Engineering Physics

Professor James Gregory (C.E.), Coordinator; Professor Hatfield (Phys.), Director; Professor Portnoy (E.E.), Director. Horn Professors Hagler (E.E.), Kristiansen (E.E.) and Menzel (Phys.); Professors Dunn (M.E.), Gangopadhyay (Phys.), Vann (C.E.), Lichti (Phys.), Myles (Phys.), and Trost (E.E.); Associate Professor Baker (E.E.), Holtz (Phys.), and Lamp (Phys).

The College of Engineering and the Department of Physics supervise the following degree program: ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics. The program, which emphasizes flexibility and personalized advisement, is directed toward students who are seriously interested in the interplay between basic physics and work at the frontiers of engineering development. This program is ideal for students in the Honors College who have a love for physical science. Each degree program must include a distinct engineering specialty which provides a cohesive set of engineering courses leading through upper level engineering design. Students should review the mission statement and objectives for the department providing the engineering specialty.

The engineering physics program is a cooperative effort of the College of Engineering and the Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences. Graduates are prepared for advanced study in both engineering and physics.

Mission. The mission of the engineering physics program is to develop students into professionals with in-depth knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and engineering to understand physical systems and to research, design, and solve problems in the context of societal and community needs.

Educational Goals. Engineering physics is a unique program with three educational goals:

·Provide an in-depth knowledge of physical laws, principles, and material properties of physical systems to prepare graduates to work in either a research or industrial setting;

·Meet the educational objectives of the engineering program in which the option is selected; and

·Provide courses and experiences that develop students who have the professional skills to practice engineering.

Educational Objectives. The constituencies of the engineering physics program have established six specific educational objectives enabling graduates to:

·Identify and understand the fundamental physical principles underlying engineering devices and processes necessary to become successful engineers and life-long learners;

·Evaluate engineering problems and solutions on the basis of fundamental scientific principles;

·Understand and know how to apply the basic physical limitations inherent in all real tools, instruments, and engineering processes;

·Apply a broad, generalist background of fundamental physics common to all engineering disciplines;

·Work in teams to research, design, and solve problems of a physical nature and to communicate effectively both internally and externally to the team; and

·Practice engineering with a commitment to professional, scientific, and ethical responsibility.

In the first semester of the freshman year, the student should consult the advisor in the engineering department in which he or she expects to specialize. No later than the first semester of the junior year, the student must file a degree plan approved by the engineering advisor, the physics advisor, and the Dean of the College of Engineering. The student, in consultation with the physics advisor and the engineering advisor, selects the courses to be used for the electives shown in the curriculum below. This allows considerable flexibility to accommodate the various programs available in the engineering departments.

A student majoring in Engineering Physics must complete all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of C as specified for all engineering majors. The student must then petition the program coordinator to enter phase II. The criteria for the student to successfully complete phase II are determined by the engineering department in which the student has chosen to specialize. The requirements are available from the departments. Successful completion of phase II allows the student to petition for entrance to phase III, once again subject to the stipulations of the specialty department.

Engineering Physics Curriculum.

Electrical Engineering Option.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
MATH 1351, Calculus I3 MATH 1352, Calculus II3
PHYS 1305, Eng. Phys. Anal. I 3PHYS 2301, Prin. Phys. II3
PHYS 1308, Prin. Phys. I3 PHYS 1106, Prin. Phys. II (Lab)1
PHYS 1105, Prin. of Phys. I (Lab.)1 E E 2372, Mod. Dig. Sys. Des.3
ENGL 1301, Ess. Coll. Rhetoric3 C S 1462, Fund. of Comp. Sci.4
POLS 1301, Amer. Govt., Org.3 ENGL 1302, Adv. Coll. Rhetoric3
17 16
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
MATH 2350, Calculus III3 MATH 3350, Math. for Engrs. I3
PHYS 2402, Prin. Phys. III4 E E 2331, Proj. Lab. I3
E E 2304, Fund. of Elec. Eng.3 E E 3303, Linear Sys.3
E E 3362, Eng. Appr. to Dig. Des.3 CHEM 1307, Prin. of Chem. I3
Elective (History) 3 CHEM 1103, Prin. of Chem. I (Lab)1
16 E E 3311, Electronics I3
6
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
PHYS 3305, Elect & Mag.3 PHYS 3204, Intermed. Lab.2
E E 3312, Electronics II3 PHYS 3306, Elec. and Magnet.3
E E 3323, Prin. of Comm. Sys.3 E E 3333, Proj. Lab. III3
E E 3332, Proj. Lab. II3 E E 3353, Feedback Cont. Sys.3
**Elective (Engineering) 3 *POLS 2302, Amer. Pub. Pol.3
15 Elective (History) 3
17
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
PHYS 4307, Intro. Quant. Mech.3 PHYS 4304, Mechanics3
E E 4333, Proj. Lab IV3 PHYS 4302, Statist. and Therm. Physi.3
or PHYS 4309, Solid State Physics
PHYS 4306, Senior Project3 E E 4334, Proj. Lab. V3
**Elective (Engineering) 3 Elective (Indiv. and Group Behav.)3
Elective (Hum. and Fine Arts)3 Elective (Hum. and Fine Arts)3
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*Any approved political science course may be substituted.

**Non-electrical engineering.

Engineering Physics Curriculum.

Civil Engineering Structures Option.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
MATH 1351, Calculus I3 MATH 1352, Calculus II3
PHYS 1305, Eng. Phys. Anal. I 3 PHYS 2301, Prin. Phys. II3
PHYS 1308, Prin. Phys. I3 PHYS 1106, Prin. Phys. II (Lab)1
PHYS 1105, Prin. of Phys. I (Lab.)1 CHEM 1307, Prin. of Chem. I3
ENGL 1301, Ess. Coll. Rhetoric3 CHEM 1107, Prin. of Chem. I (Lab)1
POLS 1301, Amer. Govt., Org.3 ENGL 1302, Adv. Coll. Rhetoric3
16 POLS 2302, Amer. Pub. Pol.3
17
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
MATH 2350, Calculus III3 MATH 3350, Math. for Engrs. & Scient.3
PHYS 2402, Prin. Phys. III4 C E 3303, Mech. of Solids3
CHEM 1308, Prin. of Chem. II3 I E 3301, Engr. Eco. Anal.3
CHEM 1108, Prin. of Chem. II (Lab)1 M E 3321 or CH E 3321 Eng. Thermo.3
C E 2301, Statics 3 C E 2101, Const. Materials (Lab)1
Elective (Hum. and Fine Arts)3 Elective (History) 3
17 16
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
PHYS 3305, Elect & Mag.3 PHYS 3306, Elect. & Mag. II3
C E 3305, Mech. of Fluids3 C E 3341, Prin. of Struct. Des.3
C E 3440, Structural Analysis4 C E 3321, Intro. Geotech. Eng.3
C E 3130, Civil Eng. Seminar1 C E 4340, Structural Analysis II3
C E 3103, Mech. of Solids (Lab)1 PHYS 3204, Intermed. Lab,2
ENVE 2401, Unit Operations4 COMS 3308, Bus. and Prof. Comm.3
16 C E 3121, Geotech. Eng. (Lab)1
18
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
PHYS 4307, Intro. Quant. Mech.3 PHYS 4305, Mechanics3
or PHYS 3301, Optics PHYS 4302, Stat. & Them. Phys.3
PHYS 4306, Senior Project3 C E 4330, Des. Eng. Systems3
C E 4343, Des. Concrete Struc.3 Elective (Hum. and Fine Arts)3
C E 4321, Geotech. Eng. Des.3 Elective (History) 3
C E 4342, Des. of Steel Struc.3 15
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Engineering Physics Curriculum.

Civil Engineering Environmental Option.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
MATH 1351, Calculus I3 MATH 1352, Calculus II3
PHYS 1305, Eng. Phys. Anal. I 3 PHYS 2301, Prin. Phys. II3
PHYS 1308, Prin. Phys. I3 PHYS 1106, Prin. Phys. II (Lab)1
PHYS 1105, Prin. of Phys. I (Lab.)1 CHEM 1307, Prin. of Chem. I3
ENGL 1301, Ess. Coll. Rhetoric3 CHEM 1107, Prin. of Chem. I (Lab)1
POLS 1301, Amer. Govt., Org.3 ENGL 1302, Adv. Coll. Rhetoric3
16 POLS 2302, Amer. Pub. Pol.3
17
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
MATH 2350, Calculus III3 MATH 3350, Math. for Engrs. & Scient.3
PHYS 2402, Prin. Phys. III4 C E 3303, Mech. of Solids3
CHEM 1308, Prin. of Chem. II3 I E 3301, Engr. Eco. Anal.3
CHEM 1108, Prin. of Chem. II (Lab)1 M E 3321 or CH E 3321 Eng. Thermo.3
C E 2301, Statics 3 Elective (History) 3
Elective (History) 3 15
17
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
PHYS 3305, Elect & Mag.3 PHYS 3306, Elect. & Mag. II3
C E 3305, Mech. of Fluids 3 PHYS 3204, Intermed. Lab2
C E 3440, Structural Analysis4 C E 3301, Water Quality Eng.3
ENVE 2401, Unit Oper. & Proc.4 C E 3321, Intro. Geotech. Eng.3
COMS 3308, Bus. and Prof. Comm.3 C E 3121, Geotech. Eng. (Lab)1
17 C E 3171, Environmental ENG. (Lab)1
C E 3354, Engineering Hydrology3
C E 3105 Mech. Fluids (Lab)1
17
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
PHYS 4307, In. Quan. Mech. or PHYS 3301, Optics3 PHYS 4304 Mechanics3
PHYS 4306, Senior Project3 PHYS 4302, Stat. & Them. Phys.3
C E 3372, Water Sys. Des.3 C E 4330, Des. Eng. Systems3
C E 4353, Des. Hydraulic Sys.3 Elective (Hum. and Fine Arts)3
C E 4302, Water Quality Eng.3 CH E 3440, Transport Process3
Elective (Hum. and Fine Arts)3 15
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Engineering Physics Curriculum.

Chemical Engineering Option.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
MATH 1351, Calculus I3 MATH 1352, Calculus II3
PHYS 1305, Eng. Phys. Anal. I 3 PHYS 2301, Prin. Phys. II3
PHYS 1308, Prin. Phys. I3 PHYS 1106, Prin. Phys. II (Lab)1
PHYS 1105, Prin. of Phys. I (Lab.)1 CHEM 1307, Prin. of Chem. I3
ENGL 1301, Ess. Coll. Rhetoric3 CHEM 1107, Prin. of Chem. I (Lab)1
POLS 1301, Amer. Govt., Org.3 ENGL 1302, Adv. Coll. Rhetoric3
16 POLS 2302, Amer. Pub. Pol.3
17
SECOND YEAR
FallSpring
MATH 2350, Calculus III3 MATH 3350, Math. for Engrs. & Scient.3
PHYS 2402, Prin. Phys. III4 PHYS 3204, Intermed. Lab. 2
CHEM 1308, Prin. of Chem. II3 PHYS 4302, Stat. & Them. Phys.3
CHEM 1108, Prin. of Chem. II (Lab)1 CH E 3330, Engr. Material Sci.3
C E 2301, Statics 3 M E 3321 or CH E 3321 Eng. Thermo.3
Elective (History) 3 Elective (History) 3
17 17
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
ENVE 2401, Unit Operations4 PHYS 4304, Mechanics3
CH E 2343, Num. Sol. CH E Prob.3 CH E 4343, Engr. Exper.3
CH E 3306, Expos. Tech Info.3 CH E 3308/3108, Phys. Chem. III3
CH E 3322, Che. Engr. Thermo II3 CH E 3441 Mass-Trans. Operations4
CH E 3325, Trans. Proc. I2 CH E 4323, Chem. Reactor Engr.3
CH E 3226m Trans. Proc. II2 16
17
FOURTH YEAR
FallSpring
PHYS 3305, Elect. & Mag.3 PHYS 3306, Elect. & Mag. II3
PHYS 4306, Senior Project3 PHYS 4307, In. Quan. Mech. or PHYS 3301, Optics3
CH E 4232, Unit Oper. Lab. I2 CH E 4233, Unit Oper. Lab. II2
CH E 4353, Process Control3 CH E 4355, Chem. Proc. Des. & Sim.3
CH E 4354, Chem. Eng. Plant Des.3 Elective (Hum. and Fine Arts)3
Elective (Hum. and Fine Arts)3 Elective (Ind. and Group Behav.)3
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Engineering Physics Curriculum.

