Student Resources

Student Groups

Materials Science and Engineering Association
Undergraduate student group for Materials Science and Engineering. The group holds monthly meetings and special events each semester. Stop by their office in 312 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, or contact MSEA at

Materials Research Society
Graduate/undergraduate student group which is affiliated with the Materials Research Society.

Engineering Student Council

Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society

For more student societies, see the College of Engineering and the Office of Student Life.

Where to find your rules and requirements

The College Advising Handbook is the binding record of requirements to which students are subject. 

This includes: grades, GPA, Incompletes, standards for residency and progress, repeating courses, withdrawal and readmission, credit for courses outside Berkeley, independent study, etc. You should keep a copy of the Handbook from the year you were admitted, which was given to you upon arrival at Engineering. Any questions about requirements should be directed to your Department or College advisers.

There are also campuswide requirements. Information on the Entry-level writing, American history and institutions, American cultures, and reading & composition requirements can be found at the in the General Catalog.

More information about College of Engineering majors can be found in the College of Engineering Announcement.

Health and Wellness

University Health Services offers a number of resources to help you get well and stay healthy, including healthy eating tips, drug and alcohol counseling, violence prevention, sexual health counseling and  and general health coaching.

The Disabled Students’ Program (DSP) is committed to ensuring that all students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities at UC Berkeley. They offer a wide range of services for students with disabilities. These services are individually designed, and based on the specific needs of each student as identified by their Disability Specialists.

Are you stressed out?
The Tang Center offers many resources, including free counseling for students, faculty and staff, and help dealing with your stress through UC Berkeley’s Be Well To Do Well program.

Help with courses

Tutoring is available from a number of sources.  It is important to seek academic assistance early if you feel that you need it.  Some resources:

BioEHS (Bioengineering Honor Society)-  Offers extensive study groups for common classes.

Center for Access to Engineering Excellence– a hub for student engagement and academic success. Throughout the school year, they offer drop-in tutoring for core engineering coursework, review sessions, study groups and skill-building workshops.

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) provide academic services to fellow undergraduates.

Student Learning Center – Tutoring in lower division math, science, composition, and social science. Also provides study skills workshops.

Residence Hall Academic Services: An Academic Services Center is available in each unit. These services and resources include academic advising, tutoring, faculty-interaction programs, study-space, residential theme programs, and technology services.

Charles Tunstall Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) –  Tutoring, and workshops in math and science for MEP students.

Additional services may be available through Engineering Student Services.