This program is offered by the Physics & Engineering Physics Department
This program is directed toward students who will like a very strong grounding in physics and mathematics as well as the applied laboratory and practical hands-on skills of engineering. Engineering Physics might seem “like someone’s idea of a cruel joke – combining two of the toughest majors into one” according to Princeton Review, but goes on to say “no pain, no gain, my friend! And gains come in the form of a wide blanket of job opportunities...” This program provides students with strong unparalleled analytical and problem solving skills as well as a hands-on engineering environment. It prepares students to tackle challenges in Science and Engineering, and to work at the cutting edge of research and development. Students from this program, in addition to the traditional career of physicists in research, education, and engineering, can do graduate studies in physics and/or engineering, work at the forefront of science, technology, research and development in academia and in high tech industries such as in aerospace, photonics, renewable energy systems, in the development of next generation photovoltaics, fuel cells, etc. They may also pursue careers in medical physics, medicine, law etc. For a list of all the career options available to physics majors, please click here.
In addition to the basic engineering courses, the program is designed with free engineering electives that allow students to choose a focus in aerospace, materials, or civil engineering. A Robotics & Mechatronics concentration is still being worked out.