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Engineering Physics

Engineering physics is an interdisciplinary program offered jointly by the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Physics. This program emphasizes engineering science and basic physics as applied to the design of processes, systems, and devices. The program is designed to prepare students for employment in engineering with emphasis on research and development; to do graduate study in either physics or engineering; and to use modern engineering, scientific analysis, and design techniques. The engineering physicist is typically a link between laboratory scientists and production engineers.

The curriculum contains a core of practical mathematics and computer usage, as well as basic science and engineering science to prepare the student for graduate work. Additional courses in solid state, lasers, electro-optics, transducer instrumentation, and signal communication provide excellent background for industrial or governmental research and development (R&D) work. Opportunities for graduates include laser systems development, detector systems development, device design, computer chip design, materials development, detector systems development, avionics, aerospace engineering, superconductivity, environmental science, and management.

A final design project is required of all students, providing unmatched experience for work in research and development. The favorable faculty-to-student ratio in this program allows students to pursue independent design projects under faculty supervision, frequently utilizing industry or governmental laboratories. These hands-on projects give students experience, better equipping them for employment in today's competitive job market.

Engineering Physics Program Objectives
  1. To prepare students for employment in the engineering profession, with an emphasis on research and development.
  2. To prepare students for success in graduate studies.
  3. To prepare students to solve real world engineering problems using modern engineering analysis and design techniques.
  4. To offer a curriculum emphasizing physical science, in order to produce engineering physicists capable of combining theory with analysis and design to solve practical engineering problems.

Degree Requirements - Engineering Physics

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics Degree

See General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements*


Required Substitutions

Area I: MTH 229, 230


Area V: PHY 240/200, 242/202, 244/204


Area VI: College Component: EGR 190**

*Courses taken to satisfy GE requirements may not counted toward the major
**For incoming freshmen only. Other students should consult a department advisor.

Engineering Requirements


EGR 101


EE 301/302, 303/304, 321, 322, 331/332


EE 413/414, 415/416, 421


EP 494


Physics Requirements


PHY 260, 316, 371, 372, 420, 450, 451, 452, 461
(ME 315 may be substituted for PHY 420)


Related Course Requirements


CHM 121/125, 122/126


CEG 220 or CS 240


MTH 231, 232, 235


Technical Electives**


**Technical Elective courses are to be selected from those numbered 200 and above in either the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Science and Mathematics, or the Raj Soin College of Business, and approved by the advisor. Redundant courses such as MTH 228, MS 201, MS 202 and co-listed courses may not be used as Technical Elective courses.
Total (minimum) 197

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