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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

Subjects required by all programs (52‐55 hrs.)

Total

credit

hours

Terms


1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

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 141; Physics 240 with 2412

10

-

5

5

-

-

-

-

-

Humanities and Social Sciences

16

4

4

4

4

-

-

-

-

Advanced Mathematics (6 hrs.)










Mathematics Electives3

6

-

-

-

-

-

3

3

-

Related Technical Subjects (8 hrs.)










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

4

-

-

4

-

-

-

-

-

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

4

-

-

-

4

-

-

-

-

Physics Technical Subjects (20 hrs.)










Physics 340, Waves, Heat and Light

3

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

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

3

-

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

Physics 401, Int Mech 4

3

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

-

Physics 405, Int Elect and Mag

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

Physics 406, Stat/thermal Physics

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

Physics Elective (300‐level +)

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

Physics Lab Elective or Directed Study with Research Lab Component

2

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

Engr Technical Electives (20 hrs.)










Engineering Electives5

16

-

-

-

-

4

4

4

4

Engineering Laboratory Elective (400‐level or higher)

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

Flexible Technical Electives (7‐10 hrs.)6










Mathematics, Physics or Engr Courses

(300‐level or higher)

7-10

-

-

-

-

3

4

-

-

General Electives (12 hrs.)

12

-

-

-

-

3

3

3

3

Total

128

17

17

17

16

17

13

17

14


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 a focus area in mechanical engineering, CEE 211 or ME 240 are advised as a substitute 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 counselors.

  6. Students pursuing a focus area in mechanical engineering are advised to take ME 235 and ME 320 as Flexible Tech Electives. Students pursuing a focus area in aerospace engineering are advised to take Aero 225 and Aero 325 as Flexible Tech Electives.

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