Recommended Courses by Major

This page provides a summary of recommended courses to take for the first semester. Your selection of courses depends on which engineering degree you will pursue.

If you are undecided about your major, you should take a math and a physics course, as well as an introductory course that sounds interesting to you.

Biomedical EngineeringChemical EngineeringComputer EngineeringComputer ScienceElectrical EngineeringEnvironmental EngineeringMechanical EngineeringSystems ScienceUndecided

Biomedical Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering Courses
    BME (E62) 140: Intro to Biomedical Engineering (3 units)
  • Chemistry Courses
    Chem (L07) 111A: General Chemistry I (3 units)
    -and-
    Chem (L07) 151: General Chemistry Lab I (2 units)
    Special note for Biomedical Engineering students: To avoid schedule conflicts, BME students who plan to enroll in Chemistry 151 should register for Section 1.
  • Mathematics Courses
  • Physics Courses

Chemical Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering Course
    EECE (E44) 101: Intro to Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (3 units)
  • Chemistry Courses
    Chem (L07) 111A: General Chemistry I (3 units) -and- Chem (L07) 151: General Chemistry Lab I (2 units)
    OR
    Chemistry (L07) 105: Introductory General Chemistry (3 units) -and- Chemistry (L07) 151: General Chemistry Lab I (2 units)
  • Mathematics Courses
  • Physics Courses

Computer Engineering

Additional Elective Course(s)

Computer Science

  • Computer Science Course
    CSE (E81) 131: Computer Science I (3 units)
  • Mathematics Courses
  • A natural science course (chemistry, biology, earth and planetary science, or physics course). Consult your four year advisor in Engineering Undergraduate Student Services for clarification if needed.

Additional Elective Course(s)

Electrical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering Course
    ESE (E35) 105: Introduction to Electrical and Systems Engineering (3 units)
    CSE (E81) 131: Computer Science I (3 units)
  • Mathematics Courses
  • Physics Courses

Additional Elective Course(s)


Environmental Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering Course
    EECE (E44) 101: Intro to Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (3 units)
  • Chemistry Courses
    Chem (L07) 111A: General Chemistry I (3 units) -and- Chem (L07) 151: General Chemistry Lab I (2 units)
    OR
    Chemistry (L07) 105: Introductory General Chemistry (3 units) -and- Chem (L07) 151: General Chemistry Lab I (2 units)


Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science Courses
    MEMS (E37) 202: Computer Aided Design (2 units)
    Students should place themselves on the wait list for MEMS 202. First year students will be given priority when the wait lists are cleared.
    MEMS (E37) 1001 Shop Practicum (1 unit)
    MEMS (E37) 101 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Design (2 units) (recommended but not required) offered fall & spring
    These courses are designed to introduce students to topics in shop skills, machine elements, electronics, design, visualization and communication.
  • Mathematics Courses
  • Physics Courses
  • Chemistry Courses
    Chemistry 105/151 or Chemistry 111A/151 are optional in the first semester for Mechanical Engineering students. Before enrolling, students should consult with their advisor.

Additional/Elective Courses

Systems Science

  • Systems Science & Engineering Courses
    CSE (E81) 131: Computer Science I (3 units)
    ESE (E35) 105: Introduction to Electrical and Systems Engineering (3 units)
  • Mathematics Courses
  • Physics Courses

Additional Elective Course(s)

Undecided

Additional/Elective Courses