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Required Courses for Engineering Physics Majors

B.S. in Engineering Physics

The B.S. in Engineering Physics is the degree conferred by the College of Engineering. There is only one curriculum for students pursuing a major under this degree. The physics and math requirements for this degree are very similar to those of the B.S. in Physics Option A. In addition, the College of Engineering requires certain core courses as well as a coherent set of technical electives in a field of engineering. In effect, this provides a major in physics with a minor in engineering.

Core Requirements

Notes on Core Requirements:
  1. H131-2-3 (honors physics) is strongly recommended.
  2. Engineering physics students with technical electives in Electrical Engineering should substitute another 4-hour physics course at the 200 level or higher for Phys517.
  3. Or equivalent courses in the FEH Program

Specializations Options

As mentioned above, the technical electives in Engineering physics are grouped in a coherent sequence of 10 specializations, according to the particular sub-field. The specializations are:



AERONAUTICAL AND ASTRONAUTICAL ENGINEERING
Required Courses (10 hours):
Course # Name Hours Quarters Prereqs
200 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering I 5 Au Phys 131
201 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering II 5 Wi 200
Plus at least 20 hours from Option 1: Aerodynamics/Fluid Mechanics/Propulsion
405 Thermodynamics 4 Sp 201
530 One-dimensional Gasdynamics 4 Au 405
550 Principles of Flight Vehicle Propulsion 4 Sp 530
560 Fundamentals of Aerodynamics 4 Wi 530, 581
570 Viscous Flow and Heat Transfer 4 Sp 560, 581
615 Introduction to Computational Aerodynamics 4 Wi 560, 581
Or at least 20 hours from Option 2: Flight Vehicle Structures and Dynamics
510.xx2 Aeronautical Laboratory (3 options) 2   542 or 530 or 560
520 Flight Vehicle Dynamics 4 Au 201
542 Flight Vehicle Structures I 4 Au ME 410, 581
543 Flight Vehicle Structures II 4 Wi 542
5151 Preliminary Design of Flight Vehicles 3 Au 521, 543
6202 Automatic Control of Aerospace Vehicles I 3 Wi 521
621 Aircraft & Spacecraft Automatic Control Systems II 4 Wi 521
752 Rocket Propulsion 3 Sp 550, 530
771 Aerodynamics of Viscous Compressible Flows 4 Wi 570
1: Requirements normally waived for Engineering Physics majors. See instructor for permission to enroll.
2: Requires prereq. EE 300,309, which do not count toward the Technical Electives for this specialization.


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COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Required Courses (27 hours):
Course # Name Hours Quarters Prereqs
Math 366 Discrete Mathematical Structures I 3 Au, Wi, Sp, Su Math 152
221 Software Development Using Components 4 Au, Wi, Sp, Su 202 or EngGraph 167
222 Development of Software Components 4 Au, Wi, Sp, Su 221
321 Case Studies in Component-Based Software 4 Au, Wi, Sp, Su Math 366
360 Introduction to Computer Systems 4 Au, Wi, Sp, Su 214 or 222
541 Elementary Numerical Methods 3 Au, Wi, Sp, Su 221
560 Systems Software Design, Development and Documentation 5 Au, Wi, Sp, Su 321, 360
Plus at least 3 hours from the following choices:
625 Introduction to Automata and Formal Languages 3 Au, Wi, Sp 321
670 Introduction to Database Systems I 3 Au, Wi, Sp, Su 222
675.02 Introduction to Computer Architecture 4 Au, Sp, Su 360
676 Microcomputer Systems 3 Sp 675.02
677 Introduction to Computer Networking 3 Au, Wi, Sp 360
680 Data Structures (note additional prerequisite=Statistics 427) 3 Au, WI, Sp, Su 560, Stat 427, Math 566
681 Introduction to Computer Graphics 4 560, 581
Notes:
Students choosing this specialization should see the Vice-Chair for Undergraduate Studies in Physics to request preferential enrollment status in these courses.


ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Required Courses (20 hours):
Course # Name Hours Quarters Prereqs
2051 Circuit Analysis 3 Au, Wi, Sp EngGraph 167 or CSE 202
206 Switching Circuits Laboratory 1 Au, Wi, Sp, Su 261
209 Circuits and Electronics Laboratory 2 Au, Wi, Sp 205, Math 415
261 Introduction to Logic Design 3 Au, Wi, Sp EngGraph 167 or CSE 202
301 Analysis and Design in Circuits and Electronics 3 Au, Wi, Sp 205, Math 415
323 Electronic Analysis, Design and Simulation 3 Au, Wi, Sp 301
327 Electronic Devices and Circuits Laboratory I 2 Au, Wi, Sp, Su 209, 323
351 Systems I 3 Au, Wi, Sp 205
Plus at least 10 hours from the following choices:
265 Introduction to Microprocessor-Based Systems 3 Au, Wi, Sp 261
331 Introduction to Materials for Electrical Engineering 3 Au, Wi, Sp Chem 121, Math 415, Phys 133
352 Systems II 3 Au, Wi, Sp 351, 301
341 Energy Conversion 3 Au, Wi, Sp 205
432 Physics of Semiconductor Devices 3 Au, Wi, Sp 331, 323
447 Electrical Energy Conversion Laboratory 2 Su, Au, Wi, Sp 341
501 Communication Theory 3 Au, Wi 352, Math 530 or Stat 427
508 Communication Laboratory 2 Au, Wi 501
551 Introduction to Feedback Control Systems 3 Au, Sp 352
557 Signals and Systems Laboratory 2 Au, Wi, Su 551
561 Digital Circuit Design 3 Au, Wi, Sp 206, 261, 320 or 323
567 Microprocessor Laboratory 2 Au, Wi, Sp, Su 206, 261, 265
624 Power Electronic Devices and Circuits 3 Au 323
628 Electronic Devices and Circuits Laboratory II 2 Au 327, 624
Notes:
1: Admission to Engineering Physics major program (not pre-major) required


INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Required Courses (17 hours):
Course # Name Hours Quarters Prereqs
Stat 427 Probability and Statistics I 3 Au, Wi, Sp, Su Math 254
Stat 428 Probability and Statistics II 3 Au, Wi, Sp, Su Stat 427
ISE 5011,4 Operations Research I 5 Au, Wi 520, Math 245 & 415 & 568
ISE 5201 Operations Research II 3 Au, Wi 500, Math 254 & 415 & 568
ISE 5211 Operations Research III 3 Wi, Sp 520
Plus at least 13 hours from the following choices:
ISE 3502 Manufacturing Engineering 3 Au, Wi, Sp  
ISE 5603 Work Physiology and Biomechanics 3 Au, Wi ME 410, Stat 427
ISE 510 Quality Control and Quality Management 3 Au, Sp Stat 427 & 428
ISE 5401 Production Systems I 4 Wi, Sp  
ISE 5411 Production Systems II 4 Au, Sp 501, 520, 521, 540
ISE 5421 Production Systems III 4 Au, Sp 504, 501, 520, 521, 540
ISE 670 Cognitive Engineering I 3 Wi, Sp Stat 427 & 428
ISE 650.03 Manufacturing Processes and Simulation 4 Wi 650.01
ISE 610 Planning of Engineering Experiments 3 Au, Wi 520
ISE 602 Automation 3 Au, Sp 350
ISE 681 Engineering Project Management 3 Au, Sp  
ISE 684 Introduction to Applied Decision Analysis 3 Au, Wi Stat 427
Notes:
1: ISE 350 is a prerequisite of ISE 650.03
2: ME 410 is a prereq of ISE 560
3: For these courses, prerequisite of ISE 500 is not required for Engineering Physics Majors
4: CSE 202 or 205 may be substituted for ENG GRAPH 167 in the Engineering College Requirements (p.11) and as a prerequisite for ISE 501.


CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING
Required Courses (31 hours):
Course # Name Hours Qtrs Prereqs
Chem 251 Organic Chemistry 3 Au, Wi Chem 123
200 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Process Calculations 3 Au, Wi Chem 123, Math 254
201 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Process Calculations II 3 Wi 200, Math 415
420 Elements of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Transport Phenomena I 4 Sp 201
509 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Thermodynamics II 3 Wi 508
522 Elements of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Transport Phenomena III 3 Wi 521
523 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Unit Operations 4 Sp 522, Chem 532
610 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Kinetics 4 Sp 509, 522
762 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Process Development 4 Sp 624,760
  Total 31    
Notes:
1: Engineering Physics students should take ChBE 200 in Winter term due to course enrollment concerns.
2: Engineering Physics students will need to see the Vice Chair or his advising designate to enroll in ChBE 509 and 522. Students should not take these courses until after completion of phyiscs courses covering thermodynamics. Students will also need to see the Vice Chair or his advising designate to enroll in ChBE 762.
3: ChBE 200, 201 and 420 must be taken before ChBE 509 and 522; ChBE 509 and 522 both must be taken before either 523 and 710. ALL required courses must be completed before taking ChBE 762.


MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
20 hours of basic courses, with the remainder to reach a total of at least 30 hours to be selected from a list of options
Required Courses (20 hours):
Course # Name Hours Quarters Prereqs
205 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering I 3 Au, Wi, Sp, Su Math 151, Chem 121
282 Materials Characterization Lab 1 Wi Prereq or concur 342 or 571.01
341 Atomic Scale Structure of Materials 3 Au prereq or concur: 205
342 Microstructure and Characterization of Materials 3 Wi prereq or concur: 205 or 341
401 Materials Thermodynamics 4 Au 205, Phys 132, Math 254, Chem 121
525 Phase Diagrams 3 Wi 401
543 Structural Transformations 3 Sp 342 or 525 or 401
  Total Basic Courses 20    
Plus at least 10 hours from the following choices:
3611 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3 Sp 205, Math 153, ME 420
371 Electronic Materials 3 Sp 205, Phy 132, Math 153
526 Transport and Kinetics 3 Au 341, Math 415
533 Modeling of Materials Processing Methods 3 Sp 525, 526
581.02 Materials Lab II 2 Wi 205
600 Materials Selection and Performance I 3 Wi Senior Standing
601 Materials Selection and Performance II 3 Sp 600
612 Structure and Defects of Crystalline Ceramics 3 Au 205, 341
642 Polymer Science and Engineering 3 Au Phy 132, Math 254, Chem 121
644 Structure and Properties of Composite Materials 3 Wi 341, 361
645 Materials in Medicine I 3 Wi 642
661 Ferrous Metallurgy 3 Au 543
662 Corrosion 3 Au Senior Standing
668 Process Metallurgy 3 Sp 526
676 Processing of Electronic Materials 3 Wi 371, 543
Notes:
1: ME 420 or ME 440 must be taken either concurrently or as a prerequisite


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (3 separate options are provided)
Energy Conversion Engineering Option
Course # Name Hours Quarters Prereqs
5011 Thermodynamics I 4 Au, Wi, Sp 430, Chem 121, Math 415
502 Thermodynamics II 3 Au, Wi, Sp 250, 501
503 Fluid Dynamics I 3 Au, Wi, Sp 250, 501
504 Fluid Dynamics II 3 Au, Wi, Sp 502, 503
505 Introduction to Nuclear Science and Engineering 3 Au, Sp Math 153, Phys 133
510 Heat Transfer 3 Au, Wi, Sp 501, 504
512** Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Lab** 2 Au, Wi, Sp 510
612** Principles of Heat Exchangers** 3 Au 510
625*** Central-Station Fossil Power Generation** 3    
736 Nuclear Power Plants 3 Wi  
  Total Course hours this option 30    
Mechanical Design Engineering Option
2501 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering 4 Au, Wi, Sp Math 415, CSE 202 or EngGraph 167
4811 System Dynamics and Vibrations 3 Au, Wi, Sp 250, Phys 517
500 Engineering Thermal Sciences 4 Au, Wi, Sp Math 415, Phys 132, Chem 121
553 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery 4 Au, Wi, Sp 250, 561, Phys 263
561 Failure Modes, Stress Analysis, and Failure Prevention Principles 5 Au, Wi, Sp 420, MSE 205
562 Design of Selected Machine Elements I 3 Au, Wi, Sp 561
563 Design of Selected Machine Elements II 3 Au, Wi, Sp 562
6821 Product Design Fundaments (AU, WI, SP) 4 Au, Wi, Sp 561
MSE205 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering 3 Au, Wi, Sp, Su  
  Total Course hours this option 33    
System Dynamics and Control Engineering Option
4811 System Dynamics and Vibrations 3 Au, Wi, Sp 250, EE300
4821 System Dynamics and Electromechanics 4 Au, Wi, Sp 481
500 Engineering Thermal Sciences 4 Au, Wi, Sp Math 415, Phys 132, Chem 121
5701 Mechanical Engineering Measurements 5 Au, Wi, Sp 482, EE 320 or ECE 320
571 Principles of Automatic Control 4 Au, Wi, Sp 482
770 Measurement System Application and Design 4 Wi 570
672 Control Systems Design 3 Sp 571
674 Introduction to Mechatronics 3 Au 482
  Total Course hours this option 30    
Notes:
1: See ME Dept. adviser for permission to enroll
*: Alternate even years
**: Course is being reconstructed. Appropriate substitutions are allowed. Please see an advisor in UG Studies physics for assistance


 
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Required Courses (16 hours):
Course # Name Hours Quarters Prereqs
ME 500 Engineering Thermal Sciences 4 Au, Wi, Sp Math 415, Phys 132, Chem 121
NE 505 Introduction to Nuclear Science and Engineering 3 Au, Sp Math 153, Phys 133
701 Introduction to Nuclear Power Engineering 3 Wi 505
606 Radiological Safety 3 Au  
736 Nuclear Power Plants 3 Wi 505, ME 501 or ME 500
Plus at least 15 credit hours from the following choices:
610 Reactor Safety 1 3 Wi 505
716 Probabilistic Reliability & Safety Analysis 3 Sp Senior Standing
720 Reactor Dynamics and Control 3 Au 605
735 Power Plant Operations I 3 Wi 505
737 Heat Transfer Applications in Nuclear Reactor Systems 3 Sp 736, ME 510 or 500
742 Nuclear Radiations and their Measurement 3 Wi 605, 606
743 Nuclear Radiations and their Shielding 3 Sp 742
745 Power Plant Operations II 3 Sp 735
771 Radioactive Waste Management 3 Au 505 or 606
776 Nuclear Fuel Cycles 3 Au 505, 636 or 736
  Total Course hours 31    
Notes: