Pre-2017 Course Lists

Pre-2017 Curriculum Course Lists

Bioengineering Design Project or Research

Course # Course title (units) Notes
BioE 101 Instrumentation in Biology & Medicine (4)
BioE 121L BioMems and Biotechnology Laboratory (4)
BioE 140L Synthetic Biology Lab (4)
BioE 168L Practical Light Microscopy (3)
BioE 192 Senior Design Project (4)
BioE H194 Honors Undergraduate Research (1-3)
BioE 196 Undergraduate Design Research

Bioengineering Fundamentals Courses

Course # Course title (units) Notes
BioE 101 Instrumentation in Biology and Medicine
BioE 102 Biomechanics (4)
BioE 103 Engineering Molecules 2 (4) Students will receive no credit for Bioengineering 103 after completing Chemistry 120B, Molecular Cell Biology C100A/Chemistry C130, or Physics 137
BioE 104 Biological Transport Phenomena (4)
BioE 110 Biomedical Physiology for Engineers (4)
BioE 131 Introduction to Computational Molecular and Cell Biology (4)

Approved Bioengineering Lab Courses

Course # Course title (units) Notes
BioE 101 Instrumentation in Biology
and Medicine (4)
BioE 115 Cell Biology for Engineers (4)
BioE 121L* BioMEMS and Bionanotechnology Laboratory (4)
BioE 131 Introduction to Computational Molecular and Cell Biology (4)
BioE C136L Laboratory in the Mechanics
of Organisms (3)
BioE 140L Synthetic Biology Lab (4)
BioE 144L Protein Informatics Lab (2)
BioE 163L Molecular and Cellular Biophotonics Laboratory (4)
BioE 168L Practical Light Microscopy (3)

Approved Bioengineering Topics Courses

Course # Course title (units) Notes
BioE 101 Instrumentation in Biology and Medicine (4)
BioE 102 Biomechanics (4)
BioE 103 Engineering Molecules 2 (4)  Students will receive no credit for Bioengineering 103 after completing Chemistry 120B, Molecular Cell Biology C100A/Chemistry C130, or Physics 137.
BioE 104 Biological Transport Phenomena (4)
BioE 110 Biomedical Physiology for Engineers (4)
BioE 111 Functional Biomaterials Development and Characterization (4)
BioE C112 Molecular Cell Biomechanics (4)
BioE 113 Stem Cell and Technologies (4) These courses wont be offered as of Fall 16. These courses have been replaced by BioE 114.
BioE 114 Cell Engineering (4)
BioE 115 Cell Biology Laboratory for Engineers (4)
BioE 116 Cell and Tissue Engineering (4) These courses wont be offered as of Fall 16. These courses have been replaced by BioE 114.
BioE C117 Structural Aspects of Biomaterials (4)
BioE C118 Biological Performance of Materials (4)
BioE C119 Orthopedic Biomechanics (4)
BioE 121 Introduction to Micro and Nanobiotechnology: BioMEMs (3)
BioE 121L* BioMems and BioNanotechnology Laboratory (4)
BioE 124 Basic Principles of Drug Delivery (3)
BioE C125 Introduction to Robotics (4)
BioE 131 Introduction to Computational Molecular and Cell Biology (4)
BioE 132 Genetic Devices (4)
BioE 135 Frontiers in Microbial Systems Biology (4)
BioE C136L Laboratory in the Mechanics of Organisms (3)
BioE C137 Designing for the Human Body (3)
BioE 140L Synthetic Biology Lab (4)
BioE 144 Introduction to Protein Informatics (4)
BioE 144L Protein Informatics Lab (2)
BioE 147 Principles of Synthetic Biology(4)
BioE 148 Bioenergy and Sustainable Chemical Synthesis: Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology Approaches (3)
BioE 150 Introduction of Bionanoscience and Bionanotechnology (4)
BioE 151 Micro/Nanofluidics for Bioengineering and Lab-On-A-Chip (4)
BioE 163 Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biophotonics (4)
BioE 163L Molecular and Cellular Biophotonics Laboratory (4)
BioE 164 Optics and Microscopy (4)
BioE C165 Image Processing and Reconstruction Tomography (4)
BioE 168L Practical Light Microscopy (3)
BioE C181 The Berkeley Lectures on Energy: Energy from Biomass  —  Bioengineering
BioE 190** Advanced Topics in Bioengineering (1-4)
BioE 192 Senior Design Projects (4) Senior Standing

