Engineering Physics (Mechanical) - 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 BS degree in Engineering Physics is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc.

The requirements for the Mechanical 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 121 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
Electives
Technical Elective 53
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
Physics with Engineering Component
PHYS 315Modern Physics3
PHYS 325Intermediate Experimental Physics3
PHYS 461Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I3
PHYS 462Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism II3
Engineering
C E 301Mechanics of Materials3
M E 240Thermodynamics3
M E 261Mechanical Engineering Problem Solving3
M E 326Mechanical Design3
M E 338Fluid Mechanics3
M E 341Heat Transfer3
M E 425Design of Machine Elements3
ENGR 100GIntroduction to Engineering3
ENGR 110Introduction to Engineering Design3
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 1210
Total Credits121

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
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
PHYS 2110
2110L
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics 1,2
4
ENGR 100G Introduction to Engineering 1 3
ENGR 110 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
 Credits18
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
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 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
 Credits16
Semester 2
MATH 392 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 1 3
C E 301 Mechanics of Materials 1 3
PHYS 315 Modern Physics 1 3
PHYS 325 Intermediate Experimental Physics 3
ENGR 234 Engineering Mechanics II 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Semester 1
PHYS 395 Intermediate Mathematical Methods of Physics 1 3
PHYS 461 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I 1 3
M E 326 Mechanical Design 1 3
M E 338 Fluid Mechanics 1 3
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course 3 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
PHYS 462 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism II 1 3
M E 341 Heat Transfer 1 3
M E 425 Design of Machine Elements 1 3
Area V: Humanities Course 3 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
 Credits15
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
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 3 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
PHYS 455 Intermediate Modern Physics II 1 3
ENGR 402 Engineering Capstone II 1 3
Technical Elective Course 5 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits121