WHAT IS ENGINEERING PHYSICS?
“Engineering physics” refers to the use of physics to solve technical problems in manufacturing or similar mechanical systems. The bachelor of science interdisciplinary program in Engineering Physics is offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Physics. Engineering Physics majors have the choice of a concentration in Electrical, Mechanical, or Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. The main goal of the program is to provide students with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of physics while incorporating engineering principles.
The Engineering Physics program prepares students to work in the fields of microelectronics, quantum electronics, photonics, quantum optics, and instrumentation with applications in the microelectronics and computers, communications, aerospace, and energy industries. Engineering physics graduates can also work in other careers associated with physicists or electrical engineers, or in technical management.
HOW TO DECLARE:
APPLICATION REQUIRED. Admission is competitive and requires a minimum GPA of 2.7 along with the completion of specific courses. Find more information and the application here.
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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PHYS 1501Q - Physics for Engineers 1 (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-LAB)
ENGR 1166 - Foundations of Engineering (Major Requirement)
MATH 1131Q - Calculus 1 (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: Q Course)
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