Industrial Engineering Option.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
MATH 1351, Calculus I3 MATH 1352, Calculus II3
PHYS 1305, Eng. Phys. Anal. I 3 PHYS 2301, Prin. Phys. II3
PHYS 1308, Prin. Phys. I3 PHYS 1106, Prin. Phys. II (Lab)1
PHYS 1105, Prin. of Phys. I (Lab.)1 CHEM 1307, Prin. of Chem. I3
ENGL 1301, Ess. Coll. Rhetoric3 CHEM 1107, Prin. of Chem. I (Lab)1
POLS 1301, Amer. Govt., Org.3 I E 2351, Prin. of Ind. Auto3
16 E GR 1306, Engr. Graphics3
17
SECOND YEAR
FallSpring
MATH 2350, Calculus III3 PHYS 3204, Intermed. Lab.2
PHYS 2402, Prin. Phys. III4 MATH 3350, Math. for Engrs. & Scient.3
CHEM 1308, Prin. of Chem. II3 I E 2301, Engr. Des. Prod.3
CHEM 1108, Prin. of Chem. II (Lab)1 I E 3301, Engr. Eco. Anal.3
C E 2301, Statics 3 M E 3321 or CH E 3321 Eng. Thermo.3
ENGL 1302, Adv. Coll. Rhetoric3 POLS 2302, Amer. Pub. Pol.3
1717
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
PHYS 3305, Elec. & Mag.3 PHYS 3306, Elect. & Mag. II3
I E 3351, Manuf. Engr.3 I E 3311, Op. Research I3
I E 3341, Engr. Stat. 3 I E 3371, Production Contr.3
I E 3361, Work Anal. & Des.3 I E 3372, Mat. Syst. Contr.3
Elective (History) 3 COMS 3308, Bus. and Prof. Comm.3
17 Elective (History) 3
18
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
PHYS 4307, In. Quan. Mech. or PHYS 3301, Optics3 PHYS 4305, Mechanics3
PHYS 4306, Senior Project3 PHYS 4302, Stat. & Them. Phys.3
I E 4311, Oper. Res. II3 I E 4333, Senior Des. Project3
I E 4361, Engr. Des. for People3 I E 4362, Industrial Ergonomics3
Elective (Hum. and Fine Arts)3 Elective (Hum. and Fine Arts)3
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Engineering Physics Curriculum.

Mechanical Engineering Option.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
MATH 1351, Calculus I 3 MATH 1352, Calculus II 3
PHYS 1305, Eng. Phys. Anal. I 3 PHYS 2301, Prin. Phys. II 3
PHYS 1308, Prin. Phys. I 3 PHYS 1106, Prin. Phys. II (Lab) 1
PHYS 1105, Prin. of Phys. I (Lab.) 1 CHEM 1307, Prin. of Chem. I 3
ENGL 1301, Ess. Coll. Rhetoric 3 CHEM 1107, Prin. of Chem. I (Lab) 1
POLS 1301, Amer. Govt., Org. 3 ENGL 1302, Advanced College Rhet. 3
16 E GR 1306, Engr. Graphics 3
17
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
MATH 2350, Calculus III 3 PHYS 3204, Intermed. Lab. 2
PHYS 2402, Prin. Phys. III 4 MATH 3350, Math. for Engrs. & Scient. 3
CHEM 1308, Prin. of Chem. II 3 M E 2322, Engr. Thermo. I 3
CHEM 1108, Prin. of Chem. II (Lab) 1 or CH E 3321, Engr. Thermo.
M E 2315, Comp. Aided Anal. 3 I E 3301, Engr. Eco. Anal. 3
Elective (History) 3 M E 2464, Mechanics I 4
17 15
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
PHYS 3305, Elec. & Mag. 3 PHYS 3306, Elect. & Mag. II 3
M E 3464, Intro. to Mech. Des. 4 M E 3371, Heat Transfer 3
M E 3370, Fluid Mechanics 3 M E 3311, Materials Science 3
E E 2304, Fund. of Elec. Engr. 3 M E 3322, Engr. Thermo. II 3
POLS 2302, Amer, Pub. Pol. 3 COMS 3358, Bus. and Prof. Comm. 3
16 M E 3465, Intro. to Design 4
19
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
PHYS 4307, In. Quan. Mech. or PHYS 3301, Optics 3 PHYS 4304, Mechanics 3
PHYS 4306, Senior Project 3 PHYS 4302, Stat. & Them. Phys. 3
M E 4370, Design I 3 M E 4371, Design II 3
M E 3433, Systems & Vibrations 4 Elective (History) 3
E E Elective (2372, 3303, or 3311) 3 Elective (Vis. & Perf. Arts) 3
Elective (Hum. and Fine Arts) 3 15
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