** course must be 3 units or more


Approved Engineering Topics

Course # Course title (units) Notes
BioE 192 Senior Design Projects (4) Senior Standing
BioE H194 Honors Undergraduate Research (3,4) Upper division standing, min. 3.3 GPA
BioE 196 Undergraduate Design Research (4) Junior/Senior status, consent of instructor
Chem E 140 Introduction to Chemical Process Analysis (4)
Chem E 141 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
Chem E 150A Transport Processes (3)
Chem E 150B Transport Processes (3)
Chem E 170A Biochemical Engineering (3)
Chem E 170B Biochemical Engineering (3)
Chem E C170L Biochemical Engineering Lab (3)
Chem E 171 Transport Phenomena (3)
Chem E C178 Polymer Science & Technology (3)
CE C30/ME C85 Introduction to Solid Mechanics (3)
CE 130N Mechanics of Materials I (3)
CS 61A Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (4)
CS 61B or CS61BL Data Structures (4)
CS 160 User Interface Design and Development (4)
CS 161 Computer Security (4)
CS 169 Software Engineering (4)
CS 170 Efficient Algorithms and Intractable Problems (4)
CS 176 Algorithms for Computational Biology (4)
CS 186 Introduction to Database Systems (4)
CS 188 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (4)
CS 189 Introduction to Machine Learning (4)
CS C191/Physics C191 Quantum Information Science and Technology (3)
E 7 Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers (4)
E 26  Three-Dimensional Modeling for Design (2)
MSE 45 Properties of Materials (3)
E 40 Engineering Thermodynamics (4)
E 170 Introduction to Modeling and Simulation I, II (4)
EE 16A & EE 16B Designing Information Devices and Systems (4) no credit for EE 16A after completing EE 20 or 40
EE 105 Microelectronic Devices and Circuits (4)
EE 117 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (4)
EE 120 Signals and Systems (4)
EE 126 Probability and Random Processes (4)
EE 142 Integrated Circuits for Communications (3)
EE 143 Processing and Design of Integrated Circuits (4)
EE 192 Mechatronic Design Laboratory (4)
IEOR 162 Linear programming (3)
ME C85/CE C30  Introduction to Solid Mechanics (3)
ME 102B (formerly ME 102)
Mechatronics Design (3)
ME 104 Engineering Mechanics II (3)
ME 106 Fluid Mechanics (3)
ME 109 Heat Transfer (3)
ME 118 Introduction to Nanotechnology & Nanoscience (3)
ME 119 Introduction to MEMS (3)
ME 132 Dynamic Systems and Feedback (3)
ME 133 Mechanical Vibrations (3)
ME 167 Microscale Fluid Mechanics (3)
ME 185 Introduction to Continuum Mechanics (3)
MSE 102 Bonding, Crystallography, & Crystal Defects (3)
MSE 103 Phase Transformations and Kinetics (3)
MSE 104 Materials Characterization (4)
MSE 111 Properties of Electronic Materials (4)
MSE 112 Corrosion (Chemical Properties) (3)
MSE 113 Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials (3)
MSE 130 Experimental Materials Science and Design (3)
MSE 151 Polymeric Materials (3)
NE 101 Nuclear Reactions and Radiation (4)
NE 107 Introduction to Imaging (3)
Physics C191 / CS C191  Quantum Information Science and Technology (3)
and/or any BioE Topics class

Approved Engineering/Biology Preparation Courses

Course # Course title (units) Notes
BioE 11 Engineering Molecules 1 (3)
BioE 103 Engineering Molecules 2 (4) Students will receive no credit for Bioengineering 103 after completing Chemistry 120B, Molecular Cell Biology C100A/Chemistry C130, or Physics 137
Chem C130 / MCB 100A  Biophysical Chemistry (3)
CE C30/ME C85 Introduction to Solid Mechanics
CS 61B or CS 61BL Data Structures (4) or Data Structures and Programming Methodology (4)
MSE 45 Properties of Materials (3)
EE 16A and EE 16B Designing Information Devices and Systems (4) no credit for EE 16A after completing EE 20 or 40
Math 55 or CS 70 Discrete Mathematics
MCB 100A/Chem C130  Biophysical Chemistry (3)
ME 40 Thermodynamics (3)
ME C85/CE C30 Introduction to Solid Mechanics (3)

Approved Ethics Courses

Course # Course title (units) Notes
Anthro 156B Culture and Power (4) Fulfills Humanities/Social Studies Requirement and Ethics Content
BioE 100 Ethics in Science and Engineering (3) Fulfills Humanities/Social Studies Requirement and Ethics Content
Eng 125 Ethics, Engineering, and Society Fulfills Humanities/Social Studies Requirement and Ethics Content
Eng 157A (crosslisted with IAS 157AC) Engineering, The Environment, and Society Fulfills Humanities/Social Studies Requirement and Ethics Content and American Cultures
ESPM 161 Environmental Philosophy and Ethics (3)
ESPM 162 Bioethics and Society (4) Fulfills Humanities/Social Studies Requirement and Ethics Content
L&S 160B Effective Personal Ethics for the 21st Century (3/4) Fulfills Humanities/Social Studies Requirement and Ethics Content
Philos 2 Individual Morality and Social Justice (4) Fulfills Humanities/Social Studies Requirement and Ethics Content
Philos 104 (formerly C104) Ethical Theories (4) Fulfills Humanities/Social Studies Requirement and Ethics Content
Philos 107 Moral Psychology (4) Fulfills Humanities/Social Studies Requirement and Ethics Content

Approved Technical Topics

Course # Course title (units) Notes
Bio 1B General Biology (4)
BioE 11 Engineering Molecules 1 (3)
Chem 3B Chemical Structure and Reactivity (3)
Chem 112B Organic Chemistry (5)
Chem 120A Physical Chemistry (3)
Chem 120B Physical Chemistry (3)
Chem C130/MCB C100A Biophysical Chemistry (3)
Chem 130B Biophysical Chemistry (3)
CS 61B, or CS 61BL Data Structures (4)
CS 70 or Math 55 Discrete Mathematics (4) No credit for 70 after taking Math 55. Take either CS70 OR Math 55, not both.
IB 32 Bioinspired Design (3)
Math 110 Linear Algebra (4)
Math 118 Wavelets and Signal Processing (4)
Math 127 Mathematical & Computational Methods in Molecular Biology
Math 128A Numerical Analysis (5)
Math 170 Mathematical Methods for Optimization (4)
MCB C100A /Chem C130  Biophysical Chemistry (3)
Nutritional Sciences TX 121 Computational Toxicology (4)
Physics 7C Physics for Scientists and Engineers (4)
Physics 110A Electromagnetism and Optics (4)
Physics 112 Introduction to Statistical and Thermal Physics (4)
Physics 137A
Quantum Mechanics (4)
Physics 177 Principles of Molecular Biophysics (3)
Physics C191 Quantum Information Science and Technology (3)
Statistics 133 Concepts in Computing with Data (3)
Statistics 134 or IEOR 172 Concepts of Probability (3) or Probability and Risk Analysis for Engineers (3) Note: IEOR 172 does not count towards the 45 engineering units, it counts as a technical elective. Also you can not take Stat 134 and IEOR 172, you will receive credit for only one of them.
Statistics 135 Concepts of Statistics (4)
Statistics 150 Stochastic Processes (3)
and/or any BioE Topics class
and/or any Engineering Topics class
and/or any Upper Division Biology Elective

Approved Upper Division Biology Courses

Course # Course title (units) Notes
BioE 103 Engineering Molecules 2 (4)  Students will receive no credit for Bioengineering 103 after completing Chemistry 120B, Molecular Cell Biology C100A/Chemistry C130, or Physics 137.
Chem C130 Physical Principles and the Molecules of Life (4)
Chem 135 Chemical Biology (3)
IB 115 Introduction to Systems in Biology and Medicine (3)
IB 127 and 127L
Motor Control (2,1)
IB 131 General Human Anatomy (3)
IB 132 Survey of Human Physiology (3)
IB 135 The Mechanics of Organisms (4)
IB 148
Comparative Animal Physiology (3)
IB 163 Molecular and Genomic Evolution (3)
MCB C100A (also Chem C130) Biophysical Chemistry: Physical Principles and the Molecules of Life (4)
MCB 100B Biochemistry: Pathways, Mechanisms, and Regulation (3)
MCB 102 Survey of the Principles of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4)
MCB 110 General Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4)
MCB 111
Introduction to Structural Biology (3)
MCB C112  / PMB C112 General Microbiology (4)
MCB 130 Cell and Systems biology
MCB 132 Biology of Human Cancer (3)
MCB 133L Cell and Developmental Biology Laboratory (4)
MCB 136
Physiology (4)
MCB 140 General Genetics (4)
MCB 140L Genetics Laboratory (4)
MCB C148 / PMB C148 Microbial Genomics & Genetics (4)
MCB 150
Molecular Immunology (4)
MCB C160 Introduction to Neurobiology (4)
MCB 160L
Neurobiology Laboratory (4)
MCB 166
Biophysical Neurobiology (3)
PMB C112 / MCB C112  General Microbiology (4)
PMB C148/MCB C148 Microbial Genomics & Genetics (4)
PMB 185 Techniques in Light Microscopy (3)

Humanities / Social Studies Courses