NanoEngineering Undergraduate Major Requirements

To receive a B.S. in NanoEngineering, students must complete 185* units.  Every course (except NANO 1 or 4 and NANO 199) must be taken for a letter grade.

*The 185 units for graduation include 48 units for G.E. requirements shown for Warren College students as an example to fulfill the general education requirements. Students in other colleges need to adjust the plan to match their own college requirements.

Effective Fall 2014, the specific breakdown is as follows:

General education requirements (varied units): This requirement is intended to fulfill the general education requirements (G.E.) from respective colleges.  

Basic sciences and mathematics (sixty units): This lower-division requirement includes twenty-four units of mathematics (MATH 18 (formerly MATH 20F) and 20A-E), sixteen units of physics (Phys 2A–D), sixteen units of chemistry (Chem 6A–C, 7L), and four units of biology (BILD 1).

Engineering Preparation (twelve units): This requirement covers basics in computer programming, circuit analysis and circuits lab (NANO 15, NANO 106, and NANO 107).

Nanoengineering core (thirty-seven units): This requirement constitutes a one-unit seminar (NANO 1) and nine core courses (NANO 101 to 104, 110 to 112, and 120A-B).

Nanoengineering electives (eight units): This requirement must be chosen from among the upper-division NANO courses (NANO 100 - 199) offered by the department, or a NANO graduate course that has been approved by a student petition. NANO 198 is not allowed as a NanoEngineering elective in meeting the upper-division major requirements.

Engineering Focus (twenty units): Students must select all five engineering electives from within one single major to constitute an engineering focus. However, students may take four courses in one major and one in another, should scheduling conflicts occur.