Engineering Physics (Aerospace) - Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics

A strong grasp of underlying physical principles behind the development of new technologies is necessary to keep up with new developments in a high-tech world. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Engineering Physics degree program is designed to provide quality education to students for immediate employment with technical jobs in private industries (especially high-tech industries), research laboratories and public sectors. The program trains students with a combination of engineering knowledge, physics principles, mathematical background, problem-solving strategies and effective communication skills. The B.S. in Engineering Physics also provides an excellent preparation for graduate studies in either physics or an engineering discipline.

The B.S. degree in Engineering Physics confers an engineering credential. Students in the program complete an engineering core curriculum, as well as a rigorous course of study in physics and mathematics. A strong laboratory component prepares students in experimental techniques and technology using state-of-the-art equipment. The B.S. degree in Engineering Physics is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc.

The requirements for the Aerospace concentration is listed below. Students must earn a C- or better in all required courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 124 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2 13
Oral Communication 13
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1511GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I 24
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Select one seuqence from the following for four credits:
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
4
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics 3
4
Select one seuqence from the following for four credits:
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
4
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity & Magnetism Laboratory 3
4
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
or MATH 1521H Calculus and Analytic Geometry II Honors
Viewing A Wider World
Viewing a Wider World Electives 46
Departmental/College Requirements
Program Specific Requirements
Mathematics
MATH 2530GCalculus III3
MATH 392Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
Natural Science
CHEM 1215GGeneral Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Physics
PHYS 2120
2120L
Heat, Light, and Sound
and Heat, Light, and Sound Laboratory
4
PHYS 395Intermediate Mathematical Methods of Physics3
PHYS 454Intermediate Modern Physics I3
PHYS 455Intermediate Modern Physics II3
Physics with Engineering Component
PHYS 315Modern Physics3
PHYS 325Intermediate Experimental Physics3
PHYS 461Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I3
PHYS 462Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism II3
Engineering
A E 339Aerodynamics I3
A E 362Orbital Mechanics3
A E 363Aerospace Structures3
A E 364Flight Dynamics and Controls3
A E 419Propulsion3
A E 424Aerospace Systems Engineering3
A E 439Aerodynamics II3
A E 447Aerofluids Laboratory3
C E 301Mechanics of Materials3
M E 240Thermodynamics3
M E 261Mechanical Engineering Problem Solving3
ENGR 100GIntroduction to Engineering3
ENGR 233Engineering Mechanics I3
ENGR 234Engineering Mechanics II3
ENGR 401Engineering Capstone I3
ENGR 402Engineering Capstone II3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1240
Total Credits124

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1 4
PHYS 2110
2110L
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics 1,2
4
ENGR 100G Introduction to Engineering 1 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
MATH 1521G
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 1
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry II Honors
4
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 1 4
PHYS 2140
2140L
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity & Magnetism Laboratory 1,2
4
M E 240 Thermodynamics 1 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Semester 1
MATH 2530G Calculus III 1 3
PHYS 2120
2120L
Heat, Light, and Sound
and Heat, Light, and Sound Laboratory 1
4
ENGR 233 Engineering Mechanics I 3
M E 261 Mechanical Engineering Problem Solving 1 3
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 1 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
MATH 392 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 1 3
PHYS 315 Modern Physics 1 3
PHYS 325 Intermediate Experimental Physics 3
ENGR 234 Engineering Mechanics II 3
C E 301 Mechanics of Materials 1 3
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
 Credits18
Third Year
Semester 1
PHYS 395 Intermediate Mathematical Methods of Physics 1 3
PHYS 461 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I 1 3
A E 339 Aerodynamics I 1 3
A E 362 Orbital Mechanics 1 3
A E 364 Flight Dynamics and Controls 1 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
PHYS 462 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism II 1 3
A E 363 Aerospace Structures 1 3
A E 439 Aerodynamics II 1 3
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course 3 3
Area V: Humanities Course 3 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Semester 1
PHYS 454 Intermediate Modern Physics I 1 3
A E 424 Aerospace Systems Engineering 1 3
A E 419 Propulsion 1 3
A E 447 Aerofluids Laboratory 1 3
ENGR 401 Engineering Capstone I 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
PHYS 455 Intermediate Modern Physics II 1 3
ENGR 402 Engineering Capstone II 1 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 3 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits124