Bulletin/Catalog Year 2017-2018
College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Location: Building-Sundquist Science Center, Room B332
Phone (931) 221-6116
Description of Major
Engineering Physics is the interdisciplinary study of physics, mathematics, and engineering with a particular emphasis on developing advanced techniques to solve complex, real-world problems. Engineering physicists are best suited to applying new technologies to problems in engineering design and manufacturing where established mechanical or electrical engineering approaches are inadequate. Engineering physics includes design as an element of the curriculum, much like an engineering program, while also requiring more advanced physics than a typical engineering degree. Engineering physicists typically work in high-tech industrial and manufacturing settings on teams with engineers and engineering technologists to solve real-world design and implementation problems. The EP degree does not require a minor, though a mathematics minor is suggested (3 additional hours in mathematics at the 3000 or higher level required for a mathematics minor). All upper-level engineering courses (3000 or higher) require prerequisites to be passed with a grade of C or better for registration.