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Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics

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First- and Second-Year Preparation

Recommended enrollments for the first 2 years vary with the design concentration selected (see below). Consult a departmental adviser as early as possible. Courses common to all concentrations are

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Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics Degree Requirements

A total of 127-128 hours is required for the degree. Each student takes a common core of courses and selects 1 of 4 design concentrations.

Common Core (70.5 credit hours)

Physics (26.5 hours)

PHSX 150 Seminar in Physics, Astronomy, and Engineering Physics 0.5
PHSX 211 (or PHSX 213) General Physics I
4
PHSX 212 (or PHSX 214) General Physics II 4
PHSX 313 General Physics III 3
PHSX 316 Intermediate Physics Laboratory I
1
EPHX 516 Physical Measurements 4
EPHX 521 Mechanics I 3
EPHX 531 Electricity and Magnetism 3
EPHX 601 Design of Physical and Electronic Systems 4

Chemistry (5 hours)

CHEM 150 Chemistry for Engineers (5) or
CHEM 184 Foundations of Chemistry I (5)
5

Mathematics (18 hours)

MATH 121 Calculus I 5
MATH 122 Calculus II 5
MATH 223 Vector Calculus 3
MATH 290 Elementary Linear Algebra 2
MATH 220 Applied Differential Equations (3) or
MATH 320 Elementary Differential Equations (3)
3

English (6 hours)

ENGL 101 Composition
3
ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3

General Education Component (15 hours)

Economics elective 3
Ethics elective 3
Communication elective 3
Environmental concern elective 3
Contemporary issues elective 3

Design Concentrations (57-58 hours)

Aerospace Systems

AE 245 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 3
AE 345 Fluid Mechanics 3
AE 421 Aerospace Computer Graphics 4
AE 445 Aircraft Aerodynamics and Performance 3
AE 507 Aerospace Structures I 3
AE 545 Fundamentals of Aerodynamics 5
AE 550 Dynamics of Flight I 3
AE 551 Dynamics of Flight II 4
AE 572 Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion 3
C&PE 121 Introduction to Computers in Engineering 3
C&PE 221 Basic Engineering Thermodynamics 3
CE 301 Statics and Dynamics 5
CE 310 Strength of Materials 4
EPHX 536 Electronic Circuit Measurement and Design 4
For the aircraft track:

AE 508 Aerospace Structures II 3
AE 521 Aerospace Systems Design I 4
Or for the spacecraft track:  
AE 560 Spacecraft Systems 3
AE 523 Space Systems Design
4

Chemical Systems

C&PE 121 Introduction to Computers in Engineering 3
C&PE 211 Material and Energy Balances 3
C&PE 221 Basic Engineering Thermodynamics 3
C&PE 511 Momentum Transfer 3
C&PE 512 Process Engineering Thermodynamics 3
C&PE 521 Heat Transfer 3
C&PE 522 Economic Appraisal of Chemical and Petroleum Projects 2
C&PE 523 Mass Transfer 4
C&PE 524 Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Reactor Design 3
C&PE 613 Chemical Engineering Design I 4
C&PE 615 Introduction to Process Dynamics and Control 3
C&PE 616 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I 3
C&PE 623 Chemical Engineering Design II 2
CHEM 188 Foundations of Chemistry II 5
CHEM 624 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 646 Physical Chemistry I 3
EPHX 536 Electronic Circuit Measurement and Design 4
EPHX 511 Introductory Quantum Mechanics 3

Digital Electronic Systems

EECS 140 Introduction to Digital Logic Design 4
EECS 168 Programming I 4
EECS 268 Programming II 4
EECS 211 Circuits I 3
EECS 212 Circuits II 4
EECS 312 Electronic Circuits I 3
EECS 360 Signal and System Analysis 4
EECS 388 Computer Systems and Assembly Language 4
EECS 443 Digital Systems Design 4
EECS 448 Software Engineering I 4
EECS 461 Probability and Statistics 3
EECS 470 Electronic Devices and Properties of Materials 3
EECS 541 Computer Systems Design Laboratory I 3
EECS 542 Computer Systems Design Laboratory II 3
EECS 645 Computer Architecture 3
EECS Elective ( EECS 644, EECS 670, EECS 672, EECS 678, or EECS 713) 3
EPHX 511 Introductory Quantum Mechanics 3

Electromechanical Control Systems

EECS 140 Introduction to Digital Logic Design 4
EECS 168 Programming I 4
EECS 268 Programming II 4
EECS 211 Circuits I 3
EECS 212 Circuits II 4
EECS 312 Electronic Circuits I 3
EECS 360 Signal and System Analysis 4
EECS 444 Control Systems (3) or
AE 750 Applied Optimal Control (3) or
AE 753 Digital Flight Controls (3)
3
EPHX 511 Introductory Quantum Mechanics 3
ME 228 Computer Graphics 3
ME 311 Mechanics of Materials 4
ME 312 Basic Engineering Thermodynamics 3
ME 501 Mechanical Engineering Design Process 3
ME 528 Mechanical Design I 3
ME 641, ME 642 or ME 643 Design Project Option A, B or C 3
ME 708 Microcomputer Applications in Mechanical Engineering 3
Additional engineering elective 3

Credit for ROTC Courses

Students can petition for ROTC credit to replace a communication elective.

Credit for Foreign Language

Foreign language courses are not applicable to this degree program.

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Graduation Plans

A suggested graduation plan for each of the design concentrations is available on the Physics and Astronomy website.

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