Physics is perhaps the most fundamental of the sciences. It involves the study of the nature of basic things such as motion, forces, energy, matter, heat, sound, light, and the atom. Engineering is the profession in which basic knowledge from mathematical and natural sciences is applied to develop new ways to utilize the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of society.

Engineering physics is an interdisciplinary degree program combining the study of physics and engineering into one curriculum. Students acquire a thorough knowledge of physical and mathematical principles and also learn how to apply this knowledge to meet the needs of society. The interdisciplinary nature of this program produces graduates who can work in diversified fields and who can easily adapt their skills to the needs of their employers.

Engineering Physics students will…
  • Obtain a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of science and mathematics underlying engineering and be able to apply them to meet the needs of society.
  • Have the ability to design a system, component or process to meet needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for physics and engineering careers.
  • Have the broad education to understand the impact of physics and engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • Be prepared to pass the FE Exam.

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