Engineering Physics, B.S.

The Engineering Physics major requires an in-depth study of the core areas of physics and a selection of engineering physics courses. Typically, this program leads to employment in the fields of engineering development or applied physics, or to graduate study in related fields.

 

Program Learning Goals for the Engineering Physics Major

Students will:

  1. Demonstrate a solid understanding of the core principles and concepts of physics and gain understanding in selected additional advanced topics in engineering.
  2. Apply mathematical, analytical, computational, and experimental skills to model the behavior of physical systems, solve a wide range of physics problems, design and conduct experiments to measure and interpret physical phenomena, and critically evaluate scientific results and arguments, both their own and those of others.
  3. Effectively communicate scientific hypotheses, research methods, data and analysis both orally and in writing and in a variety of venues.
  4. Demonstrate awareness of professional responsibilities and good citizenship as members of the scientific community.
  5. Be prepared to enter graduate school or employment appropriate to their chosen career path.

Major Requirements

55 credit hours:

PH 135PHYSICS I

4

PH 135LPHYSICS WORKSHOP I

1

PH 136PHYSICS II

4

PH 136LPHYSICS WORKSHOP II

1

PH 246MODERN PHYSICS

3

PH 247MODERN PHYSICS LABORATORY

1

PH 315CLASSICAL MECHANICS

3

PH 315LCLASSICAL MECHANICS WORKSHOP

1

PH 347ADVANCED LABORATORY

2

PH 348PHYSICS SEMINAR I

0

PH 349PHYSICS SEMINAR II

0

PH 365ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM

3

PH 365LELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM WORKSHOP

1

 

PH 407SENIOR RESEARCH OR DESIGN PROJECT

2

or

PH 408SENIOR RESEARCH OR DESIGN PROJECT

2

 

PH 445QUANTUM PHYSICS

3

PH 445LQUANTUM PHYSICS WORKSHOP

1

EP 217MATHEMATICAL METHODS OF PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING

3

EP 260DC/AC CIRCUITS

3

EP 260LDC/AC CIRCUITS LABORATORY

1

EP 451NUMERICAL PHYSICS

3

EP 451LNUMERICAL PHYSICS WORKSHOP

1

Plus 14 credit hours of upper-division technical electives approved by the physics department (normally PH, EP, MT, or CS courses), which must include at least 6 hours of EP lecture credit and 2 hours of EP lab credit.

Required Support Courses

MT 135CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I

4

MT 136CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II

4

MT 233CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III

4

Plus one additional lecture/lab combination chosen from:

BL 155PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I

3 to 4

BL 157PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY I

1

or

CH 141GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

4

CH 143GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I

1

or

CH 151CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES

4

CH 153CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES LABORATORY

1

or

CS 128INTRODUCTION TO SOFTWARE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

3

CS 128LINTRODUCTION TO SOFTWARE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY

1

Note: For all B.S. programs, up to 8 hours of electives (up to 2 hours of lab credit) may be satisfied by courses in science or engineering offered at other colleges and universities participating in the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education Cross Registration Program (subject to approval by the physics department).