainability(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG C85 / CIV ENG C30 and MEC ENG 106;MEC ENG 165 is recommended

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour ofdiscussion per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Alam

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MEC ENG 170 Engineering Mechanics III 3UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018This course builds upon material learned in 104, examining the dynamicsof particles and rigid bodies moving in three dimensions. Topics includenon-fixed axis rotations of rigid bodies, Euler angles and parameters,kinematics of rigid bodies, and the Newton-Euler equations of motionfor rigid bodies. The course material will be illustrated with real-worldexamples such as gyroscopes, spinning tops, vehicles, and satellites.Applications of the material range from vehicle navigation to celestialmechanics, numerical simulations, and animations.Engineering Mechanics III: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 104 or consent of instructor

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3-3 hours of lecture and 0-1 hours ofdiscussion per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructors: O'Reilly, Casey

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MEC ENG 173 Fundamentals of Acoustics 3UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2013, Spring 2011Plane and spherical sound waves. Sound intensity. Propagation in tubesand horns. Resonators. Standing waves. Radiation from oscillatingsurface. Reciprocity. Reverberation and diffusion. Electro-acoustic loudspeaker and microphone problems. Environmental and architecturalacoustics. Noise measurement and control. Effects on man.Fundamentals of Acoustics: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 104

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Johnson

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MEC ENG 174 Nonlinear and RandomVibrations 3 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021Oscillations in nonlinear systems having one or two degrees of freedom.Graphical, iteration, perturbation, and asymptotic methods. Self-excitedoscillations and limit cycles. Random variables and random processes.Analysis of linear and nonlinear, discrete and continuous, mechanicalsystems under stationary and non-stationary excitations.Nonlinear and Random Vibrations: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: To give a compact, consistent, and reasonablyconnected account of the theory of nonlinear vibrations and uncertaintyanalysis. Applications will be mentioned whenever feasible. A secondarypurpose is to survey some topics of contemporary research.

Student Learning Outcomes: Acquired necessary knowledge andscientific maturity to apply methods of nonlinear and uncertainty analysisin engineering design and optimization.

An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. Thebroad education necessary to understand the impact of engineeringsolutions in a global and societal context. A knowledge of contemporaryissues. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineeringtools necessary for engineering practice.This course provides valuable training in the modeling and analysisof mechanical engineering systems using nonlinear and uncertaintyanalysis. It also serves to reinforce and emphasize the connectionbetween fundamental engineering science and practical problem solving.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 104

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour ofdiscussion per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Ma

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MEC ENG 175 Intermediate Dynamics 3 UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018This course introduces and investigates Lagrange's equations of motionfor particles and rigid bodies. The subject matter is particularly relevantto applications comprised of interconnected and constrained discretemechanical components. The material is illustrated with numerousexamples. These range from one-dimensional motion of a single particleto three-dimensional motions of rigid bodies and systems of rigid bodies.Intermediate Dynamics: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Introduce students to the notion of exploitingdifferential geometry to gain insight into the dynamics of a mechanicalsystem. Familiarize the student with classifications and applications ofgeneralized forces and kinematical constraints. Enable the student toestablish Lagrange's equations of motion for a single particle, a systemof particles and a single rigid body. Establish equivalence of equationsof motion using the Lagrange and Newton-Euler approaches. Discussthe developments of analytical mechanics drawing from applications innavigation, vehicle dynamics, toys, gyroscopes, celestial mechanics,satellite dynamics and computer animation.

Student Learning Outcomes: This course provides valuable trainingin the modeling and analysis of mechanical engineering systems usingsystems of particles and/or rigid bodies. It also serves to reinforce andemphasize the connection between fundamental engineering science andpractical problem-solving.a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, andengineering.e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact ofengineering solutions in a global and societal context.j) A knowledge of contemporary issues.k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 104

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for MEC ENG 175after completing MEC ENG 271.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour ofdiscussion per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructors: O'Reilly, Casey

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MEC ENG C176 Orthopedic Biomechanics 4UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019Statics, dynamics, optimization theory, composite beam theory, beam-on-elastic foundation theory, Hertz contact theory, and materialsbehavior. Forces and moments acting on human joints; compositionand mechanical behavior of orthopedic biomaterials; design/analysis ofartificial joint, spine, and fracture fixation prostheses; musculoskeletaltissues including bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, and muscle;osteoporosis and fracture-risk predication of bones; and bone adaptation.MATLAB-based project to integrate the course material.Orthopedic Biomechanics: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG C85 / CIV ENG C30 or BIO ENG 102(concurrent enrollment OK). Proficiency in MatLab or equivalent. Priorknowledge of biology or anatomy is not assumed

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour oflaboratory per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Keaveny

Also listed as: BIO ENG C119

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MEC ENG C178 Designing for the HumanBody 4 UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017The course provides project-based learning experience in understandingproduct design, with a focus on the human body as a mechanicalmachine. Students will learn the design of external devices used to aidor protect the body. Topics will include forces acting on internal materials(e.g., muscles and total replacement devices), forces acting on externalmaterials (e.g., prothetics and crash pads), design/analysis of devicesaimed to improve or fix the human body, muscle adaptation, and softtissue injury. Weekly laboratory projects will incorporate EMG sensing,force plate analysis, and interpretation of data collection (e.g., MATLABanalysis) to integrate course material to better understand contemporarydesign/analysis/problems.Designing for the Human Body: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: The purpose of this course is twofold:•to learn the fundamental concepts of designing devices to interact withthe human body;•to enhance skills in mechanical engineering and bioengineering byanalyzing the behavior of various complex biomedical problems;•To explore the transition of a device or discovery as it goes from“benchtop to bedside”.

Student Learning Outcomes: RELATIONSHIP OF THE COURSE TOABET PROGRAM OUTCOMES(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, andengineering(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyzeand interpret data(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility(g) an ability to communicate effectively(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact ofengineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societalcontext(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-longlearning(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.

Working knowledge of design considerations for creating a device toprotect or aid the human body, force transfer and distribution, dataanalysis, and FDA approval process for new devices. Understandingof basic concepts in orthopaedic biomechanics and the ability to applythe appropriate engineering concepts to solve realistic biomechanicalproblems, knowing clearly the assumptions involved. Critical analysis ofcurrent literature and technology.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: PHYSICS 7A, MATH 1A, and MATH 1B. Proficiencyin MatLab or equivalent. Prior knowledge of biology or anatomy is notassumed

Credit Restrictions: There will be no credit given for MEC ENG C178 /BIO ENG C137 after taking MEC ENG 178.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 1-3 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

Instructor: O'Connell

Formerly known as: Mechanical Engineering 178

Also listed as: BIO ENG C137

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MEC ENG 179 Augmenting Human Dexterity4 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2020This course provides hands-on experience in designing prosthesesand assistive technologies using user-centered design. Students willdevelop a fundamental understanding of the state-of-the-art, designprocesses and product realization. Teams will prototype a novel solutionto a disabilities-related challenge, focusing on upper-limb mobility ordexterity. Lessons will cover biomechanics of human manipulation, tactilesensing and haptics, actuation and mechanism robustness, and controlinterfaces. Readings will be selected from texts and academic journalsavailable through the UCB online library system and course notes. Guestspeakers will be invited to address cutting edge breakthroughs relevant toassistive technology and design.Augmenting Human Dexterity: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: The course objectives are to:- Learn the fundamental principles of biomechanics, dexterousmanipulation, and electromechanical systems relevant for non-invasive,cutting-edge assistive device and prosthesis design.- Enhance skill in the areas of human-centered design, teamwork andcommunication through the practice of conducting labs and a projectthroughout the semester.

Student Learning Outcomes: (a) an ability to apply knowledge ofmathematics, science, and engineering(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desiredneeds within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, andsustainability(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility(g) an ability to communicate effectively(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 132; MEC ENG C178 / BIO ENG C137or MEC ENG C176 / BIO ENG C119; and proficiency with Matlab orequivalent program

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for MEC ENG 179after completing MEC ENG 270.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours oflaboratory per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

Instructor: Stuart

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MEC ENG C180 Engineering Analysis Usingthe Finite Element Method 3 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Fall 2019This is an introductory course on the finite element method and isintended for seniors in engineering and applied science disciplines. Thecourse covers the basic topics of finite element technology, includingdomain discretization, polynomial interpolation, application of boundaryconditions, assembly of global arrays, and solution of the resultingalgebraic systems. Finite element formulations for several importantfield equations are introduced using both direct and integral approaches.Particular emphasis is placed on computer simulation and analysisof realistic engineering problems from solid and fluid mechanics,heat transfer, and electromagnetism. The course uses FEMLAB, amultiphysics MATLAB-based finite element program that possesses awide array of modeling capabilities and is ideally suited for instruction.Assignments will involve both paper- and computer-based exercises.Computer-based assignments will emphasize the practical aspects offinite element model construction and analysis.Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: Engineering 7 or 77 or Computer Science 61A;Mathematics 53 and 54; senior status in engineering or applied science

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours oflaboratory per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Also listed as: CIV ENG C133

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MEC ENG 184 Flight Vehicle Structures andAeroelasticity 3 UnitsTerms offered: Not yet offeredThis course introduces engineering students to the analysis and designof load-bearing components of flight structures, ranging from subsonicaircraft to rockets. Emphasis is placed on the quasi-static and dynamicanalysis of structural components which are prevalent in aerospaceengineering. Attention is also devoted to a comprehensive designroadmap of flight vehicle structures from the full system- to the individualcomponent-levelFlight Vehicle Structures and Aeroelasticity: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: 1. Familiarize students with the different load-bearing components and loads encountered in flight vehicles.

2. Sharpen the students’ skills in the statics and dynamics of thin-walledstructures.

3. Enhance the students’ aerospace engineering design skills byleveraging the use of the finite element method as a tool for both globaland local analysis.

Student Learning Outcomes: Ability to design a system, component,or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such aseconomic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety,manufacturability, and sustainability.

(g) A knowledge of contemporary issues.

Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze andinterpret dataAbility to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.

The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineeringsolutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: CIV ENG C30 / MEC ENG C85 and MEC ENG 104

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour oflaboratory per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Papadopoulos

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MEC ENG 185 Introduction to ContinuumMechanics 3 UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018This course is a general introduction to the fundamental concepts of themechanics of continuous media. Topics covered include the kinematicsof deformation, the concept of stress, and the conservation laws formass, momentum and energy. This is followed by an introduction toconstitutive theory with applications to well-established models forviscous fluids and elastic solids. The concepts are illustrated throughthe solution of tractable initial-boundary-value problems. This coursepresents foundation-level coverage of theory underlying a number of sub-fields, including Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics and Heat Transfer.Introduction to Continuum Mechanics: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Students will gain a deep understanding of theconcepts and methods underlying modern continuum mechanics. Thecourse is designed to equip students with the background needed topursue advanced work in allied fields.

Student Learning Outcomes: ABET Outcomes:(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, andengineering,(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems,(g) an ability to communicate effectively,(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact ofengineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societalcontext,(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-longlearning,(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.

Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: PHYSICS 7A, MATH 53, and MATH 54; some priorexposure to the elementary mechanics of solids and fluids

Credit Restrictions: Students will not receive credit if they have takenME 287.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour ofdiscussion per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructors: Casey, Johnson, Papadopoulos, Steigmann

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MEC ENG 190L Practical Control SystemDesign: A Systematic Loopshaping Approach1 UnitTerms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2015, Spring 2014After a review of basic loopshaping, we introduce the loopshapingdesign methodology of McFarlane and Glover, and learn how to useit effectively. The remainder of the course studies the mathematicsunderlying the new method (one of the most prevalent advancedtechniques used in industry) justifying its validity.Practical Control System Design: A Systematic Loopshaping Approach:Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 132, MEC ENG C134/EL ENG C128, orsimilar introductory experience regarding feedback control systems

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 1 hour of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Packard

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MEC ENG 190M Model Predictive Control 1UnitTerms offered: Spring 2015, Fall 2009Basics on optimization and polyhedra manipulation. Analysis and designof constrained predictive controllers for linear and nonlinear systems.Model Predictive Control: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 132

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 1 hour of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam not required.

Instructor: Borrelli

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MEC ENG 190Y Practical Control SystemDesign: A Systematic Optimization Approach1 UnitTerms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2010, Spring 2009The Youla-parametrization of all stabilizing controllers allows certain time-domain and frequency-domain closed-loop design objectives to be castas convex optimizations, and solved reliably using off-the-shelf numericaloptimization codes. This course covers the Youla parametrization, basicelements of convex optimization, and finally control design using thesetechniques.Practical Control System Design: A Systematic Optimization Approach:Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: MEC ENG 132, MEC ENG C134/EL ENG C128, orsimilar introductory experience regarding feedback control systems

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 1 hour of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Packard

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MEC ENG 191K Professional Communication3 UnitsTerms offered: Summer 2021 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2021Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2021This course is designed to enhance students' written and oralcommunication skills. Written work consists of informal documents--correspondence, internal reports, and reviews--and formal work--proposals, conference papers, journal articles, and websites.Presentations consist of informal and formal reports, including job andmedia interviews, phone interviews, conference calls, video conferences,progress reports, sales pitches, and feasibility studies.Professional Communication: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: Reading and Composition parts A and B

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week

Summer:6 weeks - 8 hours of lecture per week8 weeks - 5.5 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Alternative to final exam.

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MEC ENG 193A Special Topics inBiomechanical Engineering 1 - 4 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2017This 193 series covers current topics of research interest inbiomechanical engineering. The course content may vary semester tosemester. Check with the department for current term topics.Special Topics in Biomechanical Engineering: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Course objectives will vary.

Student Learning Outcomes: Student outcomes will vary.

Rules & Requirements

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring:6 weeks - 2.5-10 hours of lecture per week8 weeks - 2-7.5 hours of lecture per week10 weeks - 1.5-6 hours of lecture per week15 weeks - 1-4 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Faculty

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MEC ENG 193B Special Topics in Controls 1 -4 UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in controls.The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with thedepartment for current term topics.Special Topics in Controls: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Will vary with course.

Student Learning Outcomes: Will vary with course.

Rules & Requirements

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring:6 weeks - 2.5-10 hours of lecture per week8 weeks - 2-7.5 hours of lecture per week10 weeks - 1.5-6 hours of lecture per week15 weeks - 1-4 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

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MEC ENG 193C Special Topics in Design 1 - 4UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2016This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in design.The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with thedepartment for current term topics.Special Topics in Design: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Will vary with course.

Student Learning Outcomes: Will vary with course.

Rules & Requirements

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring:6 weeks - 2.5-10 hours of lecture per week8 weeks - 2-7.5 hours of lecture per week10 weeks - 1.5-6 hours of lecture per week15 weeks - 1-4 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Faculty

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MEC ENG 193D Special Topics in Dynamics 1- 4 UnitsTerms offered: Prior to 2007This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in dynamics.The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with thedepartment for current term topics.Special Topics in Dynamics: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Will vary with course.

Student Learning Outcomes: Will vary with course.

Rules & Requirements

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring:6 weeks - 2.5-10 hours of lecture per week8 weeks - 2-7.5 hours of lecture per week10 weeks - 1.5-6 hours of lecture per week15 weeks - 1-4 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Faculty

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MEC ENG 193E Special Topics in EnergyScience and Technology 1 - 4 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in energyscience and technology. The course content may vary semester tosemester. Check with the department for current term topics.Special Topics in Energy Science and Technology: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Will vary with course.

Student Learning Outcomes: Will vary with course.

Rules & Requirements

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring:6 weeks - 2.5-10 hours of lecture per week8 weeks - 2-7.5 hours of lecture per week10 weeks - 1.5-6 hours of lecture per week15 weeks - 1-4 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Faculty

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MEC ENG 193F Special Topics in Fluids 1 - 4UnitsTerms offered: Prior to 2007This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in fluids.The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with thedepartment for current term topics.Special Topics in Fluids: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Will vary with course.

Student Learning Outcomes: Will vary with course.

Rules & Requirements

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring:6 weeks - 2.5-10 hours of lecture per week8 weeks - 2-7.5 hours of lecture per week10 weeks - 1.5-6 hours of lecture per week15 weeks - 1-4 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Faculty

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MEC ENG 193G Special Topics inManufacturing 1 - 4 UnitsTerms offered: Prior to 2007This 193 series covers current topics of research interest inmanufacturing. The course content may vary semester to semester.Check with the department for current term topics.Special Topics in Manufacturing: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Will vary by course.

Student Learning Outcomes: Will vary by course.

Rules & Requirements

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring:6 weeks - 2.5-10 hours of lecture per week8 weeks - 2-7.5 hours of lecture per week10 weeks - 1.5-6 hours of lecture per week15 weeks - 1-4 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Faculty

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MEC ENG 193H Special Topics in Materials 1- 4 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2020This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in materials.The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with thedepartment for current term topics.Special Topics in Materials: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Will vary with course.

Student Learning Outcomes: Will vary with course.

Rules & Requirements

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring:6 weeks - 2.5-10 hours of lecture per week8 weeks - 2-7.5 hours of lecture per week10 weeks - 1.5-6 hours of lecture per week15 weeks - 1-4 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Faculty

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MEC ENG 193I Special Topics in Mechanics 1- 4 UnitsTerms offered: Prior to 2007This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in mechanics.The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with thedepartment for current term topics.Special Topics in Mechanics: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Will vary with course.

Student Learning Outcomes: Will vary with course.

Rules & Requirements

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring:6 weeks - 2.5-10 hours of lecture per week8 weeks - 2-7.5 hours of lecture per week10 weeks - 1.5-6 hours of lecture per week15 weeks - 1-4 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Faculty

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MEC ENG 193J Special Topics in MEMS/Nano1 - 4 UnitsTerms offered: Prior to 2007This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in MEMS/nano.The course content may vary semester to semester. Check with thedepartment for current term topics.Special Topics in MEMS/Nano: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Will vary with course.

Student Learning Outcomes: Will vary with course.

Rules & Requirements

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring:6 weeks - 2.5-10 hours of lecture per week8 weeks - 2-7.5 hours of lecture per week10 weeks - 1.5-6 hours of lecture per week15 weeks - 1-4 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Faculty

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MEC ENG 193K Special Topics in OceanEngineering 1 - 4 UnitsTerms offered: Prior to 2007This 193 series covers current topics of research interest in oceanengineering. The course content may vary semester to semester. Checkwith the department for current term topics.Special Topics in Ocean Engineering: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Course Objectives: Will vary by course.

Student Learning Outcomes: Will vary by course.

Rules & Requirements

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring:6 weeks - 2.5-10 hours of lecture per week8 weeks - 2-7.5 hours of lecture per week10 weeks - 1.5-6 hours of lecture per week15 weeks - 1-4 hours of lecture per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

Instructor: Faculty

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MEC ENG H194 Honors UndergraduateResearch 2 - 4 UnitsTerms offered: Summer 2021 8 Week Session, Summer 2021 Second 6Week Session, Spring 2021Final report required. Students who have completed a satisfactorynumber of advanced courses may pursue original research under thedirection of one of the members of the faculty. A maximum of threeunits of H194 may be used to fulfill technical elective requirements inthe Mechanical Engineering program (unlike 198 or 199, which do notsatisfy technical elective requirements). Students can use a maximum ofthree units of graded research units (H194 or 196) towards their technicalelective requirement.Honors Undergraduate Research: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher, consent of instructor andadviser, and senior standing

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 2-4 hours of independent study per week

Summer:6 weeks - 1-5 hours of independent study per week8 weeks - 4-8 hours of independent study per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam not required.

