Engineering Physics - 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 (BS) in Engineering Physics 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 BS in Engineering Physics also provides an excellent preparation for graduate studies in either physics or an engineering discipline.

The BS 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 goals of the program are:

  1. to give students a strong education in the fundamentals of physics, engineering, applied mathematics and computation;
  2. to develop skill in real-world problem solving starting from fundamental physical principles;
  3. to improve communication skills; and
  4. to develop ability to work in a team.

The student must choose one of four concentrations in

  • Aerospace Engineering,
  • Chemical Engineering,
  • Electrical Engineering, or
  • Mechanical Engineering.

The requirements are listed below. Students must earn a C- or better in all required courses.

Concentration: Aerospace

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 127 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 14
Rhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2 13
Oral Communication 13
Area II: Mathematics4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 24
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Select one seuqence from the following for four credits:
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics
4
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
4
Select one seuqence from the following for four credits:
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory
4
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory
4
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Viewing A Wider World
Viewing a Wider World Electives 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Program Specific Requirements
Mathematics
MATH 291GCalculus and Analytic Geometry III3
MATH 392Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
Natural Science
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
or CHEM 115 Principles of Chemistry I
Physics
PHYS 217
217 L
Heat, Light, and Sound
and Experimental Heat, Light and Sound
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 315 LExperimental Modern 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 236Engineering Mechanics I3
M E 237Engineering Mechanics II3
M E 240Thermodynamics3
M E 261Mechanical Engineering Problem Solving3
M E 345Experimental Methods I3
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR 401Engineering Capstone I3
ENGR 402Engineering Capstone II3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1270
Total Credits127

Concentration: Chemical

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 126 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 14
Rhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2 13
Oral Communication 13
Area II: Mathematics4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 24
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Select one seuqence from the following for four credits:
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics
4
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
4
Select one seuqence from the following for four credits:
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory
4
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory
4
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Viewing A Wider World
Viewing a Wider World Electives 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Program Specific Requirements
Mathematics
MATH 291GCalculus and Analytic Geometry III3
MATH 392Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
Natural Science
CHEM 115Principles of Chemistry I4
CHEM 116Principles of Chemistry II4
CHEM 313Organic Chemistry I3
Electives
Technical Elective 43
Physics
PHYS 217
217 L
Heat, Light, and Sound
and Experimental Heat, Light and Sound
4
PHYS 395Intermediate Mathematical Methods of Physics3
PHYS 451Intermediate Mechanics I3
PHYS 454Intermediate Modern Physics I3
PHYS 455Intermediate Modern Physics II3
Physics with Engineering Component
PHYS 315Modern Physics3
PHYS 315 LExperimental Modern Physics3
PHYS 461Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I3
PHYS 462Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism II3
Engineering
CHME 101Introduction to Chemical Engineering Calculations2
CHME 102Material Balances2
CHME 201Energy Balances & Basic Thermodynamics3
CHME 303Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics4
CHME 305Transport Operations I: Fluid Flow3
CHME 306Transport Operations II: Heat and Mass Transfer4
CHME 307Transport Operations III: Staged Operations3
CHME 352 LSimulation of Unit Operations1
CHME 361Engineering Materials3
CHME 441Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Engineering3
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR 401Engineering Capstone I3
ENGR 402Engineering Capstone II3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1260
Total Credits126

Concentration: Electrical

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 124-125 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 14
Rhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2 13
Oral Communication 13
Area II: Mathematics4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 24
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Select one seuqence from the following for four credits:
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics
4
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
4
Select one seuqence from the following for four credits:
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory
4
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory
4
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Viewing A Wider World
Viewing a Wider World Electives 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Program Specific Requirements
Mathematics
MATH 291GCalculus and Analytic Geometry III3
MATH 392Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
Natural Science
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
or CHEM 115 Principles of Chemistry I
Electives
Technical Elective 43
Select one of the following:3-4
Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism II3
Fields and Waves4
Physics
PHYS 217
217 L
Heat, Light, and Sound
and Experimental Heat, Light and Sound
4
PHYS 395Intermediate Mathematical Methods of Physics3
PHYS 451Intermediate Mechanics I3
PHYS 454Intermediate Modern Physics I3
PHYS 455Intermediate Modern Physics II3
PHYS 475Advanced Physics Laboratory (must complete 3 credits)3
or PHYS 471 Modern Experimental Optics
or PHYS 493 Experimental Nuclear Physics
Physics with Engineering Component
PHYS 315Modern Physics3
PHYS 315 LExperimental Modern Physics3
PHYS 461Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I3
PHYS 480Thermodynamics3
Engineering
E E 100Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering4
E E 112Embedded Systems4
E E 200Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics Applications4
E E 212Introduction to Computer Organization4
E E 230Circuit Analysis and Introduction to Electronics4
E E 317Semiconductor Devices and Electronics I4
E E 320Signals and Systems I3
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR 401Engineering Capstone I3
ENGR 402Engineering Capstone II3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 124-1250
Total Credits124-125

Concentration: Mechanical

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 123 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 14
Rhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2 13
Oral Communication 13
Area II: Mathematics4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 24
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Select one seuqence from the following for four credits:
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics
4
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
4
Select one seuqence from the following for four credits:
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory
4
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory
4
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Viewing A Wider World
Viewing a Wider World Electives 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Program Specific Requirements
Mathematics
MATH 291GCalculus and Analytic Geometry III3
MATH 392Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
Natural Science
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
or CHEM 115 Principles of Chemistry I
Electives
Technical Elective 43
Physics
PHYS 217
217 L
Heat, Light, and Sound
and Experimental Heat, Light and Sound
4
PHYS 395Intermediate Mathematical Methods of Physics3
PHYS 451Intermediate Mechanics I3
PHYS 454Intermediate Modern Physics I3
PHYS 455Intermediate Modern Physics II3
Physics with Engineering Component
PHYS 315Modern Physics3
PHYS 315 LExperimental Modern Physics3
PHYS 461Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I3
PHYS 462Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism II3
Engineering
C E 301Mechanics of Materials3
M E 159Graphical Communication and Design2
M E 236Engineering Mechanics I3
M E 237Engineering Mechanics II3
M E 240Thermodynamics3
M E 261Mechanical Engineering Problem Solving3
M E 326Mechanical Design3
M E 338Fluid Mechanics3
M E 341Heat Transfer3
M E 345Experimental Methods I3
M E 425Design of Machine Elements3
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR 401Engineering Capstone I3
ENGR 402Engineering Capstone II3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1230
Total Credits123