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Engineering Physics

Engineering physics is a cross-functional major that bridges the gap between applied science and practical engineering. It is both experimental and theoretical. It emphasizes research and development, design, and analysis of complex problems. Engineering physicists typically work in the fields of robotics, mechatronics, lasers, nanostructures, superconductivity, optics, quantum electronics, plasmas, and much more. This combination of engineering and physics provides you with a quantitative background that can be used in all technical fields. The Engineering Physics program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.   Engineering Physics is an exciting field which provides a deep understanding of physics and mathematics coupled with applied engineering design. 

The engineering physics curriculum educates students to work in areas where technology is changing rapidly and where the boundaries of several traditional engineering disciplines overlap.  Examples areas of multidisciplinary fields in need of engineering physicists include:

  • robotics
  • mechatronics
  • micromachines
  • lasers
  • medical imaging and instrumentation
  • electronic materials
  • nanostructures
  • superconductivity
  • optics
  • quantum electronics
  • plasmas