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MEC ENG 196 Undergraduate Research 2 - 4UnitsTerms offered: Summer 2021 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2021, Fall2020Students who have completed a satisfactory number of advancedcourses may pursue original research under the direction of one of themembers of the staff. A maximum of three units of 196 may be usedto fulfill technical elective requirements in the Mechanical Engineeringprogram (unlike 198 or 199, which do not satisfy technical electiverequirements). Students can use a maximum of three units of gradedresearch units (H194 or 196) towards their technical elective requirement.Final report required.Undergraduate Research: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and adviser; junior or seniorstanding

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 2-4 hours of independent study per week

Summer:6 weeks - 5-10 hours of independent study per week8 weeks - 4-8 hours of independent study per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Letter grade. Final exam required.

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MEC ENG 197 Undergraduate EngineeringField Studies 1 - 4 UnitsTerms offered: Fall 2015, Summer 2015 10 Week SessionSupervised experience relative to specific aspects of practice inengineering. Under guidance of a faculty member, the student will workin industry, primarily in an internship setting or another type of short-timestatus. Emphasis is to attain practical experience in the field.Undergraduate Engineering Field Studies: Read More [+]Objectives & Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes: (h) the broad education necessary tounderstand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic,environmental, and societal context(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering toolsnecessary for engineering practice.

Rules & Requirements

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 3-12 hours of internship per week

Summer:6 weeks - 8-30 hours of internship per week10 weeks - 5-18 hours of internship per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Offered for pass/not pass grade only. Finalexam not required.

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MEC ENG 198 Directed Group Studies forAdvanced Undergraduates 1 - 4 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019Group study of a selected topic or topics in Mechanical Engineering.Credit for 198 or 199 courses combined may not exceed 4 units in anysingle term. See College for other restrictions.Directed Group Studies for Advanced Undergraduates: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and good academic standing

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 1-4 hours of directed group study perweek

Summer: 10 weeks - 1.5-6 hours of directed group study per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Offered for pass/not pass grade only. Finalexam not required.

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MEC ENG 199 Supervised Independent Study1 - 4 UnitsTerms offered: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020Supervised independent study. Enrollment restrictions apply; see theintroduction to Courses and Curricula section of this catalog.Supervised Independent Study: Read More [+]Rules & Requirements

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and major adviser

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit without restriction.

Hours & Format

Fall and/or spring: 15 weeks - 1-4 hours of independent study per week

Summer:6 weeks - 1-5 hours of independent study per week8 weeks - 1-4 hours of independent study per week

Additional Details

Subject/Course Level: Mechanical Engineering/Undergraduate

Grading/Final exam status: Offered for pass/not pass grade only. Finalexam not required.

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FAQs

Is it hard to get into Berkeley mechanical engineering? ›

Since engineering admission is very competitive, applicants must do more than the minimum, particularly in math and science. Exceeding minimum requirements and doing well in these subjects prepares new students for the rigors of university work, especially in engineering.

Does UC Berkeley have a good Mechanical Engineering program? ›

School #2: UC Berkeley

In 2022-23, it was ranked #3 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (at schools whose highest degree is a doctorate) by U.S. News & World Report. The Times Higher Education rankings place it #3 globally for Engineering.

What is the acceptance rate for Berkeley Mech E? ›

Students. There are approximately 4,100 undergraduates in the College of Engineering, which for the 2021/22 application cycle had an acceptance rate of 7.6%, while Berkeley as a whole had a 14% acceptance rate.

What is the acceptance rate for Berkeley College of engineering 2024? ›

The Fall 2024 admit rate for Berkeley applicants with a first-choice major of * Computer Science: 1.9% * Business: 4% * Mechanical engineering: 4.9% * Psychology: 5.8% Overall first-year admit rate (before waitlists): 11.4%.

What is the hardest major to get into UC Berkeley? ›

Computer Science, Engineering, and Economics are the top three hardest majors to get into at Berkeley, followed by Biology and Political Science. The Computer Science program at Berkeley is one of the top-ranked CS programs in the world, so admission there is no small feat.

Can I get into Berkeley with a 3.3 GPA? ›

UC has a specific way to calculate the grade point average (GPA) it requires for admission. California applicants must earn at least a 3.0 GPA and nonresidents must earn a minimum 3.4 GPA in all A-G or college-preparatory courses to meet this requirement.

Why is UC Berkeley engineering so good? ›

Because we challenge conventional thinking and value creativity and imagination. And because our students and faculty are driven by social commitment and want to improve our planet. At Berkeley Engineering, we're making a world of difference.

What is the best College for Mechanical Engineering in California? ›

Here are the Best Mechanical Engineering Programs
  • California Institute of Technology.
  • University of California, Berkeley.
  • Naval Postgraduate School.
  • San Diego State University.
  • Santa Clara University.
  • University of California--Davis.
  • University of California--Irvine (Samueli)
  • University of California--Los Angeles (Samueli)

Which UC is best for engineering? ›

Berkeley Engineering is consistently ranked among the top engineering schools in the nation and the world by many measures.

Is it harder to get into UCLA or Berkeley? ›

UCLA Vs UC Berkeley: Acceptance Rate

UC Berkeley's acceptance rate is 17.48%, the second-lowest among the two. UCLA's acceptance rate is 14.33%, the hardest to get into.

How much does Berkeley Mechanical Engineering school cost? ›

The annual tuition fee to pursue Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Berkeley is USD 45096.

What is the most accepted major at Berkeley? ›

Most Popular Majors
  • Computer Science. 848 Graduates.
  • Economics. 799 Graduates.
  • Cellular Biology. 767 Graduates.
  • Computer and Information Sciences. 669 Graduates.
  • Electrical Engineering. 528 Graduates.
  • Political Science and Government. 464 Graduates.
  • Business. 409 Graduates.
  • Research and Experimental Psychology. 344 Graduates.

How hard is it to get into UC Berkeley engineering? ›

A range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including business and engineering, remains top ranked. UC Berkeley College of Engineering (my alma mater)'s average weighted GPA of the admitted freshmen is a supremely demanding 4.46, and its freshmen admit rate is substantially lower than Cal's overall admit rate.

What rank is Berkeley undergraduate engineering? ›

U.S. News ranks Berkeley Engineering undergrad programs No. 3

3 in the top undergraduate engineering schools nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2024 undergraduate program rankings. The college also remains the top public engineering program, tied with Georgia Tech.

What GPA do you need for Berkeley College of Engineering? ›

Minimum Academic (Grade) Requirements

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 earn a Bachelor of Science in the College of Engineering.

What GPA do you need for Berkeley engineering? ›

Minimum Academic (Grade) Requirements

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 earn a Bachelor of Science in the College of Engineering.

What major is easiest to get into UC Berkeley? ›

10 Easiest Majors to Transfer into UC Berkeley
MAJORADMIT RATE
1.Development Studies41%
2.Environmental Economics Policy49%
3.Society and Environment54%
4.Landscape Architecture39%
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What is the acceptance rate for Berkeley MEng? ›

According to their official website: Master of Engineering (MEng), the admission rate is 13%.

What GPA do you need to get into CSUN Mechanical Engineering? ›

Requirements for Admission to the Program. General University requirements apply for all applicants. For admission, a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a 3.0 or higher overall grade point average is required.

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