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Engineering Physics

Many of today’s engineering challenges occur at the boundaries of traditional engineering disciplines. Engineering Physics combines a broad education in physics, mathematics, chemistry, and computing with a solid foundation in the engineering sciences and engineering design. The result is a graduate who is prepared to work in a rapidly changing environment where several scientific and engineering disciplines overlap.

Murray State University's Engineering Physics degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410)347-7700. Recognition by this organization has been earned by fewer than 20 Engineering Physics programs nationwide. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, the first step in proceeding to licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE). The Program Educational Objectives for the Engineering Physics program describe the characteristics of graduates in the context of their career work environments, and are consistent with MSU’s mission and the needs of our constituencies.

At the heart of the engineering physics curriculum are core courses in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and physics. Along with completing the core curriculum, each engineering physics student may select a track in electrical, mechanical, or biomedical engineering, or in advanced physics. You will learn techniques in solving engineering problems, and you will develop the applied background to attack new engineering challenges creatively.

Curriculum


University Studies Requirements....................................46 hrs

(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:

Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship:

ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics

Core Courses.....................................................................52 hrs

CHE 201 General College Chemistry

EGR 099 Transitions

EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering

EGR 140 Introduction to Computing Applications in Science and Engineering

EGR 240 Thermodynamics I

EGR 259 Statics

EGR 264 Linear Circuits I

EGR 330 Dynamics

EGR 363 Circuits, Signals, and Systems

EGR 375 Materials Science

EGR 390 Engineering Measurements

EGR 460 Electricity and Magnetism I

EGR 498 Senior Engineering Design I

EGR 499 Senior Engineering Design II

MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

MAT 308 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

MAT 309 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

MAT 338 Ordinary Differential Equations

PHY 235 Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion

PHY 236 Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion Laboratory

PHY 255 Electricity, Magnetism and Light

PHY 256 Electricity, Magnetism and Light Laboratory

PHY 370 Introduction to Modern Physics

PHY 470 Optics

Mathematics Depth Elective......................................3 - 4 hrs

Each student must complete a mathematics depth elective chosen from a departmental list of approved depth electives, or as approved by the department chair. Students with a Biomedical Engineering track must take MAT 135, MAT 540, or MAT 560 for this elective.

Technical Electives......................................18 - 29 hrs

Each student must complete 18 hours of technical electives. A minimum of 12 technical elective credit hours must be obtained from EGR courses. Completion of a track is encouraged but not required.

Advanced Physics Track – (Complete three of the following.)

PHY 316 Introduction to  Astro and Space Physics

PHY 450 Laser Physics

EGR 461 Electricity and Magnetism II

PHY 530 Mechanics I

PHY 535 Introduction to Quantum Physics

PHY 575 Solid State Physics

PHY 580 Modern Physics I

PHY 583 Applied Optics

PHY 488 Cooperative Education/Internship

PHY 489 Cooperative Education/Internship

PHY 515 Special Topics

PHY 520 Independent Study

PHY 599 Senior Research

Biomedical Engineering Track – (Complete all of the following courses.)

BIO 115 Cellular Basis of Life

BIO 322 Animal Physiology

CHE 202 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis

CHE 312 Organic Chemistry I

EGR 310 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Track – (Complete at least three of the following courses.)

EGR 360 Electric Machines

EGR 365 Linear Circuits II

EGR 366 Analog Electronics

EGR 376 Computational Analysis in Engineering

EGR 378 Logic Design I

EGR/PHY 461 Electricity and Magnetism II

EGR 468 Digital Signal Processing

Mechanical Engineering Track – (Complete at least three of the following courses.)

EGR 340 Wave Analysis of Dynamic Systems

EGR 342 Thermodynamics II

EGR 344 Fluid Mechanics

EGR 346 Heat Transfer

EGR 359 Mechanics of Materials

EGR 459 Mechanical Design

ITD 102 CAD Applications

Undesignated Technical Electives

EGR 388 International Experience in Engineering

EGR 488 Cooperative Education/Internship

EGR 489 Cooperative Education/Internship

EGR 515 Special Topics

EGR 520 Independent Study

Unrestricted Elective.....................................................0-2 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements............................121-131 hrs

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