Engineering Physics Undergraduate Programs - College of Engineering & Natural Sciences

Engineering Physics Undergraduate Programs

The Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

This engineering program is designed to prepare engineering physicists for careers in the fast-paced, evolving world of engineering or in areas that overlap the traditional boundaries between science and engineering disciplines. The physics and mathematics requirements for this program are similar to those of the B.S. in Physics. However, in addition to those requirements, students take an additional 30 credit hours of engineering courses. These courses focus on one area of engineering, known as the engineering physics concentration. The degree’s curriculum provides both the scientific foundation as well as the advanced technological knowledge required in engineering. As a result, this program provides the flexibility for students to obtain physics or engineering positions immediately after graduation or pursue graduate studies in physics (e.g. from solid state physics to astrophysics), in an engineering discipline (e.g. electrical, mechanical, or nanoengineering) or in professional programs such as medicine or law.

  • Program Learning Outcomes

    Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics

    1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex scientific and engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

    2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

    3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences both technical and non-technical.

    4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering and scientific situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering and scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

    5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

    6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment and scientific principles to draw conclusions

    7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

  • Degree Options

    Engineering Physics, Bioengineering Option, B.S.E.P.

    Designed for students who want to focus on bioengineering.

    Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering Option, B.S.E.P.

    Chose from several concentrations: Electronics, Electro-Optical Communications, Digital Communications, or Robotics.

    Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering Option, B.S.E.P.

    Chose from several concentrations: Materials Processing, Dynamical Systems, or Thermal-Fluid Systems.

  • Typical Four-Year Schedule
    The World of PhysicsGeneral Physics II + Lab
    Physics I + LabScientific Programming
    General Chemistry 1 + LabCalculus II
    Calculus 1Block I*
    Exposition and Argumentation Statics
    General Physics III + LabGeneral Elective
    DynamicsMathematical Physics
    Block IDifferential Equations
    Calculus IIICircuits + Lab
    ThermodynamicsBlock II
    Electricity & MagnetismClassical Mechanics
    Solid-State Electronic DevicesPhysics Instrumentation Lab II
    Physics Instrumentation Lab IEngineering Elective
    Engineering ElectiveEngineering Elective
    EnglishMath Elective
    Block II
    Quantum Mechanics IQuantum Mechanics II
    Senior Research Project IElectromagnetic Waves and Optics
    Engineering ElectiveSenior Research Project II
    Engineering ElectiveEngineering Elective
    Block II**General Elective
    Block II
    *Selection from Tulsa Curriculum’s Aesthetic Inquiry & Creative Expression courses and ** from Historical & Social Interpretation courses

  • Professional Opportunities
    • Engineering physicist
    • Manufacturing engineer
    • Nanoengineering technician
    • Robotics engineer