Engineering Physics (Electrical) - 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 B.S. 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 Electrical 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 125-126 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 sequence 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 sequence 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
Electives
Technical Elective 53
Select one of the following:3-4
Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism II3
Fields and Waves4
Physics
PHYS 2120
2120L
Heat, Light, and Sound
and Heat, Light, and Sound Laboratory
4
PHYS 395Intermediate Mathematical Methods of Physics3
PHYS 451Intermediate Mechanics I3
PHYS 454Intermediate Modern Physics I3
PHYS 455Intermediate Modern Physics II3
PHYS 475Advanced Physics Laboratory3
or PHYS 471 Modern Experimental Optics
or PHYS 493 Experimental Nuclear Physics
Physics with Engineering Component
PHYS 315Modern Physics3
PHYS 325Intermediate Experimental Physics3
PHYS 461Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I3
PHYS 480Thermodynamics3
Engineering
ENGR 120DC Circuit Analysis4
ENGR 130Digital Logic4
ENGR 140Introduction to Programming and Embedded Systems4
ENGR 230AC Circuit Analysis4
E E 200Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics Applications4
E E 317Semiconductor Devices and Electronics I4
E E 320Signals and Systems I3
E E 362Introduction to Computer Organization4
ENGR 401Engineering Capstone I3
ENGR 402Engineering Capstone II3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 125-1260
Total Credits125-126
1

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

2

MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I first.  

3

PHYS 2110 Mechanics/PHYS 2110L Experimental Mechanics and PHYS 2140 Electricity and Magnetism/PHYS 2140L Electricity & Magnetism Laboratory will not automatically count towards the Area III: Laboratory Science requirement, an exception will be made if students elect to take these courses.

4

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses. See Alternatives for meeting VWW requirements (nine-credit rule).

5

Approved technical electives are decided by Engineering Physics Advisors.

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
ENGR 120 DC Circuit Analysis 4
MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1 4
PHYS 2110
2110L
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics 1,2
4
 Credits16
Semester 2
ENGR 130 Digital Logic 4
ENGR 140 Introduction to Programming and Embedded Systems 4
MATH 1521G
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 1
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry II Honors
4
PHYS 2140
2140L
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity & Magnetism Laboratory 1,2
4
 Credits16
Second Year
Semester 1
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 4
ENGR 230 AC Circuit Analysis 4
MATH 2530G Calculus III 1 3
PHYS 2120
2120L
Heat, Light, and Sound
and Heat, Light, and Sound Laboratory 1
4
 Credits15
Semester 2
E E 200 Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics Applications 1 4
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 3
MATH 392 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 1 3
PHYS 315 Modern Physics 1 3
PHYS 325 Intermediate Experimental Physics 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Semester 1
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
E E 320 Signals and Systems I 3
PHYS 395 Intermediate Mathematical Methods of Physics 1 3
PHYS 451 Intermediate Mechanics I 1 3
PHYS 461 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I 1 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
E E 317 Semiconductor Devices and Electronics I 1 4
E E 362 Introduction to Computer Organization 4
PHYS 480 Thermodynamics 1 3
Choose from one of the following: 3-4
Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism II 1  
Fields and Waves 1  
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course 3 3
 Credits17-18
Fourth Year
Semester 1
PHYS 454 Intermediate Modern Physics I 1 3
ENGR 401 Engineering Capstone I 3
Area V: Humanities Course 3 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
Technical Elective Course 5 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
PHYS 455 Intermediate Modern Physics II 1 3
Choose from one of the following: 3
Advanced Physics Laboratory 1  
Modern Experimental Optics 1  
Experimental Nuclear Physics 1  
ENGR 402 Engineering Capstone II 1 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 3 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits125-126
1

These courses may have prerequisites and/or co-requisites, and it is the students responsibility for checking and fulfilling all those requirements.

2

PHYS 2110 Mechanics/PHYS 2110L Experimental Mechanics and PHYS 2140 Electricity and Magnetism/PHYS 2140L Electricity & Magnetism Laboratory will not automatically count towards the Area III: Laboratory Science requirement, an exception will be made if students elect to take these courses.

3

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

4

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

5

Technical electives are approved by the Engineering Physics advisors