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.
Engineering Physics Undergraduate Programs
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
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
FRESHMAN – FALL SEMESTER FRESHMAN – SPRING SEMESTER The World of Physics General Physics II + Lab Physics I + Lab Scientific Programming General Chemistry 1 + Lab Calculus II Calculus 1 Block I* Exposition and Argumentation Statics SOPHOMORE – FALL SEMESTER SOPHOMORE – SPRING SEMESTER General Physics III + Lab General Elective Dynamics Mathematical Physics Block I Differential Equations Calculus III Circuits + Lab Thermodynamics Block II JUNIOR – FALL SEMESTER JUNIOR – SPRING SEMESTER Electricity & Magnetism Classical Mechanics Solid-State Electronic Devices Physics Instrumentation Lab II Physics Instrumentation Lab I Engineering Elective Engineering Elective Engineering Elective English Math Elective Block II SENIOR – FALL SEMESTER SENIOR – SPRING SEMESTER Quantum Mechanics I Quantum Mechanics II Senior Research Project I Electromagnetic Waves and Optics Engineering Elective Senior Research Project II Engineering Elective Engineering Elective Block II** General Elective Block II
- Engineering physicist
- Manufacturing engineer
- Nanoengineering technician
- Robotics engineer