Advanced Physics Track
The Engineering Physics degree seeks to produce graduates who are broadly educated in the principles of engineering and physics, and who can perform a variety of tasks in engineering fields where traditional disciplines overlap. Students in this program may also desire to develop a more in-depth focus in a particular discipline such as advanced physics. Students may complete a track in advance physics that gives them this particular emphasis by completing particular coursework within their technical electives. This is completed within the Engineering Physics degree which is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The advanced physics track allows students to apply core physics and engineering principles to fields that require a more in-depth background and application of physics. As engineering physics majors, these students learn the basic principles of design, development and application that are needed for success as an engineer. Additionally, these engineers have the ability to solve problems that require detailed understanding of the underlying physics of modern processes. Some of the applicable systems and processes include optical instrumentation, lasers, electromagnetic systems, solid state devices, micro-instrumentation and sensors, and space systems among many others.
There are many course options in the Engineering Physics Curriculum.
Advanced Physics Track – Of the 24 hours of required technical electives, students must complete any three of the following courses:
- PHY 316 Introduction to Astro and Space Physics (3 credit hours)
- PHY 450 Laser Physics (3 credit hours)
- EGR 461 Electricity and Magnetism II (3 credit hours)
- PHY 530 Mechanics I (3 credit hours)
- PHY 535 Introduction to Quantum Physics (3 credit hours)
- PHY 475 Solid State Physics (3 credit hours)
- PHY 580 Modern Physics I (3 credit hours)
- PHY 583 Applied Optics (3 credit hours)
- PHY 488 Cooperative Education/Internship (3 credit hours)