May 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Engineering Physics (B.S.E.)

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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.

General Education Core

  Credit Hours
see Common Core 41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1

Major Core Requirements

Total Hours 13, (3) must be ENGR

Total Program Hours 120

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