Engineering Physics (Chemical) - 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 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 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 B.S. degree in Engineering Physics is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc.

The requirements for the Chemical concentration are 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 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 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
and Experimental Mechanics 3
Select one seuqence from the following for four credits:
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity & Magnetism Laboratory 3
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
MATH 2530GCalculus III3
MATH 392Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
Natural Science
CHEM 1215GGeneral Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
CHEM 1225GGeneral Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
CHEM 313Organic Chemistry I3
Technical Elective 53
PHYS 2120
Heat, Light, and Sound
and Heat, Light, and Sound Laboratory
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 325Intermediate Experimental Physics3
PHYS 461Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I3
PHYS 462Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism II3
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 100GIntroduction to Engineering3
ENGR 401Engineering Capstone I3
ENGR 402Engineering Capstone II3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1260
Total Credits126

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
MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1 4
ENGR 100G Introduction to Engineering 1 3
PHYS 2110
and Experimental Mechanics 1,2
CHME 101 Introduction to Chemical Engineering Calculations 1 2
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 1 4
Semester 2
MATH 1521G
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 1
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry II Honors
PHYS 2140
PHYS 1240L
Electricity and Magnetism
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab 1,2
CHME 102 Material Balances 1 2
CHEM 1225G General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 1 4
Second Year
Semester 1
MATH 2530G Calculus III 1 3
PHYS 2120
Heat, Light, and Sound
and Heat, Light, and Sound Laboratory 1
CHME 201 Energy Balances & Basic Thermodynamics 1 3
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
Area IV: Creative and Fine Arts Course 3 3
Semester 2
MATH 392 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 1 3
PHYS 315 Modern Physics 1 3
PHYS 325 Intermediate Experimental Physics 3
CHME 303 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 1 4
CHME 305 Transport Operations I: Fluid Flow 1 3
Third Year
Semester 1
PHYS 395 Intermediate Mathematical Methods of Physics 1 3
PHYS 461 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I 1 3
CHME 306 Transport Operations II: Heat and Mass Transfer 1 4
CHEM 313 Organic Chemistry I 1 3
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 3
Semester 2
PHYS 462 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism II 1 3
CHME 307 Transport Operations III: Staged Operations 1 3
CHME 352 L Simulation of Unit Operations 1 1
CHME 361 Engineering Materials 1 3
CHME 441 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Engineering 1 3
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
Fourth Year
Semester 1
PHYS 451 Intermediate Mechanics I 1 3
PHYS 454 Intermediate Modern Physics I 1 3
ENGR 401 Engineering Capstone I 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
Technical Elective Course 5 3
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
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course 3 3
Area V: Humanities Course 3 3
 Total Credits126