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Degree Requirements


The course requirement listing for a degree in Engineering Physics takes the form of a sample schedule (see below or download the pdf).  For help planning and scheduling your courses, please contact Trisha Fountain, advisor to our undergraduate programs. Schedule an appointment online.

Engineering Physics Grade Policy

In order to earn a BSE degree, students must have no grades of "C-" or below in any core program courses or technical electives. Students may have only one grade of "C-" or below in all required mathematics and technical courses. Students will be required to retake any course for which they did not satisfy this criterion.

Sample Schedule

Engineering Physics Sample Schedule 2017-18

Total

Term:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit Hours

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Subjects required by all programs (55 hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics 115, 116, 215, and 216

16

4

4

4

4

-

-

-

-

Engr 100, Intro to Engr

4

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Engr 101, Intro to Computers

4

-

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

Chemistry 125/126 and 130 or Chemistry 210 and 2111

5

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Physics 140 with Lab 141; Physics 240 with Lab 2412

10

-

5

5

-

-

-

-

-

Intellectual Breadth

16

4

4

4

4

-

-

-

-

Advanced Mathematics (3 hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics Electives3

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

Related Technical Subjects (8 hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATSCIE 250, Princ of Eng Materials or MATSCIE 220, Intro to Materials and Manf

4

-

-

4

-

-

-

-

-

EECS 314, Elect Cir, Sys, and Appl or EECS 215, Intro to Circuits

4

-

-

-

4

-

-

-

-

Physics Technical Subjects (23 hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physics 340, Waves, Heat and Light

3

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

Physics 351, Methods of Theoretical Physics I

3

-

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

Physics 390, Intro to Modern Physics or NERS 311, Ele of Nuc Engr & Rad Sci I

3

-

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

Physics 401, Int Mech4

4

-

-

-

-

-

4

-

-

Physics 405, Int Elect and Mag

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

-

Physics 406, Stat/thermal Physics

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

Physics Lab Elective or Directed Study with Research Lab Component

2

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

Engr Technical Electives (20 hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering Electives5

16

-

-

-

-

4

4

4

4

Engineering Laboratory Elective (400-level or higher)

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

Technical Electives (7 hours)6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics, Physics or Engr Courses (300-level or higher)

7

-

-

-

-

-

4

3

-

General Electives (12 hours)7

12

-

-

-

-

3

3

3

3

Total

128

17

17

17

15

15

15

17

15

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Engineering Physics - B.S.E. in Eng Physics - must complete the program listed above. This sample schedule is an example of one leading to graduation in eight terms.

Notes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. If you have a satisfactory score or grade in Chemistry AP, A-Level, IB Exams or transfer credit from another institution for Chemistry 130/125/126 you will have met the Chemistry Core Requirement for CoE.

2. If you have a satisfactory score or grade in Physics AP, A-Level, IB Exams or transfer credit from another institution for Physics 140/141 and 240/241 you will have met the Physics Core Requirement for CoE.

3. Math Electives must be 300-level or higher.

4. For students pursuing ME in Engr Technical Elecives, CEE 211 or ME 240 will be advised as a stustitute for Physics 401. MECHENG 440 or MECHENG 540 can be substituted with faculty program advisor approval.

5. Engineering Electives are to be chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor to form a coherent sequence that clearly defines professional goals for the student. Sample elective sequences for a number of different subject areas are available from the academic or faculty advisors.

6. For students pursuing ME in Engr Tech Elective, students will be advised to take ME 235 and ME 320 as Flexible Tech Electives. For students pursuing Aero in Engr Tech Electives, students will be advised to take Aero 225 and Aero 325 as Flexible Tech Electives.

7. Students contemplating graduate studies in Physics should elect Physics 453, Quantum Mech and Physics 463, Solid State for a complete background.